Camp Ya Kanzi is mostly recognized as one of the most unique and inspiring safari experiences in Africa. Located at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, the camp is nestled within Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa. Camp Ya Kanzi means “camp of hidden treasure” and it surely lives up to its name offering incomparable combination of 5-star luxury, first class wilderness adventure, amazing wildlife and an authentic taste of Maasai culture. It offers indeed the ultimate African safari experience. The lodge has been built in partnership with the Maasai community and it proves a unique commitment to community development and environmental sustainability. “In front of Kilimanjaro, with a Maasai warrior taking you on safari, among elephants and lions, you will experience your dream African adventure.”
The camp is centered on Tembo House which is the club house at the heart of the lodge and was constructed using local materials such as lava rocks and grass for the roof. The Tembo House is an open-plan dining and living room with a huge vista to many different views. It is open to the outdoors and from the terrace you will have a perfect, spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Camp Ya Kanzi offers accommodation in six luxury tented cottages, Hemingway and Simba tented suites, and Kanzi House. Each cottage and suite has a different view, and accommodates one or two guests. Kanzi House is located in a more private area and it can house up to ten people. The outstanding natural beauty surrounding Camp Ya Kanzi will leave you breathless. Activities during day include walking, horse riding or driving safaris which start at dawn. You can spot the African elephant, huge bulls, gazelles and baboons, not to mention the myriad of birds.