This B&B has everything you could possibly want or need at unbelievable prices. Breakfast is great: juice,fruit,cereal,eggs (supert spanish omelet) individual French press coffee. A ala carte menu available till 9 at night. The 3 meat samosa's at $3 or the 2 Spring rolls at $2 are excellent. Internet is available for free. A fixed delicious evening meal is available by advance reservation for $7 (you can pig out).
This place is SAFE,SAFE,SAFE. Unlike big name hotels costing $200+ plus per nite that have previously been bombed by terroists. You are within a walled garden of Eden. Justice the waiter will make you feel like you are the most important person in the world. The smile of Maggie the chef will melt your heart. She is beautiful in every way. Tuskers and mixed drinks are $2.
During our 22 day in Kenya we stayed here on arrival, midway and departure. The basic double room for $25 was totally fine for a 3 am flight arrival and departure. The deluxe tent with ensuite bath at $65/nite was fantastic.The array of guests was unbelievable. Friendly chatter from world travelers, NGO's, business people, backpackers......... lots of young white women.
My only negative is using their services for transportation or tours. Example: On our first day we booked with them for a tour of the Elephant orphanage, Giraffe center, the Kuzuri bead factory and karen Blixen's home. The entire tour took less then 4 1/2 hours. The driver was on the cell phone all the time. She rushed us in and out of each place at a cost of $210. Had we arranged this on our own it would have cost a third of the amount. If you were to book a safari through them you will end up packed in a van.
None the less if you want a really cheap, really great place to sleep, eat, chill you cannot beat Wildbeest Camp.
Another plus. It is closer to the Int'l airport and Wilson (domestic) then the down town hotels. Traffic in Nairobi is absolutely, totally the worst in the world. Thank God the taxis do not run on meters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wildebeest Camp is the perfect place to relax during your African migration! The friendly 'home-like' atmosphere is a great place to meet other travelers, or to just relax and enjoy the amazing gardens. The well-established tropical gardens are home to hundreds of varieties of plants and birds - and we even have a vegetable garden, as well as a variety of fruit trees. There are many accommodation options to suit any budget. We pride ourselves on offering the best value accommodation in Nairobi. All rates include breakfast. We have our own vehicles running airport transfers, day tours and safaris. Accommodation is suitable for singles, couples, families and groups. The large deck overlooking the water feature and camp is a great place to meet other travellers. For those who are watching the pennies, but do not want a rock bottom experience - you will appreciate the attention to detail in the rooms and camp grounds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wildebeest Camp Hotel Nairobi