Campi ya Kanzi
Located at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa,” Campi ya Kanzi is a partnership with the Maasai community of Kuku Group Ranch, promoting environmental conservation and sustainable community development through ecotourism.
Campi Ya Kanzi, one of Kenya’s best ecological safari programs, is where safari dreams come true. Based in Kilimanjaro, Campi Ya Knazi is a uniquely authentic experience: you will discover a vanishing Africa, explore an incredible wilderness, see amazing wildlife, while being deeply immersed in a fascinating culture and contributing to preserving it. This is truly the most iconic safari land: Kilimanjaro dominates the view; elephants and lions roam free in true wilderness; giraffes and zebras cover the plains, and Maasai warriors congregate.
The business was built using only sustainable materials collected locally. The business employs locally (90% are local Maasai), pays tourism revenues to the community and supports a community trust. The camp fulfills all water needs through rain cropping and storing it in PVC bladders and only uses renewable energies; photovoltaic panels for electricity and solar boilers for hot water. It was also the first lodge in the 90’s to use UNEP approved eco-friendly charcoal to cook all the food.
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Campi ya kanzi has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and company-wide commitments to sustainability.
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As a guest, you’ll experience five-star appropriate luxury combined with an authentic relationship and immersion within Maasai culture. Not only will you enjoy a unique and pristine stretch of exclusive wilderness, tailor-made private safaris with Maasai guides/trackers, personal hosting by the founders (Luca & Antonella Belpietro) and amazing wildlife, you’ll also actively protect and help the Maasai Community by directly funding the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust through the conservation fee for each night you spend at the camp. Every visitor will be supporting Campi Ya Kanzi’s deepest mission, which is the preservation of this ecosystem and sustainable economic benefit for the local community.
Safari activities include horse-back riding, dining in a huge cave, star gazing with lectures, visiting their Trust programs, a transcendental Meditation course, a Kilimanjaro scenic flight followed by a champagne bush breakfast, an excursion to Tsavo West National Park, and more.
Campi ya Kanzi has been awarded the Five-Leaf Certification for excellence in environmental sustainability by Five-Leaf System and has been recognised for its sustainability efforts as a Global Ecosphere Retreat for its commitment to conservation, community, culture and commerce. The camp is also in partnership with Pack for a Purpose, an organisation that partners with tourist destinations to allow guests to bring supplies desperately needed by the local communities. Campi ya Kanzi has been built for and by the Maasai community with the mindset that the ultimate protection of the environment requires the consideration of wilderness, wildlife and culture, and puts this into practice throughout every aspect of the camp. While on safari at Campi ya Kanzi you will explore and discover more than 63 different mammals and 400 bird species, promising a real uncompromised safari experience!