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South lake road, Naivasha, Kenya
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet atmosphere by the lake

Located just at the lake, they provide services such a camping, lodging and a food services. I have camped there quite a few times, decent place and they do provide hot shower. Has a great ambiance, quite a natural feel to it for those who enjoy nature. They do rent out bikes but if you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Zahra J
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Carnellys is a relaxed but delicious campsite restaurant on the shore of naivasha lake. We eat there every time we are in the area. They serve a good range of foods (meals, wraps, burgers, breakfasts and wood fired Pizza).

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located just at the lake, they provide services such a camping, lodging and a food services. I have camped there quite a few times, decent place and they do provide hot shower. Has a great ambiance, quite a natural feel to it for those who enjoy nature. They do rent out bikes but if you want to do longer rides,... More 

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Nairobi
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137 reviews 137 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

i have been to this restaurant many a times and has always enjoyed the food. last weekend i noticed that the staff has been there for some time and are probably not happy working at the place as few of them were serving us with such a attitude that i would not expect from a good restaurant like this..guys please... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Their steak strips were great, the food was good although it takes more than 20 minutes to be ready, the staff were welcoming, you get a glimpse of the lake from the seating space on the small deck as you enjoy your food, just close to the lake are a number of picnic tables and a great view of the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was good but the atmosphere was even better. The open fire gave warmth and colour. Reclining on pillows was a new experience. We stayed long after our meal was over.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a fantastic time with a family of 6, same time as you feel connected to the wildlife it felt safe yrt exciting, well recieved Amazing place , this is definately a must do!! Best regards Vilmer Knutsson

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great regional food. Perfect for my budget. Keep the chibati bread coming! Great blend of local and Indian culture.

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london
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38 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a great relaxing drink after doing a boat tour of the lake which went from Carnelleys. Was nice to sit there with the view of the lake, and a nice touch we felt, was that they fed the birds on a large bird table/platform, so we enjoyed watching many species including mouse birds, weavers and the like. Drink prices... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the ambiance and food at camp carnellys. Their food portions are great and price is not too bad. I've enjoyed every visit here and hope to go again before the year 2014 ends. Good to go in a large group.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Carnellys restaurant, co-located with Fisherman's Camp, caters to residents of the camp and day-trippers out from Nairobi for the day. The food is simple, but wholesome and the portions generous. The open-plan seating creates a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. When busy you might have to wait a while to be served, but take a good book with you an chill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South lake road, Naivasha, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Naivasha

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, European, British

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