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Elephants of the plains of Kenya


Overlanding has become increasingly popular in recent years, the desire for more authentic and immersive travel experiences, allowing you to disconnect from the stresses of modern day life and connect more deeply with the world around you. 

What you need to know about accommodation?

There is a wide range of accommodation in Kenya, including luxury hotels, budget hotels, campsite's, tented camps and lodges. The facilities provided in accommodation will vary, but most modern camps and lodges offer various amenities such as swimming pools, free Wi-Fi and restaurants. 

Kenya has some amazing hidden campsites in most of the parks and surrounding areas, they are not well publicised so this is where we are here to help. In most Parks they have a few different few options of camping (listed below). Please note that wild camping (camping in unestablished campsites) is not allowed in our Vehicles. 

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Public Campsites

Special Campsites

  • You pay at the gate when entering no need to book, most have reasonable toilet/shower block and a secure kitchen area if wildlife is around.

  • Booking required, little to no facilities but fully private and in most cases spectacular surroundings.

Bandas / Tented Rooms

  • These are rooms with beds, bed sheets, showers and toilets but most are self catering. Some are more basic than others but great way to break up the full camping experience. 

What you need to know about

bush camping in Kenya

When travelling in Africa, there are several pieces of equipment that you need and some things that make your life a-little easier. Our vehicles come with all essential equipment as standard. When hired as fully equipped option, our vehicles come with all the camping equipment needed. Please see link below for full list. All our tents and awnings are made and supplied by Eezi-Awn, a very reputable company producing equipment to the highest standard. 

We have a list of extras that are available at a one off charge. Whether you are travelling in convoy and would like two way radios, to camera mounts for the vehicles, and more. If there is something you are looking for and we do not have it listed please contact us and we we do our upmost to help you. 

What you need to know about

Nick Foley, who co-owns Black Leopard Hire, also owns and runs Foleys East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Foleys East Africa is a one stop shop for everything 4x4, specialising in bespoke vehicle modifications and conversions together with overland preparation, rebuilds, servicing and vehicle sales. Rest assured that you have the best support for your travels. We are available 24/7 via phone and have a number of mechanics on hand and around the country to help you should the need arise. 

We also strongly advise that anyone driving our vehicles purchases AMREF cover. It is very reasonably priced so there is no reason not to.  AMREF Flying Doctors are the leading provider of fixed – wing air ambulance services in Africa. They have been in the aeromedical transport industry for more than 60 years – operating from Wilson Airport in Nairobi. AMREF Flying Doctors is internationally accredited by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) for its high professional standards and has twice been a recipient of the prestigious ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year award. They evacuate mainly from East Africa but can arrange evacuations and repatriation to almost anywhere in the world.

A 4x4 expedition in Africa
Medical evacuation helicopter in Kenya
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