Karen Camp is THE place to stay in Nairobi especially for overlanders, campers and backpackers.
Nice surroundings, plenty of space to park your car, VERY VERY quiet, reasonably priced and well stocked bar, decent kitchen and hot showers (two ultra spacious bathrooms at first floor).
As safety comes first in Nairobi, this place is in the suburbs of the city and so remains safer than other places. Off course they have an armed guard and two dogs.
Its also a great place to meet other overlanders (we met 6 couples during our visit last January), exchange information and plans, meet locals and get updates of Isiolo-Moyale route if you drive to Ethiopia!
Be aware that its way too far from the city centre, so if you plan daily visits to the embassies for visa applications either get your car or call for a taxi (10-12 euros alle retour).
Highly recommended accommodation option in "scary" Nairobi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Karen Camp and Hostel provides budget accommodation out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in the leafy suburb of Karen. The management and quite a few of the staff have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. We especially cater for the independent traveler as well as intrepid, expedition orientated safari folk. We have a small bar and restaurant and provide a variety of budget priced accommodation. Please consider us when planning your safari here in East Africa. We look forward to your stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karen Camp Hotel Nairobi