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Located in Nairobi, Wildebeest Eco Camp offers accommodations with free WiFi and access to a garden. Some units include a seating area and/or a balcony. Breakfast is available daily, and includes continental, Full English/Irish and American options. There is an on-site restaurant, which serves a variety of African dishes. The tented camp offers a year-round outdoor pool. A children's playground and a sun terrace are available for guests at Wildebeest Eco Camp to use. Kenyatta International Conference Center is 5.6 mi from the accommodations, while Nairobi National Museum is 5.6 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
Number of guests
1 twin bed
1 king bed
3 twin beds
4 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Kevin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great property. I only stayed in tent small before
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very comfortable. Felt like we were a long way out of the city but in reality it was pretty central. Good food.
  • Miya
    The property is very well maintained. It feels like you are on safari.

Host Info

Host Review Score

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

Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      African • International • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional

Amenities of Wildebeest Eco Camp
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Linens
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • Currency exchange
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Private entrance
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Pool/Beach towels
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Swahili

    House rules

    Wildebeest Eco Camp takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM


    From 7:00 AM to 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

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in


    When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Cash Wildebeest Eco Camp accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    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.

    FAQs about Wildebeest Eco Camp

    • Yes, Wildebeest Eco Camp is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • The prices at Wildebeest Eco Camp may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Wildebeest Eco Camp is 5 miles from the center of Nairobi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Wildebeest Eco Camp can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • American

    • Wildebeest Eco Camp has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Wildebeest Eco Camp offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Playground
      • Pool table
      • Game room
      • Ping-pong
      • Bicycle rental
      • Swimming pool

    • Check-in at Wildebeest Eco Camp is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.