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***Update 21/11/18: Unfortunately due to the high volume it is no longer possible to answer all your queries individually on email. Should you have a question, comment on the relevant article and I’ll answer it there.***

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  1. Anonymous

    Yes ! what beautiffull places…I will stay longer than 8 days …in three weeks for un certain moment so special in your life !
    I hope your passion will toucht all readers of this site.

    your tween french sister…

  2. Diane Skinner

    Heya, hoping to come to Kenya next month for a visit (I lived there for six years once upon a time). Can you recommend any car hire places that would rent out a reliable 4×4 at not too excessive a cost!? Thanks in advance, Diane

  3. OC

    Hey Kenyan Camper
    Looking to head somewhere next weekend, just two of us, and wanted your advice on where we can maybe set up camp for a night or two. We did Samburu a few weeks ago which was incredible but would love to find somewhere new thats just as beautiful and where we can drive off for Game Drive also. Any ideas? We have Thursday-Saunday off so can easily drive longer distances. Thanks so much. Olivia

  4. Gregg

    Good morning. We just moved to Kenya – we being a family with four children. We are looking for good and affordable places to camp – gets expensive when charged per person.
    Read your blog on Samburu – and we have a three day weekend coming up in late September. Any suggestions on a long weekend camping trip?

    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Gregg, sorry for the late reply. I always hesitate to recommend places as we all have different interests/experience/logistics etc. What might be good for me might not work for you. You might also want to join the FB group ‘Camping in Kenya’ it’s a great resource. In the meantime if you ever have any SPECIFIC questions just holler, always happy to help if I can.

  5. Anthony Stafford

    Do you have any options for the Maasai Mara National Reserve for affordable authentic camping experience in that area?

  6. Anonymous

    Hey man, great blog. I just moved here and looking forward to Kenyan adventures. Let me know is you wanna do a collab (my Instagram is @tedd_s )

  7. Ilenia


    My husband and I are planning an overland trip through Kenya for the month of March, and were referred to your blog by a Kenyan friend of ours. I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and got a lot of helpful tips re: camping around the country.

    I haven’t been able to find a post on camping in East Tsavo – any tips you can provide? We were planning on spending 3 nights in East Tsavo, followed by 2 night in West Tsavo.


    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Ilenia, I’d be lying if I said I had any info as regards Tsavo East. I was last there a long time ago and I wasn’t camping. However if you search the group Camping in Kenya on FB, there was recently a post on the campsites there that should answer many questions.
      Thank you so much for writing in and hope you have a great trip!

  8. Tim Spruell

    We did a month long road trip and visited/camped in many of the places you write about. Thanks Kenyan Camper for some excellent guidance – you helped us a great deal to see this beautiful country..Keep up the good work Tim UK

    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Tim, I’m glad the blog could be of some assistance. Should you ever be so inclined feel free to drop me a quick email – I’d like to hear what your experience was.

  9. markschutz

    Hi there,

    I like your website! Me and my girlfriend will be traveling to Kenya in January and will be doing a self drive safari. My experience untill now from doing research is that it is not very common. There are barely any reviews on the public campsites in Lake Nakuru, the Masai Mara, Tsavo or Amboseli. Is public camping safe? (from people and animals :)). If you have any suggestions Im happy yo hear them!

    Thank you and warm greetings,

    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Yes there’s not always a lot of info regarding camping/self-drive in Kenya that’s why I try to write about it as I had the same frustrations as you.
      There are campsites in all the places you mention with varying facilities so as long as you are self-suffficientt you are fine.
      Tsavo East – Ndololo Campsite near the gate
      Tsavo West – Kamboyo (near main gate), Lake Jipe (southern end of park – high chance of elephants)
      Lake Nakuru (Makalia Falls campsite is the best)
      Amboseli (Kimana Campsite near main gate in the park, there is also community campsite just outside the park but it’s not very nice)
      Masai Mara – (Sand river campsite is popular although had been closed, not sure it’s re-opened)
      As regards wild animals, as long as you keep your distance, use common sense and respect the fact that these animals are wild you should have no problems.

      Hope this helps, join the FB group “Camping in Kenya’ and you can also get lots of info form there.

      Best of luck,

      1. markschutz

        Hi KC,

        Thank you for the email. Much appreciated and sorry for the duplicate below. You csn delete that one. I appreciate all the tips you have been giving! I know in South Africa especially ee also had to watch for local people because of robberies. We were advised only to camp at guarderd or fenced campsites. This is not a risk in Kenia?

        Thanks again and warm greetings,

      2. thekenyancamper Post author

        In my 15 years or so I’ve never had (or heard) of robbery of a campsite but that’s not to say it might not happen. If you’re camping in parks it’s pretty safe of course you would still take precautions of not leaving small stuff lying around such electronics etc that are easy to pocket. If wild camping, make your presence known to the locals and in most cases you can even get someone to guard your stuff while you’re away.

