Man eaters lounge
Rustically decorated with plush sofas, the Man Eaters Lounge with its close proximity to the tents and the restaurant its bird eye view of both the pool and river is a wonderful place to relax either while waiting to go off on your game drive or before dinner. We have managed to acquire and put on display a few authentic items from the actual railways time, which add to the mystery and aura of the camp. Take some time to look at the various items on display and immerse yourself in a bygone time. Our reception staff are always happy to talk you through the use and history of each item.
During the construction of the Railway Bridge over the Tsavo River in 1898 by the British for what was then known as the Ugandan Railway, approximately 140 workers were killed by two Mane less male lions, over a period of 3 months.
After repeated unsuccessful endeavors, the first lion was finally killed on 9th December, 1898 during a night hunt. The second three weeks later during a morning hunt, which almost cost Paterson his life. These lions were huge in size and the first of the two measured Nine feet six inches from tip of the nose to the tip of his tail and stood three feet eleven and a half inches high