Top tens are all the rage, and Campi ya Kanzi (Kenya) has some rather persuasive reasons to visit:
- Exclusive wilderness: Campi ya Kanzi’s private Maasai reserve is 280,000 acres which is 2/3 of the size of the Maasai Mara. The Mara hosts up to 5,000 tourists at one time, compared to just 16 people maximum at Campi ya Kanzi.
- Maasai owned: A true example of a socially and ecologically responsible eco-lodge, Campi ya Kanzi offers a profoundly African cultural experience.
- Personal hosting: Luca and Antonella live at Campi ya Kanzi with their 3 children.
- Walking in the Chyulu Hills: Campi ya Kanzi is set in Hemingway’s iconic Green Hills of Africa, providing outstanding walking safaris, especially through the cloud forest. The Chyulu Hills are one of the most iconic safari locations in Kenya, yet often forgotten on many Kenyan itineraries.
- Mount Kilimanjaro: Every room has uninterrupted views of this majestic, snow capped mountain.
- Cave dinners: Campi ya Kanzi hosts surprise, spectacular dinners in huge caverns underground – the ancient lava tunnels of Kilimanjaro.
- True Eco-safari: Campi ya Kanzi is a pioneer of sustainable and socially responsible tourism in Africa and the first to receive a Gold rating by Ecotourism Kenya.
- Ithumba day trips: Proximity to Tsavo enables visits to Daphne Sheldrake’s elephant orphans that have been released in to the wild.
- Yoga Retreats: Tricia Cruz is the resident Yoga teacher based in Campi ya Kanzi full time.
- Exclusive Use option: Kanzi House sleeps up to 10 people and has its own pool.
There are so many reasons to visit, hopefully at least one of these strikes a chord.