Camps and Camping Sites in Kenya

Camping  In Kenya

Kenya has many scenic and peaceful places and most of them are great spots to go camping. The picturesque scenery, warm temperatures and great landscapes have made Kenya a camping destination for those who love outdoor activities such as picnic, fishing and hiking. There are lots of places to go camping in Kenya and they are all located in well-preserved localities, most are frequently close to the National Parks. The country’s national parks are widespread all through the areas and they are great environment for numerous styles of camping.

Best Camps and Camping Sites in Kenya

Camping Sites in Kenya – Rapids Camp, Sagana

Located right by the river, Rapids Camp is a camping site well-known for its adventurous outdoor activities. The riverside campsite is a perfect place to pitch a camping tent, relax and indulge yourself in fun activities. Rapids camp offers a scenic surrounding with magnificent landscape. You can pitch your tent next to the Sagana River and enjoy variety of water sports such as kayaking, water rafting in Tana River and canoeing.

Facilities in rapids camp


children welcome

children activities

fly camp/campsite



bush meals

a la carte

snack menu


seated all together,safari style

self catering

accommodation only


visit to local villages

credit cards



Camping Sites in Kenya – Malewa Bush Ventures

Located near Naivasha, next to the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, Malewa Bush Ventures is an ideal camping site, a quick getaway into a serene environment, which is surrounded by plush vegetation. Malewa Bush Ventures offers outdoor activities such as rock climbing, trekking, game viewing, boating and fishing. The campsite offers a variety of accommodation including luxury tents and dome tents with suitable facilities. Visit: Malewa Bush Ventures.

facilities in malewa bush ventures


gift shop


chlidren welcome

game drives

game walks

night drives

visit to local villages

bush meals


mountain climbing



solar power

community development projects

full board

credit cards


Camping Sites in Kenya – Camp Carnelley’s

Let’s drive a little inland now and go to the great camping town of Naivasha. In Naivasha, not only will you find legendary roast meat at Kikopey, a few kilometers away, but you will also find exquisite camping sites such as Camp Carnelley’s. The owners describe it as a ‘hippy chic’ camp that offers the best ‘outdoorsy’ atmosphere you could hope for. The best part is that they provide the camping grounds right next to Lake Naivasha. You either bring your own tent or rent one from them. They have a fully stocked bar, a kitchen and Bandas, in case you are not looking to pitch a tent on your arrival night. Visit: Camp Carnelley’s.

Facilities in camp carnelley’s




self drive game drives


a la carte

accomodation only

credit cards



Camping Sites in Kenya – El Karama

This is a beautiful family run eco-camp site. It is located centrally within Laikipia District. El Karama stands out, not only because it has luxury camping facilities, but because this region has the most diverse fauna and flora than anywhere else in the entire country! The river side camp site and the beautiful cottages will give you a time to remember.

Facilities in El karama

  1. parking
  2. gift shop
  3. art gallery
  4. library
  5. children activities
  6. fly camp/campsite
  7. game walks
  8. visit to local villages
  9. bush meals
  10. self drive game drives
  11. seated all together, safari style
  12. full board
  13. accommodation only
  14. self catering
  15. eco-friendly
  16. solar power
  17. community development projects
  18. credit cards
  19. airstrip

Camping Sites in Kenya – Kiboko Camp

This is a 12 tented camping site only 100KM from Malindi. It is ideal for those travelers who want to experience a bit of the country side but do not want to go too far from the beach. It has a fully stocked bar and kitchen, an amazing overview of a fast flowing river that brings with it different types of animals from the wild. This truly is Africa at its best. Visit: Kiboko.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Mamba Village

Only 20 minutes from the CBD, Mamba village in Nairobi’s sprawling Lang’ata suburb is the ideal destination for those who want to view crocodiles, ostriches and have some experience in up market tented camping. You also get to eat some rare game meat while you are at it! Visit: Mamba Village

Camping Sites in Kenya – Camp Malta

For those looking for a wholesomely Christian camping experience, Camp Malta in Thika town presents the best choice for you. Located less than an hour from Nairobi, this is a simple tented campsite that provides the best opportunity for Christian folk to interact and enjoy themselves in a serene and peaceful atmosphere.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Thompson Falls Lodge Camp

Thompson falls in Nyahururu is not only an incredibly beautiful place, but the campsite owned by Thompson Falls Lodge is an equally gorgeous place. It is serene, lush and very quite. You can see the stars and listen to the rumble of the massive falls while staying here.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Hell’s Gate Gorge and National Park

With a name like Hell’s Gate, there is nothing else but sheer spectacle when you visit this region. Near Naivasha town, at Hell’s Gate, you will get to see what natural geological formation can do to any landscape. You will see volcanic landforms, souring red cliffs, a deep gorge and lush grassland with an assortment of wildlife. Within the National park, there are three tented campsites that provide you with the best camping facilities in the region and they are Ol Dubai, Naiburta and Endachata.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Kongoni Camp

