Campi ya Kanzi (Amboseli
National Park / Chiyulu Hills Region) Kenya
Chyulu Hills, S.E. Kenya overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro
and bordering Tsavo West, Chyulu and Amboseli National
Parks. The Camp is a community project with the Maasai and
lies within Kuku Group Ranch, a 400-square-mile plot of land
owned by the Maasai herdsmen. The ranch stretches from the
Chyulu Hills to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The altitude of the ranch ranges from 3,000 to 6,900
feet, so the land includes a number of different
environments from the grasslands of the savanna to green
river woodlands to cool mountain forest. The volcanic Chyulu
Hills flank the properly.
The lodge is centered around Tembo House which is
constructed of local materials such as native woods and lava
rocks. The area is an open plan dining/living room with an
open vista to the views. Campi ya Kanzi lies in an area of
outstanding natural beauty with considerable biodiversity of
14 Guests are accommodated in 6 double tents (with twin
beds) and a Honeymoon suite each set on wooden platforms
with thatched roofs and large en-suite bathrooms built on
stone with running water flush toilet, shower and bidet.
The tent has a veranda overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro and
the Chyulu Hills. The cook has been trained in the
preparation of fine Italian cuisine, which is featured along
with international and local dishes.
Game Viewing / Activities:
The lodge is situated in an area of considerable
biodiversity. Game Drives in open vehicles, National Park
excursions (Chyulu, Amboseli and Tsavo), Maasai culture and
forest walks, Walking safaris. Birdwatching.
Over and above the big game and plains game the area
offers many of the rare species such as the wild dog, lesser
kudu, and cheetah which thrive on the ranch. The
fringe-eared Oryx and the Mountain Reedbuck are only found
in this area.
The Conservation fee visitors pay to Campi ya Kanzi are
returned to the Masai, owners of the Kuku Group Ranch. This
money is used to generate some income to improve their
nutrition and the education of their children and they
preserve their traditional ways and dignity. This helps
preserve the area as a wildlife and conservation area.
The camp is one of the most environmentally friendly
camps in Africa. The camp has been built with local
materials only without felling one tree. The 220-volt
electricity is provided by solar power and water is heated
with solar boilers. In the kitchen, meals are prepared using
special ecological charcoal produced by the UN Environment
Food scraps are composted for use in the vegetable
garden. Water, the scarcest resource; after use, the water
passes through lava filters that cleanse it before it is
used in the garden or put in a water-hole for the wildlife.
Accommodation Rates:- From $690 per
person per night sharing. Please contact us for a quote and