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“A nice greenish experience in Nairobi” 4 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 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
são paulo, Brasil
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“A nice greenish experience in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

We stayed twice in the place. First indoors and later outside in one of the permanent tents. Inside the rooms were small but tidy.

The tents were a nicer experience, pretty big, good mattress and allowing you a relaxation spirit after the Safari trip. People were very welcoming and in the way the place is designed you feel very secure and very free to walk around through the huge garden. The showers and toilets were a 15m walking distance from the tents, good for the noise being far, but also not very helpful in case of a night-emergency.... They do have permanent tents with private toillets.

Meal was good and breakfast really good. It's not a real backpacker, it has much more to it. Maybe the people that travel by that are so interesting, and also the fact that nairobi is not the most friendly city for long walks at night which oblige you to stay indoors. In this case, it was very pleasurable to stay there, a nice garden that serves as a lounge area.

In the neighbourhood there is a supermarket and some shops that you can arrange food - snacks. There is no comunal kitchen or anything. Prices for foods and drinks were pretty fair.

I feel the value for the room was a bit overpriced, but still worth paying. The whole city is overpriced for good accomodation anyways.

The not so positive point of staying in the tents, at least the one we did, is that you can hear people walking at night due to the rocky soil. You can also hear the people talking in the near tents. They are pretty close one to the other.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

I've just completed some charity work in Nairobi and on the recommendation of friend I stayed and the Wildebeest camp - and I am soooo glad I did!
I stayed in one of the large tents with a beautifully firm double bed in it at the bottom of the lush green garden.
The facilities and accommodation were spotless and the friendly owners Alan and Lynita and their son Ollie made the place a real home away from home.

I am travelling back to Kenya later this year and will be staying here again and I thoroughly recommend the Wildebeest camp to anyone looking to stay in the area.
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Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We stayed in the "Luxury Tents" and were wowed by the tents, other guests and tours. At first we were skeptical of the tents, but they are extremely clean and nice. The tents are an experience worth having.

Try their tours, among the best we had in Africa, especially the Kibera tour.

They provide excellent service. The hotel staff even came to our rescue when when the corrupt Nairobi Police were demanding money with AK-47s to our backs (NO JOKE).

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Travelled to Kenya last year and used Wildebeest as a base each time I passed through Nairobi. I arrived as a solo traveller and then finally 21 of my friends and family joined me for a few days before we went into the Mara. Wildebeest offers great accomodation at extremely reasonable rates, especially when compared to hotel rates. Owned and run by an Aussie couple who offer a super relaxed yet social environment to all their customers. Dan organised all my taxi trips to and from the airport at very competitive rates. The food is great and the bar is open till the last person goes to bed. Perfect for travellers on a budget and the luxury tents are more than sufficient for the mature travellers (my folks and their friends were very pleased). If you are expecting to be waited on hand and foot - stay elsewhere (I'm sure Lynita would agree). I loved my stay and will def be back the next time I swing through Nairobi!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

Wildebeest camp was a perfect escape from the Nairobi noise and traffic jams, a leafy oasis of birdsong and calm. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, taking messages and helping out when my partner's flight was delayed. The place is ideal for those who are backpacking, volunteering and just passing through, as long as you're pretty chilled out and keen to socialise. It's a great location, not too far along the Ngong Road and the city is walkable from here - you'll probably get to town quicker than any car or bus by walking. A great place to stay in Nairobi.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

Stayed here for a few days whilst I had a stop over in Nairobi. It's a great little place, I had booked airport transfers and these were on time and reliable. Check in was swift even though I arrived late at night and all of the staff were ever so helpful, cheerful and just generally lovely! Every time you would see them about the place they would stop and chat which was really sweet.

I stayed in a Safari tent and this was a great experience as you have a lovely comfy double bed and en suite and yet you are in a tent.... Food was good and reasonably well priced though the portions were a little small but then if you're too lazy to go out to eat then it's certainly fair enough.

Overall this place in the centre of town, very safe, is in a lovely setting in the garden of a large colonial house and is generally a really nice and cheap place to stay. Not really a criticism as it's not the fault of the owners or staff but if there is large group there (normally only there for one night passing through) things can get a little loud quite late on in to the night but this is probably made worse by staying in a tent!

Fantastic place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

4 of us, we had 3 nights in Wildebeest Camp. Actually everything is wonderful, the tents, clean restrooms, food, ..etc. except the owners, who are very arrogant and have no interest in customer satisfaction. The lady offered english lessons to my friend after they come to an aggrement about the commision of the visa card. We really have no idea what her problem is. Anyhow the place is really comfortable and nice.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wildebeest Eco Camp

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 154 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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