Incredible. Amazing. Enchanting. Campi Ya Kanzi’s brochure calls this “Real Africa”. I would offer that what it really is, is “Authentic Africa”- the Africa you dream about when you close your eyes 10,000 miles away and visualize it. A wise philosopher once said that man is not searching for meaning; he is searching for experience. I wholeheartedly agree. Today, so many are willing to accept the prefabricated notion of an experience, neatly packaged and conveniently delivered. No risk, no real reward - marginally better than photoshopping yourself into pictures of far away places and landmarks. Campi Ya Kanzi is one of those increasingly rare places that still provides the type of authentic experience our souls crave, which seeks to satisfy the compulsion to see what lays out beyond the horizon.
This is not the drive-through-zoo of the national parks. Here it is not, “let’s go see the lions”. Its “let’s go see if we can *find* the lions”. Real Maasai trackers with you, often on foot outside of the car, searching the ground for animal tracks to follow. There is a genuine sense of adventure. You simply do not know what you are going to find when you leave the comfort of the camp. The thrill of the hunt that will appeal to the true adventure seeker, the romantic and the poet. This is not for everyone- and at 16 guest maximum capacity, it is not supposed to be. If you seek an authentic experience in exotic lands in the tradition of bygone days...when the journey tested you and the experience validated you and your connection to all things...and in the process you learned more about yourself...this is a place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Campi ya Kanzi is widely recognized as one of the most unique and inspiring safari experiences in Africa. Situated at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa, it is a luxury camp offering an incomparable combination of 5-star luxury, first class wilderness adventure, amazing wildlife, and authentic immersion in Maasai culture. This is truly the ultimate African safari.This luxury lodge has been built in partnership with the Maasai community of the 280,000-acre Kuku Group Ranch.Campi ya Kanzi has a unique commitment to community development and environmental sustainability: we are leaders in real ecotourism, engaging the local Maasai in benefiting from wilderness with thriving wildlife. Built from local materials, it uses solar technology to supply hot water and electricity to the six luxury cottages and two suites. In front of Kilimanjaro, with a Maasai warrior taking you on safari, among elephants and lions, you will experience your dream African adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Campi Ya Kanzi Hotel Amboseli Eco-System