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Nairobi Tented Camp
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00509, Kenya   |  
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Ranked #1 of 163 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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41 hotel reviews
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What an amazing place to spend to a night in Nairobi before heading out to camps!

The setting is lovely, the tents are comfortable, the food is great and you get game drives too! Excellent guiding from Andrew, who helped us find some beautiful birds in addition a to a wide variety of bigger game. We saw tree-climbing lions and took pictures of zebras with skyscrapers in the background. It is remarkable to have a park like this so close to the city, and staying here is a luxurious introduction to a trip to Kenya..

We had wart hogs outside our tent and wireless internet -- what a combination!

The staff were lovely and proactive in anticipating needs, warm and welcoming. Just perfect!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rock Creek, Minnesota, United States
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After just serving on a mission trip in rural Kenya with primitive "facilities" all of our stay - this tent camp was nothing short of luxurious! We felt pampered and spoiled the entire time we were at Nairobi Tented Camp. The staff was so courteous and met our every need. I loved our time there - loved the amazing safari - and would highly recommend this camp. Our stay was covered in our trip price so I can't speak to the value.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our stay here was exceptional. The camp is located within the National Park, though surrounded by the city of Nairobi on its skyline. Our tent was twice as big as our hotel room in Paris. We had a flush toilet, a bush shower with warm water, provided at times of our choice, two game drives a day or one drive and a visit to the baby elephant orphanage.
As it was winter, on some days we were the only guest there, and we were cared for like family. The staff are courteous, friendly without being obsequious, and nothing is too much trouble.
Wake up is at a time of your choosing, and is personally delivered with a cuppa and cookies. The meals are excellent. One of the highlights was that the chef, Dixon, created special dishes for me to meet my dietary requirements. Rice pancakes, chocolate and nut cookies, tarte au chocolate and a chocolate dessert.. In the past, I have stayed at 5 star hotels, who though given ample,notice, came up with a fruit platter, over and over and over again. Dixon was delighted to offer me something special and I will treasure that memory, as well as the treats.
Our game drive guide, Michael, must be descended from eagles. I swear he found game where we saw only grass and trees. A highlight for all of us was when he spotted a leopard in a tree, easily half a km away. He as so excited too as it's the first he has seen in the park. They are very elusive. He is a fount of knowledge on animal habits and well being.
This camp is Eco friendly. All power from solar operated batteries. There is electric light in your tent, tho you can opt for lanterns. No pool, as the Camp can be packed up and leave virtually no footprint. Wi fi available in lounge and dining area. You cannot charge batteries or devices in your rooms, but the staff will charge them for you whenever you wish. It dies take a while via battery, so if you are a serious photographer and take lots of videos, the. You might want to have a second battery.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After an amazing first time Safari covering the Ngorongoro Conversation Area and the Serengeti National Park we returned to Nairobi and decided to stay at Nairobi Tented Camp rather than a Nairobi Hotel. The 'wow' factor commenced. A short 30 minute drive from Nairobi International Airport you will find this small tented camp located in the Nairobi National Park. The pick up from the airport by Francis was seamless. On our transfer drive inside the Park we came upon two Lionesses in the process of stalking six Zebras. Upon arrival we had the customary welcome followed by hot washer and cool drink. Daniel was our Porter and Carer during our two day stay. A lovely man with a huge smile. He, like all the staff, could not do enough for us during our short stay. The Tents are immaculately clean, solar lighting , extremely comfortable bed and wonderfully private. A nice touch having fresh roses on the vanity! No coffee facilities in the tent however whenever you want a morning tea or coffee - along with say a wake up call to do a early morning Game Drive - or like us a 8 am wake up, Coffee/ Tea is delivered hot and on time by Daniel . The food served in the restaurant was delicious and the choice of drinks very good and reasonably priced. On the morning of our arrival a Rhino was grazing on grass outside tent 6 and we were told by the very attentive Camp Manager Clemence, that a couple of weeks earlier a Leopard was on her tent verandah. No worries about security the Maasai guards are ever ready to assist with quests needs. We went on a short 2 hours plus Game viewing late in the afternoon on 10 minutes from the Camp. We were so glad we did as up until we arrived at NTC we were only able to take close up pictures of 'The Big 5' minus the Rhino after 4 days on Safari. Within 1 hour , Michael our driver / spotter found the Rhinos , one with a 8 day old baby. Magic! In fact, the only animal not present in the park is the Elephant. On the morning of our departure a complimentary transfer to Nairobi enabled us to see more wildlife during the 20 minute drive to the National Park Security Gates. My recommendation is not miss a 2 day plus stopover at this wonderful ecotourism Tented Camp. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very charming, comfortable, well-maintained luxury tented camp so close to Nairobi City!! The hospitality was great and food was wonderful. A great place to relax and enjoy after a game drive of the Nairobi National Park. Offers alot to learn with regards to conservation and ecotourism...A perfect Weekend Getaway!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Wow. I'm not usually one to dip my pen into this kind of ink, in fact, I've only written maybe one other review on Trip Advisor… but the world deserves to know about this incredible place! NTC was absolutely fabulous. It is a bit shocking at first that it is in the middle of Nairobi National Park, but I never once felt unsafe. My company stayed here for three nights while filming a documentary film in Kenya. The Askari (warriors) and ranger they have at the camp would stay up all night and would appear out of nowhere to escort me when I would get up to walk to my tent. They would always greet you with a smile! Chloe, the manager of the camp, was SO welcoming and friendly! We enjoyed great food, met amazing people, and I will never forget "glamping" (glamorous camping) in the bush! Truly an amazing experience. Did I mention how great the food was?! Request poached passion fruit for desert, I don't know what it is or how they do it, but I can't even describe how delicious it is. Don't miss out on this place. Visit the Nairobi Tented Camp, you won't regret it! I can't wait to go back again someday.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A group of 7 of us spent a night at Nairobi Tented Camp in May 2014. Harry, the manager, and his staff were friendly and very helpful. The camp consists of well appointed tents. The bedroom tents are large and beds very comfortable. Showers come from an overhead 'bucket' shower which is filled as required and is very adequate for a good shower. The food was very good and tasty though not 'fine dining'. We enjoyed 2 game drives in the late afternoon and early morning and were rewarded with 2 sightings of lion. One male lion walked right by our car! We also saw lots of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelope, 2 rhinos, wart hogs, tree hyrax and lots of great birds. Nairobi Tented Camp nestles in the trees of the forest area of the park and is well hidden. It blends well with the surroundings. It was a great experience and we would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Nairobi National Park, Nairobi 00509, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nairobi Tented Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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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