6 awesome camping sites in Kenya you can disappear to this Easter

Camping is great way to get in touch with nature without robbing a bank or selling a kidney, its simplicity and beauty is unparalleled


It is no secret that Kenya is a beautiful country with beautiful people, this is the ideal time to finally finish that captivating novel, catch up with friends and family and simply enjoy life as God himself ordained it.

Camping is great way to relax and get in touch with nature without robbing a bank or selling a kidney, its simplicity and beauty is unparalleled and the good thing about it, it is also fairly affordable and easy to put up.

Here are 6 awesome camping sites in Kenya you can disappear to on Friday and reappear on Monday like Jesus Christ.

Tucked away inside majestic Maasai Mara game reserve is rhino tourist camp, is an ideal easter escape plan too.

#1. Rapids Camp, Sagana

If you love water sports such as kayaking, water rafting in Tana River and canoeing then this is the ultimate place for you and your crew.

Located right at the banks of the River Sagana, Rapids Camp is a camping site well-known for its adventurous outdoor activities. The riverside campsite is a perfect place to pitch a camping tent, relax ponder relax and ponder again all while surrounded by a magnificent landscape.

Camp Sagana was voted, “Camp of the Year 2008,” by the International Canoeing Federation.

#2. Camp Ya Kanzi

We all know, heading down to ‘coasto’ Mombasa to enjoy the sun, sand and sea is the ultimate plan for most Kenyans during Easter holidays. The downside of this trend is that one has to put with overcrowding and bustling one is desperately trying to escape and leave it all behind.

However you still want to go to Coast but not the beach, you are craving for a different experience full of quietness what are your options?  Don’t worry Camp ya Kanzi is here for you.

Situated at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, deep in the Maasai territory, Camp Ya Kanzi is an award winning camping site that offers 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.

#3. Kichakani Place

Located 156 km from Nairobi, Kichakani is the ideal hide away for a busy hustler who just wants to recharge their batteries unperturbed away from the bustle and hustle of the City.

While in this picturesque place located inside Samawati conservancy,  there are lots of calming activities one can indulge in like Bird watching and gazing at hippos lazily swimming at nearby Ol-bolossat lake.

At night the real magic happens and be sure to be slowly drifted to sleep stargazing at the beautiful stars surrounded by the calming crocking of frogs at the shore of Thompson falls.

#CampYetu is organizing a 2 days and 1 night Easter getaway weekend from 15th to 16th at Kichakani place for a mere $ 38 (Sh3,800).

The fee is inclusive of transportation cost to and from Nairobi, guiding fees, lunch & dinner and tents and sleeping bags for the memorable night.

For booking, one can visit Camp Yetu facebook page for more details.

#4. Wildebeest Eco Camp

So your boss scheduled you to work over Easter, Argh!  I feel you but what can you do and you still have to pay the bills not to mentioned your broke like the church mouse having blown away all your finance when you took a one week leave on March.

Anyway the silver lining is you don’t really feel like going upcountry or heading to Mombasa or some far off getaway. You are contented with chilling in the city and catching up with the latest Edi Gathegi action packed series.

So who said you can’t have fun while  in Nairobi? Located in Lang’ata, just next to Mamba Village,  Wildebeest Eco Camp is an eclectic camping site where you can find all sorts of camping facilities, from low budget tents to high luxury tents with electricity and flushable toilets.

It is the ideal place for a quick ‘one night’ getaway for the city folk who just want to let loose for a night before heading back to the grind.

#5. Olorgesailie

You love the history channel, ancient history and want to get in touch with your core then come to Olergesailie.

Only an hour from Nairobi, Oloolua Nature Trail in Olorgesailie provides a wonderful opportunity for the history buffs to view the ancient remains of early man.

The area is an ancient excavation site that has a beautiful waterfall, wonderful surroundings and a more than interesting nature walk.

In line with the early man simple ways, the camping facilities are simple but unique. You have tents, a barbecue area, pit latrines, and a washing area.

#6. Camp Malta

Despite all the craziness and wild activities planned for Easter Holidays, in its essence Easter is a celebration of victory over death, the salvation of man from the clutches of evil and death. As the good book says, Jesus died on Good Friday and rose again from the dead in order for mankind to live an eternal life.

Therefore For those looking for a wholesomely Christian camping experience, Camp Malta in Thika town presents the best choice for you.

Located less than an hour from Nairobi, this is a simple tented campsite that provides the best opportunity for Christian folk to interact and enjoy themselves in a serene and peaceful atmosphere while still keeping in touch with their spiritual being.


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