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Nairobi Tented Camp

Deep within a riverine forest the camp is a true wilderness experience. Nairobi Tented Camp is an authentic tented camp in the heart of Nairobi National Park.

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Deep within a riverine forest minutes from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Wilson Airport and Nairobi City our camp 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. It is also the first tented accommodation in Nairobi. 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 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. Whether you are in Nairobi for tourism, a night stopover, international business or conferences, films or simply looking for a weekend break as a resident, Nairobi Tented Camp has something for everyone.


Each of our eight tents house accommodation for two people and have their 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 will be run off rechargeable batteries and solar panels, otherwise guests can enjoy the romance of candles and lanterns... a truly authentic tented camp experience. 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. Each of the tents offers 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


All meals at Nairobi Tented Camp are crafted to compliment the authenticity of the safaris experience guests will have the pleasure of enjoying. All meals will be served on a set menu basis, with warming hearty breakfast in the morning. Light invigorating lunches best served in the speckled shade of an olive tree. Ice cold drinks available from the fully stocked bar in the central mess tent will accompany melt in your mouth camp cooked meals. Tantalising dinners of light as a feather soufflá©s and tender beef fillet are served under the star filled sky. Everything at Nairobi Tented Camp is homemade and cooked with love. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking. The Chefs have a wealth of experience with Vegetarian, Halal and other dishes.


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 wealth of things to do during your stay, here is a small selection: GAME DRIVES An obvious and unmissable part of any safaris adventure best experienced at the start and end of the day. GUIDED WALKS Nairobi Tented Camp has special permission for guests to do short guided walks accompanied by a ranger up the Kisembe Valley from the camp. DAVID SHELDRICK ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE 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. AFEW GIRAFFE CENTRE 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. KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM 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. NATIONAL MUSEUM 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 Freeâ€Â fame. KAZURI BEADS 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 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 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