Campsites & Lodges

Below you will find an overview of our favourite campsites & lodges in Kenya, catering to all budgets.

The campsites and lodges below are our favourite picks and received good reviews from fellow roadtrippers, but by no means have we visited them all. So, drop us a line in case you have discovered a new jewel!

Pricing explained

  • $ = between 0 and 80 USD for 2 pax per night, B&B (if available)
  • $$ = Between 80 and 200 USD for 2 pax per night, B&B, but some are only offering FB
  • $$$ = Over 200 USD for 2 pax, usually these places are incl. all meals.

Accommodation in Nairobi

Jungle Junction - $

A great spot for travellers who like to catch with each other over a cold beer. Traveller's hub in the middle of Nairobi. Are you ready for some good stories?
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Wildebeest Eco Camp - $$

Wildebeest Eco Camp is a fabulous location convenient for the airport and highways to travel around Kenya.
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Purdy Arms - $$

It has a relaxed feel to it, with unconventional hospitality, good service and a friendly atmosphere will make you feel like you're staying with family.
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Accommodation in Diani Beach

Kenyaways Kite Village - $$

Kenyaways Kite Village has delicious meals and affordable accommodation right at the beach, and world class surfing in Diani.
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South Coast Backpackers - $

or Diani backpackers, is a budget place, friendly staff, young crowd. Stay here if you are looking for some friends to party with at the 40 Thieves bar. Their dorm room surrounds a baobab tree.
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Diani Blue - $$

Same owner as Lion’s Bluff Lodge, this place is charmingly set up and very affordable for its luxury setup.
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Flamboyant - $$$

Homely but huge villa turned into a boutique hotel. This place gives you a very comfy and homely feel. Relaxing lounge, great and big swimming pool. This is luxury as I love it best! It’s 20 metres from the beach, but well secluded. Next door to the 40 Thieves beach bar.
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Accommodation in Maasai Mara

Mara Explorers - $$

Mara Explorers camp is located just 3km before the Sekenani gate of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and only 300m from the main road.
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Maji Moto Eco Camp - $$

The Maasai men at the camp love to share their stories with you at the bonfire at night, without being intrusive. They offer organized activities such as multiple day walking safaris and mountain bike safaris.
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Aruba Mara Camp - $$

From camping to luxury tents, the place has good value for money, and helpful staff and management. In the afternoon you can relax on their big lookout verandah and drink a cold beer with fellow travellers. Great value!
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Public Campsites in the Mara Triangle - $

There are three public campsites in the Mara triangle: Oloololo, Eluai and Iseiya campsite. We have never visited ourselves but we've heard good stories of Eluai. They are operating on a first come, first served basis. Great value for money!
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Mara Eden Safari Camp - $$$

Mara Eden Safari Camp is a small, boutique camp on the banks of the great Mara river that offers you an untamed wilderness experience.
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Accommodation in Tsavo West & East National Park

Rhino Valley Lodge - $

Rhino Valley Lodge is located in Tsavo West National Park with 6 standard rooms, 10 luxury rock rooms and a campsite for budget travellers.
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Severin Kitani Banda's - $

A road tripper recommended this accommodation to us. The great thing about these banda's is that you share the price (it's per banda), so if you're with 4 people, you have a very affordable option in the middle of Tsavo West National Park.
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Accommodation in Kilifi & Watamu

Distant Relatives - $

Distant Relatives is a unique, contemporary and charming eco-accommodation in Kilifi. It's great value for money and such a homely feel that you wish you could have stayed longer!
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Watamu Treehouse - $$

Superb place! Two towers separated by a bridge, climbing up high in the trees. All the rooms are open and airy, and some even have a 360 degree view over both the ocean and the forest.
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Accommodation in Kisumu

Dunga Hill Camp - $

It is right on the shore of Lake Victoria, with bar and restaurant and a fabulous sunset lake views.
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Clarice Guesthouse - $

A small relaxed guesthouse in a nice neighborhood of Kisumu.
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Accommodation in Lake Naivasha & Hell's gate

Camp Carnelley's - $

It is right on the lake where you can see hippo's come out at 9pm from your tent and it also has cracking bar and restaurant.
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Accommodation in Samburu National Reserve

Lion King Bush Camp - $$

Lion King Bush Camp is located inside Samburu National Reserve on the Ewaso Nyiro River. It offers a natural, unspoilt environment with very little interference to the bush and its inhabitants. Elephants are regular visitors, often crossing the river, or taking mud baths directly in front of the camp.
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Ashnil Samburu Camp - $$

Ashnil Samburu Camp is one of the many upmarket tented camp chains in Kenya.
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Accommodation in Amboseli National Park

Maasai Simba Camp - $$

Maasai Simba Camp is in a private ranch on the outskirts of Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, about 160km from Nairobi. It's outfitted with friendly staff and has comfortable (budget) cottages and tents.
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Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge - $$$

Another big lodge with over 90 rooms, but with Swimming pool if you are looking for comfort.
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Private Safari Camp via AirBnB - $$

Great option for an intimate get away.
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