Our Traveller's Campsite "Art-Camp"


our bush-spots  - nice & shady ...

Each "bushspot" has at least 100m2 and its own light and AC power socket
Each "bushspot" has at least 100m2 and its own light and AC power socket

 

As we have been travelling with our own expeditionmobils for many years, we know what we are talking about when it comes to find a nice, clean and safe campground with sophisticating infrastructure. Rare to find !

 

Our place offers it all and is open for travellers with their own vehicle, with tent or even only with their car or backpackers travelling by foot.

 

Our campsite is remote and very quiet, far away from any "hustle and bustle". Nestled within a more then 20'000 m2 green park, with over 500 matured trees and bushes. Naturally grown for decades and shady. Simply THE place for "time-out" and calming down, yet, close to the famous white sandy beaches, shopping and tourist attractions. Only 30 km from Mombasa, 20min from famous "Diani Beach" or approx 100km from Tanzania boarder.

 

The atmosphere is familiar and cozy, we have only 6 bushspots so it never gets crowded.

 

Each bushspot has its own 230V AC-socket as well as individual lights. Enjoy privacy and walk through our huge park, watch the monkeys or get fascinated by the "bush-baby-laugh" at night.

 

Prices:   please see our pricelist (residents can apply for resident-price, but will be granted only with national kenyan ID)

 

Infrastructure - wow - not bad !

additional outdoor shower for cooling down on hot days ...
additional outdoor shower for cooling down on hot days ...

 

We know how desperately you might miss some comfort or a clean toilet after long journeys. Thats why we offer  several things which are hard to find somewhere else:

 

  • artistic designed, well kept and clean, modern ablution-block, separated for ladies and gents (each 2 spacious showers and toilet)
  • separate dish- and cloth-washing areas
  • On request laundry service incl ironing
  • AC sockets for every bushspot /campsite
  • individual night-light for each bushspot
  • clean and shady surrounding with additional outdoor shower for hot days
  • gravel filled bushspots for rainy season
  • * Restaurant "the gallery" with snacks or full dinner
  •  * tropical saltwater pool surrounded by plants and trees including sunbeds, outdoor-shower and gazebo
  • Barbeque site for common use (no open fire allowed at campsite !)
  • Firewood available (hardwood)
  • cool drinks, beer and organic fruit juices from our own production
  • small shop with the "essentials" you might need for your stay
  • mechanical workshop service with car-wash/interior clean service (no DIY)
  • safe parking space for your camper if you leave the country including maintenance work as per your request

* please note: only available if no group- booking at our adjacent Lodge

 

 

 

Our Bandas  -  cool & trendy !

Our bandas (bungalows) are for 2 people and have their own terrace with furniture and a small private garden.
Our bandas (bungalows) are for 2 people and have their own terrace with furniture and a small private garden.

You dont have a vehicle or tent, want to stay at low-cost rates but appreciate our infrastructure with pool, restaurant, security and much more ? Then you stay at one of our 4 "bandas" (bungalows) ! 3 Bandas are for 2 people (double or twin) and 1 is a "family-banda" which sleeps up to 4 people (4 single beds).

 

They are artistic designed, pretty and cozy and fully equipped for even longstayers.

 

Each Banda is approx. 25m2 including its own terrace and a small gardenarea (privacy through palmleaf-fences). Equipped with interior and exterior lights, 230V sockets, doublebed or twinbed, furniture, shelves, clothraket and more. Each banda is lockable with padlocks, has makuti-palmleaf roof for moderate temperatures even in the summer, has moskitonets and windows/doors fancy and artistic designed.

 

You will find nice, clean and spacious showers and toiletts as well as infrastructure for cloth- or dishwashing at the common ablution block (50m away). There is parking for your car within our secured and guarded compound.

 

If you live in our bandas you choose if you cook on your own (kitchen at your disposal) or indulge yourself with a snack or a nice dinner at the poolside of our restaurant "the gallery". its up to you. For your small shopping needs you may appreciate our store, for bigger shopping needs we arrange for transfer for you into the nearby town.

