Campi ya Kanzi: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Campi ya Kanzi, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 22 Sep 2023
Facilities at Campi ya Kanzi
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Secure Parking
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Mosquito Nets, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Massages, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Animal Encounters, Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cultural Tours, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Garden Tours, General Sightseeing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Horse-back Safaris, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Scenic Flights, Walks (Guided)
Room types at Campi ya Kanzi
Luxury Tented Cottage
The classic safari experience under canvas. Enjoy the luxury of a comfortable bed, a full en-suite bathroom, and a gorgeous view from your private veranda. Make yourself at home in the midst of stunning wilderness.
Luxury Tented Suite
For the ultimate in safari comfort, try one of our two tented suites. More spacious than our tented cottages, each suite features a large bed, an expansive en-suite bathroom, a full cabinet/dresser set for two, an indoor seating area, and a covered veranda for viewing the amazing wildlife at our watering hole.
Activities at Campi ya Kanzi
A unique and magical cave experience...
Dining below the Earth’s surface in a lava tube lined with flaming torches, dimly lit lanterns, and local Maasai? Guests at Campi ya Kanzi have the opportunity to do just that!
Start your evening with a leisurely and scenic walk for approximately 40 minutes from Campi ya Kanzi. Your guide will lead you through the vast beautiful plains of the Chyulu an excellent time for bird watching, viewing fresh lion paw prints, and learning about the grazing practices of the Maasai in the area. As you approach the cave enjoy a surprise Maasai traditional dance by with a backdrop of the sunset and the hills.
It is not an easy venture to truly capture the essence of the warm and calming energy of the cave. The lighting from the lanterns and the candles combined with the darkness of the cave contribute to a relaxing and spiritual inner and out-of-body experience. One that cannot simply be captured through an image.
Imagine Mount Kilimanjaro wrapped in a soft, purple light with the snow on top reflecting the first sun of the morning. Listen to Africa as she wakes up at dawn. Birds are singing, zebras are snorting, and the wind is whistling through the acacias.
You are in the middle of it all, riding a horse through a herd of hartebeest. This magical experience will remain with you forever.
After your ride, raise a toast to the great greatdoors as you sip champagne at a peaceful bush breakfast.
Should you wish to fly over the Snows of Kilimanjaro or The Green Hills of Africa (the Chyulu Hills) or over the magnificent wilderness of Tsavo West and/or Amboseli National Parks, in search of elephants, our commercial pilot will be delighted to assist.
Flying next to the highest mountain of Africa is amazing: you will see the snowy peaks, the forests, the valleys of the old lava flows.
At sunrise, and with a pinkish dawn embracing the Mountain, we will fly next to Mawenzi – the second highest peak, then toward Kibo, Kilimanjaro’s highest peak We will see the Shira Plateau, and in distance Mt. Meru.
You will feel like the first pilots experiencing pioneering flying over Africa. Being so close to Kilimanjaro is fascinating.
We remain in the Kenyan airspace and we fly just 5 miles from the peak: very impressive!
We will come back toward the Chyulu Hills, flying low level in search of the elephants, which we see most of the time.
After landing, a table will be waiting for you in the savanna, with a fabulous vista of the mountain where you just flew over.
A champagne breakfast, in the savanna, with eggs and bacon cooked on a bush fire… Do not miss the experience of a life time!
Flying early morning is extremely comfortable; the air is not moving and you will have an incredibly smooth flight.
Walking / Hiking Safaris
With us you can do more than just stretch your legs, you can walk for days. Stroll down through the foothills to the granite-topped outcroppings at the edge of the savannah and climb up for a view of the Savannah.
Take a longer day hike across the hills and plains, accompanied by your experienced Maasai scouts, learning to read the signs of the animals and hearing how the landscape was formed, crossing over ancient lava flows and ending in a tented camp under a baobab tree for the night. Or, best of all, take the rarest of walks up into the Green Hills and through the Chyulu Cloud Forest: wild forest hogs, rare Turaco birds, huge silver-cheeked Hornbills, antelope, elephant…all under the cool shade of giant strangler fig trees that rival the strangest most mystical trees in the world.
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