CAMPI YA KANZI
Imagine starting your day with the aroma of fresh Kenyan coffee or tea brought to your tent by your personal Masai attendant, while enjoying the privacy of your veranda overlooking majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Imagine taking a guided walking safari with local trackers to show you the rich flora and fauna of this undiscovered paradise, while playing a role in the conservation of this unique habitat. Welcome to Campi ya Kanzi. Campi ya Kanzi means “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” in Kiswahili. For you, it means “safari in style” at a luxury tented safari camp. Unique is rather an overused (and often abused) term, but that’s what Campi ya Kanzi truly is. Unlike other lodges, it is not in a National Park (with crowds of visitors) or in a small, privately owned concession. Instead, it is a community eco-lodge, offering an authentic experience of an iconic Africa, rich in wildlife, wilderness and culture
The camp is situated just next to Amboseli National Parkand bordering Tsavo West and Chyulu National Parks, this camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests and provides a unique opportunity to experience the real African wilderness.
Stretching from the Chyulu Hillsto the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the ranch’s altitude ranges from 3,000 feet to 6,900 feet. The variation and the vastness of the area assure an incredible biodiversity. Here you can enjoy most of the different environments of Kenya, including mountain forest, grasslands, river woodlands, bush and savanna and the wildlife that inhabit these environments.
More than 50 different mammals and 400 bird species are found on the ranch. Beside the “Big Five” animals of elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo, rare animals such as lesser kudu, gerenuk, cheetah and wild dog inhibit the ranch as well. Plains game is very rich; interesting antelopes such as the Klipspringer and the mountain reedbuck are found on the hills. The fringed ear Oryx and the Masai giraffe are very common.
The camp offers room for 16 guests in 6 luxury tented cottages and 2 suites. Luca and Antonella, the founders, will host you, assisted by the local Maasai. The camp lies within a 400-square-mile area of Maasai private land in Southern Kenya, dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro, just 35 miles away.
Alphaxad is Tours and Travel Consultant with LetsGokenya, an online hotel reservations company that allows guests to book and pay for hotels, lodges and camps in kenya, Uganda and Tanzania online and in real time. Find us on www.letsgokenya.com
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