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Swara Plains Acacia Camp

P.O. Box 47272 | Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to stay not in Nairobi itself but a shortish drive form Nairobi and chanced upon this absolute gem of a camp. It's perfect for a few days away from the madness of Nairobi or if you are looking for comfort and convenience within easy access of the airport but still in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

friendly welcome, although a slight mix up with the rooms to start off with. if you are after a basic, no frills accommodation then perhaps this one is for you. Prices have gone up ( then I guess they have everywhere in Kenya over the past year) and I'm not sure that I would still call it value for money.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This place needs to be known better. The food is superb! The staff, friendly and responsive. The setting is very relaxed and beautiful. The value for money is top.

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Southampton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We were looking to stay outside Nairobi but within easy reach of the airport for the final few days of our Kenya trip. We found this camp on the internet and despite the fact that none of our friends in Nairobi had heard of it,we decided to give it a go. Once we got off the main road between Nairobi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The staff are excellent. Rooms though basic are nice, clean and rustic. Great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

If you are looking for somewhere to stay near Nairobi and want to avoid a characterless hotel, then Swara Plains Acacia Camp is well worth it. Raine, who manages the place, is very helpful and the staff are extremely friendly. My late night pickup from the airport (a bit expensive at 40$, but it's hard for taxis to find this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

We arrived from Europe on an overnight flight and went straight to Acacia Camp. After a welcoming drink we went to our banda and caught up with some much needed sleep. Acacia camp is a wonderful introduction to Africa - a good place to await one's spirit to catch up with the body. The staff are attentive, friendly but not... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

In the past, we had traveled quite a few hours between parks and always seemed rushed to get back to Nairobi in time for flights. We decided on Acacia Camp due to its proximity to the Wilson Airport as we were going to be traveling onwards to the Masai Mara. Although a bit hard to find the end turn off,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

My daughters and I were stranded in Nairobi as a result of the volcanic ash. We spent a desperate day searching for somewhere to stay but most of the hotels were either full or were charging ridiculous rates. Fortunately for us a friend contacted us and said that she could arrange for us to stay at her friend’s game lodge.... More 

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