If you want to have a beautiful view of Mt. Kenya in the morning, or if you are planning to go up Kenya’s highest mountain, then spending a night or two at Kongoni luxury lodge and campsite is the ideal option for you. This is a beautiful hub for those trekking the Burguret and Sirimoni routes. Visit: Kongoni Camp

Camping Sites in Kenya – Old Moses & Shipton’s Camp

The first thing you need to know is that this is NOT your ordinary camping site. No, you cannot bring a date here, not unless they caught the ‘mountain climbing bug’! Old Moses mountain hut & Shipton’s Camp are located at 3330m and 4200m above sea level respectively. If you are staying here, you are practically halfway up Mt. Kenya. The accommodations are very basic. You have a sleeping area and a kitchen. It is not luxurious, but any mountain climber knows that this is all you need when you are up there.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Camp Ya Kanzi

Located deep in the Maasai territory, Camp Ya Kanzi is an award winning camping site that is at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills. Here, you will experience first class wilderness accommodation, amazingly exotic wildlife and get a taste of authentic Maasai culture.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Olorgesailie

Only an hour from Nairobi, Oloolua Nature Trail in Olorgesailie provides a wonderful opportunity for the history buffs to view the ancient remains of early man. The area is an ancient excavation site that has a beautiful waterfall, wonderful surroundings and a more than interesting nature walk. The camping facilities are rather unique with simplicity being the main motto. You have tents, a barbecue area, pit latrines, and a washing area.

Camping Sites in Kenya – Kembu Farm

Now, this is country! Even the name gives it away. Kembu farm, just outside of Nakuru town is the place to go when all you need is a little fresh air, lush gardens, comfortable accommodation and no noisy neighbours. The campsite is set in a very peaceful part of the farm. Should you request it, the owner provides self catering facilities. This ensures you are not bothered at all! Visit: Kembu Farm

Camping Sites in Kenya – Wildebeest Eco Camp

This is an eclectic camping site located in Lang’ata, just next to Mamba Village. Here you will find all sorts of camping facilities, from low budget tents to high luxury tents with electricity and flushable toilets. It is the ideal place for a quick ‘one night’ getaway for city folk looking to go country! Visit: Wildebeest Eco Camp

5 Best Nakuru Camps

Mwewe Camp

Mwewe camp is set at the shores of Lake Elementaita, the Camp is abounding with wildlife unfettered by the more rigorous strictures and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury.
The 12 tents at this camp are built on a raised concrete slab and they have a permanent roof.

Contacts: 0722 877051

Rhino campsite

The campsite has a spacious, well-maintained garden and self-catering facilities.


Tel: 0722 563150

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

The Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya.

There is parking and car-hire services is guarded round-the-clock by security personnel. Flamingo Hill Tented Camp also provides free Wi Fi internet access and stable electricity. Special rooms and facilities are available for persons with disabilities. Park fees and game drives are not included. There is a spa area available in the hotel.

Contacts: +254 20 3884485

Mbweha Camp Lake Nakuru

Mbweha Camp Lake Nakuru is located in the Congreve Conservancy, bordering Lake Nakuru National Park on the south eastern boundary. The property offers a swimming pool, restaurant and bar on site. Guests can relax in the garden or the shared guest lounge.

Each Chalet is luxuriously appointed with African décor and light hues. Each bed is covered with a mosquito net. There is a seating area in the room and the private bathroom is fitted with a shower. Each room has garden views and includes free Wifi.

Guests can enjoy an array of activities such as game drives, guided walks and bush dinners.


Tel: +254 704 418651

Lakira Camp

Set amidst an opit of cacias on the edge of lake Nakuru within the national park and nestled deep within the ‘cradle of mankind’ lies stunning and luxurious Lakira Camp.

Discreetly tucked away in the trees that flank it are six guest tents charmingly furnished with colonial antiques, richly woven Persian rugs and bed spreads with clean crisp white Egyyptian cottons.

The tents are large airy spinkled with a dash of romance, the bathrooms bush deluxe. This is the paradise where guests can walk outside their tents in the their own seemingly private wilderness in classic bush style, where spreading canvas, soft cushions, exotic cocktails, the twinkle of lanterns and the soft melody of the bush seduces the traveler filling his soul with the finest sights and sounds of Africa.