 

Prices:  35€/night/Banda including electricity, house cleaning and all infrastructure of our Lodge* and park. Very reasonable discounts for longstayers, ask us by email.

 

Prices:   please see our pricelist (residents can apply for resident-price, but will be granted only with national kenyan ID)

 

* please note: only available if no group- booking at our adjacent Lodge


watch this short movie from our journey 2012-2014 through southequatorial africa

 

strategically perfect situated !

 

Our "Art-Camp" is perfectly situated for africa-travellers, on their way from southern africa to northern africa. It's only about 100 kms to Tanzania boarder, approx 25 km to Mombasa, about 480 km to Nairobi and only 15-20min to the famous white sandy beaches of Kenya !

 

You might enjoy the nice, clean sandy beaches within short reach (and at our area you hardly find the "beachboys" unlike further down at Diani Beach) and spend your day at the beach, but enjoy the cool climate of "Shimba Hills" at our place at night.

 

 

 

 

Of course the white sandy beaches are one of the attractions of our area, but there is a long list with more attractions if you like:

  • Shimba Hills National Park (approx 15 km)
  • Kisite Maritime-Park at Shimoni ideal for snorkeing and scuba diving. (approx 30 km entfernt)
  • Diani Beach touristic infrastructure with Nightlife, bars, restaurants and shopping (approx 15 km)
  • Kite Surfing (10/30km)
  • Paragliding (15km)
  • Safari's at Tsavo East/West National Park, Samburu Park
    (ca. 3-5h driving time)
  • Masai Mara Safari Park (kenyan "Serengeti")
    (approx 2h by flight or 10-15h driving)
  • Ukunda Airport (15km) with flights to and from Masai Mara (2h), Nairobi (1h) and other kenyan cities
  • Mombasa (approx 1h) with markets, shopping and international airport
  • Zansibar the famous spice-island (approx 1h flight)

How to find us ?

 

If you come from south (Tanzania boarder):

 

Drive on "lunga lunga highway" (main connecting road between Tanzania and Kenya) and reach Ukunda/Diani Beach, proceed further on this mainroad towards north "Mombasa". Approximately 15km after Ukunda you will find the only remarkable junction in the village of "Kombani" where you can turn left towards "Kwale" (district town) and "Shimba Hills Nationalpark". Turn left and follow the gently uphill sloping tarmacroad towards Kwale for about 5km. You will reach a small junction where the tarmacroad turns right (signboards indicating "Matuga girls highschool". Turn right and follow slowly tarmacroad for 600m unless you will see our signboard "Time-Out Art-Camp" on your left side. Turn in left and follow dirtroad for approx 100m until you reach next signboard where you turn in right. Follow this dirtroad (bushes and small trees bordering the dirtroad) until the end (approx 300m), pass by our first entry gate (campground) and you end up at our main-gate. Honk horn and our staff will open the gate for you - welcome !

 

If you come from north (northcoast, Nairobi, Mombasa)

 

At Mombasa you follow direction "southcoast, Ukunda/Diani Beach, Tanzania boarder". You reach the ferry which connects Mombasa Island with Likoni. After leaving the ferry you just follow the only mainroad towards south Kenya. After approximately 15km you will find the only remarkable junction in the village of "Kombani" where you can turn right towards "Kwale" (district town) and "Shimba Hills Nationalpark". Turn right and follow the gently uphill sloping tarmacroad towards Kwale for about 5km. You will reach a small junction where the tarmacroad turns right (signboards indicating "Matuga girls highschool". Turn right and follow slowly tarmacroad for 600m unless you will see our signboard "Time-Out Art-Camp" on your left side. Turn in left and follow dirtroad for approx 100m until you reach next signboard where you turn in right. Follow this dirtroad (bushes and small trees bordering the dirtroad) until the end (approx 300m), pass by our first entry gate (campground) and you end up at our main-gate. Honk horn and our staff will open the gate for you - welcome !

 

 

GPS coordinates:

 

- 4.177570 S

39.562594 E