Nairobi Tented Camp is an intimate tented camp in the heart of the Nairobi National Park. Set deep within a riverine forest just a few kilometres from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City, this is a true and unique wilderness experience. Visitors can arrive into Kenya and get 'straight under canvas' within half an hour of leaving the busy airport. Nairobi the only city in the world to boast a 12,000 hectare National Park, teaming with wildlife, right on its doorstep.
Your day starts with a freshly brewed hot drink bought to your tent before setting off for that famous safari tradition - an early morning game drive. Catch the first rays of early morning sun as they burn off the nightly dusting of dew and stir the plains game gently to life.
After a morning filled with sightings of giraffe, buffalo, zebra, eland, impala and other antelopes, and an excellent chance of seeing rhino (both black rhino and white rhino are present in the Park) as well as lion and if you very lucky, the elusive leopard, you return to camp for more warming cups of coffee, freshly baked breads and a hearty cooked breakfast.
As the day cools and the sun starts its journey West it will be time for another game drive and a chance to catch that evasive moment where a lion might decide it’s time to hunt. Return to camp to drinks and stories around the campfire, before dinner under the vast African starlit sky and ultimately retire to bed.
Each of the 9 double tents are spacious and have an exclusive yet friendly feel. The bathrooms are en-suite with a bucket shower. Hot water is heated over a log fire and brought to your shower when you're ready. Comfortable beds are wrapped in cosy blankets and soft towels are at the ready after you've washed away the red Nairobi dust from the day. Chairs and a table on the veranda are the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the bush.
Low watt LED lighting in each of the tents runs off rechargeable batteries and solar panels, otherwise guests can enjoy the romance of candles and lanterns - a truly authentic tented camp experience.
There isn't anywhere else in the world like it - a wilderness escape where you can savour the thrill of camping in the heart of thick bushland right on the doorstep of Nairobi.
Bed and Breakfast Package: Park fees; breakfast; and soft drinks are included.
Half Board Safari Package: Park fees; breakfast and dinner; return airport transfers; one shared game drive OR a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage; sundowners; and selected drinks (beer, wine and gin/tonic) are included.
Full Board Safari Package: Park fees; breakfast, lunch and dinner; return airport transfers; 2 shared game drives OR 1 shared game drive and a visit to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage; sundowners; and selected drinks (beer, wine and gin/tonic) are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Nairobi Tented Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
A Gentle Introduction to Kenya
Nairobi Tented Camp
Whitesands Beach Hotel
The Kenyan Coast
If you're a little bit hesitant about throwing your family into a full-blown safari that involves some heavy-duty travel, this trip is the perfect compromise. It's also a great way to test the waters for later family holidays.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Nairobi and The Kenyan Coast.
This safari and beach combo offers an excellent chance of seeing Kenya's wildlife including big cats and rhino as you journey to not one but 4 iconic safari destinations over 7 nights. You then stay 5 nights at the beach where the idyllic Indian Ocean provides warm, hospitable waters teeming with marine life.
This is a 12 night itinerary including Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Laikipia Plateau, Masai Mara and The Kenyan Coast.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Nairobi Tented Camp Location.
General Information For Guests
Tents are comfortably furnished and each of the tents has either twin beds or a double bed, bedside tables, a wardrobe for hanging your clothes, a writing desk with lamp, and chairs and table on the veranda for relaxing. Each tent also has its own toilet and shower, with hot water heated over a log fire and brought to your shower when you're ready.
Low watt LED lighting in each of the tents runs off rechargeable batteries and solar panels, and for dining, guests can enjoy the romance of candles and lanterns - a truly authentic tented camp experience.
All meals are served on a set menu basis, with a warming hearty breakfast in the morning, light invigorating lunches served under the shade of an olive tree and dinners served under the star filled sky. Ice cold drinks are available from the fully stocked bar in the central mess tent.
Your day in Nairobi Tented Camp starts with a freshly brewed hot drink brought to your tent before setting off on an early morning game drive. After a morning potentially filled with sightings of lion, buffalo and leopard, return to camp for more warming cups of tea and coffee, freshly baked bread and a hearty cooked breakfast. In the afternoon, guests can relax in the lounge area or in the privacy of their own tent. As the day cools it will be time for another game drive. Return to camp for drinks and exchange stories around the campfire before dinner under the vast African star-lit sky, ultimately retreating to the comfort of your bed in your cosy tent.
The camp can also arrange a number of interesting excursions including a visit to the Elephant Orphanage, the Giraffe Centre, the Karen Blixen Museum or the Nairobi National Park to name a few. The camp has their own fleet of high-quality minivans with expert driver-guides. Vehicles are on a private-hire basis so you have the flexibility to choose how to spend your time.
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