In areas of heavy use, we choose campsites that show obvious use. This concentrates the impact in one area and prevents widespread destruction of the environment. In areas where previous use is not obvious, we camp on durable surfaces such as rock or bare ground, instead of vegetation.
Camping at least 50 metres away from water sources helps prevent contamination of the water by human waste. In all cases, we leave the camping area in better condition than we found it.
Camp Fires are not permitted in Mt. Kenya National Park. While there may appear to be wood available for fires, the small amount present is an important source of nutrients for the soil and future plant growth. We carry our own camp stoves.