The house and grounds are lovely and well kept and the idea of the tents for sleeping in does make it feel a bit like an adventure but also a bit like a disney theme park. We had a tent in the back row so did not have a great view of the watering hole, however, animals were plentiful and on our game drive we did see the Black Rhino, which none of the others vehicles managed to find. Our stay was spoilt by the arrival of about 60 squaddies who turned up to use the pool and the bar, so a relaxing afternoon dip was out of the question. They were noisy and took over the pool area which I was a bit miffed about as they were not even staying there. Meal times were a bit of a scrum as there were two large family groups who descended upon the buffet like a plague of locusts and didn't understand the concept of queueing or even letting the person if front of them finish their selection before diving in. Their children were noisy and kept wandering around the restaurant and lounge areas staring at you which was very off putting. There was nowhere to go for peace and quiet and this definately ruined our stay. To sum up it was a lovely setting with good food, however, it seemed like more of a resort hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sweetwaters Tented Camp Hotel Nanyuki
- Sweetwaters Serena Camp Kenya/Nanyuki Town