6 Magical Places to Go Camping in Kenya

This is for people looking to get away from the city for a few days. Those who want to escape the noise and the stress of city life. Those who would love to sleep next to nature and under the stars. Have a look at places you can go camping in Kenya. This is a list of camping sites near and around Nairobi.

El Karama, Laikipia.

Our first suggestion on places to go camping in Kenya is El Karama eco lodge. It is a family ran farm located in Laikipia. Their outdoors lifestyle include activities such as ranching, painting, sculpting, horseback and walking safaris. They have a riverside campsite for those who want to sleep under the stars. Activities at the lodge include day and night game drives, bird watching, bush meals and sundowners. The lodge is home to over 370 species of birds and over 75 species, including endangered species like Grevy’s Zebra, African Hunting Dog and the Laikipia Hartebeeste.  The lodge neighbors sanctuaries where you can see the endangered white rhinos.

Image of a lodge in El Karama. It is oneof the best places to go camping in Kenya

                                                                 (Image Credit- El Karama Eco Lodge)

Rapids Camp Sagana

Rapids Camp Sagana is the perfect place to camp on a budget. People who love camping in Kenya love it here because of the many activities you can take part in. Located near a river, you’ll be camping in a scenic surrounding and amazing views. The camp has packages for large groups so if you are thinking team building, you can get all the information on their website.

Image of camping tents at Rapids Camp Sagana. These are the best places to go camping in Kenya

(Image Credit- Rapids Camp Sagana)

Wildebeest Eco Camp

What’s life without a little luxury now and then? Wildebeest Eco Camp is exactly the kind of luxury we are recommending. The camping site located in Langata has several deluxe safari tents that provide you the perfect opportunity to experience luxurious camping in Kenya. It is an ideal environment for families with acres of space and a dedicated playground for children to safely explore. Have a look at photos of the grounds on their Yululate profile.

Kongoni Camp

Image of the grounds at Kongoni camp. Go camping in Kenya at Kongoni.

(Image Credit- Kongoni Camp)

Kongoni Camp is located less than 2km from Nanyuki town, northwest of Mt Kenya off Meru road. In addition to their stylish rooms and five traditional round hut style. They are all fully self-contained cottages which are tastefully furnished to give you that homely feeling. For those looking for the thrill of camping, the camp also have a beautiful woody area available for camping. It is fully serviced with showers, lighting and security and all the facilities of Kongoni Camp just a few feet away. The backdrop of Mt Kenya is the icing on the camping.

Kembu Farm

Image of camping site at Kembu farm, an amazing place to go camping in Kenya

(Image Credit- Kembu Farm)

One hundred and seventy kilometers away from Nairobi, in the highlands of Njoro lies Kembu farm. “It’s your upcountry home away from home,” their website reads. It’s also the perfect place to go camping in Kenya. If you want to escape the city’s noise then Kembu offers you the peace of mind you seek. Its’ lush green scenery and fresh air might just be what the doctor ordered.

Image of a starry night at Kembu farm

Kembu Farm bu night..(Image Credit- Kembu Farm)

The farm organizes excursions to Lake Nakuru National park, tours of the farm and neighboring flower farms, hikes in the wilderness, birding, fly fishing and so much more. This is the place to quench your adventurous spirit. Have a look here for more of what they offer.


Image of Mount Olorgesailie. Its a popular place to go camping in Kenya.

Camp near Mt Olorgesailie (Google Images)

Olorgesailie is a pre-historic site located along Magadi road, an hour’s drive and 70kms away from Nairobi.  The site is home to the largest number of human tools in the world, leading researchers and historians to believe that it is the actual camping places of early men. It’s a lovely place to not only learn a bit of history but to also go camping. You can go mountain climbing and visit a nearby baboon camp while you are there. Camping and other activities are organized by the National Museum of Kenya.

There are many more on our website and you can check out a list of camps in Maasai Mara, Mombasa and other parts of the country. Find them by searching by location on Yululate.  Read up on what others are saying about the camps by reading reviews on the website as well.

Zeddy Kosgei
Zeddy Kosgei
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