Luxury Beach & Bush Safaris
Events at Voyager Ziwani Camp
Nestled at the base of the snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Africa tallest – and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain – is Tsavo West National Park. Only a 30 minutes from Nairobi or 20 minutes from Mombasa or a five-hour-drive from Nairobi or 4-hours from Mombasa on good tarmac road is the gorgeous Voyager Ziwani. Voyager Ziwani is an award winning year-round camp, wedding and honeymoon destination complete with ultra-modern bespoke tented luxury with every modern facility. Set on the western edge of the park on a 30,000-acre private farm on the banks of a secluded dam on the Sante River, the camp’s lush garden is home to basking hippos and birds making for a beautiful wedding with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop or a luxurious honeymoon.
Tsavo West National Park is 7,065 square kilometers of exciting landscape including lush forests, rivers and rocky insels, volcanic hills and lava flows including the crystal clear Mzima Springs home to hippos and crocodiles. The park is famous for its ‘red elephants’, descendents of the man-eaters (lions) of Tsavo and all the big game
The vast wildlife reserve is one half of the great Tsavo (22,000 square kilometers) with the historical ‘Lunatic Line’ running through it and has several battlefield sites from the First World War. The Camp works closely with the local communities around the park, supporting many local projects.
Camp facilities include 25 beautiful ensuite tents, 16 sit on the southern bank of the Sante River and nine on the northern. The spacious tents offer the classic ambience of a traditional African camping safari, with large secluded verandas overlooking the wildlife-rich shores. Each tent is comfortably furnished with double or twin beds and has a modern en suite bathroom with a flush toilet and piping hot shower. Our five special deluxe tents lift the luxury even higher, with huge king-size beds, classic furnishings, and spacious bathrooms with all mod cons.
The main building overlooking the Ziwa Dam houses our bar and dining room, with a long veranda where breakfast is usually served. In the evening candlelit tables are arranged on the lawn for guests to dine under the night sky beside a roaring campfire.
The camp features a fully stocked bar by the banks of the river and a massage room for a wide selection of massages from aromatherapies to deep tissue massage. The dam and the grounds offer beautiful opportunities for photography with occasional sighting of the local wildlife. Shop at the beautiful gift shop with merchandise sourced from the local community groups and designer afro-chic. A unique feature at every Heritage property is the Adventurer’s Club for the pre teens and the Ranger’s Club for the real teens where the local naturalists will take over your young charges and guide them through this natural heritage of the wild world.
Dining in the wild adds its own flavor. The menu is varied from meat to vegetarian including dietary specialties. The vegetables are organically grown in the camp yard while the meat and fish is sourced from the best suppliers adhering to eco-standards of sustainability. The three main meals are served in the dining area. Early morning tea and coffee can be ordered to your tent before embarking on the dawn game drive – or you may brew yourself a cuppa in the tent which is fitted with a kettle and the beverages. Breakfast is a huge continental affair. Lunches are exquisite buffets under the ‘barn’ while dinners are formal sit-down affairs. The bush dinners are lauded as the most romantic while breakfast by the river or on the plains is amazing within sight of the animals. Enjoy your sundowners in selected areas in the savannah, drinking a toast to the wild as the sun sets. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy the nature walks including bird watching in the company of the naturalist and dawn balloon safaris. Entertainment includes ethnic dances and talks in the afternoon and evening including a film show on the natural vistas.
The camp has been eco-rated by the Eco-tourism Society of Kenya. Each tent is built with a low carbon print and the energy needs for water heating and lighting is from the solar panels. The grey water is recycled into the camp grounds. Visitors are politely asked to conserve water and not to litter.
Main attraction the 7,065-square-kilometer game reserve: 3-hour game drives – morning, mid-morning and late afternoon. Nature walks and bird walks, sundowner on the plains, bush breakfast and dinner, Visit to the local Taita homesteads and community areas, balloon safaris with champagne breakfast on landing, massages from a certified masseuse including facials, manicures and pedicures.
- Tsavo River for its hippos
- Battlefields of the First World War
- Excursions to the crater Lake Challa on Kilimanjaro’s slopes or Lake Jipe
Drive past Grogan’s Castle of the Cape to Cairo fame
- Restaurant serving homemade table d’hote cuisine
- Special vegetarian kitchen and dedicated chef
- Intimate lounge bar overlooking the dam
- Small boutique with souvenirs and safari essentials
- Reliable telephone, fax and e-mail connections
- All-weather airstrip on the edge of camp grounds
Of the camp’s 25 tents, 16 sit on the southern bank of the Sante River and nine on the northern. The spacious tents offer the classic ambience of a traditional African camping safari, with large secluded verandas overlooking the wildlife-rich shores. Each tent is comfortably furnished with double or twin beds and has a modern en suite bathroom with a flush toilet and piping hot shower. Our five special deluxe tents lift the luxury even higher, with huge king-size beds, classic furnishings, and spacious bathrooms with all mod cons.
