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Aberdare Cottages & Campsite

Nairobi-Thika-Muranga-Kangema Road | Njumbi Road, Gacharageini, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a superb resort located in the Tea zone in Kangema. It is less than two hours from Nairobi. The food is freshly prepared and the personnel are very attentive to detail. The environment is serene ,only the chirping of birds is to be heard. Its definitely a nice place to unwind over the weekend.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I chose Aberdare Cottages as the place of choice to surprise my girlfriend, Nancy on her birthday. We spent the whole weekend there and ooh my...the place was beyond our expectations and my lady could not help shedding tears of joy. The staff was amazing planned everything to perfection and they even surprised me too. The hiking down river Mathioya... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had heard about Aberdare Cottages and Camping site and decided to check it out. This turned out to be one of the best decisions we made. Aberdare cottages is Zac and Zac is Aberdare Cottages. From the moment we drove to the compound on a wet afternoon, we were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. The atmosphere,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A few hours outside Nairobi, this was salad for the soul. Clean, cool mountain air, beautiful views across a valley and a magnificent river teeming with fish (apparently). It was the perfect antidote to Nairobi's traffic-choked charms. Food for the table, unfortunately, proved a bit harder to find. I'd hoped to catch supper in the river, but not so much... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Along with another family, I took my children camping for two nights at the Aberdare Cottages & Campsite and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the staff extremely helpful - I had barely taken taken my tent out of the car before two eager-to-help employees insisted on putting it up for me in a matter of minutes.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed here for a whole week and this place can seriously grow on you!! If you're looking for a super quiet place,with fresh air,seriously fresh spring water and free of all those hustles of the city then this is the place to be. I loved the breakfast moments mostly, which are served at a tree top restraurant, overlooking rolling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed with our 4 year old son for a weekend away from Nairobi, and it was so lovely. Very peaceful, fresh air, great views. Good home cooked food, and cosy well furnished tents. Frank and the team were really helpful and friendly, and the river was lovely, just a shame we didn't have time for a swim in it!... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Most notable and unforgettable experience here is the friendly atmosphere by the staff an entire team here, the food is well prepared and there is always a surprise on the menu. There are options for intimate dinners away from the main action but you are welcome to be part of the entire guest party, fishing at the River mathioya is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Nice, comfortable and clean chalets and tents. Great location for hikes in the surrounding hills. A little bit far from Aberdare National Park, but it is possible to go to the Aberdares and come back to the cottages within the day. Zack and his team are very friendly, welcoming and professional. The food has nothing exceptional but is good. The... More 

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We went to stay at the Aberdare Cottages for a weekend away from Nairobi. The staff were friendly, rooms were small but comfortable and the setting was lovely. BUT - on both the Friday and Saturday night the restaurant/bar played loud music which reverberated down to the cottages and kept us awake. On the Friday night I had to go... More 

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