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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After three weeks of roaming around Kenya, staying in noisy hotels with broken showers and windows and being ripped off at KWS properties - it came as an absolute delight to encounter Camp Carnelley's. Set at the edge of tranquil Lake Naivasha, there is little to dislike and everything to enjoy about the place. The whole place seems tastefully setup... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Camp Carnelleys is hands down my favourite place on Lake Naivasha. The property is beautiful and very peaceful! A great place to unwind and relax....the accommodation options are really nice and very personal. Being right on the lake shore we spend hours sitting on the jetty fishing, bird watching, and once in a while the hippos come along. The restaurant... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and i went there on a Saturday afternoon from Nairobi just to have lunch. Two of us ordered the spicy crayfish, one of us ordered for nachos. The other two ordered for the spicy crayfish after ours had already come and looked really good. It was actually very good. However, when the other two plates came, their food... More 

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54 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here in the evening and the with the fireplace and friendly service the atmosphere was great. I had an chicken burger wich was quit big and very good. We've paid $65 for 2 pizzas, 1 burger and 10 samosas.

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Thank Joeri I
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the new bandas. They are small wood tents with no closure on their windows and heavy blankets as curtains. Mosquito net was a bit broken and got biten once. The bar has a lot of character and food is occidentalised but tasty. Is in front of the lake and we could see a hippo just... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed one day/night in one of the cabins during our safari tour. This was the one of 6 different lodges/camps we stayed at. The other lodges had well landscaped entrances and large lobbies. None of that at Carnellys so when we first arrived we were a little concerned that this place was a major downgrade. But after our stay,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in their nice bandas, which is very basic but fits the camping theme and we grew to like it. Shower is from solar heated and limited supply. Power plug is available out in the patio. What it lacks in creature comfort, the site itself more than makeup for it. The site faced the lake and... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

stayed here for 2 nights.. its far from naivasha town about 13 to 15 km...but this is what we wanted away from hustle bustle.... we were lucky not to stay in the weekends as many travellers in this forum complained about loud music from neighbouring fishermans camp... the camp ground is beautiful with absolute silence except contineous sounds of different... More 

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Braintree
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch - three meals; fish fillet, grilled vegetable salad and meaty nachos- all fresh and local produce. very good and friendly laid back staff. Decent portions. Meals and three drinks - circa £27.

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San Jose
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The rating is for the kitchen serving this camp. We ordered the spicy crayfish and swahili curry crayfish for lunch. Both were tasty and plenty in portion. We love the spicy dish so much we both ordered the same dish when came back for dinner. The pizza toppings options look interesting as well. Maybe next time! We stayed in Banda7... More 

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Address: | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Camp Carnelley`s Hotel Naivasha
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“the lake front cottages are definitely the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BorisPolo54, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“lake facing bandas are expensive ..there is also one small banda without lake view for 4 people for 6000 shillings”
 of 5 bubbles 531shakeels, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Avoid twin room. It does not have a private toilet”
 of 5 bubbles snarayan83, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“if you are wanting a room get a banda or don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 586kerric, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the new bandas”
 of 5 bubbles aidenxchrisc, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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