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Campi ya Kanzi

A camp woven into the fabric of the Chyulus in Kenya

Campi Ya Kanzi Kenya

Campi ya Kanzi is an award-winning boutique eco-lodge in the Chyulu Hills of southern Kenya, in Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa”. For more than 20 years, the camp was the only Kenya luxury safari lodge on a Maasai-owned reserve spanning 375,000 acres of pristine wilderness. The Hills volcanic summits are covered in a rich green cloud forest, home to a completely different array of trees, flowers, insects, birds, and mammals. This special Maasai land supports amazing wildlife, with immense biodiversity, including zebra, giraffe, antelopes, and apex predators like lions and leopards for game viewing.

Campi ya Kanzi is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and eco-friendly safari experiences in Africa. Situated at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa,” it is a luxury camp offering an incomparable combination of 5-star luxury, first class wilderness adventure, amazing wildlife, and authentic immersion in Maasai culture. This is truly the ultimate African safari

Accommodation

You may choose between two types of accommodation: the classic safari under canvas -at Campi ya Kanzi – or the privacy of a villa in the bush – Kanzi House.Campi ya Kanzi accommodates a maximum of 16 guests in six thatched roof luxury tented cottages and in the Hemingway and Simba suites. The tented cottages and the suites are conveniently located, with ample distance from one to the other, to guarantee every guest’s privacy. Each accommodation has a dedicated Maasai attendant.

Hemingway & Simba tented suites

The classic safari experience under canvas, with the luxury of a comfortable bed and a full ensuite bathroom. Each of the luxury tented suites, Hemingway and Simba, provide two of the best views of our watering hole and of the hills surrounding the camp.

A perfect oasis to enjoy the vast wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, and lions that visit our watering hole while you enjoy a cup of tea and bitings on your private porch. Great for honeymooners, couples or any guest that would like to experience a home away from home while enjoying the wilderness right at their fingertips!

Hemingway & Simba tented suites
  • Private veranda
  • Custom Italian linens
  • En suite bathroom with double sinks
  • Dressing room
  • Organic bath products
  • Bathrobes
  • Wardrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Safe
  • Flashlight
  • Safari literature
  • 24-hour solar electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Laundry service
Luxury Tented Cottage

The classic safari experience under canvas,  with the luxury of a comfortable bed (4 tented cottages have twins, 2 have a king size bed) and a full ensuite bathroom.

Each of the six luxury tented cottages are named after the beautiful view of the specific hills that they face: Chyulu, Longitok, Elenyo Waite, Kilimanjaro, Oldonyo Oibor and Ololorami.

You can enjoy a view of the vast wildlife that visits our watering hole as well while you enjoy a cup of tea and bitings on your private porch. Make yourself at home in the midst of stunning wilderness!

The luxury cottages can accommodate a child in a safari cot.

Two of the cottages are close to each other and ideal of a family.

A Luxury Tent
  • Private veranda
  • Custom Italian linens
  • En suite bathroom
  • Organic bath products
  • Bathrobes
  • Safe
  • Flashlight
  • Safari literature
  • 24-hour solar electricity
  • Hot and cold running water
  • Laundry service
Chyulu Club

Between the sacred Chyulu Hills and Kilimanjaro, stay in the heart of a Maasai ranch that stands out for its intense, wild and protected nature.

Built in partnership with Institut Le Rosey, this is the first lodge in Africa to be both a carbon-negative and zero-emissions operation: 100% solar for all its electric needs, 100% solar for hot water, all kitchens are induction, all Land Rovers are electric. We are proud to continue with the impressive path pioneered by Campi ya Kanzi, which was the first photovoltaic lodge 20 years ago!

Greater than a Lodge: a Club.

Distinctly flexible for families; children are invited to follow a programme of exceptional activities, while parents create their own safari itinerary.

Chyulu club camp

During your experience at the Club, you are invited to discover our ethos and direction through participating in conservation and community projects that sit at the heart of our sustainable development.

Each experience at the Club offers the opportunity to reflect in your surroundings and develop a profound understanding of the Maasai’s connection to their land.

A perfect oasis to enjoy the vast wildlife such as zebras, giraffes, and lions that visit our watering hole while you enjoy a cup of tea and bitings on your private porch. Great for honeymooners, couples or any guest that would like to experience a home away from home while enjoying the wilderness right at their fingertips!

Things to do at Camp ya Kanzi

Campi ya kanzi offers a real  safari which entails exploring Maasai wilderness with a Maasai tracker, being able to walk with him and learning how to read footprints and identify scats; it will also mean hiking into the cloud forest of the Chyulu Hills; it will mean seeing many different species of wildlife –but in complete privacy, not surrounded by other tourists.Luca will brief you about Campi ya Kanzi and discuss with you what safari activity you might prefer.He will learn from you what your interests are, what your previous African experiences have been, what you like most.With your help, he will tailor-make the perfect safari for you.You will be able to choose from these diverse options:

5 Night Safari at Camp ya Kanzi

If you wonder how a safari would unfold, here is an example of how a safari of 5 nights at Campi ya Kanzi would be, exploring the Chyulu Hills, Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks!
Day 1

Day 1:

Leave Nairobi Wilson in the late morning, for a 1-hour flight to Campi ya Kanzi. The airstrip is 10-minute game drive from the lodge. Campi ya Kanzi staff, with Antonella and Luca, will be welcoming you and give you a briefing of where we are and what can be arranged for you.

