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Kilima Safari Camp
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
87 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value for your dollars”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

This camp has many great advantages. Location so close to Kimana Gate is wonderful for early morning game drives and access to the swamps full of elephant. The tents are large and contain everything that you would expect from a decent hotel in a city. And the staff are all helpful, attentive and eager to make your stay enjoyable.

Room Tip: The c loser to the main building and pool the better.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

The "tents" were better than some hotel rooms I have seen. Yes, there may have been a few more bugs and geckos than I'm used to, but as far as camping goes, it was very plush.

The tents are so beautifully decorated and high end. The bathrooms are gorgeous, with sliding doors and double sinks. Great shower.

The buffet meals are delicious and there is a wonderful dining experience. Wifi works quite well, especially for the location.

Nothing can beat the view from the tents, looking up at Kilimanjaro in the distance. Amazing.

Right next to Amboseli, with easy access to the gate.

Room Tip: Rooms that require a longer walk are a bit closer to Kilimanjaro with a better view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed here for two nights while on photo safari with my 12-yr-old daughter. Located right next to the entrance to Amboseli as well as at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the location was hard to beat. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities are relatively new and in excellent condition. I did find myself wishing the tents had a bit of shade because it got really warm in the tent by the time we returned in the late afternoon after our game drives. And burning some mosquito coils might keep the worst of the mosquitos at bay because every evening they nibbled on us while we ate dinner. Overall it was an excellent glamping experience despite the fact that we had to deal with numerous bugs in the tent as well as at meals.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reading
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip to Kenya. This was the second night of our safari trip. We had journeyed from Tsavo East to Amboseli and had experienced Kenyan roads at their finest! Amboseli was brilliant as a reserve and we saw elephants, hippos, baboons and lions, along with a variety of other creatures.

The camp was great - from the bronze ostriches in the foyer to the giraffe scupture in the restaurant, we loved every bit. Our accommodation was half tent half room with canvas living quarters and a brick bathroom. The quality was high and I had the best night's sleep of the trip! The food was plentiful and there was a large choice. The staff were attentive and helpful. One of the highlights was the observation deck at the top of the restaurant - we made a point of being up there for sunrise over Kilimanjaro - well worth the early start.

We wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Loved this camp. Rooms were very comfortable with a great view of Kilimanjaro all day long. Great food, the staff is just SO friendly that they make the stay just so comfortable and pleasant. And Esther the activities coordinator is just a doll. What a lovely woman. So avoid a hotel room and make this your place. My father, wife, and I just loved it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room right on the edge of the property nearest to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Great views of the moun...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Lyon, France
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

I can't stop regretting the road to Kilima Camp. It's so brutal....but the Hotel is simply awesome1

The service was tops....
The rooms were splendid....
The staff was super.....
The swimming pool was very well maintained, clean ans spacious....
The massage parlour is clean and private just beside the pool....
The bath tub good enough to fit two.......
The view at night is splendid...
The food was yummy....truly five star...

The hotel is creatively set up....
the tented rooms are so cozy.........
The view tower is a nice place to rest, don't miss to climb it!

The place quiet and private....

Room Tip: Make sure your hot water is working....get the room with the bath tubs..Standards rooms have instant...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Moscow
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

We have stayed in this hotel in november 2012. The room the views and service were beautiful. Room was very big and really new and absolutely clean. Equipment in toilette new too. At the restaurant they have place at the top with the great view of Kilimandjaro. The hotel was not overcrowded.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kilima Safari Camp
Address: Kilma Gate, Amboseli National Park, 00100, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Amboseli Eco-system
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 Speciality Lodging in Amboseli Eco-system
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kilima Safari Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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