In last minute we decided to spent Christmas time in Nairobi Tented Camp. The reservation and payment was done very swiftly, despite the fact that we contacted NTC management in last moment just 6 days before our planned travel. We were picked up at the Nairobi airport and driver Robert used East gate to Nairobi National Park - to escape from Nairobi traffic jam. In not more than 60 minutes after our landing we were in wilderness and enjoying spectrum of african wildlife. In camp we were welcomed by management - Will and Henry and Maasai's. It was really nice and excellent feeling as well as our worries from unknown tented camp immediately dissapeared - tents are really on an excellent level - with showers, toilets, very nice and comfortable beds.Chef Edward was really doing miracles - food was excellent and more than too much for us. Christmas diner and also lunch were amazing. Perfectly served and very tasty. Camp is located in small valley within quite dense forest and tents ft really perfectly to environment. Camp is not fenced, but Maasai askari's provide protection during the night and day. We did not have any smallest bad feeling during the day nor during the night, despite the fact that it was possible to hear roaring lions as well as two adult males walked through the edge of the camp - just to remind who is the ruler in this area. During last night forest around the camp was visited by herd of buffaloes and we heard also leopard roaring in the night very close to the camp. Camp was opened just very recently and everything is nice, clean and very well maintained. Will was guiding us every day during long drives through bushes and savannas and very sharp eye of spotter - tracker Ibrahim was able to find also smallest animals on a very long distance. We could not believe that some reviewers put Nairobi National park down with comments that there are no animals. Maybe they visited some different place than we. We had seen really large amounts of rhinos (black as well as white), giraffes, lions, zebras, buffaloes. elands and many other species. We were also lucky and we had seen the last remaining cheetah in the park. Everybody hopes that he will not be lonely for a long time and some female cheetah will find the way to the park through more and more restricted corridors eliminating natural migration of animals. Breakfasts in the bush were really fantastic. We need to say really big and special thank you very much to Will for very long and surely exhausting drivings every day through the park. Will you have done excellent work and your knowledge is really amazing.
We really enjoyed our stay in this camp and it was perfect Christmas gift for us. Care what was provided by Will with his team lead by Henry is unforgettable. We will miss you all. Thank you very much again and see you as soon as possible.
- 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