What to Do
The Conservancy shares an un-fenced boundary with the world renowned Tsavo East National Park and is home to many wonderful but endangered and threatened species. The beautiful Lali Hills and the meandering Galana River dominate the rugged landscape and offer a magnificent glimpse of the real Kenya. With the unfortunate exception of rhino our visitors can expect to encounter all the wonderful wildlife associated with East Africa. In addition to the larger mammals there is an unsurpassed and really exceptional wealth of bird-life. Whatever your passion is, whether wildlife or wilderness, excitement or relaxation, you will find a place with us.
After a long afternoon of straining your eyes to spot that elusive leopard within the conservancy boundaries, why not enjoy a cold tusker ‘Kenyan local brew’ whilst watching the sun go down from poachers point (top of the lali hills). A spot that a number of romantic engagement proposals have taken place, you cannot beat the sights and sounds and the unbelievable view. The statement that Mufasa said to Simba in the lion king springs to mind… "Everything the light touches is ours," so please help us preserve it.
If you are interested in birds this is a haven for a variety of sunbirds all of the way up to raptors and fish eagles patrolling the waters edge. If you are lucky you may see the less common woodland kingfisher, scopes owl, varous eagle owl or the beautiful lilac breasted roller. Our local Twitcher and Watamu Marine Association member. Steve Trott has compiled the following:
KULALU CAMP and GALANA CONSERVANCY BIRD LIST
The following birds have been identified within a 1km radius of the camp, on the river banks and in the Galana Conservancy. List compiled by Steve Trott firstname.lastname@example.org
The Galana river flows down the southern border of the conservancy. It is full of crocodiles and hippos so fishing is at your own risk but there are numerous catfish that are good fun if you want a little tug of war. During the heat of the day when the animals are less active is more appropriate for fishing and the birds that fly up and down the river are a beautiful sight. You never know whilst concentrating on your rod and the occasional tap to keep you interested, the odd lion has come down for a casual afternoon drink on the other side of the river, an amazing sight!
Night Game Drives
In all National Parks around Kenya one is not allowed to travel in a vehicle after 7pm at night or use a spot light on the return journey. The luxury of being in a Conservancy is the fact that you can night drive if it is something you are interested in. At night this area has a diverse amount of nocturnal animals, such as the stripped hyena, aardvark, porcupine, white tailed mongoose, African wildcat, genet cat and the elusive aardwolf.
After a long morning scowering the undergrowth for any movement, get a nice cold drink and find a little spot where you can enjoy one of life’s beautiful landscape treasures. With the lovely sound of the river from the various camps surrounding the conservancy why not grab a good book, put your feet up and enjoy camp life.
At A Glance
When To Go
There’s a reason Kenya’s big cats take time out during the middle of the day – it’s boiling. In February and March you’re looking at temperatures of around 30°C and up. Wind back to November, or forward to June, and days are a bit milder. Or, make a beeline for the coast – it’s still between 27°C and 31°C all year round, but coastal breezes take the edge off. The main rainy season in Kenya is from the end of March ‘til May. It’s not constant downpours, though – expect blue skies and sunshine, with about an hour or two of rain each day. October and November also see a fair bit of rain, but, again, it usually comes in short, sharp bursts.