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.

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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
  • Torch
  • 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.

Game drives

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.

Guest Comments

“We had a fantastic 2 night stay at the Camp and the kids loved it ! Amazing drives and a very confortable stay. Thank you all the staff for your help with everything.”

“5-stars for Nairobi Tented Camp !”

“So happy to have found this haven in the middle of Nairobi. Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I will be back ! ”



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Per Night Rates Inclusive of 16% VAT:                                                    

  • Bed & breakfast accommodation.
  • Soft drinks.
  • All Kenya Government taxes.

Rates Exclude:                                                                   

All items of personal nature, Laundry services, Tips and gratuities.

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DATES-FROM DATES-UNTIL Per Person Per Night, Sharing Twin / Double Tent Single Tent Supplement, Per Night Per Child (3-12 Years) Per Night, Sharing with 2 Adults
01-Jan-19 30-Jun-19 110 USD 50 USD 60 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 135 USD 70 USD 65 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Dec-19 110 USD 50 USD 60 USD
01-Jan-20 30-Jun-20 115 USD 55 USD 65 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 140 USD 70 USD 75 USD
01-Oct-20 31-Dec-20 115 USD 55 USD 65 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Child sharing rates applicable if child is sharing with 2 adults in a tent

3rd adult in one tent not recommended due to limited space but if booked 3rd adult pays per person sharing rates & with a foldable camp bed.


Nairobi National Park Entrance ($43) & Overnight Camping Fee ($35) =  US$ 78 Per Adult Per Day & US$ 42 Per Child Per Day


Pre-Booked Half Board Supplement :     $35         Per Person (Dinner)

Pre-Booked Full Board Supplement :      $65         Per Person (Lunch and Dinner)

Free drinks package (beer, wine, gin & tonic) per person: $33

Special Half Board Inclusive Safari Package US$ 120 Per Person Per Night (Excludes $78 Park/Camping Fee) SUPPLEMENT inclusive of 16% VAT (to be added to Bed & Breakfast rate)

Includes: Dinner (half board), 2 airport transfers, 1 shared game drive or a visit to Elephant Orphanage, sundowner at camp, free drinks (beer, wine, gin & tonic)

Special Full Board Inclusive Safari Package US$ 160 Per Person Per Night (Excludes $78 Park/Camping Fee) SUPPLEMENT inclusive of 16% VAT (to be added to Bed & Breakfast rate)

Includes: Lunch & dinner (full board), 2 airport transfers, 2 shared game drives or 1 game drive & visit to Elephant Orphanage, sundowner at camp, free drinks (beer,  wine, gin & tonic)

Exclusive vehicle use of game drive vehicle while on the half board or full board safari package US$ 275 Per Vehicle Full day & US$ 150 Per Vehicle Half day

Day Room 

Day room at Nairobi Tented Camp is 65% of the per double/twin room rate (This excludes park entry fees which will be paid separate).

  • Day room check-in 11h00 (11 am) and check-out by 17h00 (5 pm).



Extra lunch or dinner (in-house or walk-in) – per person                              $39

Morning or evening shared game drive – per person minimum 2 pax         $50

Daphne Sheldrick visit at 11h00 – per person                                                    $25

Fostering of an Elephant at Daphne Sheldrick – per person                           $75

ONE WAY CAMP TRANSFERS INCLUSIVE OF 16% VAT                                                                     

JKIA to the camp or vice versa – per vehicle one-way                          $45

Nairobi city to the camp or vice versa – per vehicle one-way                          $45

Wilson to the camp or vice versa – per vehicle one-way                          $45

East gate to the camp or vice versa – per person minimum 2 pax                 $17

Main gate to the camp or vice versa – per person minimum 2 pax              $17

Child Policy: (3 – 12 years) 2 children in own tent pay 75% of per person sharing rates each, 3rd child in same tent pays 75% of per person sharing rate.

1 child sharing with 1 adult pays 75% of adult sharing rate & adult pays per adult sharing rate. 1 child sharing with 2 adults, pays above child rates but adults pay double tent rates. Children below 3 years stay free. Maximum 1 child sharing with 2 adults in each tent due to size.

Payment Terms: A 20% deposit is required to confirm a booking and the balance due 45 days before clients arrival except in high season where balance is due 60 days before clients arrival (High season is from 20 Dec to 31 Mar & 01 Jul to 31 Oct).

Cancellation Policy:         Bookings cancelled/amended up to 120 days before start of the safari incur a 10% cancellation charge, Less than 120 days and up to 60 days prior to start of the safari 20% cancellation charge, Less than 60 days but up to 30 days prior to start of the safari 50% cancellation charge,           Less than 30 days but up to 15 days prior to start of the safari 75% cancellation charge, Less than 15 days or more than 3 days prior to start of the safari 90% cancellation charge, 3 days or less before start of the safari 100% cancellation charge.

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If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-541-639-2070 (Brad Wierman)

Other Activities

Staying at Nairobi Tented Camp offers more than just camping

Nairobi Tented Camp has plenty of its own attractions and part of the joy of the place is just enjoying the seclusion of the wilderness. But of course its unique location offers a whole host of things to do during your stay, such as the following:


The saying goes – ‘an elephant never forgets’ and this couldn’t be truer, particularly for the baby elephants that are fortunate enough to be rescued by the team at the Sheldrick Trust. So intense is an elephant’s upbringing that even when re-released into the wild the Sheldrick elephants never forget their keepers.


In 1974 Jock and Betty Leslie Melville adopted their first giraffe – Daisy. After Daisy came Marlon and before they knew it the Leslie Melville’s were single handedly contributing to the rescue of the rare Rothschild giraffe. Today their legacy remains in the form of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife an education and breeding programme. In 1974 less than 100 Rothschild giraffe remained, today over 700 are in existence… eight of which can be visited at the giraffe centre in Langata.


The story of Karen Blixen has been made famous by her book ‘Out of Africa’ which was later turned into a film featuring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The Karen district of Nairobi was named after this resolute woman and her house stands as a reminder of her incredible belief in Kenya and determination to make her life in Africa a success.


The Kenya National Museum was set up in colonial times by the famous palaeontologist Louis Leakey. It showcases many of the discoveries regarding human origins made by the Leakey family and their Kenyan helpers in many parts of the country where fossil remains may be found. The museum also has in its collections many artefacts garnered from Kenya’s diverse peoples and the beautiful paintings of them by Joy Adamson of “Born Free” fame.


Kazuri Beads in Karen was set up by Lady Susan Wood, the wife of the founder of the Flying Doctors of Africa. A pottery, it is a great place to buy attractive ceramic beads and crockery as gifts to take home. Visitors can also enjoy a tour round the workshop and see all the woman at work.


Marula Studios was recently set up by Julie Church to showcase her incredible array of household accessories made from flip-flops washed up on the beach in the Kiunga Marine National Park on the North Kenya Coast. A part of the sales revenue is sent back to support Community Conservation projects in this beautiful but poor part of the country. It is a great place to buy unique, hand-made gifts (which supports Marine Conservation) and also now houses some other great gift items such Bakuli Blu pottery.


Utamaduni was set up to support local craftsmen by giving them a place to show and sell their hand-made artefacts such as carvings, kikois, khangas, shoes, sandals and other gift items, which are unique to Kenya. You can find almost anything in this warren of little shops, whilst for those a little less retail focused the Veranda restaurant next door, serves perfect ice cold passion juice and good Kenya coffee.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.