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“Nice setting but rude front of house staff.” 3 of 5 stars
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Wildebeest Eco Camp
151 Mokoyeti Road West | Langata, Nairobi 00100, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #9 of 163 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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“Nice setting but rude front of house staff.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This place is set in a nice quiet area outside if Nairobi. The delux tents are very nice inside and some of them have a great view over the water. Nicely decorated throughout although the kids toys scattered all over the path ruined it for me slightly. Biggest downside for us though were the very rude front of house staff who greet you on arrival. They had a big ego which is unusal for local staff, normally they can't do enough to help. Here they made us feel like we were disturbing them when we tried to enquire about anything.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed here in September 2012 as the first stop on an eight day trip in Kenya for three of us (one of us had been back-packing and so liked the option to camp rather than stay in one of the prepared tents). As we were renting a vehicle it's location wasn't a problem but it does take a little time to get to which you should bear in mind. (this problem will be relieved when the new roads around Nairobi are complete as it passes near by and will make life easier!) we found the camp very friendly and helpful letting us leave our bags securely whilst we went shopping before we were due to check in. The camp is very tranquil and the addition of a pool will make it even more so. All the rooms were clean, cool and felt very secure with a lockbox and the gated security. The showers and washrooms were functional and to a good standard. (I have stayed in hotels where you pay far more and get far worse) From a purely subjective point of view we found the beds hard but that is purely personal preference and they cannot be faulted for this. Otherwise the camp had everything that we could have needed and had been promised. On leaving we were given very helpful advice on the routes we needed to take and timings.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A couple of friends and I are backpacking from Cairo to Capetown and Nairobi was one of our stops. We decided to give this place a try due to the great reviews and Wildebeest did not disappoint. We stayed in the dorms here mostly and spent one night in the luxury group tent. The dorms only cost about 14 USD a person, which is a great price for a place of this quality. First off, this place is beautiful. There are numerous amounts of flowers, plants, and trees scattered throughout. The people, the owners are both very nice people. The bathrooms and dorms are cleaned daily. The security here is very high, never once did I feel like my things would be stolen. The food is very good, breakfast is included, and fairly priced for the city. The taxi's are a bit on the high end but for the price of the rooms, it evens out. The only issue about this place is that it is quite far from the city center. A taxi ride to the city center from Wildebeest will down you about 1500 schillings, but if you go with multiple people or don't have a big need to go to the city center, its not a big deal. The location is good in my opinion because it is off the road, which means it is safer than most places, and it is close to the Galleria, which is a pretty big mall where you can buy groceries or other daily essential needs. They even have a bookstore there! Overall, this place is amazing! I would definitely recommend this place and when I come back, I will definitely stay here! They are planning to build a pool soon so hopefully that will be installed soon!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Veghel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

On our last day in Kenia we stayed at the Wildebeest camp to leave the next day back home. The place is recently been located to this site and everything was still somewhat under construction. Nevertheless the tent we slept in was spacious, the beds were comfortable and the shower and toilet area was very clean. The dinner was very nice and the camp is set in a beautiful area where you dont even feel like you are in a big city. Definitely worth to stay here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Wildebeest is a very nice and good point to start a long safari from. They pick you up at the airport at any moment of the day / night. They are very friendly and constant on the move to improve the eco camp (new showers, toilets and there are plans for a swimming pool).
We started our trip here in an budget room. It is basic, but nice and need.
At the end of our trip we slept in out own tent and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the camp.
Extra info, the owners are also involved in an orphanage near Nairoby, so If you want to help the poor children and orphans. Lett them know, the will certainly help you to get in contact with them.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Can't say enough about how great this place is. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the food was great and most of all, the rooms and tents were very comfortable and well equipped. The grounds were smartly maintained and absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely recommend Wildabeest to a friend!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Largo, Florida
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at Wildebeest Camp for a few days before and after a Kenya safari.

The place is still under construction after a recent move to the suburb of Karen. It will probably be very nice when finished, but in the meantime there are lots of things that might get done one day and it is a bit like living in a construction zone.

The deluxe tents are good but pretty chilly in the winter. The public showers for the garden tents are pretty cold. The food is OK and quite reasonably priced.

The biggest issue is the overly laid-back style of the staff and management. Organized transportation may or may not turn up as planned (best to confirm with the driver yourself), necessary repairs may or may not be gotten to as promised, public areas may or may not get cleaned up.

The new location in Karen has plusses and minuses. While it is a long and expensive taxi ride to the center of Nairobi, a lot of the sights in the region are in the Karen vicinity. But the poorly signed dirt road is hard to find and many local drivers have no idea how to get there.

All that being said, the place provides pretty good value in very expensive Nairobi.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 151 Mokoyeti Road West | Langata, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wildebeest Camp is the perfect place to relax during your African migration! The friendly 'home-like' atmosphere is a great place to meet other travelers, or to just relax and enjoy the amazing gardens. The well-established tropical gardens are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds - and we even have a vegetable garden, as well as a variety of fruit trees. There are many accommodation options to suit any budget. We pride ourselves on offering the best value accommodation in Nairobi. All rates include breakfast. We have our own vehicles running airport transfers, day tours and safaris. Accommodation is suitable for singles, couples, families and groups. The large deck overlooking the water feature and camp is a great place to meet other travellers. For those who are watching the pennies, but do not want a rock bottom experience - you will appreciate the attention to detail in the rooms and camp grounds. ... more   less 
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