In the past, we had traveled quite a few hours between parks and always seemed rushed to get back to Nairobi in time for flights. We decided on Acacia Camp due to its proximity to the Wilson Airport as we were going to be traveling onwards to the Masai Mara. Although a bit hard to find the end turn off, our driver eventually located the sign and we were soon at Acacia's door step. The staff welcomed us with refreshing drinks and warm smiles. The cabins were quaint, very basic but clean and comfortable. For those of you wanting a safety deposit box, bottled water, shampoo & conditioner, this would probably not be the best place for you.... but the budget friendly price reflected this. We enjoyed the seclusion, the grounds and the daily walks. There was ample wildlife to view including cheetah, but in the end, we enjoyed the birding most. The food was ample, varied and delicious. Raine even bent over backwards to satisfy all my dietary needs, including catering to my husband who was ill for a day. We thoroughly enjoyed our time relaxing by the campfire and star gazing every night.
This camp is not well know but should be considering its proximity to Nairobi. If you don't mind "roughing it" for a few days, the attentive staff, food, and nature walks, as well as the affordable price are well worth it. This is definitely a place for backpackers looking to save a few dollars or those wanting to get off the beaten track.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Swara Plains Acacia Camp Hotel Nairobi