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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here camping for 4 nights, the camp is beautiful . We camped right beside the lake. The amount of beautiful birds around the camp is amazing, you can watch the hippos graze right on the lake front, meters away from the tents ( kept safely away by an electric fence) . A wild giraffe walked into the camp...

Thank Phil K
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for camping here for a weekend. A big group. On the second day (a sunday) morning we decided to go for a boat ride. Since we were many of us, we booked and paid for two boats as one boat carries a maximum of seven. This is where we got the shock of our lives. As we were...

Thank Miano D
Arusha Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carnelly's offers a range of accommodation: bandas of different sizes, small twin rooms and a dorm with shared common ablution block and camping. We stayed in a Banda and a twin room, which were clean, tidy and well appointed. The bonus of our stay was a giraffe who wandered into camp for all 3 days we stayed! The food is...

Thank TravellingJane1
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Good mosquitoes net. Helpful staff. We rented bikes from the camp. They were in great working order all day. The bathrooms were super clean and the showers had decent water pressure. The bike ride through Hells Gate was a huge highlight on our trip.

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This was our introduction to Kenya when I went backpacking with my friend. It was great. We got a private room with shared bathroom which was clean and comfortable. The smoothies were yummy and it is in a great location to Hells Gate National Park, which I highly suggest doing by bike. Camp carnelly let's you rent out bikes there...

Thank KristinThorogood
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The high rating on this place is misguiding as it mostly by people who eat here. Food is excellent. Fresh, created from scratch and tastes heavenly. Try the Swahili Curry and Cheesy Nachos (and everything else on its menu). The camping grounds also look decent. However, DO NOT stay in this place in the regular accommodation. The Bandas are disgustingly...

Thank DevanshGupta
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We camped in a large open area on the shore of Lake Naivasha. Huge trees around us made for a beautiful setting. Birds were everywhere. Washrooms clean and well equipped. Restaurant outstanding! We also rented bikes cheaply and while not in perfect condition, they serviced us over 20km.

Thank Beth D
Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I didn't stay at this campsite, but the grounds are beautiful, I only came across a couple of times for a meal and a milkshake (which are superb by the way). The bar is very welcoming and comfortable, the staff friendly and knowledgeable, and the menu a godsend. I had the steak kebabs and they were fantastic and reasonably priced....

Thank Joey R
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

What can I say? One little piece of African charm that has barely changed (my last visit here as a local schoolboy on our regular sailing club camps from the other side of the lake - in 1973!) Camp Carnelley's retains the authentic feel of 'yesteryear', while facilities have modernised in a subtle, low impact way. The staff and management...

Thank simon t
Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very nice camp which has options of Banda (with attached toilet), rooms with no attached toilets or camping. We stayed in a banda for a night and one night in a room. Banda: Banda has 4 beds and is a mid sized cottage with attached toilet. The toilet does not have a door but you can draw a curtain. The...

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Address: Moi South Lake Road | Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20151, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Naivasha
Price Range: RM337 - RM376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Only bandas have ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles 505cmj, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The best Camp site in Naivasha.”
 of 5 bubbles aloboos, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The new bandas had the benefit of a private shower and toilet.”
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 of 5 bubbles robn595, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the lake front cottages are definitely the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BorisPolo54, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“lake facing bandas are expensive ..there is also one small banda without lake view for 4 people for 6000 shillings”
 of 5 bubbles 531shakeels, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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