We are talking about camping. In the following list of camping sites in Kenya, you will find the best camping sites in Kenya available at reasonable prices. Prepare your backpacks, we are going on an exciting journey.
List of camping sites in Kenya
1. Rapids Camp Sagana Kenya
This place is deservedly called one of the most beautiful places in Kenya. Located near a peaceful river, Rapids Camp is a perfect place for everyone who loves adventures and active time-spending activities. Rapids Camp Sagana Kenya has everything you need for a perfect camping weekend – convenient places for tents, fun outdoor activities, a tasty buffet, and fun entertainment for children.
Prepare your cameras as Rapids Camp Sagana Kenya is located in a picturesque place with scenic landscapes. Simply place your tent near the refreshing waters of the nearby Tana River and enjoy the variety of water sports – kayaking, river trekking, water challenges, white water rafting, and more.
Below you will find a full list of everything that is available at the Rapids Camp Sagana Kenya:
Laundry services- despite the fact that you are surrounded by nature, it doesn’t mean that your clothes have to be dirty.
Children are highly welcomed.
Huge variety of fun activities for children of all ages.
Delicious bush meals.
A la carte at your service.
Snack menu in case you get hungry after another rafting attempt.
Buffet with professional chefs.
One of the best eco-friendly camps.
Excursions to local villages.
Credit cards appreciated.
2. Camping in Naivasha, Malewa Bush Ventures
Naivasha camping sites are one of the most popular destinations among camping lovers and fans of eco-tourism. Situated near the scenic Naivasha, next to the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, Malewa is one of the most beautiful places for camping at a comparatively reasonable price. Besides the amazing landscapes and wild nature, Camp Malewa Bush Ventures offers its visitors team building activities, a huge variety of events, conferences, camping, adventure, and fun.
One of the advantages is that Malewa Bush Ventures is located only two hours away from Nairobi in a stunning 60-acre land on the Malewa River in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. However, what can you do in a place like that? Don’t worry, the camp administration offers a rich variety of active outdoor activities like rock climbing, high and low ropes courses, boating, fishing, programs for youth, team building programs that will break the ice in any collective, and many more.
What else can you get during your visit at Malewa Bush Ventures?
Laundry services for those who like to wear fresh clothes every day.
A gift shop in case you would like to take home a souvenir after your holiday.
Children are highly welcomed.
Programs for children.
Excursion to the local villages.
Delicious bush meals.
Mountain climbing for lovers of extreme sports.
The camp is a really eco-friendly place due to the solar power usage.
Ideal place for all civil activists as here, you can discuss and think about new community development projects.
Credit cards are accepted.
Even an airstrip is available to make camping in Naivasha one of the most unforgettable experiences in your life.
The camping fees are reasonable, especially if you are planning to use your own equipment -Kshs. 850 per person per night. If you want to use the camp’s tent for two persons with mattresses and bedding, this will cost you Kshs.1700 per person per night. A luxury tent with beds and bedding for 2 people costs Kshs. 3500 per person per night.
3. Camp Carnelly’s Naivasha
Their main slogan is – Experience Africa. Camp Carnellys Naivasha is another great place for all lovers of camping sites in Naivasha. There, you would be able to find not only the beautiful natural scenery but also the storied roast meat at Kikopey that can be found only a few kilometers away from the camping site. Visitors, as well as employees of Camp Carnelly’s, describe it as a “hippy chic” campsite that offers you unforgettable experiences of outdoor activities and a friendly atmosphere.
One of the biggest advantages is that you can place your tent right near the great Naivasha Lake. You are free to bring your private tent or rent one if you like. If you don’t want to sleep in a tent, there is always an opportunity to book twin rooms and bandas. Each twin room is accommodated with a king-sized bed, mosquito nets, lamps, and blankets.
At Camp Carnelly’s, you won’t starve as they have Lazybones Bar and Restaurant to nourish you. All pizza lovers will be happy to find out that there is a real Italian pizzeria. You won’t be bored during your stay at Carnelly’s as there is a rich variety of interesting activities such as – birdwatching, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, walking safari, Hell’s Gates National Park excursion, cycling safari, the Green Crater Lake Reserve excursion, Crescent Island visit, mountain climbing, and Small Lake excursions.
4. El Karama Camp
El Karama is called one of the most intimate and eco-friendly lodges situated in the beautiful area of Laikipia’s eco-system on 14,000 acres of private land. The main activity here is bird watching as well as wildlife safari, where you would be able to meet 4 of the Big 5. If you are a photography fan, this place is totally worth visiting due to the perfect wildlife scenery and picturesque views of East African nature.
Maybe it can’t be called a perfect place for budget weekend getaways Kenya, but will totally give you a time to remember. Comfortable cottages and convenient places for camping near the riverside are made for your comfort. The local restaurant available provides 90% organic food that’s grown on their organic garden and all the meat is locally sourced. You are able to order the following at the restaurant:
A fully-cooked breakfast.
Three-course meal in the evening.
What activities will you take part in? El Karama Camp offers you walking safaris, driving safaris, fly camping safaris, a large swimming pool with refreshing water, interesting programs for kids, day trips to the heart of the Laikipia region, and photography, of course.
