5 amazing campsites in Kenya
There are many campsites in Kenya that offer picturesque scenery, great landscapes, and warm temperatures. Apart from being a popular safari destination, these places have also made Kenya a great destination for those that love outdoor activities such as picnics, fishing, hiking, etc.
Some of them are located near (or in) the game parks while others can be found by the beach, hills, mountains, and at popular resorts. Here’s a list of the five best-camping sites in Kenya to explore:
1. Jangwani Camp, Sagana
Jangwani is a little gem in Murang’a County. It sits right by the river and has a scenic view of sagana river waterfalls. Jangwani camp has the best campsite grounds that can accommodate up to 100 people and offer various tent options.
Some of the fun and adrenaline-rushing activities they offer are water rafting, kayaking, and simple rafting. You also enjoy archery, fishing, cycling, nature walks, and team building for large groups. Don’t forget your swimming costume; you don’t want to miss out on swimming in the wild.
2. Fisherman’s Camp, Naivasha
Fisherman’s camp boasts of its scenic canopy of acacia trees and breath-taking views of Lake Naivasha. The camp is home to the superb Rift Valley festival- a gathering of diverse artists performing combined traditional African roots and global style. While at the camp, you will fascinate watching their resident colobus monkeys and hippos as they graze around the lake.
Accommodation options at the camp are an all-inclusive cottage, and 4 rustic bandas equipped with hot showers and toilets. You can pitch your tent too and hire firewood for a bonfire. Enjoy a boat ride, ride a bicycle or go fishing as you enjoy the serenity of the camp. Also, savour your taste buds with local meals at Fisherman’s bar as you enjoy beautiful sunsets.
3. Lake Oloiden Camp, Naivasha
Oloiden camp is a piece of paradise located in Naivasha, next to the beautiful Lake Oloiden. This camp has picturesque views that are mind-blowing! The camp offers a wide range of activities to make your camping experience memorable. Oloiden’s accommodation range has double, jumbo, kizingo, and quad tents. You can pitch a personal tent too.
Fun activities at the camp include; cycling, nature walks at Wileli Conservancy, swimming, and team building. You have an option to cook your food while camping; however, their restaurant and bar offer sumptuous delicacies.
4. Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli
If you are looking for luxury-tented camps in Kenya, Kibo Safari Camp is your catch. The camp is located in Amboseli National Park and boasts of the scenic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The camp has 73 self-contained tents ranging from single, double, triple, and family tents.
Early morning sunrise views, game drives, swimming, and watching cultural dances are among the activities found there. Their restaurant overlooks the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro and offers delicious cuisine and fresh fruits from their farm. Kibo Safari Camp hospitality qualifies it as one of the best campsites in Kenya.
5. El Karama Lodge
El Karama is a serene family-owned eco-campsite that is located in a private conservancy in Laikipia. You are sure to spot several wild animals while camping here as it is home to most wildlife. The scenic landscape views are breathtaking, and the assorted fauna and flora are eye-catching.
The camp offers luxurious accommodation experiences, and activities such as horse riding, fishing, farm visits, open fire pits, among others. Enjoy a massage treatment at the wellness area on your next trip.
Kenya has many exquisite and serene camping spots you can discover. Overall, these are some of the best campsites; consider adding them to your bucket list.