Best campsites & lodges in Kenya
Do I need to book my accommodation in advance?
Campsites in Kenya do not require advance booking - 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-September, December-January). Most lodges will ask you to make a deposit. TripAdvisor is a great source of information, as well as our own list below. Airbnb also has 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 USD $10/tent. Camping inside Kenya's national parks, reserves and conservancies costs between $15 to $50 per person per night. Wild camping is not recommended. The Kenya 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 here.
Based on our own experience and that of 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 that we haven't already included!
$ = 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 inclusive of all meals