Kisima Ngeda offers all the romance and comforts of a traditional tented camp. The tents are set in a stunning position on the shore of a soda lake, at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Views across the lake, especially those from the huge granite boulder behind the camp at sunset, are superb.
It offers an exclusive destination plus awesome scenery and a chance to visit the Hadzape, one of the last click-speaking hunter gatherer tribes. There is also some great walking to be done here, with possible sightings of striped hyena, bushbuck, reedbuck, hippos, dik dik, African hares, various smaller wild cats and mongoose, plus spectacular birds.
If you have never experienced a tented camp then forget what you know and picture something closer to a small bungalow. The floor is solid underfoot, the en-suite bathroom has hot and cold running water, and is built from stone.
It is a tent because the bedroom has a high canvas roof and sides that roll up to let in cool evening air and give views of the surrounding scenery. But there is a real bed, wooden furniture, electric lights and plenty of space. With young enthusiastic hosts, the standards of service are high and food excellent.