If anyone is traveling to and/or through Kenya/Nairobi, I highly recommend staying at the Upperhill Campsite.
I just came back from a 2 week Africa journey and had the pleasure of stumbling across the Upperhill Campsite in Nairobi. I am not sure how exactly I found out about it as I had full intentions of staying at a different location until a week or so prior to arrival.
The facilities are varied, from bring your own tent to tented facilities, dorms and private rooms & cabins. I choose the cabin (about $22US) which turned out to be a really neat and eclectic choice.
The main building is the social center of the site, with visitors from around the world staying and transiting across the region. Most seem to use the site as a stop to catch your breath before heading to Uganda and beyond. The staff and ownership are welcome, friendly and extremely knowledgable. It is more like staying with extended family.
Food is good and well priced on property along with the Tusker Beer! if you are in need of supplies, the market, cyber cafe and ATM's are an easy walk away and the public transit (bus or matatu) are either at the end of the drive or on the main road just 5 minutes walk.
Be prepared to hear and plan for adventure. Your neighbor will likely be talking about their climb of Kilimanjao or trek through Uganda. Folks at Upperhill will help plan anything you need from day trips to affordable Safari and even visits to the open Markets which are a blast!
Take time to sit and chat with Jessi.
Your stay is not only enjoyable, it supports alot of amazing people.
Although it is not a 5* hotel, I would still recommend Upperhill for most people regardless of comfort zone, except perhaps the highly pampered.
- Also Known As:
- Upper Hill Campsite Hotel Nairobi