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Swara Plains Acacia Camp

P.O. Box 47272 | Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya
Swara Plains Acacia Camp
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had no idea where it was but when we finally got here i loved it. Managed to walk around and saw some animals. Saw cheetahs,giraffes,wildebeests and an ostrich. The bandas are really cost and i especially loved the wooden finishing to the one i got. The food is homely and cooked to perfection. I would most definitely visit this gem... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed one night in the weekend and booked very last minute, but it turned out to be the perfect getaway. We brought our own bikes, but on arrival we saw you can rent mountainbikes for about 500 Ksh for half a day. Biking is very recommendable, since you can see so much more and it's so much faster than... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I stayed here for 2 days before I left Kenya and it was great. The bungalow was really nice and the food was fantastic. I'm a vegetarian and the meals were yummy and had a nice variety. I rented a bike and had an excellent day riding around and taking pics. The staff was super friendly. I am so happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We camped with our own stuff. The campsite was nice with water and a boiler for hot water. But we should have stayed in the bandas as they looked really lovely and since we had three meals at the lodge, were only about 1000KSH more! The meals were very nice home cooked food and very plentiful. The swara plains have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful quiet hideaway is within half an hours' drive from Nairobi, but has the feel of a remote bushcamp. Wildlife is abundant and the scenery is gorgeous. The campsite is rustic, so no internet or electricity. But clean ablutions with hot water and lots of privacy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you want to beat the traffic and prepared to stay in a rustic setting, then this is a good choice. It is only 30 to 40 mins from the airport compared to 1 to 2 hours into town. This is a rustic setting, you are in game reserve, you get the feel of a bush camp and if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Very basic camp. Dorms dark, in need of a bit of a pick me up. But for only $10 it's ok. Very far out of the city, so not good for if you want to see Nairobi. We only stayed here as it was before we left for a safari from here. There isn't much to do there apart from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Wanting to ensure an easy trip to the airport the next morning, this is where I chose to spend my last night in Kenya, and I'm so glad I did. It's so very lovely and tranquil, snuggled in among the acacias and the lawns and gardens, the cottages are not fancy but they ARE clean, snug, cosy and contain everything... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Acacia is set up a short drive approx 40 km from the city centre and capital Nairobi. Good fresh food by ala carte with prior arrangement and order. Good for at most one night out and not more. Electrical power goes off quite early so fathom a candle lit evening if you afe a late sleeper. Very customized to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Decided to have one night out of Nairobi. Arrived after lunch and were greeted by very friendly staff who made sure we were settled. Before the end of the day there was time for a quick trek around the plains spotting a few animals on the way. Dinner was a wonderful surprise and tasted delicious! Patrick kept service fantastic and... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 47272 | Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Swara Plains Acacia Camp Hotel Nairobi

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