Visit These Glamping Spots in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: May 19, 2021  

Glamping is a blend of glamorous and camping, and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with traditional camping.


Here are some great glamping spots in Kenya to check out:


Swara Acacia Lodge


Swara Acacia Lodge in Athi River is set in the Kapiti grasslands, on the Swara/Athi Plains, within a 20,000-acre private wildlife conservancy. A 2 hour drive from Nairobi, it has 13 thatched bandas and a campground in which you can cycle, fish, bird watch and go on game drives.  Camping spots for tents go for Ksh 4000 per night but you are allowed to use all the lodges facilities. Call  0717 062855 to make reservations.


Lemon Valley Camp


Lemon Valley Farm in GilGil has majestic views across Lake Elementaita. This glamping site has access to toilets and showers, a pool, hot tub, spa, pony rides, petting farm and kids playground. The campsite is pretty small and can only fit a few tents. There’s space for self catering and a restaurant on site. Call 0778 915880 to make reservations.

Kibo Safari Camp 

Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro and vantage views of wildlife in a fenced site.  It has 73 self-contained tents that have flush toilets, showers, and washbasins.  They also have an open terraced restaurant, lounge and bar. There’s a communal cooking area if you prefer self catering. Call to reserve 0721380539.

Samburu Intrepids

Samburu Intrepids is a lush oasis on the banks of the great Uaso Nyiro River in Samburu Game Reserve. It has 28 modern tents with a private view over the wildlife-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Each tent sits on a raised deck overlooking the brown river where the elephants sometimes make an appearance or the crocodiles come out to lounge by the river’s banks. There’s a pool, lounge and bar and self-catering facilities. Call to reserve 0722205894

Sieku Glamping 

Sieku in Laikipia has  fine views of Mount Kenya to the south, Borana and Lewa conservancies, the Loldaiga hills and the Mathews moutains, sacred Mount Ololokwe and the Mukogodo Forest to the north. There are a lot of activities on site or nearby including walking around the 33 acre camp site, mountain biking, high altitude training, game viewing, natural swimming and canopy walk (Ngare Ndare Forest), picnics and amazing sundowners. The camp is great for small groups as it can fit a max of 20 campers. The tents are comfortable and there are facilities for enjoying a roaring fire and cooking and eating your food with someone to help you clean. Reservations.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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