I have to say that I was a bit skeptical about the town but once I got to the Kongoni, all was perfect. We were in a hut which was 'rustic' but perfect for what we needed, and a novelty; I have never been in a round detached hotel room before. Add to this the really good price (there are others that are way over the top and not as good in the area!) and you can't go wrong. The staff are very friendly, attentive and when you add this to the superb food, what more could you ask for! (we tried the safari club and were not as impressed as we were with the Kongoni food)
Slight niggles - 8 mins on the complimentary WiFi, 15 or 20 before it chucks you out (and you have to sign in again) might be nice and turn the shower on a little to get the heaters working, if you put on full it will not work. These are miniscule, only for information and should not put you off in the slightest. The other is the spa and by all accounts, the girl in there really knows her stuff - the top treatment is £17 - now that is service you can afford and enjoy.
The Kongoni is a perfect base, at a great price, to launch into the hinter land. Sleep here and travel to the safari. I really recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated northwest of Mt Kenya, Kongoni Camp is a piece of paradise set in a cedar cypress forest glade, with Mt Kenya as an iconic backdrop. With a good range of facilities on offer, Kongoni Camp offers quality accommodation in an informal atmosphere, a grill pizzeria menu, bar and coffee shop. Kongoni Camp is an ideal jump off spot for mountain enthusiasts, those who want to tour Laikipia or those looking for a weekend getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kongoni Camp Kenya/Nanyuki