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Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

This place is amazing! The setting is truly stunning - right on the lake in amongst the acacia trees - and it's a quiet escape from Nairobi. You can see hippos from the dock or go out on a boat on the lake. There's also loads of fun stuff to do nearby like walk at Crescent Island, which is a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful weekend getaway in an idyllic setting- Camp Carnelleys is a glorious little base to call your temporary home in between bike riding, boating, exploring and doing all the other exciting things Naivasha has to offer. The food is glorious (especially when craving pizza) and prices are reasonable. Whilst the atmosphere can vary depending on the night of the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with my friends and we stayed in New Banda. You would definitely enjoy the place if you go with a crowd. Our bathroom was not very amazing as the shower curtain kept falling down. We were able to go for a boat ride at camp crescent. The food is just average nothing to talk about. The only think... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camp Carnelley's is a good place for a get away. Not far from Nairobi, it has many activities to choose from. Found it too crowded during holidays, I'd recommend a visit when its less crowded. Service is good and staff are friendly. And its a quiet place for a weekend get away, away from all the city noise

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Nairobi, Kenya
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17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed here for the weekend and I thought the location is excellent. You are right on the lake and have access to all of Naivasha's activities. It's 600Ksh per person for tent camping, there's a bench for picnicking and you can start a campfire (wood and coal available in the nearby village). The banda's look very open, a tent... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have stayed at Carnellys many times, either camping or in the Bandas, and the last few occasions we have come away with the same view that it is very overpriced for what you get. Camping means you are attacked by mosquitos, you are no longer given, or are even allowed to buy firewood from the camp - although i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The best pizza I've found yet in Kenya. This campground/lodging had exactly what we were looking for. A nice place to stay, not rustic but certainly not four star. The staff were attentive and helped us out with our trip to Hell's Gate Park. The food was always great quality and dining area was very serene and welcoming. A great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed here for three nights over new year and had a good time. The first two nights we were in one of the new bandas, which we really enjoyed - the bed was large and comfortable and the fluffy duvet meant we stayed toasty warm. We also enjoyed sitting out and reading on the terrace overlooking the lake. On... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First time, visiting and staying at the Camp. must say I was impressed about how casual and simple the camp was yet very cozy and a great place to visit again. great food! everything on the menu was good from breakfast to dinner. Great sunrise and sunset view from lake Naivasha right in front of you. offering activities such as... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in banta 8 - it was clean and the perfect size for the 4 of us traveling together. The wide porch or veranda was perfect for having a glass of wine as well as lounging. Breakfast was good and we enjoyed beverages and pizza the evening we got there in the restaurant - all very tasty.... More 

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Address: Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Camp Carnelley`s Hotel Naivasha
Camp Carnelley's Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley

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