  10. Richard Steel

    hi, I would like to come and stay with you with my lady from the 9th – 13th December and would like a double tent. is that ok? Richard.

      1. Rebecca Sharpe

        We are interested in the bandas at Sera. How can we contact them for rates/ bookings?
        Many thanks, Rebecca
        Great articles by the way!

  11. bretthellstrom

    Hi! Thank you so much for all of the time you put into your expeditions and your illustrative write ups. You write beautifully and I have no doubt you are accomplishing your aim of enhancing domestic tourism around Kenya.
    I have just gotten back from camping in Kalama, Samburu, and (almost haha) Sera. Magic! Wouldn’t have taken the leap without all of the info you provide. I, the world of conservation–and possibly Toyota Kenya owe you a great debt. I still have the rest of this month in Kenya and I anticipate your blog advice coming in handy going forward!

  12. Ian

    Hi, I’ve loved reading about your adventures and travels all over Kenya. It’s inspired a camping trip I will take with my wife December 20-30. We have a car rented and are working with NRT on the itinerary, but we would love your advice.

    Our plan is to basically do a loop -> 1 night each in Buffalo Springs and West Gate (Belinda’s Campsite), 2-3 nights in Namunyak (DeBrazza and Surmat campsites), 2 nights in Ngurunit, and then 2-3 nights in Sera (Rhino Sanctuary and Tumot).

    But, this loops feels like it might be a little too fast / too much driving, and also we’re quite excited about visiting Shaba as well. So, we are tempted to visit Shaba either instead of Buffalo Springs / Westgate (i.e. start in Shaba and then drive to Wamba), or to visit Shaba at the end, leaving out the trip to Ngurunit or Sera.

    I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. I’m a bit concerned about fuel for the long loop; if you have other thoughts or concerns, please share if possible.

    I can’t thank you enough for your amazing information that you’ve shared on this blog, and for all of your contributions on I can’t imagine how this trip would be possible without all of the information you have so kindly shared.

    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Ian,

      This is a tough one especially not knowing how much driving is too much for you or your fuel range – plus all the places you’ve chosen to visit are all pretty cool!

      However if hard pressed if you can get the river campsite in Shaba I’d take that over BS/Westgate – even more, if Shaba is taking up a night that could be used further on it also skip it. For me the real magic is further on in Ngurunit/Namunyak/Sera.
      However this is my personal opinion, I don’t know you guys or what you like but out of all the places you’ve mentioned there’s magic in each and every one.

      So don’t stretch yourselves too thin, have enough time in each of the places you visit and have fun.


      PS: I’m glad all my mapping is coming in handy. Please send me any GPS tracks/points of interest not on the map (especially up in Namunyak or Sera).

      1. Ian

        Hi KC,

        This is amazing, thank you. The suggestion to skip BS/Westgate might be a good one for us.

        I was interested in potentially taking a RAV4 4WD to make the road driving a little easier, but it depends on the route. Based on what you’ve written, it sounds like we might prefer more ground clearance for Namunyak? But it might be ok for the other locations?

        Would you buy petrol in Sereolipi or Laisamis? I’ve heard there could be quality problems.

        I’m a little concerned about the tourism challenges you highlighted in Shaba. In contrast, NRT has been wonderful to talk to so far and very helpful.

        Thank you,

  13. Lovely Bee

    It’s really great you talk a lot about conservation. Do you have any insights on how someone can involved in joining such efforts (volunteer etc)? Any place to start like FB groups, or people you have met that cited they needed help etc. Maybe my question is quite general, but anything relevant would be useful.

      1. Stacey

        hi,am Stacey me and my friends are planning to come there for a one night stand,on December,,,so should we bring our tents or u shall provide,,, also we are 16 of us,,,,how much shall it cost for the camping with u providing the tents

  14. Sarah

    Hi Kenyan Camper!
    I’m in the category of “shy”, but I will follow your instructions and post my comment here.
    I have been following your travels for a while now: They are splendid. I enjoy the way you write even as I enjoy the places that you write about! Thank you for sharing your art and your travel with us.
    I am a homeschooling Kenyan mum and I wanted to let you know that I shall be using your blog for map work with the kiddos:-) It’s a wonderful resource, and I am writing to ask if you would be ever so kind to give us some notice should it cross your mind to take your entries off the web! We shall be starting with your very 1st post and hope to comb through every entry as we travel along with you and map these places out. Thanks again for this wonderful resource!

    1. thekenyancamper Post author

      Hi Sarah,
      You and the kids have made my day, it’s so so good to hear you are using the blog for educational purposes – that’s what it was made for!
      I have really enjoyed mapping the country over the years, it’s very satisfying plotting new tracks and adding points of interest knowing they will help people for years to come.
      I have no intention of bringing anything down so rest assured you can continue to use the blog for as long as you’d like.


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