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Wildebeest Eco Camp
Ranked #2 of 282 Nairobi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Second time on the Wildebeest, first time at the new location. The tents (had a luxary version) is great, the new grounds are great and from my experience it is both possible to work and relax and have a bit of jogging done. Still, it is a distance from town center now and to me this makes it unpractical if you are attending meetings inside town. Pick-up and drop off at airport works nicely and definetely, to me at least, this is a good spot to land in Kenya and spend a few days - this is a first hand choice for me in cases I do not have to go back and forth to city center.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

So I used to LOVE this place when it was just off Ngong Road. It's location was super-convenient for travelers using it because they were spending time in Nairobi for work or study and were coming and going from downtown a lot. There was tons of food, groceries etc in walking distance and it was easy to catch a matatu into town. The new location (as of April 2012 I believe) is really pretty far from the center of town. This makes it a long matatu ride or walk to the Galleria or a prohibitively expensive taxi ride. If you plan on staying for a week and coming and going from the city centre or elsewhere in the city every day and take taxis even part of the time you will spend more on them then on your room.

That said they got a lot more space, the grounds are pretty, the staff are always nice and the food is good. This is still a great budget choice if you are only in Nairobi over 1 or 2 nights it just is not good for what I used to use it for, as kind of a hostel rather than an eco-camp. It really can't be used that way anymore. It's still a great choice depending what you need.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

My stay at Wildebeest Eco Camp was fantastic. First time in Kenya, could not have wished for a better place to stay. I was greeted by friendly staff, a punctual driver that helped navigate nairobi the first few days.
The meals all day and especially the community dinner at night were splendid. This was a great place to meet other fellow travelers and relax. I spent my first week in nairobi there and liked it so much that i came back for the last day of my trip.
Alan and Lynetta were wonderful hosts and have done an amazing job establishing a welcoming and relaxing environment!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Nathaniel G
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Loved the Wildebeest Eco Camp in such a pretty, relaxing, green location! The staff is extra helpful. The various options for permanent tents are comfortable with great beds and sheets. Meals are delicious and very enjoyable on the great terrace overlooking the pond. The frog concert at night is amazing! WiFi is very reliable on the terrace. The staff coordinates very reliable drivers whenever guests need them. Also, the assistance with travel service is extremely convenient and helpful.
LOVED having this gem as my Nairobi base, located in the suburb of Langata. Thank you!

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
2  Thank macha_11
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

nice, the deluxe tent is well organized, hot water, "clean" as can be clean a tent in Africa :-)
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if you are not a basic backpacker is too expensive,like their tour that you can arrange for half finding a good taxi driver, the people that work there is not so friendly, a little bit "opinionate" .
only a small story:
we have been there the xmas night and when i asked for a beer the guy gave me (smiling) a a mulled wine flavored (truly disgusting) but i drank it to be polite. i thought it was a welcome in that special night...then he gave an other one to my housband...and then he gave us the recipt for the payment of 400ksh :-)
small things, but i'm used to enjoy details
so, this place is nice in general, but with bad details....
near the airports - really noisy at night (and i don't speak about frogs ;-) - wifi works perfectly -

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank maripaGardalake
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I worked for 3 months in rural Kitui, Kenya. When I needed to go to the city I always stayed here. There's wifi, delicious breakfast, coffee, tea, comfortable accommodations, hot showers, luggage storage, friendly owners and staff, great gift shop with locally crafted gifts... Galleria mall is in walking distance if you need a supermarket, frozen yogurt, fast food, health food store, or really delicious pizza or Indian food. I'll really miss this place but I'll be back!

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
3  Thank Mermaidyogi
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A peaceful back-packers' place. A little out of town. The night we arrived there had been terrible floods and the owner or manager came out in his 4 wheel drive to collect us from the nearest highway. Some of the tents were completely flooded out.Part of our party were doing basic camping and their tent was moved to under cover. The staff were very helpful in difficult circumstances

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Ann C
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Additional Information about Wildebeest Eco Camp

Address: 151 Mokoyeti Road West | Langata, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 282 B&Bs / Inns in Nairobi
Price Range: $22 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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 
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