Wanting to ensure an easy trip to the airport the next morning, this is where I chose to spend my last night in Kenya, and I'm so glad I did. It's so very lovely and tranquil, snuggled in among the acacias and the lawns and gardens, the cottages are not fancy but they ARE clean, snug, cosy and contain everything you need. Staff and service are wonderfully friendly and the food is delicious.
Plains game (antelope, wildebeeste, zebra and more) are all around on the drive in from the Mombasa road, and often wander through the camp itself. If there is a draw back, it's the relative proximity of the cement factory on the Mombasa road, but I neither heard nor saw it - and didn't see its dust either.
Nairobi traffic jams are notorious and it can take hours (at any time of day or night) for the short trip to the airport. It took my taxi (organised by the lodge manageress) half an hour.
I heartily recommend this camp to anyone who wants to avoid staying in the capital city but needs to be able to get to the airport with ease - or to anyone living or working in Nairobi who simply wants to escape for a weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acacia Camp - Swara Plains is situated on a 20,000 acre ranch, teaming with plains game - only 35 kms from Nairobi city centre, with very easy access to Jomo Kenyatta International airport. It'is a rustic camp, consisting of 13 wooden banda's and delicious food! Ideal for game walks/drives, bird watching, biking, fishing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Swara Plains Acacia Camp Hotel Nairobi