Adventure Camping

6 Places to Go Camping Over the Easter Holiday

Leleshwa Camp
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

From luxury camps to free camping sites, Kenya has a lot of spots in different and unique environments where you can pitch your tent. There are camps in the vast savanna grasslands, equatorial forests, beaches and even deserts. In short, it’s impossible to get bored if you’re a camping enthusiast in Kenya.

The picturesque scenery, great landscapes and warm temperatures all make the East African country an ideal camping destination. Most of these camping sites are close to the national parks, which means you get the opportunity to see Kenya’s most amazing wildlife. So, let’s have a look at some of the best camping sites in Kenya where you can spend this Easter holiday roasting meat and sleeping under the stars with your loved ones.

1. Rapids Camp

Rapid Camp

Tents at Rapid Camp. Photo/ Rapid Camp Sagana.

Rapid Camp is one of the best maintained camping sites in Kenya. The camp, which is located on the banks of River Sagana in Kirinyaga County, boasts a landscape that will amaze you.

There is no boredom at Rapids Camp; here, you and your loved ones get to enjoy water rafting, canoeing and Kayaking. Once you get tired of the water games, you can do some rock climbing and a variety of team-building activities. At Rapid Camp, you’re allowed to pitch your tent next to the Sagana River. And in case you don’t have tents to camp, no need to worry because they also hire camping gears.

2. Kiboko Luxury Camp 

Kiboko Luxury Camp is a tented camp located on the shores of Lake Naivasha, close to Hell’s Gate National Park. It is the first all-inclusive luxury camp on the shores of Lake Naivasha with eight luxury tents, four of them offering an incredible view of Lake Naivasha. The tents are approximately 60 square metres, with en-suite bathrooms, within the sprawling ground of the Lake Naivasha.

At Kiboko Luxury Camp, you enjoy unlimited soft beverages, wines, local beers, and tea and coffee with one guided nature walk. It is one of the best camping sites in Kenya.

Kiboko Luxury Camp

Kiboko Luxury Camp. Photo/ Agoda.

3. Wildebeest Eco Camp 

Wildebeest Eco Camp is an oasis in Nairobi. The electric camping site is located in Lang’ata, just next to the popular Mamba Village. Here, expect to find all sorts of camping facilities, from low budget tents to high luxury tents which have flushable toilets and electricity.

At Wildebeest Eco Camp, you enjoy the peaceful tropical gardens which are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds. It is an ideal environment for families as children have acres of space where they can safely play while their parents are occupied with other activities.

4. Lake Paradise Special Campsite 

Lake Paradise Special Campsite is one of the most beautiful camping sites in Kenya. The campsite, which is located in Marsabit National Park, is a paradise on earth as it offers true camping experience. Here, you’ll have encounters with wild animals such as elephants and lions. However, rangers are always around to protect you; so no need to be afraid.

Due to its remote location, Lake Paradise Special Campsite is usually empty throughout the year; hence peaceful and serene. So, expect to be alone with your friends when camping here.

5. Leleshwa Camp

Leleshwa Camp

Leleshwa Camp. Photo/ AfricanMecca Safaris.

Leleshwa Camp is is an intimate tented camping site located on the Siana Conservancy on the North–Eastern edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. The campsite sits along a stream valley where you can have views of the beautiful hills and plains nearby.

Leleshwa Camp offers a five-star camping experience. Here, be sure to get good food and services. Their insect-proof tents offer all the amenities you need when camping, including hot water and flush toilets.

6. Kembu Farm 

Kembu Farm, one of the best camping sites in Kenya, is the place to go when you need just a little fresh air and a moment away from the city. The campsite, which is just outside of Nakuru town, boasts lush gardens and comfortable accommodation.

At Kembu there is a nice and safe Field Centre where you’ll base all experiences, from camping in the garden, to camping out on the farm, in the woods. You’ll also go and hike multi day expeditions through the forests of Mount Kiplombe and Mount Koibatek.

Kembu Farm

Kembu Farm. Photo/ Kembu Cottages.

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About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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