Severin Safari Camp is one of the best accommodation facilities in Tsavo West National Park because of its iconic and intimate setup. Located in the Kitani wildlife Sanctuary within Tsavo West National Park is a 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Nairobi and about 40 to 50 minutes flight from Nairobi at the Wilson Airport to the nearby airstrips which are either Kilanguni airstrip or Finch Hattons airstrip. A safari vehicle will be waiting to take you on a 30 minutes’ drive to the camp. Amenities at the camp include complimentary WIFI to ensure that you are in contact with your family and friends, the Kenbali spa, 24-hour security from the Masai warriors, a private safari vehicle at an extra fee, the fitness Center, and the restaurant.
Rates at the Severin Safari Camp
The rates paid at the camp are determined by the management and vary depending on the season of travel and it is all up to the management of the Severin camp. Below is an estimation of what you should expect to pay when booking rooms at the camp and in case of any changes, we shall communicate on our website.
Suites Season Double room (single occupancy) Double room (two people)
Jan to March $1318 $1196
April $1218 $1195
May to June $1118 $1095
July to October $1421 $1246
Nov to Dec $1318 $1146
The rates do not include international flights, travel and medical insurance, gratuities and personal purchases.
Facilities at the Severin Safari Camp
The Kenbali spa: the wellness spa is a place for relaxation and is open to all guests at the camp. The spa was themed under Asian and African relaxation techniques and it is equipped with equipment like yoga mats, a bike, pillows, a weight bench, a stepper and a treadmill.
The thorn bar: The bar offers a variety of drinks from morning hours till late in the evening. The drinks served include both local and international drinks like international beers, cocktails, wines, spirits, whiskeys and soft drinks. They also offer morning tea and coffee to the guests.
Conference Centre: The Baraza conference tent is fully equipped with modern communication equipment like projectors, boards, free WIFI, writing material and microphones. The conference rooms sits a maximum of 30 people and can be used for different meetings including wedding meetings, private getaways and many more.
The Kitani lodge: Located right next to the camp, the Kitani lodge is a collection of self-catering Bandas that are under the management of Severin safari camp. The 8 grass-thatched Bandas are furnished with a terrace, kitchenette, double bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom.
Restaurant: The restaurant at the lodge is where all the meals are served and prepared by well-trained staff. The meals prepared at the camp include both local and international cuisines. Three meals are provided per day including breakfast, lunch and dinner and these are prepared to match the tastes of the guests with those that have dietary requirements put into consideration.
Activities available at Severin Safari Camp
Night game drives: At an extra cost, get to enjoy silent nights as you drive around the national park surrounded by nocturnal animals. Equipped with a 4×4 safari vehicle, a spotlight and an experienced guide, and warm clothes, you are rewarded with the sights of all the shy and nocturnal animals and birds. The night drives usually last about two hours starting at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Wildlife tracking: This will take about an hour and in the company of a Masai warrior, you will learn more about tracking animals, the birdlife, flora and fauna around the Park, the Masai culture, how to make fire without matches, traditional lifestyle of the Masai and the herbs some of which are used for medicinal purposes. The animal tracking exercise is normally carried out early in the morning.
Sundowners: The best place to enjoy sundowners at the camp is the poacher’s lookout which is about 7 kilometres from the camp. Enjoy the beautiful sunset with a glass of your favorite drink, and African music in the background as you share safari stories. The poacher’s lookout was previously used by poachers who had constructed a hut to effectively carry out their business.
Bush meals (breakfast and lunch): Bush meals are all about enjoying the wilderness and being pampered by the staff at the lodge. A glass of sparkling wine is served during the bush breakfast meals and a glass of white or red wine during lunch meals. The set up for the meals is unique with flora and fauna around as you enjoy your meals and an ever-ready staff waiting to wait on you.
Bush walks: Taking approximately four hours, the bush walks are carried out with the help of a tour guide who knows the best walking spots. The guide will provide all the information needed about tracking, the plants, and small and large animals that you find along the way. This is a unique experience and you will need refreshments like snacks and bottled drinking water and they are best carried out in the morning. A similar lodge is the high end Finch Hattons Camp which is a perfect alternative for Severin Safari Camp, incase you are looking for a further upgrade while doing safari in the Tsavo West.
Accommodation at Severin Safari Camp
The camp has 27 luxurious rooms with 8 self-contained Bandas spread all over the flat terrain of over 25 hectares of land. Accommodation at the camp comprises of two executive suites, 21 octagon tents, and 4 junior suites all of which are furnished with wooden furniture and African style. The rooms are categorized according to size and type and below is a list of rooms that can be booked at the camp.
The junior suite: The junior suites are mini stone walled mansions that were named after the different tourist attractions in the national park. The four rooms were named after the Shetani cave, Mzima Hills, Chyulu hills and roaring rocks and they are equipped with two hand washing basins, a sun-flooded bathroom, a sun deck, an outdoor shower, comfortable beds, and a private courtyard and suitable for families.
Luxury tent: The octagon-sized luxury tents at the camp amount to 21 and these are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, separate toilet and bidet, private terrace, comfortable beddings, hot and cold running water in the shower, hair dryer, private terrace, mosquito nets, 220V electricity and they are handicapped friendly.
Kibo and Mawenzi suite: The two suites Kibo and Mawenzi are perfect for sun loungers as they have great views of Mountain Kilimanjaro. The robust tents are equipped with a king-sized bed, a corner bathtub, and mosquito nets and they also come with an adjacent tent for booking in case you travel as a family.