looking for a camp in Kenya

May 28th, 2008, 08:43 PM
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looking for a camp in Kenya

hi all, i saw a trip report on here once and in it someone stayed at a beautiful lodge/camp in Kenya, lot's of steps and pathways, and i can't find that report anywhere. I remember thinking the place looked fantastic and would like to look into it a bit more. I know this isn't much to go on, but anyone who has spent time in a place that may fit the description, could you please point me to your trip report/photo's. i just remember the photo's really stuck in my mind and now i can't find it, i just know there were alot of stairs/steps. thanks guys
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May 28th, 2008, 09:09 PM
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Aw, Patty beat me to it. I was going to guess Shompole.

Sandi's photos are here:

http://tinyurl.com/46lm78
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May 28th, 2008, 11:05 PM
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wow you two are FAST!!!!! I'm pretty sure it's Shompole. Thanks so much.
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May 29th, 2008, 04:04 AM
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when i think of shompole WHITE WHITE WHITE comes to my mind and rather no steps.
steps i would definately think of elsa's......
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May 29th, 2008, 04:18 AM
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Yes, lots of white for sure. The rooms/houses are built on hills, but within the individual enkaji, there are steps entering and split-level within. That's Shompole!
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May 29th, 2008, 04:49 AM
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I've got a trip report somewhere on Shompole.

Of all the places where I've ever stayed -- and I have been to more than a few -- Shompole stands out as one of the two or three very most memorable. Its integration of architecture with environment was awesome (in the traditional sense) for me. The safari drives were not in any way special -- sub-par, actually, compared to other spots I'd been to in east and southern Africa -- but the physical layout made my visit more than worthwhile.
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May 30th, 2008, 03:37 AM
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The other good thing about Shompole of course is that it's built on community-owned land - ie by staying there you directly support the local communities (who incidentally are now making more money through conservation-based initiatives such as eco-tourism, than they were through previous land-use methods. A win-win situation.)

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