Campi ya Kanzi
Campi ya Kanzi tent Walking in the Chyulu hills
Campi ya Kanzi tent
Walking in the Chyulu hills

Campi ya Kanzi

Campi ya Kanzi is an award-winning boutique ecolodge in the Chyulu Hills of southern Kenya. This “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” is the only safari lodge on a Maasai-owned reserve spanning 283,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Mount Kilimanjaro and Ernest Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa” form a stunning backdrop for inspiring and sustainable safari experiences. Campi ya Kanzi offers luxurious comfort, thrilling outdoor adventure, memorable wildlife encounters, and authentic connection to the Maasai people. Moreover, it leverages the benefits of tourism to protect the local environment and to preserve the Maasai culture. This is where safari dreams come true.




— Exclusive wilderness of 280,000 acres – 2/3 the size of the Maasai Mara reserve. — Iconic safari destination: Hemingway’s greens hills of Africa and Mount Kilimanjaro. — Personal hosting by Luca and Antonella, founders of the camp and of Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. 

Need to Know

We believe in being 100% solar (since our inception), we believe in cropping all of our water from the rains, without tapping into community wells or springs.


We trust that a safari experienced at Campi ya Kanzi will be one of the most precious memories you will treasure for years to come: walking with a Maasai guide in his land, tracking wildlife, trekking the cloud forest of the Chyulu Hills, the green hills of Africa of Ernest Hemingway, while being profoundly and authentically connected with the Maasai landlords who, with us, are the hosts.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

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 contemplate.

Safari is quite a charming word. It is exotic and iconic at the same time. Safari means “voyage” or “expedition” in Kiswahili. With us your luxury safari will translate into a unique authentic experience: you will discover a vanishing Africa, explore an incredible wilderness, see amazing wildlife, while being deeply immerse in a fascinating culture and contributing to preserving it.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives in open Land Rover, with your professional guide and Maasai tracker. Walks in the cloud forest or in the savanna or to look-out hills.Tailored safaris for keen birds watchers. Tailored safaris for keen photographers. Visit your Maasai tracker’s home, in his village, to learn about Maasai culture. Horse-back riding. Massages. Dine in the bush, for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dine in a huge cave, where the Maasai where hiding the cattle they were raiding from the Wakamba, a tribe living on the other side of the Chyulu Hills. Stars gazing with lectures. Visit the Trust programs in conservation, health, and education. Join “Among Lions” a special one week safari run with the Trust, studying the lion population of the reservation. Excursion to Tsavo West National Park, where you can visit Mzima Springs and the Shetani Lava Flow. Kilimanjaro scenic flight, followed by a champagne bush breakfast. Air excursions to Tsavo or the Chyulu Hills, flying over the geoglyph sculptures by Andrew Rogers

  • Air excursion to Amboseli National Park, where you can drive among elephants
  • With advanced notice, we can also organize:
  • Fly camping on the plains in front of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • A special excursion to Tsavo East, at Ithumba camp, where you can visit orphan elephants reintroduced into the wilderness
  • Nicola Tonolini can be booked to run a photographic course at Campi ya Kanzi
  • Mark Nicholson (Board member of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust) can be booked to guide a botanic safari
  • Transcendental Meditation course

The main goal of Campi ya Kanzi is to protect the land of the Maasai; 283,000 acres of Kuku Group Ranch, to enable the Maasai community to keep living according to their traditions, if they so wish.
Your visit to Campi ya Kanzi contributes tremendously to achieving this goal.


- 6 luxury tented cottages

- 2 tented suites

- 1 swimming pool cottage

- Kanzi House, a private villa with room for 8 guests

- eco sustainable swimming pool (18 mt/60 ft)

- jacuzzi

- Kanzi Amani (massagges)


Campi ya Kanzi: six luxury tented cottages, two tented suites, one swimming pool suite. Kanzi House: private villa in the savannah, built all with local materials, with 18m swimming pool (water cropped from the rains) and a Jacuzzi for four.


Campi ya Kanzi is a luxury eco lodge, the most awarded in East Africa and the first the be Gold rated by Ecotourism Kenya.

  • Gold Eco-Rated by Ecotourism Kenya
  • 2016 IE Awards for Sustainability
  • 2014 Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Award
  • 2008 Condé Nast Traveler's World Savers Award
  • 2006 Eco-Warrior Award
  • 2006 Tourism for Tomorrow Award
  • 2005 Skål International Ecotourism Award
  • 2004 World Legacy Award finalist


Open all year round.

Average StayAverage Stay

4-5 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

US$750 – $950 pp, per night, sharing.

Children PolicyChild Policy

No age limit.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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