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Camo ya kanzi

Campi ya Kanzi

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


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.

This luxury lodge has been built in partnership with the Maasai community of the 375,000-acre Kuku Group Ranch.

Hemingway & Simba tented suites

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!

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

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:

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 Air Transfers
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

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: Arrival and Welcome

Day 2: Wildlife Wonders

Day 3: Exploring the Chyulu Hills

Day 4: Journey to Chyulu Club

Day 5: Tsavo’s Boundless Wilderness

Day 6: Departure

Booking and Enquiries

To create a personalized journey or for more details about this exclusive experience, please enquire.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness, where each day brings new and exciting encounters with nature, wildlife, and the rich culture of the Maasai people. Get ready for the safari of a lifetime at Campi ya Kanzi!

Discover More Luxury Kenya Safari Lodges

Beyond the enchanting experience of Campi ya Kanzi, Kenya spoils travelers with a selection of other luxurious safari lodges that promise an equally magnificent adventure. Each of these lodges offers a unique slice of Kenya’s diverse landscapes, complete with first-class amenities, bespoke service, and exclusive access to some of the country’s most treasured wildlife reserves. Whether you’re yearning for uninterrupted savannah views, close encounters with the Big Five, or the serene beauty of distant mountain ranges, these lodges serve as the perfect complement to your Kenyan safari journey.

Ol Donyo Lodge

Nestled at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, Ol Donyo Lodge merges the height of luxury with untamed natural beauty. Here, guests have the chance to witness wildlife right from their suite’s veranda and to partake in conservation efforts.

Giraffe Manor

One of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings dating back to the 1930s, Giraffe Manor offers an unforgettable experience: breakfasting with the resident herd of Rothschild giraffes who might just poke their long necks through the windows in search of a treat.

Solio Lodge

Set within the Solio Game Reserve, famed for its rhino conservation efforts, Solio Lodge offers an intimate and stylish retreat with stunning views of Mount Kenya and a high-density wildlife population for unparalleled game viewing.

Almanara Luxury Villas

Situated on the white sands of Diani Beach, the Almanara Luxury Villas offer total seclusion with private beach access, personal chefs, and glass-bottomed boat tours among the coral reefs.

Angama Mara

Perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara provides an awe-inspiring view of the Maasai Mara below. Tailor-made safari experiences and hot air balloon rides make this lodge a truly unique place to stay.

The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Overlooking Kenya’s Northern Frontier, The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is known for its luxurious individual villas and guiding conservation and community projects with the local Maasai and Samburu tribes.

These premier lodges are more than just a place to rest; they offer an immersive experience into Kenya’s wildlife, culture, and scenery, promising luxury and adventure at every turn. For bookings and to explore further options, contact us. Your journey into the heart of Kenya’s wilderness awaits.

Guest Feedback on Campi ya Kanzi

Experience of a Lifetime at Campi ya Kanzi

From the moment we landed on the airstrip, Campi ya Kanzi offered an experience unlike any other. Our Maasai guide’s knowledge of the land and wildlife was astounding, taking us on walks and drives where we witnessed the majesty of the Chyulu Hills and even spotted a pride of lions in the distance. The tented cottages were the epitome of eco-luxury, with breathtaking views and the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in. Every meal felt like a celebration of local produce and Italian flair – simply delicious. The staff’s warmth and the deep dive into Maasai culture made our stay not just a vacation, but a profound journey of connection and discovery.

Paradise Found in Kenya

Campi ya Kanzi is a paradise for anyone seeking a harmonious blend of adventure, relaxation, and luxury. The Hemingway and Simba suites provided an intimate escape with stunning vistas of wildlife congregating at the watering hole. Impeccable service from our dedicated Maasai attendant added a personal touch that was truly special. The commitment to sustainability was evident in every aspect of the lodge, creating a guilt-free indulgence we greatly appreciated. Dining under the stars, engaging conservation efforts, and the electrifying feeling of connection with nature – Campi ya Kanzi has crafted an unparalleled sanctuary that left us planning our return before we even departed.

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