Lunch will be at cozy at Tembo House, the heart of the lodge.

In the afternoon, you can do a game walk of about 90 minutes, with a local Maasai guide, who will take you to Longido, a magnificent look-out hill, more than 500,000,000 (yes 500 hundred million!) years old. Then a dusk game drive back to the lodge, for a 5-course candlelight Italian dinner.

Day 2

Day 2:

After tea or coffee brought by a Maasai attendant to your tent, enjoy a game drive in Kanzi Conservancy, where lions, cheetah, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, impalas, hartebeest roam plentifully. Then you could enjoy a game walk, or experience the special pleasure of riding a horse next to zebras and giraffes. Breakfast could be served in the bush or at Tembo House

5 Night Safari at Camp ya Kanzi

Another possibility would be flying to Amboseli National Park, where the elephant experience is simply superb.The afternoon could be spent relaxing at the swimming pool, or enjoying a massage, or with a beautiful game drive to Okoikuma, a hill dominating the plains from Mt. Kilimanjaro. Then a dusk game drive back to the lodge.

Day 3

Day 3:

After breakfast al fresco, under a huge fig free outside of Tembo House, a game drive will take you up into the Chyulu hills, where you could enjoy a stroll or a hike in the Cloud Forest. The forest is spectacular, with an immense diversity of trees, shrubs, flowers, birds, and wildlife.

You will return to Campi ya Kanzi for lunch and the afternoon could be spent with a lovely walk to a special place, which could be reached also by horse-back riding or with a game drive. We will surprise you with an unforgettable dinner!

Day 4

Day 4:

You will leave Campi ya Kanzi, heading to Chyulu Club, in Tsavo. This morning could have many different choices of activities: a scenic flight to either Kilimanjaro or over Tsavo, a game drive or a cultural immersion in the Maasai village, with the option to visit Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust HQ, to learn about its programs. Lunch will be al fresco, at the Acacia Cafè of Chyulu Club, which is the first lodge in Africa to not just be carbon neutral, but carbon negative, with an afforestation program.

Afternoon will be spent with a lovely game drive in the marvelous Olpusare Conservancy, where we often see elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, lesser kudu, oryx, eland, cheetah, leopard, and lion.

Dinner under the stars in front of the spring, at Chyulu Club.

Day 5

Day 5:

You will spend this day in the endless wilderness of Tsavo, visiting the splendid Mzima spring, where hippo, vervet and Syke’s monkeys are the landlords. During this game drive is possible to see rhino, as well as very many species of mammals and birds. Our record is 33 different species of mammals during this trip! Try to beat it! The geology of the landscape is mindboggling: from rocks more than a billion years old, to Shaitani – a lava flow just a couple of centuries old.

Dinner at Chyulu Club will have a special Maasai farewell.

Day 6

Day 6:

Time to say goodbye to your new home in Africa: after breakfast, we will fly you to either Nairobi or to your next safari destination.

Chyulu club

Dinner at Chyulu Club will have a special Maasai farewell.

Campi Ya Kanzi 2023 Rate

Campi ya Kazi & Chyulu Club
Rates
US$ PPPD
Luxury Tented CottageDouble occupancy$1,045
Single occupancy$1,330
Child in third bed$525
*Child: any person below 17 years old
Hemingway & Simba SuiteDouble occupancy$1,330
Single occupancy$1,665
Child in third bed$665

Conservancy Fee:Adult US$125 & Child US$ 60

Included are:-Full Board Accommodation,Soft Drinks / Wines / Spirits / Beer,Laundry,Game drives in open Land Rovers,Game drives in EV Land Rovers (Suites),Bird watching,Bush meals/picnic,Escorted game walks,Star-gazing,Cloud forest walks (CyK),Horse-back riding (CyK),Maasai cultural villages visits,Visit Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust Research Centre/programs,Organic farm visit

Excluded: •   Guaranteed hosting by Luca Belpietro: $3,000/day per party, min 3 days•  Champagne / Special Wines or Spirits•         Gratuities•       Arriving in the AM and departing in the PM: $550 pp•           Air excursions – inquire for prices•        Scenic flights with champagne breakfast•     Yoga – price dependent on number of pax•            Massages: $50 / 30mins, $100 / 1hr (CyK)•  Champagne horse-back riding $150 pp, max 2 pax (CyK)•            Guaranteed cave dinner: $75 pp, min 4 pax• Tsavo NP: $150 pp, inclusive of Park Fees• Amboseli NP: $400 pp, inclusive of Park Fees•        Conservation Safaris (wildlife count, lion collaring and monitoring, lion tracking)

Domestic Flight Charges
A I R T R A N S F E R S
Wilson Kanzi or vice versa$495
Malindi Kanzi or vice versa$580
Mombasa Kanzi or vice versa$590
Namanga Kanzi or vice versa$360
Taveta Kanzi or vice versa$360

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