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Hotels, Lodges and Camps Near Sekenani Gate to Pick

Looking for accommodation, perhaps a hotel of any type (cheap, budget, or luxury) or even a tented camp in Sekenani or near Sekenani Gate? I have put together this article to assist with a list of all possible accommodation options that you can pick from. Having spent a good amount of time in Sekenani while building our Kambu Mara Camp, I am going to give you an insider’s view on some of the best options out there. Read more about Mara Gates here. What accommodation options are there in Sekenani or near Sekenani? There are various accommodation options in Sekenani …

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Affordable/Cheap Accommodation in Masai Mara

One of the main reasons we embarked on exploring and ultimately constructing our Kambu tented camp in the Mara was the scarcity of affordable accommodation options for tourists visiting the Maasai Mara reserve. I was personally taken aback by the fact that the majority of lodging choices start at a steep $100 per night per person. This exorbitant price tag proves to be excessively high for budget travelers and even those seeking mid-range accommodations. In contrast, comparable options in Narok County range from a more reasonable $20 to $30 per night for two people sharing a room. This stark contrast …

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 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 …

Guide to Going on Glamping Safari in Kenya in 2024

If you would rather not camp with our campervans, you can always opt for a glamping safari in Kenya. What better way to experience the wild beauty of East Africa than sleeping beneath the stars and waking up comfortably to the sounds of nature? The buffet breakfast under the tent while listening to all kinds of sounds..Who would say no? What is a glamping safari? It is a luxury camping experience, complete with your own private tent, gourmet meals, and plenty of activities. It’s the perfect way to explore Kenya in style. It often involves a permanently placed tent with …

Glamping vs Camping Safari in Kenya – Which to Pick?

When planning a safari in Kenya, there are many different options to choose from when it comes to camping. Glamping, or glamour camping, is a luxurious option that provides all of the amenities of home while you’re enjoying nature. Tent camping is a more traditional option that is less expensive and allows you to get up close and personal with nature. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each type of camping when on safari in Kenya. What is glamping? Glamping is a more luxurious way of camping, with amenities that can make your experience much more comfortable …

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, …