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Fisherman's Camp

Naivasha, Kenya
Fisherman's Camp
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came as group of 25 students, they placed 2 teachers up in the relatively good Topcamp 1 km away from the campground. The path was difficult to reach by bus. All indication or boards were missing. It took us 1 hour to find the house. Some of the bandas were inacceptable. 1 banda had water on the floor coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A simple camp with the most perfect location. A big camp with a nice nature where you and your friends can find a good spot to put your tents. The staff is nice and helpful. The bar is a cool place where you can enjoy your drinks. The food was not the best. But overall a good place if you... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A couple of my friends and I decided to take a trip down to Naivasha for the Easter weekend. The trip started out alright. We had made a booking for our tents and we got them pitched up for us pretty quickly. However, I dont think they had anticipated the rain which was an oversight on their part as they... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We initially arrived here to stay one night as part of a package to ride bicycle to Hells Gate National Park and do a boat ride in Lake Naivasha but instantly fell in love with the place and camped for two nights. Its an amazingly beautiful campground right next to lake Naivasha open to DIY camping, Campervans, to rent tents.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We camped here for 3 nights whilst on an overland tour through East Africa. The first thing to comment on would be the location as it really is beautiful. Located right on the river you are guaranteed to see hippos , in fact we saw two within half an hour of arriving and later opted to do the boat ride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What I really love about this place is the Carnelley Family. What a perfect blend of native Kenya and European cultures! I always felt safe and comfortable my entire stay. The food in bottom camp was good with the typical East Indian flair. Hippos, Colobus Monkeys and the amazing amount of bird species blew me away. Rent Karibu Cottage if... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The campsite is located on the lake so you get a great view all day long. The amenities are basic but clean. The tent they rented me though was one of those old pole tents and just about did its job of protecting me from the elements and the mattress and blankets were smelly, so bring your own gear if... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed in one of the self contained units (unsure of the name of it) We rang up one week and told they couldn't fit us in the 3 nights. We rang again a few days later for one night they could accommodate- when we arrived we asked for the 3 nights that they could now accommodate us for?... The... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One of the oldest established campsites on Lake Naivasha, Fisherman's camp offers basic amenities and activities. The restaurant serves good value home-cooked meals (do not expect cordon bleu!) Firewood, hot showers, toilets are available on site, plus camping equipment to rent if there's anything you forgot to bring with you. If camping is not your scene, then the rustic bandas... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful location. You'll spot hippos at night or even in late afternoon. The lake is wonderful. Unfortunately, the reception staff women knew absolutely nothing about hospitality, wouldn't even look me in the eyes when I walked passed and didn't answer my good morning wishes to them. Haven't experienced that anywhere else in Africa. The dinner is delicious, but expensive ($7-$12)... More 

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