Escape to Nature’s Paradise: Discovering the Stunning Cabins and Breathtaking Views at Shams Camp
Shams camp is a beautiful recreation site on the Hilltop of Kimuka rugged Ridge hills. The camp lies just 500 meters away from the JM. Kariuki Memorial Burial Site. It overlooks the famous Ngong Hills. The name shams camp originate from the Founder’s daughter name Shamila. The daughter suggested it to be named Shams camp after her. The founder started the campsite since he loves being outdoors, he says, “living outside without shoes and electricity gives out a burst of happiness and a chill out atmosphere that he has always wanted.” He started this venture about 5 years ago after working out that he had a piece of land sold to him and trying to explore the idea of outside catering. When he saw the particular piece of land, he was seeing himself staying there enjoying the beautiful scenic: from Shams camp, one can see Ngong hills, wind mills propelling wind energy and a view of areas surrounding Ngong hence he thought of coming up with an eco-friendly campsite. The founder is Simon Muracia who has been leaving in the United Kingdom for the last 29 years. He loves going out and one of his hobbies is camping. Camping makes it more comfortable for him to chill-out and been able to read a book now and then. When he goes camping, he loves the authenticity of it, just been able to make food from whatever we can find and put it in a tin, roast ‘nyama choma’ and the idea of cooking and being together with family and friends and not thinking we need gas etc. just working with what is available. Camping has been phenomenal for him and it works because it just natural, wake up in the morning, go for a run come back and make the breakfast.
When was it started?
Shams camp was started in 2021 and on December 2021, the first camping was held.
What is the current accommodation capacity?
The camp has 6 cabins all fitted with a bed ,mattress and seats that can hold 12 people per person sharing but it is bound to increase the capacity to accommodate more people.
What activities can one engage in while camping?
- Hiking – Kimuka hills
- Drawing arts
- Birds watching
- Games and movie nights
- A fireplace for bonfire adventures at night perfect for evening stories, chilly chat and sharing moments and history.
Why should I consider camping at Shams camp?
It’s situated in Ngong; the most amazing place, not too far from Nairobi, its authentic, the community is super friendly and the culture is amazing. Ngong is the best place in matters of authenticity and friendliness. The view of Ngong hills and wind power is key in looking at hope of Kenya. It’s a place to internalize ideas and come with ideas that will help you e.g. the camp uses solar energy for power and a refrigerator that uses charcoal to make food cold and a smoking system for smoking meat. The founder loves pets and the site has been a very good place to train dogs for the security firm since it’s the most peaceful place since in the city it wouldn’t work. Dogs are trained for obedience not aggression. There is much more that one can learn from the camp and gain. The camp has its own organic chicken which produce eggs. The site is 500 meters from J.M Memorial site where he met his tragedy, looking at his history and the path he was following empowering young people, he was the future.
What are the advantages of Camping?
- Anticipation to freedom
- Stress-relieving effect
- Boosting the mood
- Makes speed of life much slower – peace of life changes
- Camping increases gratitude- makes one appreciate home away home
- Planning for camping trip is fun i.e. games, pool table, Bicycles
- Gives a chance to explore new areas
- Lookout at the open world – interacting with nature
- Quality opportunity to spend time with family, friends and strangers.
- Time to disconnect from day to day activities e.g. social media, work etc.
What should be in my checklist when visiting Shams camp?
When visiting the camp, one should carry; personal accessories, warm jackets or sweaters, Bluetooth speaker and different games.
Does Shams camp offer food?
Guests can carry their own food but meals are offered upon requests. Shams camp has a modern kitchen with all cooking appliances available and is open to be used by our clients. There is a butchery with fresh meats and bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
What type of accommodation is offered?
There are cabins with a well fitted bed and mattress. The cabins are named after some of the EPL teams stadiums i.e. Etihad, Old Trafford, White hart 1, White hart 2 and Emirates and Stanford Bridge.
What type of utilities are there in Shams camp?
Solar energy produces electric power, clean drinking water, modern washrooms and a portable dispensary.
Is my security guaranteed at Shams camp?
Yes. There are highly trained security personnel and trained dogs that guard the place 24/7.
What type of community lives around Shams camp?
The people are super friendly and the culture is amazing. The people are very kind and generous.
How do I get to Sham scamp?
Local tourists; for those using public means, the camps’ vehicle can pick them at Ngong town and for those with private cars, they can drive up to the camp.
For international tourists, they can be picked at the airport or Nairobi city.
What are the charges?
An advance 50% booking fee.
20 USD per person for a cabin.
40 USD for sharing of two in a cabin.
5 USD per head for a day/afternoon.
10 USD for the kids per head.
10 USD per day for the ground in case you carry your own tent.
Sustainable Living and Collaborative Learning: Join Shams Eco Camp in Creating a Greener Future
Shams Camp values sustainable practices and eco-friendliness, and we are excited to extend an invitation to like-minded partners to visit us. We are constantly striving to reduce our carbon footprint and promote environmentally conscious practices, and we welcome those who share our values to join us in our efforts.
In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will soon have our own Library available for use by groups who are interested in holding debates and discussions about topics related to creating a carbon-free, eco-friendly economy. We believe that knowledge sharing and discussion are crucial components of progress towards a more sustainable future, and we hope that this Library will serve as a valuable resource for those who are committed to making a positive impact on the environment.
Furthermore, we encourage everyone to participate in our monthly cycling exercise, which promotes physical activity while also reducing carbon emissions. This event is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals and to engage in a fun, healthy activity that also contributes to our shared goal of creating a sustainable future.
Overall, we are excited to welcome organic and eco-friendly partners to join us in our efforts, and we look forward to collaborating with others who share our commitment to the environment.
How do I reserve a booking?
Postal address; P.O BOX 14737- 00800,