Shompole Wilderness

Shompole Wilderness Conservancy   

a small luxury tented camp nestled in the shade of fig trees on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in the Shompole Conservancy on the bottom of the Great Rift Valley.The camp is located in the Shompole group ranch, and is a collaboration between the local Maasai community and Shompole Wilderness Ltd, a company owned by established tour operators and safari guides and a Swiss-trained hotelier

Location & Direction

Shompole Wilderness is at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley at about 2,000 ft above sea level. To the west we have the edge of the rift valley wall that towers 5,000 ft above us, and passed that you get to the famous Masai Mara.To the east we have Lake Magadi well known for its soda ash and flamingoes. To the north you can follow the Great Rift Valley for thousands of kilometres right up to the Red Sea, and to the south we have Tanzania and the pink Lake Natron also well known for its flamingoes, and passed that the famous Ngorongoro Crater

We are perfectly located in the way that we are only: 145km from Amboseli, 125km from the middle of the Masai Mara (Olkiombo Airstrip), 100km from Nairobi, 23 km from Lake Natron and 12km to Flamingoes.


Four luxury tents all nestled into the shade of the giant fig trees, overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.The rooms are all very private with plenty of space between them. The tents all have bucket showers and en-suite flushing toilets. We have recently become aware of the term ‘glamping’, which is a term to describe glamorous camping, and that is indeed what we provide.Lighting in the tents is all solar and there are no electrical sockets. There are fans in the rooms that run most of the afternoon and switch off at until midnight, when it gets a bit cooler. The tents are located on the bend of the river each with a beautiful view looking up river. As you look across the river there are a lot of wildlife that come down to drink from the waters edge. 


  1. Game drives
  2. Tubing
  3. Walking with Baboons
  4. Walking with cattle
  5. Cultural Visits


Nearby Camps/Lodge: Lentorre Lodge

How to get There:

Depending on your mode of travel and your preferences

  1. By Air:This is by far the best way to get to us. There is an airstrip 10 kilometres to the north of us near the research centre called RANGERS AIRSTRIP near the Olkiramatian – Ngurumani bridge. It is 1,300 meters long, dirt and pretty much an all weather strip. Several charter companies use the strip. Some of them are Scenic Air Safaris, Boskies and Yellow Wings.
  2. By Road