If you are looking for a lovely and adventurous way to spend your Kenyan holidays, it would be fun to choose tent camping sites that are located on specific pieces of land with nice panoramic views of grasslands and mountain ranges. You’ll see game running around the watering holes at night while enjoying lavish dining and entertainment. There are several tented camps scattered throughout game reserves and parks, along rivers, bluffs, hills, and mountaintops. These tented camps have good beds, toilets and shower blocks, while others are so luxurious that they offer furniture, hot showers and fascinating beds like those of a five-star hotel. I wish to list here the various places where you can enjoy the comfort of tent camping. My list may not be exhaustive, but it can serve as a guide for those who wish to live in tented camps during their holidays in Kenya.
Amboseli National Park has tents and cabins where you can have an uninterrupted view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Wildlife is kept out by a fence surrounding the camp, making it safe for game viewing and night walks. These tented camps are in stark contrast to the more luxurious lodges at Amboseli Lodge, Tortilis Camp, Amboseli Serena Lodge, and Ol Tukai Lodge, where you’ll enjoy manicured gardens, wonderful views of Mount Kilimanjaro, swimming pools, and plenty of amenities. making your stay very comfortable and spiritually rewarding. But of course if you are traveling on a budget you can try Namanga River Hotel, Campi ya Kazi or Nyati Safari Camp, all with pretty tented camps erected under acasia trees, giving you the advantage of beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo National Park offers a wide range of wildlife and birds within the dense vegetation, swamps, remarkable hills, volcanic caves, and huge rocks. Here you will find tented camps with basic services such as running water, toilets, mosquito nets, bedding and sanitary facilities. Unlike in Amboseli, one will have to make arrangements for lunch and dinner at nearby lodges and hotels. However, some of them have luxury tents, but they are a bit more expensive to rent. There are good places where you can arrange tented camps like Severin Safari Camp in Mombasa, Voyager Safari Camp at Zimani Gate, Finch Hatton’s Safari Camp located on the western side of Tsavo National Park, and Satao Camp on the shores. of the river Voi
This list would not be complete without a reference to the coastal city of Mombasa in Kenya. This city is home to the Simba Hills National Park where you can spot elephants, antelopes and zebras grazing in the grasslands, the sandy beaches of Malindi, the Watamu Marine National Park and the ancient city of Lamu. You are sure to enjoy the best tented campsites at Makurumuji Tented Camping site in Simba Hills National Park, Shompole Camping site on Lake Magadi which offers a Jakuzzi to keep you cool from the warm breeze.
One thing about tent camping sites is the amount of backpacking one has to carry, which is a bit cumbersome, but this shouldn’t undermine the benefits one gets from tent camping sites. You will definitely be able to save a lot of money that you can invest in many ways, such as eating at a five-star hotel or buying old Masai underwear, traditional artifacts and the like. It should also be important to appreciate the fact that life in tent camps teaches you and makes you self-reliant. It is very interesting to see men and women who do no housework at all cleaning dishes while in the camps.