Why You Should Go Glamping

It was about 11 am, and the cold chill of the morning hadn’t left the air. Nevertheless, we wrapped our sweaters a little tighter and soaked in the gorgeous scenes of green, wide open space that gave the feeling of complete seclusion.  A short drive passed The Hub Karen, onto a marram road, and we arrived at Anga Arika Luxury Tented camp.

When you think of camping in Kenya, you normally think of heading out of city environs to places such as Naivasha, Masaai Mara or Tsavo. But, Anga Afrika offers holiday seekers a little bit of adventure a few minutes away from the city. We were greeted at by the owner’s friendly dogs, that weren’t bothered by our presence, so we walked casually in.

The homey, and countryside feel of the camp makes you feel settled and right at home. It was no surprise to learn that the camp was built next to the family home of Bernd Trompell, the camp’s owner. Immediately you enter, you are engrossed in a world, with African-inspired trinkets, woven baskets, Masaai mask décor, kikoy covered camping seats and more.

I was drawn to their idea of glamping not too far away from the city. It meant that I got a little break from the monotonous, and ever-growing boutique hotels that have crowded Nairobi city. Plus, with glamping, there’s no need to pitch a tent, or roll out your sleeping bag and look for a bush that you will call your bathroom during your stay. Anga Afrika gives guests the same luxuries they would have in any boutique hotel, while you get to sleep in a cozy bed under a deluxe tent.

Although it’s still quite cloudy in Nairobi, if you’re lucky, you can star gaze at the beautiful galaxy without the disturbance of city lights. In fact, this is the origin of the name “Anga Afrika,” as “Anga” translates to “Atmosphere/Space” in Kiswahili. Therefore, this place is perfect for adventure lovers, and nature seekers, or if you just need a weekend break.

The camp’s location is prime, as you were not too far away from other must-see places in Nairobi, such as the National Park, the Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen museum and David Sheldrick Wildlife Conservancy. You can watch the video we put together when we visited the orphaned elephants at David Sheldrick Wildlife Conservancy.

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