We stayed a night at Nairobi Tented Camp at very short notice because of a fire at Nairobi Airport which delayed our departure from Kenya. The staff were superb, very helpful and nothing was too much effort.
The tents were comfortable, but not as luxurious as expected; largely because they are effectively temporary. There is no proper plumbing: the toilets in each tent look like the real thing, but are chemical. And the shower is a bucket affair which has to have hot water brought up by the staff on demand.
The bed was comfortable but ours collapsed when we first got into it and we had to put it back together.
We went on a game drive and saw both black and white rhino which was great. Also good birding.
But I wouldn't stay again for a couple of reasons: the park is a remarkable place - real bush but right next to the city of Nairobi so everywhere you look you see the city skyline. And I don't recommend staying in Winter - the camp is situated within a forested area and didn't get much sunlight so it was quite cold. Also little to no cellphone reception which was a problem when trying to establish what was going on at the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury tented camp situated in a beautiful forested valley in the heart of Nairobi National Park. This 16 bed personal camp is surrounded by wilderness and a park containing a huge variety of wildlife, (lion, rhino, giraffe, etc) only a few kilometres from Nairobi city centre. The most unique spot to stay if you're in Nairobi for a stopover, tourism, conference or on business. ... more less
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