Best campsites & lodges in Kenya
Do I need to book my accommodation in advance?
Campsites do not require any advance arrangements - most of them can't even be booked in advance. In case you sleep in a lodge, booking in advance is recommended during high season ( July-Sept, Dec -Jan). Most lodges will ask you to make a deposit. TripAdvisor is a great source of information, as well as our own listing below. Airbnb has also a lot of hidden gems, especially at the coast.
Are campsites widely available in Kenya?
Kenya is a very suitable country for camping. Some lodges will allow you to pitch your own tent. The more fancy lodges will charge about US$ 20 pp. Basic nature campsites cost as little as US$ 10 / tent. Camping inside National Parks, reserves or conservancies cost in between $15 to $50 pp per night. Wild camping is not recommended. The Lonely Planet guide also has detailed and up to date information about most campsites. More info with lots of inspiration and tips on camping in the wilderness can be found in this blogpost.
Based on the experience of our own and other Roadtrippers, these are our recommended campsites & lodges in Kenya, catering to all budgets. Please drop us a line if you have discovered a nice place!
$ = 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.