Tel: +254 (020) 388 4485

List of Camps and Camping Sites in Kenya

Here is a comprehensive list of all Camps and camping sites in Kenya, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to the camp website

  1. Enkare Camp – Lake Magadi, Kenya
  2. Crater Lake Camp and Sanctuary – Lake Magadi, Kenya
  3. Fish Eagle Inn – Naivasha Kenya
  4. Fisherman’s Camp – Naivasha Kenya
  5. Top Camp – Naivasha Kenya
  6. Camp Carnelley’s – Naivasha Kenya
  7. Crayfish Camp – Naivasha Kenya
  8. YMCA Naivasha Camp – Naivasha Kenya
  9. Oasis Eco Camp – Lake Elementaita, Kenya
  10. Sleeping Warrior Camp – Lake Elementaita, Kenya
  11. Flamingo Camp and Cottages – Lake Elementaita, Kenya
  12. Lake Elementaita Luxury Camp – Kenya
  13. Mbweha Camp – Nakuru Kenya
  14. Lakira Camp – Nakuru Kenya
  15. Flamingo Hill Camp – Nakuru Kenya
  16. Maili Saba Camp – Nakuru Kenya
  17. Kembu Cottages Campsite and Farmstay – Nakuru Kenya
  18. Lake Baringo Camp – Lake Baringo, Kenya
  19. Robert’s Camp – Lake Baringo, Kenya
  20. Soi Safari Camp – Lake Baringo, Kenya
  21. Saruni Wild Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  22. Richard’s Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  23. Richard’s Private Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  24. Mara Plains Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  25. Acaluma Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  26. Nyumbu Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  27. Bush Buck Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  28. Kicheche Valley Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  29. Ngare Serian Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  30. Elephant Pepper Tree Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  31. Amani Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  32. Kicheche Bush Camp
  33. Olumara Tented Camp
  34. Offbeat Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  35. Cheetah Tented Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  36. Serian Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  37. Porini Lion Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  38. Naboisho Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  39. Exploreans Mara Rianta Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  40. Duma Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  41. Kicheche Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  42. Mara Timbo Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  43. Mara Enkipai Safari Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  44. Salt Springs Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  45. Olonana Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  46. Mpata Safari Club – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  47. Mara Siria Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  48. Kilima Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  49. Kensington Mara West Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  50. Kichwa Tembo Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  51. Bateleur Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  52. Little Governors‘ Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  53. Governors‘ II Moran Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  54. Governors’ Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  55. Enkewa Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  56. Mara Explorer Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  57. Kichakani Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  58. Riverside Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  59. Fig Tree Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  60. Mara Kima Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  61. JK Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  62. Ashnil Mara Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  63. Mara Ngenche Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  64. Entim Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  65. Little Naibor Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  66. Naibor Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  67. Rekero Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  68. Mara Bush Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  69. Matira Bush Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  70. Camp Mwaluganje – South Coast, Kenya
  71. Tsavo River Hill Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  72. Satao Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  73. Ndololo Safari Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  74. Tsavo Mashariki Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  75. Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  76. Galdessa Private Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  77. Galdessa Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  78. Man Eaters Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  79. Patterson’s Safari Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  80. Tsavo Safari Camp – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
  81. Kibo Safari Camp – Amboseli National Parks, Kenya
  82. Satao Elerai Safari Camp – Amboseli National Parks, Kenya
  83. Kilima Safari Camp – Amboseli National Parks, Kenya
  84. Amboseli Porini Camp – Amboseli National Parks, Kenya
  85. Severin Safari Camp – Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
  86. Finch Hattons Camp – Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
  87. Rockside Camp – Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
  88. Camp Tsavo – Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
  89. Rhino River Camp – Meru National Park
  90. Offbeat Meru Camp
  91. Porini Rhino Camp – Ol Pejeta Conservancy Nanyuki Kenya
  92. Kicheche Laikipia Camp
  93. Sweetwaters Tented Camp – Nanyuki Kenya
  94. Sangare Tented Camp – Aberdare Kenya
  95. Aberdare Fishing Lodge & Tusk Camp – Nyeri Kenya
  96. Camp Malta – Kenya
  97. Kitich Camp
  98. Palm Shade Camp Kenya
  99. 748 Air Services Camp – Lokichogio Kenya
  100. Trackmark Restaurant – Lokichogio Kenya
  101. Lewa Safari Camp
  102. Oreteti Tented Camp – Laikipia Kenya
  103. Bush Adventures Maasai Warrior Training Camp
  104. Ensoit Camp – Laikipia Kenya
  105. Wakumbe Camp – Laikipia Kenya
  106. Lemarti’s Camp – Laikipia Kenya
  107. Kiboko Luxury Camp – Naivasha Kenya
  108. Elephant Bedroom Camp – Samburu Kenya
  109. Joy’s Camp – Shaba National Reserve, Samburu Kenya
  110. Camps in Kenya
  111. Voyager Ziwani Camp
  112. Tsavo Mashariki Camp
  113. Tortilis Camp – Amboseli National Parks, Kenya
  114. The Sleeping Warrior Camp
  115. Sweetwaters Tented Camp
  116. Siana Springs Tented Camp
  117. Severin Safari Camp
  118. Sarova Mara Game Camp – Maasai Mara, Kenya
  119. Sanctuary Olonana Camp
  120. Samburu Intrepids Camp
  121. Rhino River Camp
  122. Olumara Camp
  123. Nyumbu Camp
  124. Mara Intrepids Camp
  125. Lewa Safari Camp
  126. Kicheche Mara Camp
  127. Ilkeliani Camp
  128. Governors’ Private Camp
  129. Governors’ Il Moran Camp
  130. Elsa’s Kopje Camp
  131. Elephant Pepper Camp
  132. Ashnil Mara Camp
  133. Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp