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Voyager Ziwani Camp
is located in the Tsavo West
area of Southeast Kenya
At 9,065 square kilometres, Tsavo West is a this very substantial conservation area is best know for its broad red plains, whose endless acacia scrub and open plains sustain dispersed populations of wildlife, which clusters around the few sources of permanent water, especially during the Jul/Oct dry season.
Set in light acacia woodland around a large waterhole on the southwestern boundary of the reserve, this large and commercial lodge, which is operated by the Heritage Management chain, has open-sided public areas and guest accommodation in 25 large tents under thatch.
Activities are centred on vehicle safari in the local area, although the landscape in the immediate area is rather bland by comparison with other parts of the reserve, which means that you may find yourself heading out on trips further afield, notably to the northern part of the park. Having said that, the vehicle traffic should be lower in this area. The lodge also offers guided walks on the historic Grogan's Farm down near Lake Jipe with the possibility of lunch at the very impressive Grogan Castle, as well as tours of the renowned WW2 battlefields at Slaughter Hill.
The main potential downsides are that the location is a little inconvenient for most overland safari routes, the lodge is rather large and simple and the safari areas in the immediate vicinity are relatively weak.. There is also the potential for encountering high volumes of budget safari traffic further north in the main reserve and the wildlife during the Nov/Jun green season can become very dispersed and difficult to find.