Campi ya Kanzi
Tribes Style: Delux
- The only camp in a huge area of pristine wilderness.
- Genuine partnership with local Maasai.
- The founders live on site and still personally host guests.
- Gold-rated ecotourism lodges.
- Surrounding ecosystem boasts great biodiversity.
- Good variety of activities.
Campi ya Kanzi lies in a 400 square mile group ranch, owned by Masai herdsmen, situated next to Amboseli National Park and bordering Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks. The camp accommodates a maximum of 16 guests and provides a unique opportunity to experience the real African wilderness. Here guests can experience most of the different environments of Kenya, including mountain forest, grasslands, river woodlands, bush and savanna, and the wildlife that inhabit these environments. Beside the "Big Five" animals of elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo, rarer animals such lesser kudu, gerenuk, cheetah and wild dog are sometimes seen.
Campi ya Kanzi is centred around Tembo House. Here guests can relax in the lounge, reading books from the library, playing backgammon or listening to classical music while enjoying a refreshing cold drink. The terrace has stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, just 35 miles away, the Taita Hills, the Chyulu Hills and the camp's waterhole. Meals are taken in Tembo House, include candlelit dinners. Italian cuisine (pasta, risotto, freshly baked bread and ice cream) is the speciality, but local and international dishes are also served. Meals are complemented by fine Italian wines.
Accommodation is in 6 tented cottages and 2 tented suites. Each cottage has a wooden floor and verandah and an ensuite elegant bathroom with brass taps, bidet, basin, shower, flush toilet and hot and cold running water. All have a large log bed, a table, a colonial trunk, shelves and hangers for clothes. All furniture is locally made. The Hemingway Suite (Ernest Hemingway wrote 'The Green Hills of Africa' about the nearby Chyulu Hills) and Simba (Sahili for lion) Suite are spacious, with the same features as the cottages but also with a separate dressing room and views of the waterhole and Kilimanjaro. Each tent and suite has a dedicated Maasai attendant.
Being located outside the National Park means that you have total freedom to walk and the camp offers guided walks with Maasai trackers, You can also take game drives in open vehicles. Visits to local Maasai villages can also be arranged. Enjoying a sundowner in the company of a Maasai elder as he shares his culture and traditions, is a great way to round off the day.
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Campi ya Kanzi
Campi ya Kanzi has excellent responsible tourism credentials and set in a beautiful remote area overlooking Kilimanjaro.Learn more