Patterson's Safari Camp

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Patterson's Safari Camp is situated on the picturesque board of the Athi River in Tsavo East National Park. History was made in this area during the building of Railway Bridge. Two man-eating lions hindered the work on the bridge. History records that Col. Patterson shot both lions in 1898. Many of the workmen died as a result of the attacks.

Patterson's Safari Camp will allow you to experience the atmosphere of African adventure and a unique experience of staying in the lap of Nature Kenya. In the evenings one can sit on the 'beach terrace' which is located 10m from the waters of the river. From here you can watch hippos as they laze in the water and listen to their snorts when they argue with each other. Crocodiles also abound especially the infamous 'giants' of the Tsavo River. You might even be one of the lucky ones and get to see a leopard lapping up the water as he keeps a nervous watch on the nearby crocs.

Patterson's Safari Camp comprises 20 spacious tents, some of which accommodate up to 8 guests, all with verandas overlooking the Athi River.

Luxury Tents x 5

En suite with hot running water, a double bed or two single beds depending on your needs.

Family Tents x 15

Suitable for a maximum party of 8 comfortably. There is also a small porch/veranda with seats and a coffee table.

All meals are prepared at the camp from fresh local produce and a selection of meat from local farms and seafood from the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. Breakfast may be served at the edge of the river. Lunch is usually informal and many guests choose to eat under the shade of the many trees in the camp's central area.

Dinner is served in the spacious dining room. Their fully licensed bar offers soft drinks, fresh juice, cold Kenyan beer, a selection of imported wines and popular spirits.


Air strip

Bird watching

Community visits

Game sanctuary

Game viewing


Mountain bikes

Swimming pool

Walking safaris.


Around the place
  • Family friendly
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Bartender
  • Gardener
  • Housekeeper
  • Security guard
  • Hot water
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Massage
  • Pool


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