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“Excellent Budget Choice 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 162 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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“Excellent Budget Choice in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

Great budget choice in Nairobi. They had a range of options, but I stayed in the cheapest option which was a shared dorm costing about 13 USD per person per night. Breakfast was included in the room cost. They also offered a dinner buffet at 7 p.m. everyday for Ksh 700. If you don't care for the buffet (the vegetarian options aren't that great) and can't eat at 7, you could order off the lunch menu any time. The restaurant and bar stays open until at least 11 p.m.

The guesthouse is in a convenient location and has pretty decent security, although you should exercise caution walking around anywhere in Nairobi, particularly after dark. You can buy pretty much everything you need, from toiletries to a Kenyan SIM card, within a few minutes' walk from the guesthouse.

Wildebeest also have a number of taxis associated with them and they can arrange for pick-ups and drop-offs to the airport or elsewhere around town. They cost a couple of hundred shillings more than you'd pay if you got a taxi yourself, but then again, you have the security of knowing that the taxi driver is legitimate and they're pretty friendly too.

The best thing that I liked about Wildebeest is that they were willing to store your luggage. So if you wanted to take a short trip around Kenya (whether it was organized through them or you were doing it on your own), you could leave some of your luggage there for a week or so without dragging it everywhere with you. That was very helpful if you didn't need some luggage and would prefer not hauling it in matarus, tuk-tuks, and bota-botas when you didn't have to.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

We have stayed here on two different occassions and cannot speak highly enough of the " camp " . I dont know where to start really...........but here goes.......so we opted for the delux tent , clean ,spacious,comfortable, en suite ( with running water), quiet and private. The idea of a tented camp within the city is fabulous concept and in my mind could cater for the leisure and buisness traveller alike ( if he /she is one that has a sence of adventure/boy scout without pushing it too far !! ) I have been visiting Nairobi for 40 years and have stayed in many of the large popular chain hotels but now Ive stayed at Wildebeest there is just no choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful and went out of there way to make you feel at home. Catering wise , on our first visit we chose the buffet, for convenience but were pleasently surprised by the selection and quality not to mention the cost, likewise on our second visit , though not from the buffet our dinner was again a good experience.
In all I would have no hesitation what so ever in recomending Wildebeest Camp to any sort of traveller with a hint of adventure but what I must say is that it is by far the best value for money accommodation experience I have had in a very long time ! We will be back .

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

I stayed here for five nights in total - one in the single room, one in a pitched tent and three in a safari tent. The single room is great value, quite small and basic but adequate. The only problem is the toilets and bathroom are quite far away, and you need to go into the main house to access them. The pitched tent was even better value, and perfect if you're used to bunking down outdoors.

However, the safari tents are well worth the extra money, if you can afford them. They're beautiful and well equipped, some with en suite showers/toilets. They're well furnished, with sturdy comfortable beds.

This hostel seems to book up pretty fast, which is why I moved rooms alot during my stay. I'd originally booked a single room but had to change my reservation, which proved difficult. If you're making a reservation, be sure to stick to it because they're not very flexible in their arrangements. This was a bit of a downer, but it all worked out well in the end.

The hostel itself is easy to get to, and in a good location. The grounds are beautiful, and well looked after. It's a great place to laze around in the day or relax with people in the evening. The breakfast is great, and you can choose what you want instead of it being buffet style. The staff are generally nice, but the owner can be a little scary. I saw her arguing with quite a few guests. But the girl on the reception desk was lovely.

All in all, a great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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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 162 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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