Campi ya Kanzi – out of the vehicle & out of the ordinary
Campi ya Kanzi (Swahili for “Camp of the Hidden Treasure”) is a luxury eco-tourism safari camp located in the Chyulu Hills of southeast Kenya near Tsavo West National Park. Unlike many other lodges in East Africa, at Campi ya Kanzi you are hosted by the founders which we think makes your experience that extra bit special.
The camp offers private, professionally guided safaris and a unique experience unlike any other available in East Africa. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes, views of Kilimanjaro, abundant wildlife, and authentic immersion in Masai culture. Campi ya Kanzi has been a long-time leader in the eco-tourism sector. It has won many awards, including the Tourism for Tomorrow Award, the Eco-Warrior Award, and the Condè Nast World Savers Award. Campi ya Kanzi were the first lodge to receive a Gold Eco-Rating from Ecotourism Kenya, and was recently accredited as a Global Ecosphere Retreat.
Campi ya Kanzi stands out among local safari camps because guests can walk and hike alongside wildlife instead of staying confined to a vehicle – truly a rarity in Africa. The camp is near national parks but not in them, so guests can enjoy all the wildlife of the parks without any of the restrictions. In addition to hiking and traditional game drives, guests can also ride horses, go mountain biking, and take scenic airplane flights. There is also a pool, hot tub, and professional masseuses available for your relaxation.
Location of Campi ya Kanzi
Thanks to its private location, an intimate experience is guaranteed. This is the only camp in an area covering four hundred square miles of wilderness. With a Masai guide and tracker for each outing, you can be assured of an unforgettable safari.
There are six luxury tented cottages and two luxury tented suites providing supreme comfort year-round for up to sixteen guests. The private Kanzi House can be booked exclusively to accommodate up to eight people.
Campi ya Kanzi promotes responsible tourism and gives back to the local community. The lodge employs seventy Kenyans and the business supports their sister non-profit, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. This provides conservation, education, and health services across the Kuku Group Ranch. Campi ya Kanzi also provides sustainable operations through rainwater collection, solar electricity, solar heating, graywater and blackwater recycling, and much more.
Luxury Tented Cottage - Price per person from: $ 750The classic safari experience under canvas. Enjoy the luxury of a comfortable bed, a full en-suite bathroom, and a gorgeous view from your private veranda. Make yourself at home in the midst of stunning wilderness.
Luxury Tented Suite - Price per person from: $ 950For the ultimate in safari comfort, try one of our two tented suites. More spacious than our tented cottages, each suite features a large bed, an expansive en-suite bathroom, a full cabinet/dresser set for two, an indoor seating area, and a covered veranda for viewing the amazing wildlife at our watering hole.
Kanzi House Luxury Villa - $ 1 300While our tented cottages and suites offer the classic safari experience, Kanzi House caters to families with children and to guests who desire more resort-like features. One of the very few private safari villas you can rent in Kenya, Kanzi House sleeps up to ten people in three double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms.
Featuring a Jacuzzi, an 18-meter swimming pool, a pool cottage, a fire pit, and astonishing views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kanzi House provides a luxurious private experience while allowing guests to explore the savanna around Campi ya Kanzi. Dining can be arranged either inside or out; al fresco dining is available next to the pool or in the open dining area beside the pool cottage.
Eco-sustainability has not been compromised at Kanzi House. Unlike the pools at many lodges, our pool does not use water that is delivered to camp or pumped from a borehole. Instead, the pool water is collected from the rains and filtered for swimming. The pool also serves another function as our anti-fire reservoir.