We stayed twice in the place. First indoors and later outside in one of the permanent tents. Inside the rooms were small but tidy.
The tents were a nicer experience, pretty big, good mattress and allowing you a relaxation spirit after the Safari trip. People were very welcoming and in the way the place is designed you feel very secure and very free to walk around through the huge garden. The showers and toilets were a 15m walking distance from the tents, good for the noise being far, but also not very helpful in case of a night-emergency.... They do have permanent tents with private toillets.
Meal was good and breakfast really good. It's not a real backpacker, it has much more to it. Maybe the people that travel by that are so interesting, and also the fact that nairobi is not the most friendly city for long walks at night which oblige you to stay indoors. In this case, it was very pleasurable to stay there, a nice garden that serves as a lounge area.
In the neighbourhood there is a supermarket and some shops that you can arrange food - snacks. There is no comunal kitchen or anything. Prices for foods and drinks were pretty fair.
I feel the value for the room was a bit overpriced, but still worth paying. The whole city is overpriced for good accomodation anyways.
The not so positive point of staying in the tents, at least the one we did, is that you can hear people walking at night due to the rocky soil. You can also hear the people talking in the near tents. They are pretty close one to the other.
- 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