The main restaurant is overlooking the dam and the lush lawn. Part of it is under open sky and part under the thatched roof. Menu is extensive with something different every day. Bush breakfast and bush dinners are available by the banks of the dam or on the grassland. The menu is extensive with the major cuisines blended in. Or you may choose picnic breakfast and lunch for a whole day game drive in the park.
Up to two game drives a day each between three hours, night game drives, nature walks, bird watching, visit to the local homesteads and community projects, star gazing.
Light entertainment, local Maasai dances.
Complimentary juice on arrival; personalized service; Sundowners, bush breakfast and bush dinner; full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Open all year round.
You have been planning for your nuptials and you want something different. We have an on-site wedding coordinator to help you choose where and how you want the wedding. We can also help you arrange a local ‘Maasai’ style wedding or a ‘bush’ or any other themed wedding. We assist in decorated venue selected by the couple, Sparkling wine toast with the ceremony, all registrars’ fees and the registrar himself to perform the ceremony, the marriage license and certificate and best man/witness (if required).
The lush ground around the camp are ideal for nature walks, bird watching, yoga or jogging.
Our offerings are as varied as they are bespoke. Our experienced staff will work with you to the last minute detail! Prices vary with the destination, setting and any special requirements outside the normal packages. The packages include:
- Decorated venue selected by the couple
- Sparkling wine toast with the ceremony
- All registrars’ fees and the registrar himself to perform the ceremony, the marriage license and certificate
Best man/witness (if required)
- Escorted game walks with our experienced naturalists
- Night drives to view grazing hippos and nocturnal game
- Boating among crocodiles and turtles on the Ziwa Dam
- Walking and horse trails around historical Grogan’s Farm
- Trips to the mystical twin volcanic lakes of Chala and Jipe
- Visits to the historical tower and tombs of Grogan’s Castle
- Tours of the World War II battlefields on ‘Slaughter Hill’
- Bush breakfasts and barbecue dinners in our sanctuary
- Nightly entertainment by Maasai, Kamba and Taita dancers
- Informative talks and slideshows on local wildlife and culture
- Childrens’ games and activities with our Adventurers’ Club
- Complimentary Honeymoon night with Destination Wedding Booking
- N/A (outdoors)
- Local dance troupes
- Ala carte restaurant
- Offered by our Head Chef and his team, available for large receptions or small, intimate family gatherings.
- By arrangement
- Welcome drinks for all guests on arrival
- Safe deposit box for guests’ valuables
- Full daily laundry and valet services
- Limited foreign exchange facilities
Early morning tea delivered to your tent
- Once the site for the German Schutztruppe garrison in the First World War, Voyager Ziwani is today famous for being in ‘big game country’ that is one of the biggest national parks in the world, Tsavo West. Filled with a rich tapestry of volcanic upheavals like the Roaring Rocks and the volcanic rubble heap that is Chaimu, the land is as diverse as its wildlife – the red elephants of Tsavo and descendents of the infamous man-eating lions share the savanna grasslands with the Fringe-eared orxy of the thorn filled scrub while the crocodiles and hippos while away time in the cool waters of the crystal clear Mzima springs and the rivers that course through.
- Newly renovated tents, with en-suite facilities and private verandahs
- Located in a game rich private sanctuary which affords night game drives
- Easy access by road from either Nairobi, Tsavo East or Mombasa
- Own airstrip so accessible by air
- Many World War 1 & 2 battle sites nearby
- New ranch tours of Gicheha farm
- Neighbours Tsavo West National Park for day-time game drives
Award-Winning ResortVoyager Ziwani is an award winning year-round camp, wedding and honeymoon destination complete with ultra-modern bespoke tented luxury with every modern facility.
Red ElephantsThe park is famous for its ‘red elephants’, descendents of the man-eaters (lions) of Tsavo and all the big game.
Spacious TentsThe spacious tents offer the classic ambience of a traditional African camping safari, with large secluded verandas overlooking the wildlife-rich shores.
DiningThe bush dinners are lauded as the most romantic while breakfast by the river or on the plains is amazing within sight of the animals.
Game ReserveMain attraction the 7,065-square-kilometer game reserve: 3-hour game drives – morning, mid-morning and late afternoon.
WeddingsWe have an on-site wedding coordinator to help you choose where and how you want the wedding. We can also help you arrange a local ‘Maasai’ style wedding or a ‘bush’ or any other themed wedding.
|On-site Catering: Yes||Outside Catering: No|
|Wedding Planner: Yes||Indoor Ceremony Available: No|
|Outdoor Ceremony Available: Yes||Bridal Suite Available: Yes|