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Shompole, Great Rift Valley: Luxury, Eco-Friendly Lodgings in Kenya
April 23, 2007By: Mary Winston Nicklin
Shompole Indulge in some guilt-free pampering-- safari-style-- at the Rift Valley's stunning Shompole lodge. Overlooking the sun-bleached savannah near the Tanzanian border, Shompole is a luxurious outpost surrounded by pristine wilderness. Tented rooms are composed of quartz floors and pale thatch roofs, blending perfectly into the surroundings. From your own private "cool-pool," gaze out across the valley while lounging in blissful seclusion. The resort is managed by both a private safari company and members of the local Masai tribes, and sets an example for its environmental and social programs: wildlife conservation projects, the use of solar power, and low-impact building practices. Shompole has lured savy travelers with its exquisite accommodations and services, but now that green travel has gone mainstream, this eco-friendly resort will no doubt shine in the media spotlight. Guests enjoy safaris to view the big game and incredible wildlife, along with trips to the Shompole village and Flamingo breeding habitats at the alkaline lakes Magadi and Natron.

Via Sherman's Travel Magazine


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