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“Beautiful and luxurious camp” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya   |  
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful and luxurious camp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We came to Flamingo Hill after a long drive from Nairobi and game watching in the National Park, organized by our safari company, JT Safaris. Even though there were fewer flamingos than normally because of the long rains, the wide open landscape with the lake was breathtaking. Our excellent guide Tito has an amazing ability to find animals. It was amazing to find the luxurious "camp" in the nicely landscaped "bush". Both the common spaces and tents are tastefully decorated with African art and textiles, the tent has comfortable beds, a hot shower and toilet. Food was excellent and included buffet breakfast and lunch. The dinner was served at the table with several choices of both an appetizer and a main course.

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp is an oasis of comfort within Nakuru Park. The "tents" -- really luxury rooms under canvas -- are very comfortable. Guests are greeted with warm hospitality. The food is excellent. Dinner is served from a menu rather than buffet style, and the dishes are carefully prepared with an elegant touch. We visited while on safari with JT Safaris, and the landscape and animal population was spectacular. The camp is easily accessible to good viewing areas.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Orrville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was a fun relaxing place to decompress after our work in Kenya. Located within Nakuru Park, we did the safari and saw a lot of animals. As far as safari's, it was good but the highlight was Flamingo Hill. The staff was excellent and attentive. We were so glad for the variety of food and enjoyed the staff that helped us at each meal. The hot water bottles place in our beds at evening turn down were so appreciated. Our 'tent' rooms were clean and snug and the bathroom was nice and roomy.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The camp itself is great with very comfortable tents, good bathrooms and excellent food. Staff are very friendly cheerful and helpful with lovely singing voices. The location is great for game watching with buffalo, antelope and rhino visible from within the camp and lots of other game only a short drive away. The camp is in close proximity to the perimeter fence meaning that nights can be noisy with barking dogs and motorbikes. May be a problem if you are a light sleeper. Nice but small swimming pool well located in pretty gardens.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed at the Flamingo Tented Camp for 2 nights on a recent safari around Kenya and throughly enjoyed our stay. The tents themselves are very comfortable and clean, the staff very friendly and helpful and the food fantastic. The camp is in a great spot in the national park - we even saw a rhino at the back fence in the morning when we woke up! We would definitely recommend the Flamingo Tented Camp if you're planning a stay at Nakuru National Park.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Osterley Middx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I like all the camps/lodges in Nakuru National Park but this is probably the most innovative in terms of decor and the buildings.
You should be aware that due to huge amounts of rainfall over the last three years the lake has flooded and it is not even possible to get through the main gate. Instead visitors take tracks to the side of the gate. The problem is that the alkaline nature of the lake has, temporarily at least, been destroyed and there are almost no flamingos there. The main reason for going normally is that this is one of the natural wonders of the world with an astonishing number of flamingos constantly arriving and leaving; truly breathtaking.
The tented camp is still a good base for other birdlife.
The public buildings; reception, dining room, bar, are beautiful and there are some innovative touches like the coffee tables made from the roots of trees that have fallen down. Perhaps I am easily pleased but so long as there is a chef preparing food to go with the buffet, I'm quite happy and I foound the food very good. Of course, with the park being very near to Nakuru they should have no problem getting hold of fresh produce.
The 'tents' don't have electricity all night but that doesn't really matter. They do have comfortable beds and a good, and large bathroom.
I was rather disappointed with the birds in the grounds of the camp itself especially because I had spotted bee-eaters (European?) on the wires nearby. Some tents get a great view over the plain (but not the lake) and one couple we had been travelling with saw a rhino from their veranda.
Once again Teresa (TA TOURS AND TRAVEL, Nairobi) came up with a good one. Certainly to be recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Right place to stay. Here you can feel vibrant emotions of wild coated with basic comforts of home . Was touched by their security arrangement. When they learnt that a lion pride was settling nearby, they stationed a Masai security guard in front of every tent for whole night! Guest co-ordinator was making enquiries about at-home-ness from time to time. Staff is very cordial. Food is in variety and cleanliness beyond reproach.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Lake Nakuru National Park
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Lake Nakuru National Park
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Number of rooms: 25
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