We travelled to Kenya in June 2009 primarily to go on safari and relax on the coast near Mombassa. Given that our flight from the UK landed in Nairobi the night before we were to be picked up and taken to the Masai Mara we only needed cheap lodgings for a single night.
We found Wildebeest Camp by searching on the internet for good accommodation in Nairobi and after reading a couple of good reviews from fellow travellers we decided to book.
What we found when we got there though was better than we could have imagined. We are hardly naive when it comes to travelling but must admit were a little shocked with the craziness of Nairobi and this place was a total oasis!!
The main building itself is set in grounds that are walled on all sides. There are lovely landscaped gardens to the front and side of the main building. Permanent tents are pitched in the gardens and there is plenty of room for your own tents if you want. We stayed in the stables to the rear as that was all that was left at the time of booking unless we wanted to camp. I say stables but they have been converted to bedrooms now!!
The room we stayed in was extremely basic with only a double bed and small table. The wash facilities are in the main building not in the rooms but it's only a 30 second walk to them.
The staff are really friendly and there is alway cold beer available!! Perfect for the hot African weather!! If you are camping or staying in the stables then it not luxury travel by any means but for those on a budget then it's ideal. We met some really interesting people during our short time at Wildebeest and even went back there and spent the afternoon on our final day before flying back to the UK.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Wildebeest Camp Hotel Nairobi