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Marula Lane, off Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #26 of 91 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Khalkis, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Karen Camp is THE place to stay in Nairobi especially for overlanders, campers and backpackers. Nice surroundings, plenty of space to park your car, VERY VERY quiet, reasonably priced and well stocked bar, decent kitchen and hot showers (two ultra spacious bathrooms at first floor). As safety comes first in Nairobi, this place is in the suburbs of the city... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this place at the end of an overland trip from Johannesburg and stayed in a twin room which was just fine. The bathrooms were spacious and water hot. There was a power cut when I stayed on my last night so had to shower and pack by torchlight but this is AFRiCA! Wifi worked fine but it's only... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped in the back of the lodge with our overland group. The amenities were basic but just fine for camping. The security was excellent and we felt very secure and safe at night. You get what you pay for.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double ensuite room for a couple of nights upon arrival in Nairobi. We thought that USD$50 was too much for the room and that the location was not great for us, hence we did not stay longer as originally planned. The room we had was not spacious but adequate. It was quite rundown for the price... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As budget travellers we've stayed at Karen Camp many times and it's now the only place we'll stay on a visit to Nairobi. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere, is cheap and clean. We often bring all our own camping and self-catering equipment but have also stayed in their rooms which are perfectly comfortable and adequate and the food is... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The camp is in one of the nicest areas of Nairobi and has good security - full time guards at the entrance and a fence. We had the double room with onsite which was very big, but has long since seem better days. The room was also filthy, superficially it looked clean, but after putting my bag under the bed... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed here for two nights - one night in a double inside room, and the second night camping in the grounds with the overlanding tour we joined. The camp helpfully arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport, for a resonable price and everything went smoothly. We also made arrangements with the same taxi driver to visit the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was my 4th stay at Karen Camp and I have to say to say I really enjoy it here. The staff make the place warm and welcoming so you are happy to put up with a few rough edges. Smiley the taxi driver is great craic and lives up to his name. The only uncomfortable moments came with the... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Basic place, 3 bunkbeds in a dorm with bathroom, warm shower, proper toilet, mosquito nets. Own safe in room. Good for backpackers. Breakfast not included. Lounge good, comefey, free snooker table, tv, plug sockets (UK), have to pay for WiFi. Bus stop, large supermarket and some shops 5 minute walk away. Friendly staff.

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Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here with a large group (115 people). We bought the place out. Douglas (the owner) is great and very accommodating. He made sure we were happy and content. He even organized tent and chair rental for us. The staff is wonderful. They have a taxi driver on call, Smiley, who is wonderful. They also have a van driven... More

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Address: Marula Lane, off Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #26 of 91 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Karen Camp Hotel Nairobi

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