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#2 of 15 in Baringo District
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Roberts Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Baringo, Rift Valley Kenya about 2 hours from Nakuru. Hippos, Crocodiles and hundreds of birds species frequent the area. The Camp offers one cottage, a banda and camping facilities as well as a bar and restaurant.
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FBirdi wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya81 contributions27 helpful votes
A simple but true beauty by Lake Baringo. An awesome campsite, well maintained and all the basic amenities are so well kept and clean. You have clean bathrooms and toilets which is superb!!! The campsite has a cool little bar by the lake and the crowd in general is superb too. A must visit for all camping lovers.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Alexander J wrote a review Dec 2019
Kenya39 contributions27 helpful votes
Robert's Camp at Lake Baringo offers a campsite for those who bring their own equipment, as well as accommodation in Bandas, Safari Tents and a three bedroom house. It is located directly at the shores of Lake Baringo and it can be reached by a 5 hour drive on good roads from Nairobi. Due to changes in the size of the lake (as also at the other lakes in the Rift Valley), the site is much smaller than it used to be some time ago, but still it has a unique charm and it is one of the nicer campsites in Kenya. It features (cold) showers for campers, clean toilets, a roofed area to be used for cooking and/or in case there is rain, access to electricity, w-lan and a bar/restaurant called "The Thirsty Goat". The staff is attentive and helpful and assists in organizing boat tours, hiking tours, tours to Pokot villages, to neighboring Lake Bogoria etc. The restaurant offers cold drinks an a decent menue that includes Pizza, Burgers, Pasta, goat curry and other dishes, including vegetarian options. Robert's Camp is an ideal base camp for bird watchers, given that the Lake features over 450 different kinds of birds.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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hjoveral wrote a review Nov 2019
Den Bosch, The Netherlands5 contributions1 helpful vote
We (2 adults, 3 kids) stayed at Roberts Camp for a night. The Camp is basic but charming. After consultation with the staff, we were housed in the Cottage. This is a self-contained house with several bedrooms, a kitchen, a porch and a garden. The neo-colonial-style house was spacious, basic but fully equiped, and very clean. The garden was well-kept. It is a very peacefull place with a huge variety of birds. All of Roberts Camp is now very close to the lake - the rise of lake Baringo has flooded over 80% of the Camp and almost claimed the rest. Board rides on the lake can be arranged via the staff, you will be picked up from the Camp itself. Food and drink is available from 'The Thirsty Goat', the Roberts Camp restaurant. Have the goat curry if you want to get a tast of local cuisine. All in all, we had a great stay and we highly recommend Roberts Camp!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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David T wrote a review Aug 2019
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Please be aware you will be using a shower with only cold water (only cold water is connected) and the shower is outside, the toilet as well is outside. The toilet is a sawdust toilet next to a hippo/ crocodile infested swamp. So be sure to carry a flashlight(not provided)if you want to take a piss in the night. And half of the place is literally under water. If you planning to eat over there only few items are availble that are advitised on the menu. Go at your own risk.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Roberts C, Manager at Roberts' Camp
Responded 8 Aug 2019
Dear David, Thank you for your personal feeling about Roberts Camp. As a matter of fact you personally never booked the accommodation, but this is not the issue as we had advised your tour agent in advace of the different options of availabilities and chose Coots banda as their best budget accommodation. They (your tour agent) have never called to complain owing to the fact that all informations regarding our accommodations are with them. We are in a conservation place at the lake shore with a well posted warning signs of the animals presence.Different guests have different feeling about the animals so one has to respect nature . Yes more than half of the place is under water, as a management we can not prevent nature from taking it's course. Actually we have tried to keep the place going since Roberts Camp has been a destination for both local and foreign tourists for decades now and we can not let it go without foghting to keep it alive. Otherwise, we have coots cottage with hot and cold shower. Baringo is also generally warm all year round. Sorry for this and we promise to deliver the best next time . Regards James
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lauramomaina wrote a review Mar 2019
Nairobi, Kenya17 contributions1 helpful vote
I love Robert's Camp, we've camped there twice with our own tents and I can't wait to go back! Great location on the lake front with visiting Hippos at night. Clean campsite and facilities, cold showers only but in the heat of Baringo you don't really need hot water! The staff are friendly but give you space to do your own thing without any hassle. We normally self cater ourselves but get the odd meal from the restaurant, it's always yummy and plenty and they have cold beers and sodas. The water/barman/receptionist James was great last time, friendly and helpful. Personally I would say the prices here are very fair, given the property's remote location and the distance they have to go to bring a lot of their kitchen and food supplies from, the hefty costs of running a licensed tourism business in Kenya and paying staff wages, I wouldn't complain about paying $8pp for camping and around $8pp for lunch.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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kathyhan1 wrote a review Mar 2019
