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Wild Camping vs Fly Camping

While camping is often associated with budget travel, there is another type of camping that’s not budget-friendly, but definitely more adventurous and exciting. It’s called fly camping. In this article, I have gone into detail to explain the similarities between wild camping and fly camping. What is Wild Camping? Wild camping is essentially the act of setting up a camp in a natural environment, away from designated campsites. It involves pitching your tent wherever you find appropriate, whether it’s on a mountaintop or by a lake. Unlike traditional camping, wild camping does not have designated facilities like toilets and showers. …

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Camping in Masai Mara Guide

One of the most cost-effective lodging choices in Masai Mara is camping in the National Reserve. As a strong advocate for budget safaris, I have crafted this article to provide you with comprehensive insights on camping in Mara Reserve. Discover how and where to camp, along with all the essential information you need to make the most of your experience. This post is part of the series on camping at Kenya’s National Parks Can I camp in Masai Mara National Reserve? Yes, camping is allowed in Masai Mara National Reserve and while it should be the popular choice for budget …

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Best Nairobi & Kiambu Campsites

If you search on Google Search Console for campsites in Nairobi, you’ll get results with the first being the Museum of Kenya’s campsite on Kipande Road, about 1 mile from Nairobi’s CBD. This link has good images of the Museum campsite. When searching for campsites, I prioritize security, comfort, and available amenities. However, the Museum of Kenya campsite, which is owned and run by the government of Kenya, doesn’t seem to offer excellent amenities. I believe you might have a similar preference. So when I set out to write this blog, I kept an eye out for great campsites in …

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Camping & Glamping at Ol Pejeta

Among the most expensive destinations to go on a Kenyan safari is a visit to Ol Pejeta and we realized how limited affordable camping options are at this conservancy. While this conservancy has 5 prestigious luxury lodges and campsites, we decided to focus on providing a glimpse into the world of camping at Ol Pejeta. Camp or glamp at Ol Pejeta? The cost of glamping at Ol Pejeta is available from as low as $463 per night per person during low season in April and as high as $633 per night per person during the high season in July. Below …

Car Camping vs Tent Camping

Before we started Kambu as a business, we had been avid car campers for years! We love taking road trips, and we believe that car camping is far superior to tent camping in so many ways. In this guide, we’ll explain why car camping is better than tent camping and go over the key benefits of car camping. When I first started car camping, I was amazed at how much convenience it offered compared to tent camping. One of the main benefits of car camping is that you can get all your gear in one place and simply drive to …

15+ Wild Camping Sites in Kenya

If you’re coming on a Safari in Kenya and considering wild camping, I have put together this article as a detailed guide for those looking to go camping in the wild. Having camped thrice over the past year in Kenya’s wild, I can assure you that it is a great experience. Read about camping safaris here What is wild camping? Wild camping is a form of camping that involves setting up camp in a natural environment with no facilities. You will have to bring all your own supplies, including tents, cooking equipment, food and water. You will also need basic …

Camping in Kenya’s National Parks

Camping in Kenya’s national parks Kenya’s national parks are beautiful and affordable places to camp on budget safaris. Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) manages Kenya’s national parks and offers both public and special campsites. The daily, per-person rates range from Kshs. 200 for citizens and residents to $50 for non-residents, depending on the campsite type and location. Campers must also pay the daily rate for park entrance. looking to utilize public campgrounds. Private campsites offer more amenities and are only available to those who can afford or book them in advance. When done in a safe and responsible way, camping can …

Camping in Mount Kenya

If you’re a budget traveler looking for where to camp when climbing or hiking in Mt. Kenya, then you’re in luck! There are a variety of camping options available that won’t break the bank. Whether you prefer basic campsites or more luxurious spots with extra amenities, there’s something for everyone. About Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, standing at 5,199 meters (17,057 feet) tall. It’s an incredible destination for hikers and climbers alike, with its stunning peaks and glaciers providing an unforgettable experience. I have not camped in Mount Kenya but …

17 Benefits of Camping

I didn’t grow up camping, but I fell in love with it in my 20s and haven’t stopped since. In this guide, I’ll be explaining why camping is one of the best activities you can enjoy as well as how to get the most out of your trip. First, what’s camping for those starting out? Camping is an outdoor activity that involves setting up a temporary shelter, such as a tent, to stay overnight in. It’s an activity enjoyed by people of all ages and can be done anywhere from the countryside to the beach. Camping vs glamping: Camping is …

Camping at Nairobi National Park

There are a number of campsites around Nairobi National Park but from my research, I found Nairobi Tented Camps to be the most popular. The reason for this popularity is that it offers one of the best camping experiences closest to Nairobi and within the National Park. In fact, it is the only camp licensed by Kenya Wildlife Services to operate a camp within the Park. Other campsites where you can pitch your tent are outside the Park. You can also read our guide on camping at Kenya’s National parks such as; Can you camp at Nairobi National Park? Unfortunately, …