Camping

Camping gear rental with Roadtrip Kenya

We can equip your Toyota Landcruiser with a rooftop tent, or you can hire a dome tent with the Landcruiser or RAV4. The costs are USD $25 / day for the rooftop tent or USD $5 per person / per day for the dome tent.

A full set of quality camping gear consists of the following items: 

  • Tent (dome tent or rooftop tent)
  • Folding foam mattresses
  • Blanket or sleeping bag, pillows and bedsheets
  • Table and chairs
  • Cool box (not electrical)
  • Gas tank & burner, BBQ roaster
  • RVS cups, plates & bowls
  • Cooking pots, frying pans
  • Cutlery set with forks, knives, spoons, can opener, cork screw
  • Coffee percolator
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towel, detergent, washing line & pegs
  • Headlights and solar table lamp

What to take on safari - ground tent or rooftop tent? 

Can't decide? Read our blog about the pros & cons of a rooftop tent versus a dome tent.

Bush camping in Uganda with your roof top tent from Roadtrip Uganda

Why you should go camping in Kenya 

Whether you are on a budget, love the bush, or just don't want to have to book your accommodation in Kenya ahead of time... roadtripping with a full set of camping gear in the back of your rental car gives you all the freedom you need for a true safari adventure in Kenya.

Kenya is becoming more suitable for a camping holiday. There's a growing number of campsites popping up all over the country, ranging from basic bush campsites inside the Masai Mara Triangle to a private campground operated by a lodge, near Nakuru, enabling you to stay at a secure site with good amenities whilst sleeping for a dime. 

Campsites do not require any advance arrangements - most of them can't even be booked in advance. Refer to our accommodation page for a list of our favorite campsites in Kenya. Also, the Lonely Planet guide that comes with your Roadtrip Kenya rental car has detailed and up-to-date information about most campsites in Kenya.

Our Top 5 camping spots in Kenya:

5. Cheetah Campsite in Lumo Wildlife Community Sanctuary - call in advance so they can prepare for your arrival, but you'll wake up with magnificent views over the hills.

4. The River Special Campsite or Isiolo River Campsite at Buffalo Springs National Reserve is a perfect wilderness camp, with shady trees, close to the (action packed) river and absolutely no facilities.

3. Sandai Farm is the perfect base if you are looking for an affordable campsite to visit places like Ol Pejeta, Solio Game Reserve or Aberdare National Park. They also have rooms.

2.  Makalia Public Campsite in Lake Nakuru National Park has renovated facilities, near the waterfalls and next to the southern shore where the Rhinos can be seen. There are showers and tap water. Hot water is scarce.

1. Oloololo Public Campsite in the Masai Mara Triangle is the queen of wilderness campsites, as you are in the middle of the Masai Mara, with nothing but you, your camp, your car and the wildlife around you. Thrilling!

 

Camping in Meru National Park in kenya
Camping in Meru National Park in kenya
Camping in the wilderness with zebras in Maasai Mara
Camping in the wilderness with zebras in Maasai Mara
Curious wildlife at the campsite of Ol Pojeta conservancy
Curious wildlife at the campsite of Ol Pojeta conservancy
Camping in Ol Pejeta National Park
Camping in Ol Pejeta National Park
Public campsite in Samburu National Park in Kenya
Public campsite in Samburu National Park in Kenya
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