The camp lies within a 400-square-mile private ranch in southern Kenya, in sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Campi ya Kanzi Attractions
More then 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 lesser Kudu, gerenuk, cheetah and wild dog inhabit 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.
Campi ya Kanzi Facilities
Tembo (“elephant”) House is the heart of the camp. The clubhouse has a thatched roof and is beautifully constructed of local materials such as lava rocks and native timbers. It’s open to the outdoors, and from its terrace you’ll have a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tembo House has a large lounge where you can enjoy our books about Africa, or relax with a refreshing drink after your safari.
You’ll also take your meals at Tembo House. Crystal glasses, fine table settings and candlelight dinners will be a high point of your Campi ya Kanzi experience. Our cooks are specially trained in the preparation of fine Italian cuisine (home made fresh pasta, risotto, biscuits, bread, ice-cream…), which we feature along with International and local dishes. Fresh daily vegetables are supplied by our organic vegetable garden, as well as fresh milk from our organic dairy and fresh eggs from our chickens.
Campi ya Kanzi accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in seven thatched roof guesthouses. One of these is named “The Hemingway Suite” for the famous author who wrote of the nearby Chyulu Hills in his “Green Hills of Africa.” Each guesthouse enjoys a different view, and accommodates one or two adults. They feature either twin beds or a king-size bed, made at the
camp with local logs, with specially made linen imported from Italy. A table, two safari chairs, a colonial trunk, shelves and hangers for your clothes, and daily fresh flowers complete the interior décor.
The guesthouses are constructed of stones, fabric, and wood and they feature a full elegant bath with shower, bidet, basin, and flush toilet; brass plumbing fixtures add an unexpected touch of elegance and comfort with hot and cold running water. Each guesthouse has a wide veranda to provide superb views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Tsavo Hills. Our state-of-the-art solar system provides 220-volt electricity for your guesthouse. Campi ya Kanzi is a special retreat far removed from the hectic pace of the modern world. If necessary however, you can reach your home or business with the camp’s satellite phone.
With only seven guesthouses, there is ample distance from one to the other to guarantee every guest’s privacy. Each guesthouse has a dedicated Maasai attendant assigned to it. At night, Maasai guards patrol the camp to ensure your complete safety