Torch Lake Camping – What to Bring and Where to Stay

Torch Lake Camping is located on the southwest shore of Kenya’s coastal country. It is about 90 minutes away from Nairobi city by road. It is a popular camping ground for local travelers and tourists from all over the world. It is surrounded by the lake, which is rich in birds’ life. Due to its remoteness, the campgrounds are always small. Therefore, it is a good idea to book your campsite online well in advance to avoid last minute disappointment.

There Are About Six Different Campsites in The Lake

There are about six different campsites in the lake. You can choose either the Treetops Campsite or the Nairobi Campsite. The Treetops Campsite is a two-minute walk away from the lake’s edge. You can stay at this camp site with your family and friends and take a boat to the nearest town.

However, the Nairobi Campsite is where you will want to stay as it has more facilities and is a bit closer to the water’s edge. Here you can have a barbecue, hire a fishing boat and enjoy the lake view from your spot. Here, you will also find toilets and showers besides basic facilities like water and electricity. With a bit of research and planning, you can get the best deal from this campground. Most of the Nairobi campsites are situated close to the fishing harbor.

There are quite a number of fishing spots within a few meters from the lake. Some of them even have their own bathrooms, so you do not need to keep going back to the main camp. There is a wide variety of fish living in the lake including perch, whitefish, mahi and many more.You can even go to nearby Tsavo East and West until you get to Mombasa City. The fishing in the lake is good all year round and you will be able to catch a lot of fish on these trips. Of course, you can also go in the summer months when the lake is fully opened for business. This is an excellent opportunity to experience East and West Kenya. There are no worries when it comes to safety as the lake is well fenced. You can even stay at the various campsites provided by the lake management company and enjoy the lake view from your campsite.

There Are Different Types of Campsites

There are different types of campsites located around the lake including big ones that take you close to the water’s edge, medium ones which are just next to the shore and camp sites which are just a short distance away from the lake. If you take a medium sized camping tent, you can set it up around two or three meters away from the water’s edge. You will still be able to see the fish swimming by. The biggest benefit of setting up your tent at the lake is that you can enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sleep at night. Your friends and family will not even realize that you are not actually on the land. Torch Lake Camping is the best for you 🙂



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