Rift Safari
Traveling along the Rift Valley: Kambi ya Tembo


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Kambi ya Tembo, West KilimanjaroKambi ya Tembo

Kambi ya Tembo is a small tented camp permanently set in West Kilimanjaro between Kilimanjaro and Amboseli National Park in a private 75.000 acres concession. This is a medium specification camp with a wonderful location on the top of a hill and unforgettable panoramic views.

The emphasis here is on Maasai, elephants, daily trekking on Shira Plateau.
The West Kilimajaro is a Maasai territory where you will meet children leading sheeps and cows to graze, women with traditional ornaments and men dressed with their distinctive red or blue color and their inseparable sphere. This is not a very touristic area and interaction with the local tribes is not affected by the commercial aspects inevitably induced by a stronger tourism in areas such as Ngorongoro. That's the reason why we consider West Kilimanjaro one of the most interesting places along with Lake Natron for interaction with local tribes.
The area is home as well to a project for the protection of elephants. Some of the oldest East African elephants, with considerably big tusks, can be sighted here. Some of them are more than 80 years old. The rare wild dogs are often sighted as well along with oryx, generuk, leopards, zebras and giraffes. Cats are inhabiting the territory but can hardly be spoted.

The third activity here and perhaps the most beautiful, is the one day trekking in the Shira Plateau: you will normally depart from the camp in 4x4, pass through the rain forest covering the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and once you will reach the shira plateau you will start walking for about 5 hours in the moore. In a clear day the view covers the Maasai steppe below and the snowy peak of the volcano just above you.

The camp consists of 10 comfortable tents, each with en-suite and outdoor veranda. Hot water for the shower is carried by hands by the staff of the camp. Electricity is supplied by solar panels.
The only suggestion we can further give to you is to book this camp months ahead since availability is not granted with only 10 tents.

Walking Safari   Activities:
Daily trekking in the Shira Plateau
Visit to Maasai bomas and settlments
Walking safari
Night game drives
4x4 game drives
INDICATIVE RATES 2011 per night, per person, in double
April and May $ 150 per persona
Rest of the year $ 200 per persona
Rates include: FB basis and selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic house beverages.
Kambi ya TemboKambi ya Tembo, tentKambi ya Tembo, outdoor veranda