Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City is a true wilderness experience. Visitors can arrive into Kenya and get ‘straight under canvas’ within 30 minutes of leaving the airport. Nairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park.
It is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. 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.
With sweeping plains on one side and Nairobi city on the other, Nairobi National Park is a wildlife haven unlike any other, with virtually guaranteed sightings of rhino a reason in itself to visit, and Nairobi Tented Camp offers guests the opportunity to really get to know this unique destination and its wildlife.
International visitors will leave Jomo Kenyatta airport and within ten minutes start their wildlife encounter, with the last 20 minutes of their short half an hour journey filled with the excitement of their first game drive in Kenya.
Whether you are in Nairobi for tourism, a night stopover, international business or conferences, producing a film or simply looking for a weekend break as a resident, Nairobi Tented Camp has something for everyone.
The camp comprises guest accommodation, a dining tent and a lounge tent.
The camp consists of nine guest tents each with accommodation for two people. Each tent has its own toilet and shower, so you can enjoy the luxury of en-suite living ‘safaris style’, with hot water heated over a log fire and bought 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.
Tents are comfortably furnished and each of the tents has the following:
- Twin or double bed
- Bedside tables
- Gas and kerosene lanterns
- Wardrobe for hanging your clothes
- En-suite toilet with bucket shower and basin
- Writing desk with lamp
- Carpets of sheep skin rugs on the floor
- LED lighting
- Chairs and table on veranda for relaxing
- Luggage rack
- View into the valley and forest.
The meals at Nairobi Tented Camp are crafted to complement the authenticity of the safari experience. All meals are served on a set menu basis, with warming hearty breakfast in the morning, light invigorating lunches served under the shade of an olive tree and dinners of soufflés and tender beef fillet served under the star filled sky. Everything at Nairobi Tented Camp is homemade and cooked with special care and attention. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking. 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 bought to your tent before setting off for that famous safari tradition – an early morning game drive. Be lucky enough to 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.
All meals are carefully crafted to complement bush living without sacrificing on quality and you can relax after your three-course lunch in a swaying hammock under the shade of an olive tree.
As the day cools and the sun starts its journey West it will be time for another game drive – 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.
This was the most incredible adventure ! Wake up to sounds of leopard and hyena ! Staff superb. Saw many wildlife creatures. Adopted a baby elephant. What can I say – I am in love with Kenya and the people !
(Nancy Badaracco via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, August 2018)
We had a wonderful time. Saw so many animals in just the first hour !!! Love the down to earth experience and I would love to come back!
(Laura Mikolasczak via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, August 2018)