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Luxury Tent Wildebeest Eco Camp
151 Mokoyeti Road West, Nairobi, Kenya – Great location - show map
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Wildebeest Eco Camp is the ideal base in Nairobi where guests can experience a genuine ‘under canvas’ experience, from the time they land in Kenya. A welcome change from a ‘regular city hotel’, the camp is an ideal choice, whether transiting on a safari or looking for a base for a city break, long-stay, family holiday, volunteering or business trip. The camp is set in 3.5 acres of beautiful gardens, shaded by large acacia trees, around eight kilometres from the city centre in the leafy suburb of Karen (named after Danish author Karen Blixen). Here, it is possible to enjoy the best of both worlds – being away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while being conveniently close to major tourist attractions and essential amenities like ATMs, bank, supermarket, chemist, as well as a host of places to eat and socialise. There are good transport links to the city centre, as well as both the domestic and international airports, and major roads leaving the city for safari destinations. The camp is a hub for travellers, creating a homely and friendly atmosphere to meet other guests, for families to relax, catch up on work, or just enjoy your break. A true ‘home away from home'.
On a two-year 'life break' in 2006 the owners, Alan and Lynita, were only around three months into their world-wide trip, when they came to Kenya, loved it and stayed. Originally staying in a hostel in central Nairobi, they took up the challenge offered by the hostel owner to operate and improve the business. It is while working at the hostel, that everyone (including the hostel owner) encouraged them to start their own tourism business, and in 2007 the original Wildebeest Camp was born in Kilimani. Wildebeest Camp then operated at this site for 5.5 years before they purchased the current property in Karen, which is now the home to Wildebeest Eco Camp and Wildebeest Travels. Prior to being a camp, this property was just a private residence, and over the last few years, has been transformed into the haven it is today. Alan & Lynita have two boys Oliver & Joel, plus two dogs Barney and Fatty.
Karen is a beautiful leafy area of Nairobi synonymous with Kenya’s colonial era. Named after the Danish writer Karen Blixen (famous for writing ‘Out of Africa’), there are still several reminders of ‘a day gone by’ including Karen Blixen’s house, the Karen Country Club and Giraffe Manor. But today, with its roots firmly in traditional and modern Africa, Karen is home to many of Nairobi’s key tourist attractions. Within a short drive of the camp, you are able to visit: + Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage + AFEW Giraffe Centre + Karen Blixen Museum + Kazuri Beads + Nairobi National Park + KWS Animal Orphanage + KWS Board Walk + Bomas of Kenya + Mamba Village Karen also has a vibrant street life, and a wide range of local and international restaurants, bars, shops, markets and places to enjoy Nairobi life. There are two major shopping centres nearby, which are home to local and international brands.
Languages spoken: English, Swahili
Cafe/Bar Galleria Shopping Centre1.6 miles
Restaurant Karen Blixen Coffee Garden4.3 miles
Restaurant Talisman Restaurant4.3 miles
Restaurant Carnivore Restaurant5 miles
Market Galleria Shopping Centre1.2 miles
Supermarket Galleria Shopping Centre1.6 miles
Wilson Airport4.2 miles
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport11.8 miles
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Food: African, International, European
Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour
4 reasons to choose Wildebeest Eco Camp
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Garden view
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
Pets are not allowed.
- Bicycle rental (additional charge)
- Pool table
- Game room
Food & Drink
- Fruit Additional charge
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Kid-friendly buffet
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
- Airport drop-off Additional charge
- Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
- Baggage storage
- Tour desk
- Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Board games/Puzzles
- Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Private entrance
- Packed lunches
- Gift shop
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Room service
- Pool/Beach towels
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
- Open all year
- Pool/Beach towels
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2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Wildebeest Eco Camp accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Please inform Wildebeest Eco Camp of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.