5. Mamba Village Camp
This is another luxurious place where you can spend your weekends. It is situated in Nairobi’s leafy Karen suburb, about fifteen kilometers away from the noisy Kenyan capital city. The camp is accommodated with comfortable tents with breathtaking views of the beautiful gardens, standard rooms, and suites. You are welcomed to eat at the camp’s restaurant as well as refresh in the tented bar.
For campers, Mamba village offers a diversified range of facilities:
Despite the high prices for rooms, Mamba Village can be placed on the list of budget weekend getaways Kenya, thanks to its prices for camping leisure. If you have your own tent, it will cost you only 1000 Ksh per night to rent a camping place. If you want to rent a place, as well as tent and a mattress, be ready to pay 1200 Ksh per night. There is also the possibility to order breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 2700 Ksh per day.
How to spend your free time? Camp Mamba Village offers you the following activities:
6. Camp Malta in Thika town
Camp Malta is a unique church-based camp friendly to your wallet. This place will give you a sense of adventurousness and create a sense of community. For reasonable prices, you will get a tent, cooking utensils, refrigeration, cutlery, gas burners, jikos, a barbeque burner, and meeting facilities like chairs and whiteboards.
You can pay some extra money if you would like to have to have some additional facilities like charcoal, firewood for the campfire, sleeping bags, cooking gas, and a cook or a chef. One of the convenient things about the camp is that it is located only an hour away from the Nairobi capital and has a 16-acre piece of beautiful land. Due to the natural green grass, the land is perfect for camping and placing a tent. Activities offered by the camp administration:
Adventure walks on the plains
7. Thompson Falls Lodge Camp
This beautiful camping place is located right near the famous Thomson’s Falls, that was discovered in 1883 by famous geologist Joseph Thomson from Scotland. It is situated 7,800 feet above the sea level on a 10-acre lawn surrounded by refreshing shades of African olives, cedar trees etc. That is why Thompson Falls Lodge Camp is a perfect place for relaxing camping weekends, friends gatherings, holidays with children, and even serious occasions like wedding ceremonies.
If you don’t want to sleep in a tent, there is a comfortable opportunity to book a room or a cottage. Each room is accommodated with an open log fireplace, en-suite bathrooms with hot shower system, free WiFi and DSTV connectivity among other facilities.
Taste the local delicatessen in the restaurant and bar. A three-course lunch/dinner menu is offered on a daily basis to each guest. There is also a possibility to eat outside in the garden restaurant and listen to the peaceful sounds of Thomson’s Falls.
What is offered at the Thompson Falls Lodge Camp:
The gift shop
Marmanet South Forest
Lake Ol Bolossat, Kenya
8. Hell’s Gate Gorge and National Park
If you want to visit cheap camping sites in Naivasha, Hell’s Gate Gorge and National Park is exactly what you need. The entry fee is only 300 Ksh for Kenyan citizen adults and 600 Ksh for residents. The key feature of the park is that it has a unique wildlife observation opportunity – African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, baboons, klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck can be met here.
The main activities of the park are:
Besides that, there is a unique opportunity to take some breathtaking pictures of the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes, and belching plumes of geothermal steam. Forget about everyday problems and relax a bit in the hot springs. Visit the Olkaria Geothermal Station or the Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide for an unforgettable experience. Moreover, tourist circuits, nature trails, and health spas are available for all guests.
9. Kongoni Camp
If you love the mountain views, then Kongoni Camp was founded for you. It is located less than two kilometers from Nanyuki Town, northwest of Mt Kenya off Meru Road. Here, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mount Kenya every morning. There are also different game parks both for children and adults.
There is an opportunity to book a single room or double room to increase the comfort of your weekend even more. If you want to be totally private, there is an opportunity to book a whole cottage that is simple yet very stylishly decorated and equipped with everything that you might need.
Of course, there is a bar with refreshing drinks and a restaurant where a professional chef will cook local cuisine – from mind-blowing grills, vegetarian dishes, homemade Italian-like pizzas, to homemade bread and cakes. Everything is prepared only from the fresh ingredients collected from the local farms.
What you can spend your leisure time doing and where you should visit at Kongoni Camp:
Excursions to the Aberdare National Park
Mount Kenya activities
Watching the wildlife
Visiting the Samburu National Reserve
Going on a helicopter safari
Ngare Ndare forest camping
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Twala Cultural Manyatta
Mountain Climbing and Trekking
10. Kiboko Luxury Camp
Camping in Naivasha can be luxurious if you decide to book a place at Kiboko Camp located on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The camp is accommodated with only 8 comfortable tents that are an ideal choice for two lovebirds ON their first honeymoon. For the past six years, Kiboko Luxury Camp has won over 7 awards, including two Bronze Eco-Rated Awards.
Kiboko is a perfect place for those who want to see all the beauty of the countryside. It is not surprising that you would be offered first-class meals at the local restaurant and bar combined with a stunning overview of a fast-flowing river visited by various kinds of animals from the wild.
Every tent is accommodated with a private deck, iPod docking station, flat-screen TV, and even an espresso machine.
Places to visit and what to do at Kiboko Luxury Camp:
Hells Gate National Park.
Mount Longonot National Park.
If you would like to book one of the luxury tents be ready to pay at least Kshs. 22000 per night.