Nairobi, Kenya125 contributions118 helpful votes
We stayed in the Croot Cottages for 2 nights. The accommodation per se was ok (a bit run down but ok). The food in the thirsty goat however was of low quality and very expensive for this location. One thing also - which they only inform you on check-out: If you pay by Card you pay a surcharge of 5 %. Would have given 2* but due to the surcharge I had to deducted one *.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Barbara601 wrote a review Feb 2019
Brussels, Belgium37 contributions34 helpful votes
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We stayed at Coots Cottage in Roberts Camp in December 2018 and loved it. As the water levels in the lake have risen we were even closer to the water than I had imagined. I hope the water levels don’t continue to rise or the wonderful Roberts Camp could be list forever. In all the lakes in the Northern Rift Valley the rising water levels have already claimed numerous homes and hotels. Coots cottage was perfect for us. It was spacious with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms a fully equipped kitchen and a magnificent verandah with spectacular views of the lake. I just wish I had had more time to sit and enjoy the views but sadly we only stayed for one night. All of the rooms were clean and well furnished. Our bed was large and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and newly decorated. The showers worked well and there was plenty of hot water. We organised a boat trip on the lake and an early morning guided walk both through Roberts Camp and both were excellent value for money. We enjoyed a sundowner at the Thirsty Goat and had dinner there too. The menu was small but catered for both vegetarians and meat eaters! It was a delightful spot to spend the evening. We didn’t see the hippos when we returned to the cottage but the next morning could see their footprints very close to the cottage garden. We saw a range of wildlife whilst sitting on the verandah including lizards, birds and monkeys. I would definitely stay at Coots cottage at Roberts Camp again only for more than one night next time. It was a delightful spot.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Roberts C, Manager at Roberts' Camp
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Dear Barbara, We thank you for your generous feed back regarding Roberts Camp. It has been our focus to keep the place to its best irrespective of the natural challenges at hand. Sorry to have missed the hippos , next time you are here we are going to try have you see them. Otherwise,you are welcomed and can recomend us to your friends. Warm regards James.
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simongoveyausuk wrote a review Sept 2018
Iten, Kenya44 contributions15 helpful votes
The rising water levels enhance the beauty of this place. The water is close to the bar and restaurant. I like the ambience of the place. The menu is western style but we ordered goat curry. Not bad at all but way too expensive at 800ks. Such a meal is normally 500ks max. Anyway I wish the place all the best and will duck in again when next in Baringo.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Roberts C, Manager at Roberts' Camp
Responded 18 Sept 2018
Dear Simongoveyausuk, Thank you for the generous feedback of your experience. We promise to better Roberts Campsite irrespective of the natural challenges we face. The meals price I would say is affordable.We have to take care of our suppliers who are faced with ever increasing prices of market products.Otherwise we have considered all the involved players to have the end product a quality worth the cost. Regards James
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Valueseeker13 wrote a review Aug 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom110 contributions109 helpful votes
Stayed three nights in one of the larger tents. This place is apparently one of the budget options in the area. On the plus side is the great location and outlook and the main staff are actually quite good. On the downside there's little tent housekeeping and the meals choice is limited to a few western type meals - fresh isn't on the menu. Still intrigued why nearly all guests don't stay more than a night.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Roberts C, Manager at Roberts' Camp
Responded 30 Aug 2018
Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your open views on Roberts Camp Lake Baringo. We are taking the menu factor into consideration and hope to introduce more western type meals. It is our wish to accommodate you in the near future. Many thanks James
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Divad N wrote a review Aug 2018
Bonn, Germany8 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent 2 nights in a small Safari tent for 2 person. While it was quite small for two beds ansd the price is quite high, I think it was worth it. The proximity to Lake Baringo is a huge plus!!! You will hear hippos at night and may even see them grazing around your tent. During the day you can watch them in the water and may be even see some crocodiles while enjoying a cold tusker next to the water. The Restaurant is not Special, but good. But the whole atmosphere is the best part. You can charge your electronic devices at the bar and can make a fire next to your tent
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Roberts C, Manager at Roberts' Camp
Responded 29 Aug 2018
Thank you for getting back to us with a true and genuine experience about Roberts Camp Lake Baringo. We are trying much to keep the "The thirsty goat Bar and restaurant " to the standard irrespective of the ever rising level of the lake water. We appreciate and welcome more views from our guests. Regards James
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roberts' Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Roberts' Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Roberts' Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Roberts' Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Roberts' Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Roberts' Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.