Campi ya Kanzi-Chyulu Hills

A camp woven into the fabric of the Chyulus in Kenya
A camp woven into the fabric of the Chyulus in Kenya

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.

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


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.

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.

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:

Campi Ya Kanzi 2023 Rate

Campi ya Kazi & Chyulu Club
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
*Child: any person below 17 years old
Conservancy Fee:Adult US$125 & Child US$ 60
  A I R T R A N S F E R S
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

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)

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