13 Family Friendly Camping Sites in Kenya

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Whether you like to pitch your own tent or get a good night’s sleep in an air-conditioned cabin, check out these 13 great family friendly camping sites.

  1. Kitich Camp Matthew’s Forest

Location: Kitich Camp is a truly remote and private location in a stunning forest glade on the upper slopes of the Mathews Mountains (also known as the Lenkiyio Hills)

Services: They provide old fashioned safari camping comforts,bush picnics, guided walks,night game viewing and  sundowners– all in a wonderfully peaceful setting.

2. Elsa’s Kopje Meru

Location: Meru National Park, Northern Kenya

Services: private family cottage, day and night game drives, bush walks, bush meals and sundowners, cultural visits, day excursions to the Tana River, line fishing, swimming and massages.

3. Rapids Camp, Sagana

Location: Muranga Road, Sagana.

Services: Rapids Camp remains a perfect place for budget camping,  for families and teams who want to getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. From White Water Rafting in Sagana Kenya to Kayaking the Sagana Conyons their activities are full of adventure.

4. Leleshwa Camp

Location: Siana Community Conservation Area, Maasai Mara

Services: An intimate tented camp, providing privacy and personal service. Meals are often set ‘al fresco’ under the shade of trees and dinners are social occasions served dinner party style. It is also a child friendly environment with professional safari guides for hikes and game drives.

5. Jungle Junction

Location: Kongoni Road, Karen, Nairobi

Services: The hosts Chris and Diana share their home with their guests. The property is walled and they have excellent security. They offer accommodation in rooms as well as shaded camping. They store motorbikes and overland vehicles and keep them in running condition.

6. Camp Carnelly’s

Location: Lake Naivasha

Services: They offer a camping site, bandas, a bar and restaurant fit for family and friends. It has onsite activities like boating, fishing and bird watching. They also have offsite tours and safaris where you can see what Kenya is all about.

7. Thompson falls Lodge Camp

Location: Nyahururu town, 1km off the accessible road from both Nakuru and Nanyuki.

Services: With its history going back over half a century, this lodge offers camping facilities and a family friendly scenic environment that has been very well kept over the years.

8. Hells Gate Gorge and National Park

Location: Naivasha

Services: Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa. The campsites nearby are: Endachata Campsite,  Naiburta Campsite  and Oldubai Campsite

9. Campi ya Kanzi

Location: Chyulu Hills

Services: At Campi ya Kanzi, the Maasai are your neighbors and Mount Kilimanjaro is in your backyard. It offers luxurious comfort, thrilling outdoor adventure, memorable wildlife encounters, and authentic connection to the Maasai people who own the reserve.

10. Kembu Farm

Location: Nakuru County

Services: Kembu Campsite has been well designed to suit both large and small groups of all ages. For those who really want to escape, they can set up a couple of tree tents in one of the bits of woodland out on the farm for a real nature fix. These tents sleep up to three persons each, and are set up with a hammock underneath as a daytime chill out area.

11. Malewa Bush Ventures

Location: Situated in the Rift Valley on the Malewa River.

Services: Malewa provides Corporate Team Building, Outdoor Education, Presidents Award Scheme, Rights of Passage, Camping, Self Catering Cottages, Nature Treks, Functions, Outside Catering and Cookery Courses.

12. Kiboko Luxury Camp

Location: Moi South Lake Rd, Naivasha

Services: It is the first all inclusive family friendly luxury camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha with only 8 luxury tents. The camp offers unlimited soft beverages, wines, local beers, and tea/coffee with one guided nature walk during your stay with the resident guide/ornithologist and free high speed internet.

13. Wildebeest Eco Camp

Location: Langata, Nairobi

Services: They provide beautifully-appointed deluxe safari tents and other comfortable accommodation. It is an ideal environment for families with acres of space for children to safely explore, and a dedicated playground where they can burn some energy.

We’d love to hear about the great places you’ve stayed.

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