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 wildlife.
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 Project.
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 suggested itinerary.