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Karen Camp

Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stayed here after landing in Kenya en route to Nakuru. It was nice to get a cold beer and a comfortable sleep after the flight. Next day we had a proper look around and saw that the camp was indeed a little rough around the edges... but hey ho we slept well and felt safe! Done the job. Bar wasnt... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Karen Camp was basic but suited us for the beginning of an overland tour. I stayed in a room and also camped for a night and both were grand. The bar is good and the food is ok also plus the staff especially the drivers are very jolly.

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Khalkis, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Karen Camp is THE place to stay in Nairobi especially for overlanders, campers and backpackers. Nice surroundings, plenty of space to park your car, VERY VERY quiet, reasonably priced and well stocked bar, decent kitchen and hot showers (two ultra spacious bathrooms at first floor). As safety comes first in Nairobi, this place is in the suburbs of the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stayed at this place at the end of an overland trip from Johannesburg and stayed in a twin room which was just fine. The bathrooms were spacious and water hot. There was a power cut when I stayed on my last night so had to shower and pack by torchlight but this is AFRiCA! Wifi worked fine but it's only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We camped in the back of the lodge with our overland group. The amenities were basic but just fine for camping. The security was excellent and we felt very secure and safe at night. You get what you pay for.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double ensuite room for a couple of nights upon arrival in Nairobi. We thought that USD$50 was too much for the room and that the location was not great for us, hence we did not stay longer as originally planned. The room we had was not spacious but adequate. It was quite rundown for the price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

As budget travellers we've stayed at Karen Camp many times and it's now the only place we'll stay on a visit to Nairobi. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere, is cheap and clean. We often bring all our own camping and self-catering equipment but have also stayed in their rooms which are perfectly comfortable and adequate and the food is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The camp is in one of the nicest areas of Nairobi and has good security - full time guards at the entrance and a fence. We had the double room with onsite which was very big, but has long since seem better days. The room was also filthy, superficially it looked clean, but after putting my bag under the bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed here for two nights - one night in a double inside room, and the second night camping in the grounds with the overlanding tour we joined. The camp helpfully arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport, for a resonable price and everything went smoothly. We also made arrangements with the same taxi driver to visit the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was my 4th stay at Karen Camp and I have to say to say I really enjoy it here. The staff make the place warm and welcoming so you are happy to put up with a few rough edges. Smiley the taxi driver is great craic and lives up to his name. The only uncomfortable moments came with the... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karen Camp and Hostel provides budget accommodation out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in the leafy suburb of Karen. The management and quite a few of the staff have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. We especially cater for the independent traveler as well as intrepid, expedition orientated safari folk. We have a small bar and restaurant and provide a variety of budget priced accommodation. Please consider us when planning your safari here in East Africa. We look forward to your stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Camp

Address: Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $28 - $1,242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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