The collection of six tents at Anga Afrika were set up in 2016 as a unique addition to the Nairobi hospitality scene. Each tent in the family-run camp is named after different wildlife available in Kenya such as Twiga, Ndovu, Simba, Punda Milia and Chui, and are located in the expansive backyard of their lovely home in Karen.
Each tent can host up to three guests and is a great base for people either heading to the Mara or residents looking for a weekend escape away from all the Nairobi hustle without having to drive to Naivasha or the Aberdares. The ambiance created here is the same- lush greenery, tranquillity and an abundance of birds. The nights are also just as cold, but the tents are thankfully outfitted with electric heaters and hot water bottles. Still, pack some extra warm clothing. If you are new to camping, this is a great way to ease into it.
While you’re at it, you can also explore the array of family-friendly activities available in Karen. Play with the Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Centre, watch the orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust during their feeding time at 11:00am (expect a large crowd) before settling down for lunch at Tin Roof Cafe. The menu offers a delicious array of healthy food to choose from and they also have a library where bookworms can swap personal books for whatever catches their eye off the shelf. There are plenty of kids books to choose from so while the babies settle down for some light reading, adults can check out the goods on display at the adjoining Langata Links Shops.