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Campi ya Kanzi
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Campi ya Kanzi was just awesome. After we had just spent 3 nights in the northern Serengeti, we just didn't see how anything could be any different or any better. Well, it was!! The eco-friendly camp is spectacular!! The view from the lodge is beautiful, the staff is just so accomodating, and the food is 5 star. We saw great animals, including mating lions (I won't mention the 2 male lions that were having quite a "discussion" outside of our tent one night). I would HIGHLY recommend going to Campi ya Kanzi.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Asante sana!! We hope to share more days with you soon :)

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Everything about Campi Ya Kanzi was special. The staff is superb. The facilities very comfortable. Attention to every detail and always concern for our well being. There were surprises which I won't mention in case you're lucky enough to go. The concern for the environment has earned them well deserved awards. We will miss our guide and tracker Parashi and Risa. They were fun to be with and taught us so much. Samson ran things beautifully while the owners were away during our visit. Don't miss Campi Ya Kanzi !

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Many thanks for your lovely words! Hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 24 December 2011

Wouldn't go back due to the lack of game to view on the safaris, which was my main reason for visiting Africa.

Pros:
Food was great. Even had dinner one night in a cave which was fun. 

Nice view of Mt Kilamajaro

Very safe 

Owners and staff are very friendly

Nice rooms

Options to hike or run with a guide with nice views of greenery and rolling hills

Owners have a charitable foundation and part of the accommodation fee goes to the surrounding Masai villages for running water and schools for example.

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Lack of game - saw only 2 lions in 5 days and no other cats. Mostly see antelope-type game and some birds. Didn't see elephants either. Go to Masai Mara if you want to see large game.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

I spent several extraordinary days at Campi Ya Kanzi in October and it was everything I had expected and more. The lodge was like something out of a safari photo book, the food was fresh and well prepared, and we saw every animal we hoped to spot. It was a dream trip, and I had so many "pinch me, I must be dreaming" moments: making eye contact with a lion; sundowners with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance; hiking with a Maasai warrior as my tracker and guide... A few things made this camp really special:

- Owners Luca and Antonella - along with Samson and the rest of the Maasai staff - went to great lengths to accommodate our desires and schedules. It felt like they were partners in our journey, which added immeasurably to our experience. They also happen to be hilarious and really knowledgeable, so I thoroughly enjoyed their company!
- Since Campi Ya Kanzi is integrally involved with the Maasai community, we learned about the Maasai culture, traditions and history in addition to learning about the land, animals and ecology. Visiting the Maasai school and clinic were highlights.
- Every aspect of the camp was planned with an eye toward conservation. By staying at Campi Ya Kanzi I know we helped the Maasai people to protect their heritage and land.

I hope to return before long!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

We are thankful for your contribution to the Trust and to the camp :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Last month I spent almost a week at Campi ya Kanzi and it was absolutely a trip of a lifetime! From the arranged pickup at our hotel to meet our group at Wilson airport in Nairobi until we were dropped back off for our flight to return home to the US, everything was perfect!

The impeccable planning and attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Luca, Antonella, Samson and the rest of the CyK team ensured we were all always having the best possible experience, catering the schedule each day to each individual's needs/interests.

The tents were awesome (luxurious while still feeling authentic), food was SO delish, we saw tons of animals including a surprise spotting on a leopard one afternoon, and the hikes, views and visits to the Maasai village were priceless. Def went overboard buying beads from the local women :)

I cannot wait to go back again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Can't wait to have you back as well! There will be a cold beverage waiting for you :)

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed at Campi ya Kanzi after being at very good camps in Kruger & the Okavanga Delta. Experiencing Campi ya Kanzi's unique location & partnership with the local Maasai was an ideal way to conclude our safari. We saw an abundance of animals including up-close experiences with several prides of lions as well as giraffe,zebra,hyena,jackal, elephants and many antelope species.One highlight was the ability to go on walks with the Maasai guides including into the Cloud Forest of the Chyulu Hills.We also visited a local village and school which was a nice experience.Accommodation is first class, the Italian food cooked by the maasai chefs is excellent and the team of people led by Luca (Antonella was in Italy) gave us first class service.Ken & Jenny Henderson, Melbourne , Australia

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you for the kind words, we are delighted you enjoyed yourselves!

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

What a fantastic memorable experience. Luca and Antonella are wonderful hosts. The staff is fantastic. The real joy was getting out of the jeep and hiking the area. We saw a ton of animals and there is no one who knows the local flora, fauna, and animals more than Luca. Great food and accommodations.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Lucakanzi, Owner at Campi ya Kanzi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

The pleasure was ours :) Thank you for staying with us!

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Address: Mtito Andei, Kenya
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Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range: £415 - £643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Campi ya Kanzi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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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