Ndarakwai Camp is one of the luxury accommodation in Kilimanjaro National Park which is a permanent tented lodge on the Ndarakwai Ranch. With views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the camp is in a forest of towering fig. Threr are also yellow-barked acacias that line the seasonal Ngare Nairobi River.
Catering to a maximum of just 30 guests, the camp offers an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Mealtimes are flexible and can be with your guide and the camp managers.
Guests can relax in camp during the day, or take in the variety of wildlife and cultural activities that are on offer. Our main activities are full or half day walks, game drives, and night game drives. You can also visit local Maasai villages to photograph and buy authentic beaded jewellery.
Picnic lunches, bush breakfasts, and a bush campfire and bar are available on request. In the evening guests can gather around either of two indoor fireplaces, or an outdoor campfire for snacks and sundowners.
Come and embrace the African night, see the elephants that stray past camp, witness the nosy bushbuck outside your tent, and experience the haunting cries of the hungry bush babies.
Kambi ya Tembo
Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the endless African savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers fantastic views. The camp consists of 20 tents, each with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Sit and watch the natural world pass by from the ample sun decks. The semi-arid land of Sinya and Elerai offers an abundance of natural riches and is home to some of the largest elephants in East Africa.
Sinya, a private concession of about 600 square km, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park, offers spectacular landscapes with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Longido and Ol Doinyo Orok. It is one of the few areas in Africa where huge elephant bulls, more than 50 years old, carrying tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the zone together with herds of mothers and calves, used to migrate between the swamps of Amboseli National Park and the Acacia woodlands of the other side of the border in search of water and food. Most of them have been monitored by Cynthia Moss in Amboseli for more than 25 years, and form one of the healthiest and most balanced elephant populations of the whole African continent.
Masai bomas are sparse in Sinya, with a total population of no more than 2,000 people living in a huge area. These Masai are still living the traditional way. They are not familiar with the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in more visited areas. They are spectacularly dressed, follow all the traditional ceremonies, and are very friendly. We have been able to develop a privileged relationship with them, and this Community Conservation Project benefits the Masai of Sinya.
Activities include game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris escorted by Masai warriors, and interaction with the local Masai including participation in ceremonies, if available.
Satao Elerai Camp
Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet and unspoilt setting on a 5000 acre private conservation area. The camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one direction and up to Mt Kilimanjaro in the other direction, giving clients one of the best locations.
The camp has five Lodge-Style Suites and nine Mountain-facing Tents, both designed to ensure complete privacy and luxury. Large beds with top-quality mattresses and fluffy pillows will ensure a comfortable sleep throughout the night. Each room has its own bathroom with a view, designed using natural rock and acacia wood. The facilities are supplied with hot running water provided by eco-friendly solar units. Large sliding doors open out onto your own private veranda overlooking the plains below.
One of the biggest advantages of Satao Elerai Camp is that being located on its own private conservation area, clients have the chance to view wildlife in private surroundings. In addition we also offer clients the chance to enjoy spectacular bush sundowners, night game drives and game walks on the conservancy.
There is a-la-carte for dinner, using locally grown vegetables and fruit. Our chefs prepare a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. On a clear night, tables are out on the terrace where guests can enjoy a meal under the stars.
Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort
Deep in the lush green banana and coffee plantations in Marangu West, on the hauntingly beautiful slopes of the Kilimanjaro Mountain, the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort is a first class tourist destination, and the ideal base from which to climb the roof of Africa.
The resorts handsome appearance boasts 18th century colonial architecture, and 42 luxurious accommodation suites with a number of modern amenities. The hotel is graceful and beautiful, here guests will indulge in one of our three traditional restaurants. Also there is a picturesque garden and of course our sweeping views.
Along with a swimming pool, health centre, business centre. Massage corner and a large tropical gardens as well as a superb bar. There is also a restaurant and a sun deck, the Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort for a fantastic holiday.
5.Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Amboseli Sopa Lodge is a luxury accommodation in Kilimanjaro National Park, sits on a 200-acres of private land, and with a rustic charm all of its own, the lodge nestles in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at almost six thousand metres, is Africa’s highest and most famous snow-capped mountain. All forms of wildlife abound in this wilderness which continues all the way to the Amboseli National Park, an easy twenty minute drive away from the lodge.
Rustic, well-spaced cottages meander through the vast expanse of our mature gardens and house our eighty three guest rooms. These are all brightly decorated with Maasai-themed wall murals, and each room has been purpose built to contain either one or two queen-sized beds as well as a veranda. We also have a luxuriously appointed, extremely spacious, two bedroom Presidential suite. It has a private dining room and an attached kitchenette, and also with a huge lounge and a quite simply vast veranda.
Amboseli Sopa Lodge is within mature wooded gardens with a wide variety of trees and plants. These include thorn trees, acacias, fragrant Frangipanis. Also there are colourful bougainvillea and giant cacti which all thrive in these surroundings. The gardens are also home to numerous species of birds as well as monkeys. There are mongooses, squirrels, duikers, the occasional gazelle and, once in a while, even an ever inquisitive leopard.
The enclosed and domed reception area is around the curves of a traditional Maasai house. They also decorate the walls with Maasai beaded necklaces and tribally themed murals.
The lobby is open, spacious and airy. It has a high ceiling with elevated and painted glass forming an atrium above an indoor garden. Both round and also tubular calabashes form the suspended chandeliers above walls decorated with a Maasai theme. They are also comfortable, colourfully cushioned, rough timber furniture above bright, locally woven carpets complete the décor.
Attached to this area is a colourful and vibrant Maasai handicraft market. Here, they manufacture traditional beadwork and woodcarvings that the guests request. And just beyond this is a well-stocked boutique. It has a wide variety of souvenirs, books, safari clothing, T-shirts and toiletry items. Leading away from the lobby towards Kilimanjaro there is a bridge. This is over the large, split-level fishpond which leads to the Kibo restaurant and the Mawenzi bar.