NYIKA BIRD SANCTUARY
Mtito Andei- Kenya
Sundowners from our roof top offer spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu hills or for something different the beautiful Athi river is a 20 minute drive away teeming with bird life, crocodiles and assorted game
FULL OR HALF DAY TRIPS TO TSAVO WEST
We are less than half an hour from the Tsavo West National park Mtito gate
The sanctuary is an oasis of bird life carefully nurtured and protected with well over 250 species. Bordering Tsavo East the wildlife is also abundant with Aardvark, Mongoose, Genet cat and occasional Elephant and Leopard seen from the Veranda
We have a private cottage which can accommodate up to 6 people (self catering). In addition to the cottage there is a campsite, visit our Blog section for info
Nyika is a privately owned estate of approximately 100 acres situated on the banks of the seasonal Mtito river, bordering Tsavo East National park and 10kms from Mtito Andei town. Our aim is to provide authentic experience immersed in the Tsavo bush in a comfortable space you can treat as home. The area has always been renowned for its large quantities of wildlife. Today at the sanctuary you can still see elephant from the roof of the main house, bush buck and other small game can be viewed across the river. There are resident leopard which are heard most nights with tracks often seen around the farm. The Nyika estate is best known for its phenomenal amount of bird species which can be seen throughout the day from the comfort of the veranda.
The night game viewing is also spectacular with many genet cats, various species of Mongoose, Aardvarks and Aardwolf.
As well as bird and small game viewing we also offer guided trips into Tsavo East and West National Parks, guided bird walks and sundowners along both the Mtito and Athi river banks.
Trips to local communities, schools and Wakamba cultural talks with the tribal elders of the area are a great insight into these proud people who are arguably the most proficient in bush craft of all the Kenyan tribes.
Evenings on the roof offer stunning views of Mt. Killimanjaro, Chyulu Hills and Ngulia mountain range.
Our accommodation facilitiy include a main house with King size double bed en suite, 2 large single beds en suite, fully operational kitchen, dining room roof terrace, large veranda and living room area which can also accommodate two single beds.
The cottage is self catering and has additional private barbeque areas.
Cleaners and laundry are provided as well as all relevant crockery and toiletries.
Most vegetables, fruits, drinks and meats can be obtained from Mtito town which we can collect for a surcharge.
All buildings have been made with eco friendly local materials and designed to blend in with the natural environment. Fridges are gas, electricity is solar and the water is carried by donkey cart. In addition to accommodation we also have a lovely campsite (please contact us for more info).
We are 10kms from Mtito Andei town please call or email for concise directions
Tel: +254 (0) 710 384 808
Being in the bush we may not receive your calls all the time so please text, email, facebook or Instagram and we will be in touch as quickly as possible