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Camp Carnelley's

Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been camping around for years and been to almost every campsite in Naivasha. I rank this way down on the list. Rude staff, disorganised booking office, "no laughing" policy, overpriced! There are better, friendlier camps to visit in Naivasha

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Carnelly's as our regular place for camping the last year and a half. Obviously the best thing is the view of Lake Naivasha. You are right there and it's lovely, serene, quiet -opposite of bustling Nairobi in many ways! Which is so great to have such a get away so close. We have only camped... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many wonderful visits as residents, on our own and with overseas visitors. Great relaxed food to suit all tastes. Boat trips always enjoyable. Beautiful grounds with acacia forest, where one can camp. We have also taken the lovely simple bandas. Great value all round, and always our first choice on South Lake Road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Peaceful place to stay, away from everything. 8 person Banda was good choice with camping where you can cook your own food. Nice facilities with running hot water. One thing though.. Be careful about two people rooms as the facilities shower and toilet is far from room and in poor conditions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A good place to stay. Food is good. Rooms are ok. Location is beautiful. Needs some work on the grounds to improve. Furniture and bar area looking a little worn out and the roof in my room leaked a bit. Staff could be willing to deliver food or drinks to the bandas should someone want to stay in for the... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stayed in a couple of places around lake Naivasha but this is definitely the best. Don't think there are old bandas anymore so any works just make sure it's a double if that's what you're looking for. Bandas 7, 8 and 9 look out onto the lake. We stayed in 7 which was perfect. It's very much a traveller place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We took a small room and undertook Land Rover repairs here. Great Lake Naivasha crayfish curry - the best crater lake curry we had!). Superb food set in a great semi-open air restaurant / bar set close to a fire pit for night time chats with a coldie. No wi-fi but that is ok here just walk out to road... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stayed for one night at the end of January. There was a lot of confusion about the room we booked in advance, so make sure you're clear about what you want. The man at the front desk wasn't very honest or helpful with our booking. We were first told there isn't an option for a twin room, so we... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

During Easter weekend, a few of my friends travelled to Naivasha!!We stayed nearby but ate all our meals at the camp. The food was amazing!!I loved the bbq pizza and the breakfast was amazing!The kitchen staff are really nice and polite!Kudos!The ambience was great and I love how there's a mix of nick nacks and the leso pillows were an... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great location on the lake with yummy food, fun activities (volleyball/boat rides/bike rentals), affordable lodgings and drinks, and warm hospitality. Have stayed here multiple times and will return again. This last time we rented bikes (600-800 kes) for the morning and biked to Hell's Gate 2-3km away from Carnelly's)--a trip I highly recommend as well.

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