Due to requirements of my job I had to visit Sweetwater's again, it was so nice, the staff remembered me and I was treated like royalty, it realy is a wonderful place to come back too. However there are a few points I would like others to know about and that is:
1. They are in the middle of a rebuild program, 6 of the tents have been fully refurbished from the ground up, another 6 are being completed as this is being typed, which is fantastic to see as they were getting a bit tired!!
2. Park entry fees have been introduced since my last visit (May/June 2010), dependant on vehicle size, it varies between Ksh300 and Ksh1000 per day, this money is charged by Ol Pejeta Conservancy, not Serena Hotels and is used for park upkeep, this is in addition to the Park Fees charged by Serena Hotels which appear on your bill in addition to your room charge.
However this didnt distract from the wonderful place that it is.
If your coming to Kenya, you have to visit Sweetwater's, if you don't it's your loss!!
- 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