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Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hong Kong, China
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having lived in Nairobi for just over six weeks we hopped at a chance for a weekend getaway. Camp Carnelley's came highly recommended by several teacher friends at the school where I work and some of our friend's were already booked in. We choose to stay in one of the banda's (cottages) and were not unhappy! We choose a banda... More

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Fayetteville,NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived, we went to the restaurant area to check in and no one greeted us and we had to wait for one of the waiters to ask where we check in. He sent us to the entrance gate and when we went there, the guard told us to go back to the restaurant. After explaining that we were... More

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I stayed in one of the little "cottages" facing the water. We had a porch for sitting, three beds and really comfortable bathroom. We had electricity and decent, but weak shower. The mosquitos were terrible outdoors so we did use the netting over the bed but our net had duct tape mending the holes!! They really need to replace the... More

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Jeddah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights with our 3 year old son in a new banda. Nice and rustic but very comfortable. Definitley need to use the mosquito nets as the wooden floors and walls allow things inside! (My wife was not impressed by the size of some spiders eyeing us up in our bed) Great view of the lake from the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Perhaps it was the container box we stayed in, but the best way I can describe Camp Carnelley's is "glamping" - glamor camping. We literally stayed in a large ship container that was made into two rooms. We could hear the next-door neighbors talking in low voices through the door adjoining the rooms (near our headboard!). The outdoor "bathroom" had... More

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Nairobi
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The place is very beautiful as it blends into Nature: the bandas are scattered around an vast area, very close to the Lake. You can go for boat rides departing from the small jetty in front. The bandas are cool, very basic, very rustic and simple. No nets in windows, so the breeze enters the room during the night and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here on my birthday with some friends.The new bandas which we had rented are very nice.The staff are very friendly and helpful.The burgers are to die for.The night can get very chilly so carry lots of warm clothing.Overall, great experience wouldn't mind doing it again.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Lovely shaded area on shores of lake. Very relaxed with beautiful set up. We hired boats to go hippo spotting and bird watching. We have never seen so many different birds : exceptional. Boat men took fish to entice the stunning fish eagles down from their tree top perches. Amazing. And good value compared to other camps for this, too.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Great food(the burgers are to die for!), very friendly staff , chilled setting within walking distance of the lake , very chic and rustic furnishing , a must visit if you are in the area . Jay williams

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The Arctic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at Camp Carnelly's on a family weekend trip to Lake Naivasha last autumn. The new bandas were very nice - both in terms of the laid back, 'natural' design (loved the bathroom!) and because they were very comfortable. The beds were nice and in the evening we could sit right outside, in front of a fire, and listen... More

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Address: Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Also Known As:
Camp Carnelley`s Hotel Naivasha
Camp Carnelley's Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley

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