Ideally located and presented in the time-honoured ‘Out of Africa’ style, these semi-luxury and luxury tented lodges have little to do with ‘camping’ and everything to do with atmosphere.
Usually comprising a central dining and bar area, which may be presented in the form of a central lodge, or an under canvas ‘mess’ area, they are typically surrounded by widely spaced permanent ‘tents’. The tents will typically have thatched roofs, concrete or stone floors, in-built ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushed WCs, hotel-styled furniture and generator-electricity. The lodge will also typically feature a swimming pool and an external campfire area and/or game-viewing platform or water-hole with a bar.
Great East African tented safari lodges and camps can be experienced on Kenya safari, Tanzania safari or while gorilla trekking on Uganda travel.
Ashnil Mara Camp- Maasai Mara Kenya

Ashnil Mara Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(The Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya -Arena of the annual wildebeest migration and one of the most renowned East African Safari destinations)

A relatively new tented camp, Ashnil Mara Camp , offers 30 luxury tents, while being located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River famous for the wildebeest migration. The Masai Mara also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena. Historically teaming with wildlife, the Masai Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains; also for the fat pods of hippo that wallow in its mud-brown rivers.

Ashnil samburu camp- samburu kenya

Ashnil Samburu Camp – Samburu, Kenya

(Buffalo Springs National Reserve – Samburu, Northern Kenya)

Ashnil Samburu Camp was opened in October 2008 and features 24 tents, which are widely spaced along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees. The main guest area, also shaded by a canopy of acacia trees, offers a comfortable reception and lounge, a spacious dining room, atmospheric bar and a broad deck, which offers unparalleled game-viewing across the wide reaches of the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the lifeblood of this otherwise arid northern region.

Basecamp masai mara- kenya

Basecamp Masai Mara – Kenya

(The Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya -Arena of the annual wildebeest migration and one of the most renowned East African Safari destinations)

Basecamp Masai Mara is an intimate tented camp, offering just 12 luxury tents. Located on the verdant peninsular of the Talek River, Basecamp Masai Mara enjoys spectacular views over the rolling savannah of this world-famous reserve. Each ensuite tent has its own private verandah and al fresco shower while meals are served in the central dining area, which features a platform built around a fig tree and an open-air bar for evening sundowners.

crater forest tented camp- ngongoro tanzania

Crater Forest Tented Camp – Ngorongoro, Tanzania

(The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Tanzania)

Crater Forest Tented Camp is a small eco-friendly tented lodge that enjoys panoramic views over the Ngorongoro forest. Established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, which stands at an altitude 1,800 metres above sea-level, Crater Forest Tented Camp stands on farmland directly bordering Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). Crater Forest Tented Camp offers just 15 tented rooms, all on platforms with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs.

crater lake camp- rift valley kenya

Crater Lake Camp – Rift Valley, Kenya

(Crater Lake – Naivasha, the Great Rift Valley, Kenya)

A luxury tented camp with superb views from ten secluded, yellow-acacia-shaded bandas, Crater Lake Camp lies at the foot of a mysterious green volcanic crater a few kilometres from Lake Naivahsa. Around the camp black and white colobus monkeys swing from the trees, walks lead off into the acacia forest and, if you scale the sides of the crater and sit on its rim, you can see all the way across the lake and towards the Mau Escarpment. Beautifully presented, the camp features luxurious furnishings and all the elegance of the colonial era.

fairmont mara safari club- masai mara kenya

Fairmont Mara Safari Club – Masai Mara, Kenya

(The Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya)

Fairmont Mara Safari Club, which lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, sits at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The camp is positioned on an ox-bow of the Mara River, so that all en-suite tents have a view of the hippo-filled river. The lodge is surrounded by well-cultivated gardens dotted among indigenous trees.

The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River and stands just outside the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

fig tree camp- masai mara

Fig Tree Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya)

Fig Tree Camp is one of the original Mara camps, located on the banks of the Talek River and enjoying breathtaking views across the plains. Recently completely refurbished it offers a welcoming ambience and a range of both tented and chalet accommodation. It is also one of the main sites for balloon safaris in the Mara.

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited wildlife protected area.

flamingo hill camp- lake nakuru kenya

Flamingo Hill Camp – Lake Nakuru, Kenya

(Lake Nakuru National Park – The Great Rift Valley, Kenya)

Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Approximately 30 minutes by air or 2 hours by road from Nairobi.

The camp offers 25 tents in total, all with with four poster beds and mosquito nets. Accommodation is divided into 6 double tents and 19 twin tents.
All tents are en-suite with shower (hot and cold running water), WC, private verandah overlooking the plains and electricity (240 volts). Laundry services available.

