Our stay here was exceptional. The camp is located within the National Park, though surrounded by the city of Nairobi on its skyline. Our tent was twice as big as our hotel room in Paris. We had a flush toilet, a bush shower with warm water, provided at times of our choice, two game drives a day or one drive and a visit to the baby elephant orphanage.
As it was winter, on some days we were the only guest there, and we were cared for like family. The staff are courteous, friendly without being obsequious, and nothing is too much trouble.
Wake up is at a time of your choosing, and is personally delivered with a cuppa and cookies. The meals are excellent. One of the highlights was that the chef, Dixon, created special dishes for me to meet my dietary requirements. Rice pancakes, chocolate and nut cookies, tarte au chocolate and a chocolate dessert.. In the past, I have stayed at 5 star hotels, who though given ample,notice, came up with a fruit platter, over and over and over again. Dixon was delighted to offer me something special and I will treasure that memory, as well as the treats.
Our game drive guide, Michael, must be descended from eagles. I swear he found game where we saw only grass and trees. A highlight for all of us was when he spotted a leopard in a tree, easily half a km away. He as so excited too as it's the first he has seen in the park. They are very elusive. He is a fount of knowledge on animal habits and well being.
This camp is Eco friendly. All power from solar operated batteries. There is electric light in your tent, tho you can opt for lanterns. No pool, as the Camp can be packed up and leave virtually no footprint. Wi fi available in lounge and dining area. You cannot charge batteries or devices in your rooms, but the staff will charge them for you whenever you wish. It dies take a while via battery, so if you are a serious photographer and take lots of videos, the. You might want to have a second battery.
- 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