Campi ya Kanzi (Swahili for “Camp of the Hidden Treasure”) is a luxury eco-tourism safari camp located in the Chyulu Hills of southeast Kenya near Tsavo West National Park. Their camp offers private, professionally guided safaris and a unique experience unlike any other available in East Africa, complete with breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and authentic immersion in Maasai culture. They are a long-time leader in the eco-tourism sector and have won many awards, including the Tourism for Tomorrow Award, the Eco-Warrior Award, and the Condènast World Savers Award. They were the first lodge to receive a Gold Eco-Rating from Ecotourism Kenya, and we were recently accredited as a Global Ecosphere Retreat.
Campi ya Kanzi stands out among local safari camps because their guests can walk and hike alongside wildlife instead of staying confined to a vehicle – truly a rarity in Africa. Their camp is near national parks but not in them, so guests can enjoy all the wildlife of the parks without any of the restrictions. In addition to hiking and traditional game drives, their guests can also ride horses, go mountain biking, and take scenic airplane flights. They also have a pool, a hot tub, and professional masseuses.
Thanks to their private location, an intimate experience is guaranteed. They are the sole safari camp in an area covering four hundred square miles of wilderness. They accommodate a maximum of twenty-four guests and personally customize every safari experience. With a Maasai guide and tracker for each outing, we can truly promise an unforgettable safari.
Campi ya Kanzi promotes responsible tourism and gives back to the local community. They employ seventy Kenyans, and their business supports their sister non-profit, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, which provides conservation, education, and health services across Kuku Group Ranch. They also provide a model for sustainable operations through rainwater collection, solar electricity, solar heating, graywater and blackwater recycling, and much more.