I go to Nairobi regularly for work, but this time had (overseas) colleagues with me who had never been to Kenya let alone to "safari style" place so decided to book something completely different...a tented camp right in the middle of Nairobi!
It was awesome. Up to the last minute we were in suspense if we could stay there or not, as it had rained that much in Nairobi that entire areas were flooded and my Kenyan colleague who went to check out the tented camp prior to our arrival got stuck with his car (always pleasant in the middle of a national park with predators around, but luckily he could get hold of the rangers who saved him out of his awkward position).
The tents are cute and nicely decorated. For people that can't live without certain luxuries please do reconsider. The showers work fine, but you will first have to order warm water and then patiently wait for it to be carried to your tent.
Absolutely loved it. I have been to a lot of "real" safari lodges in the Masai Mara and elsewhere and obviously, you can't compare those places to the tented camp in Nairobi.
I found exactly the fact that you are in the middle of a huge city, yet in the middle of nature, fascinating!
Definitely a must if you ONLY have time to go to Nairobi for example, otherwise a longer stay in a more "real" safari area would be advisable.
Nevertheless, be aware that Nairobi National Park is NOT Afro Disney, it is not a zoo, it is a real national park, it just happens to be in the middle of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury tented camp situated in a beautiful forested valley in the heart of Nairobi National Park. This 16 bed personal camp is surrounded by wilderness and a park containing a huge variety of wildlife, (lion, rhino, giraffe, etc) only a few kilometres from Nairobi city centre. The most unique spot to stay if you're in Nairobi for a stopover, tourism, conference or on business. ... more less
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