Campi Ya Kanzi – Your Stay is Carbon Neutral

Campi Ya Kanzi is an eco-friendly boutique lodge nestled within Chyulu Hills with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hills gently rise nearly 4000 ft above the surrounding savannah and are high enough to capture the clouds that provide conditions conducive for growth of a lush tropical cloud forest along its ridge tops.  

The landscape (nearly 4000 sq. km) forms a critical “bridge”, linking together two of Kenya’s most important wildlife areas, the greater Tsavo and Amboseli Ecosystem.  This area is home to Kenya’s largest surviving population of elephants and one of its foremost large-scale wildlife and wilderness areas.

The Chyulu Hills REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Project aims to protect this landscape as well as Africa’s best-known wildlife - lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, rhinos, elephants, and various antelopes.

Guests of Campi Ya Kanzi make a meaningful contribution to this project through the daily conservation fee’s that they pay to purchase carbon credits. Guests can feel comforted by the fact that they are taking a step to reduce their impact on the environment.

“This project creates two very significant opportunities, simultaneously: It paves the way for ecosystem-scale conservation efforts to finally grow beyond perpetual dependency on philanthropic grant funding and finally be underwritten sustainably and long-term by cutting edge market economic models.  And in parallel, it offers not just responsible companies but also individuals a way to offset their carbon footprint with an unprecedented level of credibility and confidence.”

EDWARD NORTON United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity & President, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund

“Rarely does a project protect critical natural habitats and species, support vibrant human communities, and measurably address climate change, but the Chyulu Hills carbon offset program does all of that and more. I applaud all of the partners who made this great project possible and, if others follow in their footsteps throughout Africa and worldwide, there is real hope that we can address our shared climate change and sustainability challenges before it’s too late.”

TERRY TAMMINEN CEO, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation & Former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency