Campi ya Kanzi Lodge - Chyulu Hills


Campi ya Kanzi means "Camp of the Hidden Treasure" in Kiswahili. For you, it means "safari in style" at a luxury tented safari camp. Campi ya Kanzi lies within a 400-square-mile Masai private land in Southern Kenya, dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro, just 35 miles away. Campi ya Kanzi is located in 280,000 acres private Masai Reserve in the Chyulu Hills, South East Kenya overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro and bordering Tsavo West, Chyulu and Amboseli National Parks. The camp has is a classic safari style ambience with 21st Century comfort. Campi ya Kanzi is 1 hour by private charter from Nairobi has its own airstrip about a 10 minutes drive away. African Spice Safaris offer a per seat rate, from Nairobi is 400 US Dollars one way, minimum 2 Guests. Air transfers are offered also from Malindi, Mombasa, Taveta and Namanga. The drive from Nairobi is about 6 hours. We suggest flying versus driving. Kuku Conservation area stretches from the Chyulu Hills to the foothills of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (19,342 feet). The altitude ranges from 3,000 to 6,900 feet, so the land includes a number of different habitats. Biodiversity is extremely rich. Habitats range from the grasslands of the savanna to green river woodlands and cool mountain forests. The Chyulu Hills on Kuku Group Ranch were formed by very recent volcanic activity; some of the lava outflow age less than 200 years. Being a natural corridor for wildlife between Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks, this land is protected. According to 30 years records by Dr. David Western, former KWS director, up to 90% of the population of some herbivores of Amboseli National Park, need this land for some part of the year, in order to survive.