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Nairobi Tented Camp
Ranked #1 of 250 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Bloody Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of a 4 week African Holiday. We were not expecting much from the Camp nor indeed from the Nairobi National Park. How wrong we were. This was a remarkable oasis away from the bustle of Nairobi but yet only 30 minutes from the airport. From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for a great experience. Kelvin and the team looked after us in every possible way. It was so peaceful there, we did not want to leave. The food was great and then there was the park. Our guide Kevin says that the 10 lions we saw on our 2 safaris was unheard of. We ended our day watching a couple of lions as we enjoyed beer and wine in the safari vehicle. However dont ever go just for 1 night, you need at least 2 nights to feel completely relaxed.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

Staying at NTC was initially just a good alternative to staying in the hustle & bustle of Nairobi - but turned out to be a privilege and delight to be there. After checking other reviews since coming home we can pretty much agree with everyones positive comments. Kevin, Francis & Kim & the masai staff instantly became our new best friends. Even the boggy, rocky roads & paths did not deter us - just added to the adventure. We will always have special memories of our visit.
Brian & Dee
Australia

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

This was the perfect getaway from the Nairobi daily life

I was picked at the gate by kevin - one of the NTC game/tour driver. He was such a great source of information during all game drives. The Camp Manager - Kim together with the attendant Francis welcomed me with a drink & i felt right at home.

The tents are spacious, firm beds, amazing 'bucket' style showers that Daniel (the tents attendant) prepares with just the right water temperature. The Chef impressed me with the wide range of 5-star quality meals.

I got a complimentary sundowner & birthday cake that was much appreciated.

2 game drives later, lots of good food, friendly team including the masaai guards & im more than refreshed.

Thanks NTC team...i can hardly wait to be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

I was on a business trip in Nairobi for two weeks and wanted to get out of the city for the weekend. The NTC, 30 minutes drive away from the city centre, turned out to be a great refuge from the traffic, pollution, noise and congestion in Nairobi. The friendly manager and staff looked after me in every way during my stay: Served drinks by the open fire under the stars; treated me with great cuisine in the mess tent and organized a great excursion to the close by elephant orphanage as well as a game drive where we saw not less than nine lions! My tent-room was more comfortable than the five star Stanely Hotel room I had in Nairobi. The visit at the NTC reenergized and gave a taste of safari as well as feeling of visiting friends. I will definitely go back again if I get the opportunity.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

I had the privilege of staying at Nairobi Tented Camps for two nights in March.

Kim, the camp manager, runs the camp with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm and she and her team have managed to create a warm, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in this sanctuary so close to the city.

The camp itself is most impressive as are the tents - proper beds, amazing showers (the guys managed to get the water temperature just right each time) and I had two of the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time.

The food, prepared by Chef Paul, was delicious and the effort that Paul, Henry and the team made with the bush breakfast on the final day made the experience truly memorable.

I did two game drives and my guide John was very knowledgeable meaning that I saw a huge number of animals, birds and plants including Lion, White Rhino, Black Rhino + her calf to name a few. The games drives, combined with a visit to Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage, meant that I have an incredible set of memories and some brilliant photos too!

I’d highly recommend Nairobi Tented Camps whether you’re in Nairobi on business and looking to add on a night at the end of your stay, a resident looking for a weekend getaway or simply on holiday and looking for a great safari experience. I look forward to visiting Nairobi tented camps again soon!

Catherine
South Africa

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed at the Nairobi Tented Camp at the begining of our Safari. To start so soon after flying into Nairobi amazing. On our way to the Camp we saw Giraffes, Gazelles, Ostrich and Warthogs with the city skyline in the background fantastic. Kim the Manager is a delight and her staff very efficient nothing is too much trouble. We were lucky to go back to the Nairobi Tented Camp midway during our Safari. The food here was excellent probaly the best food we had during our 2 week Safari and we stayed in mostly 5 star accommodation.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

For a romantic weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi - a better location could not be found. It literally took us 10 minutes drive from the airport to the East Gate of Nairobi National Park, and an incredible 20minutes or so of game-viewing driving to the tented camp from there. Being met by the friendly Masai, receiving a freshly made drink on arrival, and the incredibly friendly and proficient staff made this visit a great experience from the minute we arrived.
Tents have very comfortable beds, proper toilets, and a "bucket-shower" that is as good as a normal shower in the city.
The three meals served daily were a good variety of western cooking with an African touch, and a nice atmosphere in the mess and lounge areas - especially around the evening camp fire.
What really makes Nairobi Tented Camp 5-Star is the attention to detail that has clearly been worked on very hard, and is most evident in the staff, their friendliness and professionalism.

Couldn't recommend the place higher - especially considering the convenience of proximity to Nairobi, but absolute escapism from the city experienced.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Nairobi Tented Camp
Address: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00509, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #1 of 250 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Nairobi Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury tented camp situated in a beautiful forested valley in the heart of Nairobi National Park. This 16 bed personal camp is surrounded by wilderness and a park containing a huge variety of wildlife, (lion, rhino, giraffe, etc) only a few kilometres from Nairobi city centre. The most unique spot to stay if you're in Nairobi for a stopover, tourism, conference or on business. ... more   less 
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