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“OK but Very Over-Priced”
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Fisherman's Camp
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“OK but Very Over-Priced”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

On the plus side:
- Fishermans Camp is set in a beautiful wooded area - quite stunning really
- The staff are also very friendly and helpful
- The showers in the bandas are also marvellous.
- You can hire bikes at reasonable prices

However there are a number of problems with the camp, namely:
- Over-priced lodging (despite being in low season they still insisted charging full price on the weekend - Ksh4,000 per banda!)
- Over-priced food (meals typically came in at around Ksh1,000 [£7] for food and a drink, and were OK but not worth that much)
- When we asked to hire a rowing boat they said they were all broken, despite 8 men sitting around the boating area (typical Africa!)
- The website made reference to a swimming pool but when you get there you find that it's the pool belonging to the hotel next door, and you have to pay to use it!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Gembrook, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Wonderful spot in Kenya. Hail a minibus on the road outside to get around where you need to go. Bike hire was great and easy, and there are monkeys and hippos all around.
Restaurant had great food, and did handy lunch packs for travelling!
Staff very helpful and don't push you to take their tours like many places.

Was very quiet, just us and a few overlanders when we were there.

Wasn't cheap, but was worth it.

Lovely to be in the forest after the dust of Egypt!

Room Tip: The permanent tent was old but good
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2011

We stayed in one of the bandas at the camp for five nights. The hut is very basic and we had no hot water, but the campsite is right on the lake and very peaceful, with a diversity of birds. Hippos supposedly graze adjacent to the lake, but we did not see or hear any during our stay.

The on-site bar is very expensive and the food is average at best, but the staff are friendly. The campsite is situated only a few kilometres from Hell's Gate National Park so it's worth hiring a bike from the camp for a day trip.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed December 14, 2010

Camping at Fisherman's camp used to be awesome.. it seems, however, that of late, the management really isn't up to the task anymore, which is quite sad, really. Campers are allowed to blare music late into the night.. 3 am or so, to be exact. Security guards aren't to be found at night, and the camp was actually left unguarded for a large portion of the night! When i did finally locate a guard to complain about the music, well, he was delivering beer to one of the louder groups, and surprise, surprise, seemed to be quite drunk himself!
The next morning, I tried to complain to management about the issue, but no one seemed to be in the least interested. I decided to move to the Fish Eagle Inn next door, and was pleasantly surprised by how professional they were. The staff were very helpful, and always on hand. Hot water is avaiilable throughout, and the camping experience was very peaceful without and disturbance whatsoever.
suggestion is; for those seeking a restful camping experience, DO NOT go to Fisherman's Camp.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Like many of the camps in Naivasha this is right on the lakeside and in beautiful grounds. Monkeys and birdlife are prolific in the camp which makes it very atmospheric. We stayed in one of the cabins which was rustic but OK. The hippos are around at nighttime but the camp is protected from them by an electric fence and a securtiy guard! Many overland trucks stayed at the camp when we were there but as the site is very spacious we weren't worried by them. We had one evening meal in the restaurant and nearly cried over the bill as the meal was nothing to rave about! Better to walk up to the town and visit the local Acacia Cafe. Also, re Hells |Gate, it's better to get a matatu down to the entrance and then hire a bike rather than hire from the camp as the cycle along the main road is rather tedious. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Fisherman's Camp
Address: Naivasha, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Naivasha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jambo, welcome to fischers camp Naivasha, situated on the Moi Southlake Road, Naivasha, 500 mtrs off the Maai-Mahiu-Naivasha Highway. Fischers is the gateway destination we have been waiting for; as the name suggests Fischers is a place of comfort complete with ultra modern facilities. Amenities: accommodation, conferences halls and boardrooms, bar and restaurant, gardens for outdoor activities. ... more   less 
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Fisherman's Camp Naivasha, Kenya - Rift Valley

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