Campi Ya KanziKenya
Select volunteering options below that you are interested in (voluntary)
Based in the awe inspiring Chyulu Hills, made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa” and only a few miles from the Tsavo West National Park, sits this 5-Star eco safari camp. Built in partnership with the Maasai community, Campi Ya Kanzi is dedicated to developing the community through their authentic connection to the Maasai People and provides carbon neutral, sustainable luxury accommodation. Your stay here will be action packed from the moment you arrive in the small Cessna plane, where your Maasai Warrior guide will be waiting to whisk you away to a land of wildlife and Maasai culture all under the epic scenery of Mount Kilimanjaro. With the whole community benefiting through visitors to Campi Ya Kanzi and optional volunteering placements available during your stay your holiday will be truly life changing!
- Safari Activities Included
- Yoga Lessons
- All Meals and Drinks Included (Excludes French Champagne)
- Cultural Activities Included
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Airport Transfers Included
- Incredible Views
Luxury Tented Cottage
These luxury tented cottages feature a choice of twin or king size beds and en-suite bathrooms as well as stunning views over the hill... read more
|£653.77 - £832.07
Luxury Tented Suites
Both the Hemingway and Simba suites provide the best views of the watering hole and surrounding hills and are perfect for those lookin... read more
|£832.07 - £1069.81
The Pool Cottage sits together with Kanzi House and can be rented either together for a group booking or separately for couples. With ... read more
Kanzi House Private Villa
Kanzi House offers everything you could possibly want from your safari lodge, with a jacuzzi, 18 meter swimming pool, 3 double bedroom... read more
|£5547.15 - £6339.60
If you’re interested in actively helping the community during your stay you can participate in helping teach classes in local schools, assist with the health care facilities or join other projects with the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). Volunteering is free for guests at Campi Ya Kanzi, however if you want to extend your stay you can become an MWCT volunteer directly with placements starting from 4 weeks. If you’d like to volunteer confirm your interest in the Special Requests field of your booking enquiry form or click on the MWCT link below:
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust
Volunteer in one of the most incredible locations in the world working with the local Maasai comm... read more
About The Area
The camp is situated in an unique location in Southern Kenya, close to the border of Tanzania. Nestled amongst the Maasai reservations with Chyulu Hill National Park to the East, Tsavo National Park to the South East, and Amboseli to the West this area encompasses a total of 283,000 acres of pristine wilderness! Just about every African wild animal lives within the area (except gorilla and chimpanzee) against a stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro rising up from the plains.
Temperatures in the area generally reach highs of 35 degrees with nighttime lows of around 14 degrees. July is the coolest month to visit, whilst January and February offer the warmest days. There are 2 rainy seasons here, the short rains fall in November, and long rains from April - mid May, during this time the landscape is at its most attractive with peak elephant populations.
There are plenty of opportunities for adventure within the reserve with safari game drives, guided bushwalking and conservation activities all included with your accommodation you so won’t be stuck for things to do, however if you’re looking to experience it all here are a few suggestions of nearby activities:
Take a horseback safari - there’s no better experience than to ride amongst the zebras and giraffes
Learn Yoga in one of the world's most amazing settings
Extend your stay and volunteer at the local school or healthcare facility
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Cultural Activities
- Cultural Visits
- Safari Activites
- Walking Safari
- Yoga Lessons
- Bird Watching
Meet the hosts
Campi Ya Kanzi is owned and managed by Luca and Antonella. Luca first came to the Kuku Ranch as a young boy and was captivated by the area and community. 20 years later Luca returned with his now wife, Antonella, and together they set about working with the local community to build Campi Ya Kanzi with the Maasai people. Now Luca, Antonella and their 3 children live at the camp together with the Maasai who helped build the lodge.
The Campi Ya Kanzi Team
The Campi Ya Kanzi Team are all there to make your holiday unforgettable
Luca & Family
Luca, Antonella and their 3 children
How To Get There
Getting to the camp is easy! Once you arrive in Nairobi the camp staff will ensure the rest of your journey is stress free and taken care of.
Fly - The best way to get to Campi Ya Kanzi is to fly to Nairobi Airport and take an air-transfer to the camp. A hostess will meet you at Nairobi International Airport and help you with your onward flight. If you arrive late you will be taken to a local hotel for the night before embarking on the next stage of your journey. The 6-seat Cessna 206 will fly you from Nairobi to the camp airstrip (transfer flights subject to additional cost $400 per person each way).
Drive - If you don’t like the sound of the small plane it’s possible to take a 4x4 transfer provided by the camp (4x4 transfer subject to additional cost $600 each way + $75 per person Tsavo National Park entrance fee). The journey will take around 6 hours, covering approximately 200 miles and can take a maximum of 4 people
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