After an amazing first time Safari covering the Ngorongoro Conversation Area and the Serengeti National Park we returned to Nairobi and decided to stay at Nairobi Tented Camp rather than a Nairobi Hotel. The 'wow' factor commenced. A short 30 minute drive from Nairobi International Airport you will find this small tented camp located in the Nairobi National Park. The pick up from the airport by Francis was seamless. On our transfer drive inside the Park we came upon two Lionesses in the process of stalking six Zebras. Upon arrival we had the customary welcome followed by hot washer and cool drink. Daniel was our Porter and Carer during our two day stay. A lovely man with a huge smile. He, like all the staff, could not do enough for us during our short stay. The Tents are immaculately clean, solar lighting , extremely comfortable bed and wonderfully private. A nice touch having fresh roses on the vanity! No coffee facilities in the tent however whenever you want a morning tea or coffee - along with say a wake up call to do a early morning Game Drive - or like us a 8 am wake up, Coffee/ Tea is delivered hot and on time by Daniel . The food served in the restaurant was delicious and the choice of drinks very good and reasonably priced. On the morning of our arrival a Rhino was grazing on grass outside tent 6 and we were told by the very attentive Camp Manager Clemence, that a couple of weeks earlier a Leopard was on her tent verandah. No worries about security the Maasai guards are ever ready to assist with quests needs. We went on a short 2 hours plus Game viewing late in the afternoon on 10 minutes from the Camp. We were so glad we did as up until we arrived at NTC we were only able to take close up pictures of 'The Big 5' minus the Rhino after 4 days on Safari. Within 1 hour , Michael our driver / spotter found the Rhinos , one with a 8 day old baby. Magic! In fact, the only animal not present in the park is the Elephant. On the morning of our departure a complimentary transfer to Nairobi enabled us to see more wildlife during the 20 minute drive to the National Park Security Gates. My recommendation is not miss a 2 day plus stopover at this wonderful ecotourism Tented Camp. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for a fabulous stay!
- 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