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Lake Magadi Tented Camp

Magadi - Shompole road next to the Magadi sports club, Magadi 00205 Kenya
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We offer excellent accommodation in well built tented camp; self contained, fitted with air conditioners and bar and restaurant is just next for travelers to enjoy their favorite drinks and beverages. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian meals are also provided - buffet. Camping ground plus camping equipments are also readily available. Feel much welcome to Lake Magadi.
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Magadi - Shompole road next to the Magadi sports club, Magadi 00205 Kenya
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Peter W wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Been to this place more than 10 times. Very cool with fully functioning AC Despite High outside temperatures . Properly sealed tents with enough ventilation systems.Friendly security and Customer care personnel.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Pauline Njuguna wrote a review Aug 2019
Kenya7 contributions2 helpful votes
I visited Lake Magadi with a group of friends. The accommodation was nothing special, it wasn't bad either. The tents are squeezed and the shower water splashes around without proper drainage making quite a mess on the plastic floor. Other than than that, the place is well maintained. Meals provided by the sports club (which is some distance from the tent) are alright, special meals available upon prior request. There is a swimming pool at the sports club which is such a delight considering the heat. A guide was assigned to us for the drive to the hot springs. Dipping in a hot spring spa about 45 degrees celsius of saline water was such a therapeutic experience! Tip: Pack lightly, bring a swim suit and don't forget your bug spray!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kenyatalii.com wrote a review May 2019
Nairobi Region, Kenya23 contributions8 helpful votes
It's about two to three hours drive to this location. The camp is located at the front of the lake giving you beautiful views of the lake and beyond. The restaurant is a little further from the camp. Food was okay, however, would be great if you improve on your service. (very slow)
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Date of stay: April 2019
Ben A wrote a review Aug 2018
Nairobi, Kenya184 contributions108 helpful votes
We visited Magadi as part of a group organised by the Kenya Museum Society. We stayed at the Magadi Tented Camp for two nights. The Magadi Sports Club has four rooms and by all accounts they are very nice and well laid out. For further demand, they have created the tented camp about 400 m away from the club. The location and aspect are uninspiring to say the least. The layout must have been decided upon by an ex-army officer. Four lines of tents, with line1 facing line 2, line 3 facing line 4. There are about 3 to 4 tents in each line. There is no garden or hedge to create privacy between tents and the spacing is not much assistance. Our tent had a double bed (as opposed to a queen-sized or king-sized bed) and a single bed in the main room of the tent. The single tent was very soft and the double bed was like sleeping on a table. There was a bathroom at the back with a basin, shower and toilet. The bathroom shower was very badly designed, positioned and installed with hardly any water pressure but still resulted in water splashing onto the plastic tent floor. There was no bath mat supplied. The bedroom had so little spare space around the beds that it was ridiculous. The mosquito nets were a necessity but a real Jua Kali affair (also known as "Heath Robinson" set up). Despite being locked up when we arrived, the tent was full of mosquitoes and no insecticide spray was supplied. There was a light in the bathroom with a switch as you walk in. There was a light in the tent and the switch was also by the door as you walked in - however there was no light beside the bed so you needed to get out of bed to switch the main light off. Subsequently, there was no light for going to the toilet in the middle of the night. There was no light provided on the verandah if you wanted to sit there in the evening. The tent was air-conditioned and this worked very well. Apart from the sports club rooms, there was no real option for accommodation. It was a very functional and disappointing setup in my mind. With no extra cost, or very little extra cost, and some thought put into design, I am sure a much more satisfactory experience could have been delivered. I noticed some work going on below the tent area and it may be that they are investing in some better quality accommodation - I urge them to seek some simple, basic good quality advice from a qualified designer early before they waste more money. So if you are going to Magadi or Natron - stay their without fear but do not expect anything more than a functional experience. Food and drinks were all provided by the sports club. They have a very nice swimming pool which was most popular. The first night the food was disappointing but the second night it was much more acceptable. Breakfast was a plain and simple fare. Fresh fruit was limited to pineapple and watermelon and this was served for both breakfast and supper. The drinks were cold and reasonably priced other than wine where they only offered the most appalling sweet red wine by the glass. You could also buy bottles of cheap South African red wine as well. So, all in all, a rather disappointing experience from the hospitality, food and beverage point of view but well worth the visit and we saw fantastic views of the lunar eclipse. Nothing really bad but nothing fantastically good either.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Stay at the Sports Club rather than the tented camp
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rodgerso254 wrote a review Jul 2018
Nairobi, Kenya26 contributions6 helpful votes
This tented camps are one in a million especially on this rather drier part of Kenya. The camp is evergreen from the ever constant irrigation, security is paramount as there is a fence around the piece of land. single and double beds are offered where the tents are stuffed with cool aeration and hot shower, this place is quiet and the aesthetic nature feeds the soul. Not far across about 1 mile is a members club and several others on your way out of Magadi town, not to forget of their ample parking ground thats spacious and filled with gravel. personally i have visited the place 2 times and consumed touristic products offered by Magadi town.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMagadi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Magadi Tented Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Lake Magadi Tented Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lake Magadi Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lake Magadi Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake Magadi Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Lake Magadi Tented Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lake Magadi Tented Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lake Magadi Tented Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Lake Magadi Tented Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Lake Magadi Tented Camp?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lake Magadi Tented Camp offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.