Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the endless African savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers...
Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the endless African savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers fantastic views. The camp consists of 20 tents, each with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Sit and watch the natural world pass by from the ample sun decks. The semi-arid land of Sinya and Elerai offers an abundance of natural riches and is home to some of the largest elephants in East Africa.
Sinya, a private concession of about 600 square km, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park, offers spectacular landscapes with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Longido and Ol Doinyo Orok. It is one of the few areas in Africa where huge elephant bulls, more than 50 years old, carrying tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the zone together with herds of mothers and calves, used to migrate between the swamps of Amboseli National Park and the Acacia woodlands of the other side of the border in search of water and food. Most of them have been monitored by Cynthia Moss in Amboseli for more than 25 years, and form one of the healthiest and most balanced elephant populations of the whole African continent.
Masai bomas are sparsely scattered in Sinya, with a total population of no more than 2,000 people living in a huge area. These Masai are still living the traditional way and are not used to the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in more visited areas. They are spectacularly dressed, follow all the traditional ceremonies, and are very friendly. We have been able to develop a privileged relationship with them, and this Community Conservation Project benefits the Masai of Sinya.
Activities include game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris escorted by Masai warriors, and interaction with the local Masai including participation in ceremonies, if available.