Campi ya Kanzi is a product of love. Two years in a tiny tent were spent by Luca and Antonella to build the lodge, with the helped of a team that more than 20 years later still work with them: Pashiet, Parashi, Samson, Matasha, Lengou, Ayienda, Munghesia, Nyambu, Raioiri, Nyamburi, Nalamai… the lists goes on and on.
Amazing Kenyans who are Campi ya Kanzi family and that with Luca and Antonella have strived to make sure your stays were memorable and beyond your wildest expectations. Below are some beloved faces that mean a lot to us and we hope they have made your stay with us just as meaningful.
Amidst a unique people and land, I found a purpose and fulfillment. I hope this place inspires you with awe the way it did me.
I first began as a personal tracker for Luca when he arrived in Kenya many years ago. I assisted in the building of Tembo House in 1998.
I am a local Maasai, from a village West of Campi ya Kanzi, and I have continued to act as a very passionate tracker for the whole lifetime of the camp.
I have been a part of Campi ya Kanzi since the very beginning. I assisted Luca in building the foundation of Tembo House, and all of the tents that are here now. After opening the camp officially, I continued to work alongside Luca guiding the very first visitors. I have greatly enjoyed working for the camp for the last 20 years. I am now a Senior Guide. I am from the nearby village of Iltilal and would be happy to take you to meet my family.
I began working at Campi ya Kanzi as a young warrior alongside Luca since the inception of the camp. I first began as a waiter, but I decided it was not for me, and I moved on to become a tracker, and then a guide. I have never attended school, but I have learned so much during my time at Campi ya Kanzi, English included! I travelled to New York in 2009 and 2016 to run in the New York Marathon, successfully raising funds for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
Is an opportunity to work within the Maa Community and gain more experience.
Because of the strong relationship between Campi ya Kanzi and the Maa Community, thus preserving the unique culture.