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Aerial View of Campi ya Kanzi
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.
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Campi ya Kanzi is an award-winning, boutique eco-lodge that sets a new standard for the experience of true luxury that is also truly ecologically low-impact. In partnership with the Maasai community of Kuku Group Ranch, we set out to prove that you can have the romance of the great safaris of earlier days, the comfort and service of a top hotel, the fine dining of an Italian palazzo...and that we can give it all to you without damaging the very environment you've come to immerse yourself in. And best of all through your visit will be supporting our deepest mission, which is the preservation of this ecosystem and sustainable economic benefit for the local community.
Campi ya Kanzi is owned by the local Maasai community: you will enjoy true ecotourism and play an active role in the conservation of the land and of the Maasai culture. You will learn about Maasai lifestyle, about their land, their culture. You will learn it through them, in the most genuine way.
If you want to escape the ordinary, avoid the crowds and feel that rare magic of an authentic encounter with a place and a culture…come spend time with us.
The Chyulu Hills are one of the most iconic landscapes on the continent: the "Green Hills of Africa" that Ernest Hemingway came to again and again and that inspired him to write "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" while camping in our hills and plains, where the view of that famous mountain is supremely beautiful. With wildlife roaming in abundance, massive granite outcroppings rising over rivers and lava flows that cut across the plains and a deep and mysterious cloud forest on the crest of the green hills, this landscape is truly one of the great wilderness experiences anywhere.
Campi ya Kanzi itself is an award-winning, boutique eco-lodge that sets a new standard for the experience of true luxury that is also truly ecologically low-impact. In partnership with the Maasai community of Kuku Group Ranch, we set out to prove that you can have the romance of the great safaris of earlier days, the comfort and service of a top hotel, the fine dining of an Italian palazzo…and that we can give it all to you without damaging the very environment you've come to immerse yourself in. And best of all through your visit will be supporting our deepest mission, which is the preservation of this ecosystem and sustainable economic benefit for the local community.
All accommodations are constructed of stones, canvas, and wood, and they feature a full elegant bath with shower, bidet, basin, flush toilet and electric light. Bathrooms in the suites have double sinks. Brass plumbing fixtures add an unexpected touch of elegance and comfort, with hot (solar heated) and cold running water.
Each accommodation has a wide veranda to let you enjoy superb views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Tsavo Hills, and the Chyulu Hills.
Our state-of-the-art solar power system provides 220-volt electricity for the entire camp at any time (plugs and sockets are 2 pins, Italian).
Campi ya Kanzi has two goals: treat you to the most memorable vacation of your life, while helping the Maasai preserve their wildlife and cultural heritages. Here you will experience true ethical and solidarity tourism. State of the art technologies have been used to make the least impact on the environment: water comes from rain cropping, electricity from 120 photovoltaic panels, hot water from solar panels, food is cooked using an eco-friendly charcoal. But most importantly the lodge is a partnership with the Maasai local community.
Discover the real Africa: the Maasai Mara (600 square miles) offers accommodation for about 5,000 guests (76 acres per guest). Our Group Ranch (about 400 square miles) has one lodge, Campi ya Kanzi, with room for 16 guests (17,500 acres per guest). Here you will be in the real Africa, away from the minibuses and the noisy crowds. Being outside of a National Park you will be able to walk, in safety, escorted by your professional guide and Maasai tracker.
Unique is rather an overused (and often abused) term, but that's what we truly are. Unlike other lodges, we are not in a National Park (with crowds of visitors) or in a small, privately owned concession.
Instead, we are a community eco-lodge, offering an authentic experience of an iconic Africa, rich in wildlife, wilderness and culture.
The diversity of the landscape, and consequently of the wildlife, is tremendous. You can spend a week here, enjoying and discovering something different everyday, combining traditional game drives with unforgettable game walks, while being deeply immersed in the Maasai culture.
In the words of Edward Norton, the President of Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund: "The contribution that Campi ya Kanzi makes to Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust is a shining example of the way the romance and adventure of tourism in the last, best wild places can actually help preserve those places for the future."