Kipalo Hills is situated in the 12,000 acre Mbulia Conservancy that was initiated with the local community; rather than a lodge which tries to extend a hand to the local people, Kipalo was built with the people and for the local community to benefit from protecting the resident wildlife, especially of elephant. Perched on the side of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out across the conservancy towards Ngulia and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.