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Camp Carnelley's

Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
Camp Carnelley's
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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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United Kingdom
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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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Managed to get a new banda over easter weekend for 14000 KES/night between four of us. The banda was great, fantastic styling and decent bathroom with nice hot shower. Beds were comfortable with mosquito nets. Only issue was loud pumping music every night from somewhere else nearby though it did stop at some point in the night. The lakeside location... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stayed here for a weekend with a friend. The atmosphere is great and the food is (pricey!) but good. The reason I only giving two stars is the fact that we barely slept as the neighbouring hotels had huge parties well into the wee hours of the night on both Friday and Saturday night. Unless you're into old school... More 

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