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Umani Springs is a stunning property nestled in the Kibwezi Forest overlooking waterholes fed by the Umani Springs. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has a concession to protect and preserve this diverse 16,000 acre ground water Forest, which borders the Chyulu
Hills National Park.

At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.

To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in their care. Umani Springs is one of their reintegration sites and visits here enable people to see, at first hand the young elephants as they are introduced back into the wild. A unique and intimate experience.

All revenue  generated from this facility off-sets the concession fees payable to the Kenya Forest Service and the costs associated with the sustainable protection and preservation of this uniquely beautiful yet essentially fragile ecosystem. By staying at Umani Springs you are directly contributing to the protection of this area.

This beautiful and stylish property comprises of:

* A mess building with dining and sitting areas.
* Five bedrooms; 1 single unit and two double units,  with the capacity to sleep ten people.
* Inside bathrooms and outside showers for each unit.
* A fully equipped spacious kitchen with stores.
* The best swimming pool imaginable.

The property comes complete with:
* Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker, fridge and freezer, crockery and cutlery.
* All bed linen and towels along with mosquito nets.
* Beautifully appointed furnishing.
* Solar power throughout the camp.
* Staff members and a cook who look after the camp and guests.
As a self-catering property we bring bring all our own food and drink and vehicles, so as to enjoy this magical place as if it our own home in the bush.