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Camp Carnelley's

| Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy going to Camp Carnelley's to chill. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the seating area allows you to be causal and enjoy a meal without fuss. The food is always prepared fresh and tastes like a home cooked meal, there is always a special touch of something that makes the meal so tantalizing. I highly recommend the steak -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the big banda ( 2 adults + 4 children) Banda is average, can increase in cleaning, linen and towels ( very old ). Restaurant is good but expensive, quantities are generous. I would choose another place in case I came back. The park next to them is also average ( good thing is that you... More 

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Thank Cora F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a new banda (sleeps four), which had big, comfortable beds with good mosquito nets and a lovely balcony overlooking the campsite and lake. The price included breakfast - we had a number of options to choose from, some better than others (I recommend the muesli over the big breakfast). The restaurant opens at either 7am or 8am... More 

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1 Thank alexandra_kane
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to been to camp carnelly's twice and the last time i was there was for the new year with family and friends. We all stayed in the dorms which are safe and comfortable but very bare. A few additions such as hooks and lockers would make it a lot more comfortable. There was also a problem with our... More 

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Thank Joy K
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed camping here many times. We have also enjoyed the small new Bandas. Tried the large Banda this time and was very disappointed. It was very overpriced and not very nice accommodations. Would definitely recommend sticking with camping or the small newer Bandas. We love the restaurant at Carnelley's!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This was the second place on our round trip that was more budget. Carnelley's cap is a camp gound with about 9 banda's. We had one of the banda's. It had good beds with mosquito nets and a veranda. room and bathroom were clean. Drain in bathroom was not working perfectly and it took some time for the water to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is the best camping place I have ever been to. I been to this place over 8 times this year. we camped with our bikes and cycled through heels gate national park. It is a very silent peaceful camping location by the lake. The boat rider is too amazing showed us many families of Hippos and loads of birds.... More 

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Eldoret, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am not huge on camping but after a few inquiries and happy clients, i thought to give Camp Carnelley's a chance. Instead of camping, we booked and paid for two bandas, one for 6 people and a twin bed room. After checking in, we went to the restaurant for some tea and dinner. I've never encountered such rude and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Ok the place is fantastic. The nature, the lake, the monkeys...Calm and well maintained. Can't say the same about the rooms though. Open doors all day unless someone stays there means that all kinds of bug life is free to roam inside. We had to share with a spider and a small lizzard. And the bathroom seems so far away... More 

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Thank Eva T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were initially planning on staying in one of the other camps but I'm very happy that we've decided to shop around first. The camp is lovely- we took the twin rooms which were basic but idyllically located. It's not too crammed there and you're surrounded by nature. You need to watch your fruits though as local monkeys are not... More 

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