Along with another family, I took my children camping for two nights at the Aberdare Cottages & Campsite and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the staff extremely helpful - I had barely taken taken my tent out of the car before two eager-to-help employees insisted on putting it up for me in a matter of minutes. The two owners Zac and Frank (brothers) are extremely warm, friendly and informative. While we prepared our own breakfast and lunch, we took our dinners at the restaurant. The food was quite tasty and I was surprised at what a huge spread (buffet) they prepared for us. Definitely great value for money! The campsite was scenic and comfortable, though one small recommendation would be to install a water tap in the camping area so that one can easily obtain water for washing dishes. While toilets and showers (which, by the way, were spotless and had nice hot water!) are a bit of a hike from the campsite, they were in the process of completing new ones much closer to the campsite. The setting could not have been more lovely with rolling hills, tea plantations and a river just a short walk from the establishment where you can swim and fish for trout. I would highly recommend this place for those wanting to get out of Nairobi for a few days and prefer somewhere quiet and slightly off the beaten track. The setting could not be more ideal and I look forward to my next visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aberdare Cottages a Romantic Countryside retreat in Muranga County Central Kenya. Located 130kms from the City of Nairobi and 45Km from Nyeri ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aberdare Cottages & Campsite Kenya/Gacharageini