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“Great find” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kongoni Camp Restaurant

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Kongoni Camp Restaurant
Nanyuki-Timau Road, Nanyuki, Kenya
254 06220 31225
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Nanyuki
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Kongoni Camp is situated less than 2 km North from Nanyuki Town off the Meru road. Set against the dramatic slopes of Mount Kenya, and nestled in indigenous forest with olive, cedar and relics of other tree species, Kongoni Camp has a peaceful energy about it. Tucked away in a tranquil surrounding, Kongoni is unique and rustic.Despite its proximity to town Kongoni is designed in a way that brings you closer to your environment by having you dine, have coffee or stay in a place surrounded by the wild, creating an attachment to the bush. The main building housing the bar& restaurant is laden with history. Originally built as a barn in the early 1960’s, it served as a storage for exclusive hunting safaris, and has been carefully restored maintaining its original character. Kongoni’s spacious facilities make it an ideal venue for big groups and smaller parties. Kongoni is situated in a picturesque landscape, and home to many bird species. At least 75 bird species can be found on the extensive grounds.
Naivasha
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“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Small but comfortable rondavel, thick, warm bedding and hot shower made this rustic lodge a very comfortable stay.

There is a great bar & restaurant with a good selection of well made food.

Breakfast was also well done, if a trifle slow in the making. Will certainly return.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Funky and famous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Kongoni has a long history in Nanyuki, starting out as a feed store serving the needs of local (white) settlers. Now a successful eatery - burgers, steaks, pizza, curries and so on - it's also a social centre for the town and is friendly and welcoming.
The decor is one of the features: rock star portraits and odd bits of memorabilia decorate the walls. Colour is provided by draped shukas and kikois.
As with so many Kenyan places, the service is attentive and welcoming.
You can also make use of the resort's pretty, tree- and grass surrounded pool for Ksh 500/- and on a hot day in this region, that's a bargain.

Visited June 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Best Steak House In Nanyuki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have visited Kongoni's a couple of times now and have never been disappointed in the food it has always been cooked to perfection and seasoned well and tasted wonderful. the only downside to this place is the waiting staff once your seated it takes an age to get a drink then the same again for them to take your food order, so I recommend going but only if you have the whole night to chill out and relax while you wait for the waitress

Visited June 2014
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Nairobi
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“Different camp and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Knew about this place via the web. Good Front office management. The "bandas" are comfortable but the washroom area in the bandas is cramped for my liking. So have to think otherwise if I am to reserve the bandas again. The food is very good any: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has got photos of my favourites like the Beatles, Mohd. Ali. etc etc. I guess the owner must be a fan aswell. Security is very good for this place.

Visited May 2014
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“Surpise! Kenya's got a killer milk shake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A little slow if you're with a big group, but the food's quite tasty and the milk shakes are excellent.

Avoid the T-bone and go for the two piece steak plate.

Visited April 2013
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