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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two years ago we had stopped and enjoyed a relaxing few hours at Acacia with a fairly decent meal enroute to Nairobi. Looking forward to having a similar experience we drove up to the gate which had signage stating that conservancy fees were applicable. We informed the guard that we wanted to go to the restaurant . Apparently he had... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Set in the wild Swara Plains Conservancy, this camp gives you a wonderfully wild experience. I have camped here twice, cycled through the conservancy itself countless times and devoured the amazing cuisine served here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

this was an unexpected venture to Acacia, all I did was follow directions(I was the designated driver) and I was abit disappointed when asked to turn into some non-descript road :-) but they say that good things come to those who wait.\1 since this was an unplanned trip, we had dinner in one of the most tranquil settings I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

I would have to disagree with the review below...The food is excellent here and the service is outstanding . I felt very much at home and comfortable. The rates at the lodge are very affordable and well worth it in my opinion as there is quite a bit to see and do around the lodge , not to mention it's... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Though pre-agreed with the restaurant manager that our friends and us will get 3 course meal for 1,500 kenya shillings, we were deeply disappointed and shocked to get a very poor main course (plain rice and a stew) without first course, the so-called "dessert" was combined of 1/8 pre-eaten cake for 20 (!) people and an unfresh "fruit salad" (combined... More 

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2 Thank Yaron G
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It was a great getaway with my family. We enjoyed seeing the animals so close than ever before. We loved the food too that was mouth watering. The staff were very friendly and I would definitely recommend anyone to Acacia Camp. We will be back very soon with my family again because this is the place to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Much to my delight I am able to stay at Acacia camp several times during the year. I run training courses using Acacia camp's excellent facilities and surroundings and if anyone needs a venue for work gatherings this place is ideal. Beyond that it is a wonderful place simply to relax and let the hours drift by. New management arrived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a truly wonderful place. Classic "African" experience right on the edge of Nairobi. If you want luxury accommodation this isn't for you. The rooms/cottages are basic but this adds to the charm. I love the place. Vistas from the polo pitch are stunning - perfect for a Tusker sun-downer. Gill is a great host and it feels like... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had a lovely drive and walk through the ranch. Saw *lots* of wildlife including wildebeeste, zebra, giraffe, antelope, eland, warthogs and gazelles. Sunbirds, woodpeckers and weavers right in the camp gardens. Lovely for quiet getaway, small conference, family weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here instead of Nairobi and so glad we did. Great basic cottages but in a lovely traditional style. The kids loved being able to run around the beautiful grounds and we took a walk out amongst the zebra and different antelope. Didn't realise there were bikes until too late which would've been fun - next time! The food was... More 

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  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Acacia Camp - Swara Plains is situated on a 20,000 acre ranch, teaming with plains game - only 35 kms from Nairobi city centre, with very easy access to Jomo Kenyatta International airport. It'is a rustic camp, consisting of 13 wooden banda's and delicious food! Ideal for game walks/drives, bird watching, biking, fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swara Plains Acacia Camp

Address: P.O. Box 47272 | Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $98 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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