Colonel John Patterson with one of the mane-less man eating lions he Killed in Tsavo in 1898
Patterson's Camp is built on a site where the original railway gangs worked to run the line up to Kisumu. Legend has it that many of the workers (mostly imports from India) were mauled or eaten by lions here. Lieutenant Colonel J H Patterson was an Indian army officer with long experience in railway construction who was sent to build a bridge over the Tsavo River with the expectation that he would be all done in four to five months time. A year went by, however before the bridge was ready for traffic.