Kenya is widely acclaimed to be essentially land of African superlatives. The East African country presents an awesome sight with Mount Kenya’s snow-capped peaks, big-game wildlife, sparkling desert sand, rolling savannah and indigenous vibrant tribes. Kenya is simply unmatched.
Kenya is the place which gave birth to the concept of safari. The safaris in this incredible land offer the tourists great opportunities to explore the diverse landscapes and amazing wildlife, which has the highest concentration in the world. While on a safari here you will see elephants mingling with the large herds of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra. Wild animals such as lion, cheetah and leopard thrive here. You can also indulge in a wide range of activities on a safari vacation here such as vintage biplane excursions, camel trekking, bush-walking, horse-riding and ballooning.
Let us explore some of the famous safari camps in Kenya for enjoying your vacation. These include Governors’ Camp, Sangare Tented Camp, Campi va Kanzi, and Sweetwaters Tented Camp. A visit to these safari camps will offer a great insight beforehand and make your vacation enjoyable and memorable.
The setting of Governors’ Camp is stunning. It was exclusively reserved for colonial Governors in Kenya nearly a century ago. Founded in 1972, the Governors’ Camp is situated in the forest along Mara River’s winding banks. You will find the waters of Mara River filled with crocodiles, hippos and bird-life. The Governors’ Camp has 37 tents lining the riverbank offering amazing views of the Mara River and across the sweeping plains. This beautiful tented camp has set new standards in luxury and is among the best in Africa. The tents are under the canvas and equipped with en-suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot and cold running water. The tents are lighted with gas and paraffin lamps during the night. The campfire and bar tent are located at the center of the camp. The visitors are served breakfast, lunch and dinner at the dining tent. The visitors can pursue various activities throughout the day, which includes cultural visits to nearby Maasai villages, guided game walks in African bush, hot air balloon safaris, and 3 daily game drives in open side safari vehicles accompanied with trained drivers.
Sangare Tented Camp
The Sangare Tented Camp is situated in Central Kenya at the Aberdare Mountains’ northern foothills. It is housed in a private ranch spanning in 6500 acres. The camp looks exquisite overlooking a stunning fresh water lake with Sangare hill in its backdrop. Sangare is a privately-owned wildlife sanctuary in Kenya and offers splendid views across the expansive savannah. The terrain is home to many wild animals such as warthogs, leopards, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, elephants and many others. The Sangare Tented Camp comprises of 12 luxurious tents, which are tastefully furnished, spacious and provide great comfort and relaxation. Each tent is equipped with African rustic furniture, 4 poster beds, a cozy lounge overlooking the lake, a private romantic verandah, and en-suite bathroom with shower facility and flush toilet. Various kinds of activities can be pursued while staying at the camp. These include fly fishing, trekking, bird walks, boat riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, night game walk, excursion to Solio Ranch, Aberdares National Park game drive, Sangare Ranch night drive, and Sangare Ranch Day game drive. You can also get entertained with traditional dances, tea farm visit and flower farm visit.
Campi ya Kanzi
The Campi ya Kanzi is situated in Kenya’s prime game area between Amboseli and Tsavo national parks. The camp is renowned for offering Maasai-led walking safaris. Tracking game on foot with the traditional Maasai is an indeed thrilling experience here. Campi ya Kanzi in Kiswahili language mean “Camp of the Hidden Treasure”. Look forward to a “safari in style” at the Campi ya Kanzi, which houses eight luxuriously tented cottages only. A dedicated Maasai attendant has been assigned to each of the tented cottage. At most 14 guests are accommodated in the exclusive Simba and Hemingway suites as well as the six tented cottages with thatched roof.
Both the suites are equipped with a king-size bed, bathrooms with double sinks, flush toilet, basin and shower facilities, as well as cold and hot running water. The tented cottages have either a king-size bed or twin beds, two safari chairs, and a table. A broad veranda at each tented cottage provides amazing views of Chyulu Hills, Tsavo Hills, or Mt. Kilimanjaro. During night, the cottages are brightly illuminated with the state of the art solar power system. This is the best place for ecotourism in Kenya. Here you will be able to know about the Maasai people, their lifestyle, culture and land as the Campi ya Kanzi is possessed by the local Maasai residents. The activities that can be pursued while staying here include bird watching, escorted game walks, forest walks, visit to Maasai cultural villages, and game drives.