Foxes safari camp- mikumi tanzania

Foxes Safari Camp – Mikumi, Tanzania

(Mikumi National Park, Tanzania:- Camp fires and warm hospitality create a relaxing bush atmosphere against which to experience the thrill of being close to the multitudes of wild animals in timeless Africa)

Foxes Safari Camp is a small, personalized, seasonal tented camp, which surrounds a rocky kopje on the Mkata flood plain of Mikumi National Park, which is one of the finest game-viewing areas in this popular park. Overlooking the Mwanamboga Waterhole, Foxes Safari Camp is surrounded by open grasslands over which roam huge herds of buffalos, impalas, zebras and giraffes. Of particular interest is the presence of the Nyasa Blue Wildebeest, which is not found elsewhere.

ikoma bush camp- serengeti tanzania

Ikoma Bush Camp – Serengeti, Tanzania

(The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania:- Land of the endless plains and arena for the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth)

Ikoma Bush Camp is situated on the borders of the Serengeti National Park. A simple but authentic bush camp, it offers the ideal opportunity to experience real under-canvas safari life. Located on the path of the great migration (along the western corridor and taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti River), Ikoma Bush Camp offers easy access to the park, and all the advantages of not being within a designated national park – such as guided game walks and night game drives – neither of which are permitted within the parks.

kibo safari camp- amboseli kenya

Kibo Safari Camp – Amboseli, Kenya

(Amboseli National Park, Kenya – Kilimanjaro’s Kingdom)

Located at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kibo Safari Camp is set amidst 190 aces of mature wooded grounds with stunning views of Africa’s highest mountain and the legendary ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’. Once part of the Great Southern Game Reserve, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s earliest game sanctuaries; it is also one of her most popular attracting over 200,000 tourists per year.

kigio wildlife camp- naivasha kenya

Kigio Wildlife Camp – Naivasha, Kenya

(Kigio Wildlife Conservancy, Naivasha)

Kigio Wildlife Camp is a superb all-suite camp built within beautiful Yellow-fever woodland overlooking the Malewa River, approx. 2kms from Malewa Wildlife Lodge. The camp is built from sustainable pine-wood, local earth from the conservancy, traditional thatch provided by the surrounding community and canvas panels – there has been minimal usage of cement and steel in the construction of the camp. Power is provide by solar panels and the environment has been carefully preserved during the construction of the camp.

kikoti safari camp- tarangire tanzania

Kikoti Safari Camp – Tarangire, Tanzania

(Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, East Africa)

Kikoti, in the Maasai language, means “the place where life began”, and is the name given by the local Maasai to an ancient pre-Jurassic kopje in the Tarangire eco-system, which lies adjacent to the camp. A luxury tented camp, Kikoti Safari Camp echoes the luxury of the traditional safari camps of a bygone era, defined by superior service and campfire hospitality rather than modern conveniences and an anonymous welcome.

kilima camp- masai mara

Kilima Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

(Siria / Oloololo Escarpment- Masai Mara, Kenya)

A luxury tented camp with just 12 tents, the new Kilima Camp stands on the edge of the Siria Escarpment with stunning views across the Mara River. Clustered around a central dining area and evening campfire area, it also offers a delightful swimming pool.

World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, the awe inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest, the Mara is Kenya’s most visited protected area.

kirurumu tented lodge- lake manyara tanzania

Kirurumu Tented Lodge – Lake Manyara, Tanzania

(Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania:- Adventure safari, flamingos, action sports and more)

Kirurumu Tented Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mt. Losimingori. Behind Kirurumu Tented Lodge, the Ngorongoro Highlands rise in green and fertile splendour and form the gateway to Ngorongoro Crater and, finally, Olduvai Gorge and the Serengeti. The lodge offers a selection of ‘tented’ rooms, a central dining area and bar, gift shop and a wide range of adventure activities.

Lake burunge tented camp- tangarire tanzania

Lake Burunge Tented Camp – Tarangire, Tanzania

(Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, East Africa)

The relatively newly built, Lake Burunge Tented Camp is located in a shaded grove overlooking the picturesque seasonal Lake Burunge. Some distance south of the main Tarangire tourist circuit, in an area of dense bush known for its populations of dry country antelope such as lesser kudu and gerenuk, accommodation is in spacious and attractively rustic en-suite twin and double tents built on stilted platforms and shaded by Makuti roofs. The camp is well positioned for game drives and also offers guided nature walks along with canoe trips when the lake holds water.

man eaters camp- tsavo national park

Man Eaters Camp – Tsavo West, Kenya

(Tsavo West National Park, Kenya)

Just 1km off the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Man Eaters Camp , a luxury tented camp makes an ideal stopover enroute to the coast or a base from which to explore Tsavo West National Park (2km away from the camp) and Tsavo East National Park (10km away from the camp). Man Eaters Camp consists of 30 luxury en-suit tents, each with a private balcony overlooking the Tsavo River. There is a central lounge, restaurant and bar and a rock-built swimming pool.

lakira camp- lake nakuru kenya

Lakira Camp – Lake Nakuru, Kenya

(Lake Nakuru National Park – the Great Rift Valley, Kenya)

Lakira Camp is a luxury tented camp, which lies on the edge of Lake Nakuru in Lake Nakuru National Park. Offering just six tents, it is styled to suggest the traditional Out of Africa safari experience, showcasing antiques, four-poster beds and luxurious fittings throughout.

Its luxury tents are furnished with antiques, four-poster beds, Persian rugs and equipped with Egyptian cotton bedding. All the tents are en-suite with shower and flushed WCs. Each have a private veranda overlooking the lake.