Tucked away in the largest park in East Africa is a tented camp offering the perfect natural environment integration. It is not fenced thus you will see animals cross every once in a while. As usual my kinda place to be. Imagine this; you are relaxing at the pool and then a herd of zebras run past. What comes to your mind?
predator? What would you do? As for me, a hippo style dive (only eyes above water) would do i guess 🙂 This is what you get at Severin Safari Camp
The drive to Tsavo National Park started a bit late as I was working that day. Being a Saturday, I think all the trucks were headed to the coast. You can imagine the traffic and our sad angry faces when we arrived an hour late. According to the parks regulations, anyone arriving before 6am and after 6pm can not be allowed in or out. It is considered dangerous as Tsavo National park is the home of all things wild. Our plea ( which lasted for two hours thanks to government protocols) was quite a waste of time. We had to settle for alternative accommodation near the park entrance. Big mistake there! The mattress and pillows at this place were so hard, the neck, back and even toes felt stiff in the morning. We are still debating on what material they were made of. My guess, card boards!
Six O’clock and we were at the park entrance, heavy bags under the eyes but ready to explore. For the first time, I saw elephants at close range. We are talking 10 meters close. My lucky day!! The amazing landscapes in the park made us forget (just for the moment) the previous night’s woes. One hour later and finally (sigh). Severin Safari Camp is in Tsavo West park about 100 kilometers from the entrance at Mtito Andei. It is an amazing place offering a one on one interaction with the wild. The manager, Juergen and his wife are full of life. You meet them for the first time, and you are left wondering whether they are your long forgotten friends 🙂 They are natural! The staff, have mastered the art of customer relations. I could never get tired of listening to their sweet coast accent Swahili.
All meals are served at à la carte “Out of Africa” restaurant while there are all kinds of refreshments. There is a small library for those who love to read and an open pool. I could have gotten myself a massage at the KENBALI Spa but we had to leave at 2pm!! Oh did I mention there are also conference facilities. The only problem is there is no phone network coverage. For this reason, the camp offers free WiFi all around. Severin knows just how to cater for all your needs. Doesn’t it? Enjoy the photos and follow me facebook @ Office Glam on twitter @Office_Glam and IG @office_glam for more getaway ideas.
Outfit: All thrift
Have a lovely weekend ahead!