Wildebeest Eco Camp is a great base in Nairobi to travel within Kenya or East Africa./ Conveniently positioned in beautiful Langata it is possible to enjoy the best of both worlds – being close to major tourist attractions, Nairobi National Park and Galleria Shopping Centre, with good transport links to the city centre as well as both the domestic and international airports.
But don't be too keen to move on, there are loads of great things to do if you want to spend a couple of days Nairobi. You can visit the baby elephants at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage (from the BBC's Elephant Diaries), hand-feed or even kiss a giraffe, or visit the farm of Karen Blixen, famous from the book and movie 'Out of Africa'.
The National Museum has reopened after an extensive renovation and is well worth a visit.
Close to our camp, you can purchase souvenirs at the Masai Market, visit Kibera (the largest slum in Sub-Saharan Africa) or dine at one of the many great restaurants in Nairobi - including the world famous Carnivore!
If you want to be a little more adventurous, you can cycle in Hell's Gate National Park, or go white water rafting on the Tana River.
|Infinity Swimming Pool||Laundry service|
|Restaurant||Communal Fire Pit|
|Bar||Guest Lounge with Dstv|
|FREE WIFI||On-site parking|
|Library and games||Luggage storage|
|Tour desk||Curio Shop|
The Camp is a great starting place to explore the Karen/Langata area and also Nairobi city.
Some of the most popular attractions are within a 10 minnute drive of the camp include:
- Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
- AFEW Giraffe Centre
- Karen Blixen House & Museum
- Kazuri Bead Workshop
- Nairobi National Park
- Nairobi Safari Walk
- Bomas of Kenya
- Mamba Village
Dinner is served (buffet style) at the camp at 19:00 each evening and costs 1000/- per person. If you would like dinner kept for you, please book in advance and advise of any special dietary requirements when booking. Our kitchen closes at 21:00 for orders from the lunch menu (sandwiches, burgers, soup, samosas etc). Our bar serves a wide range of drinks and some light snacks like crisps and peanuts – it is open until midnight.
Our reception hours are 07:00 to 24:00. If you plan to arrive at the camp outside of these hours, you must advise us in advance so that we can keep your room and ensure there is someone available to check you in. If you are planning to arrive at the camp before 06:00, you must book a room/bed for the night before.
Accommodation, transfers, camp extras, and other travel services can be paid for with cash(Kenyan Shillings, Euro, British Pounds, US Dollars), credit or debit card (attracts a 3% bank surcharge), or bank transfer prior to arrival. If you plan to use your credit or debit card here in Africa, don’t forget to advise your bank before you leave home. If you are bringing US Dollars, ensure that the‘series date’ printed on them is 2000 or newer (notes printed in the 1990s are not accepted in East Africa – even by banks).
We have a travel office at the camp which can assist with booking day tours, safaris, trekking, beach accommodation, bus and train tickets and much more. Please visit our website www.wildebeesttravels.com or email us for further details.
Guests require photographic ID on check-in.
It's simple - once you make a reservation, if you cancel late or don't show up... we will charge your card. Cancellations of 1-4 bed nights:
* 7 days notice or less (including no show): 100%
* 8 - 14 days: 50% Cancellations of 5-9 bed nights:
* 14 days notice or less (including no show): 100%
* 15 - 30 days: 50% Cancellations of 10 bed nights or more:
* 30 days or less: 100% Cancellations after check-in are subject to 100% of accommodation booked.
Cancellations must be done by email. A booking is only considered to be cancelled, once the guest has received an email reply from Wildebeest Travels confirming that the cancellation has been received and processed.
The onus of ensuring that the cancellation was made is on the guest. In the event of a dispute, it is the responsibility of the guest to provide suitable evidence of a booking cancellation. The only suitable evidence would be an email from Wildebeest Travels confirming the cancellation.
No disputes over cancellation charges wil be entered into, unless satisfactory evidence of a cancellation can be produced. Deposits All bookings must be confirmed with a valid credit card. The credit card will not be charged unless the customer specifically requests full payment be taken in advance, or cancellation charges are in effect. All credit card transactions are subject to a 5% surcharge over and above the rack rate or booking value. This is calculated at rack rate divide 0.95. A
ll booking for arrivals within 7 days require a 100% non-refundable payment. All bookings for arrivals within 8-14 days of arrival, require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Bookings of 10 bed nights or more are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. For all bookings, once a deposit or full payment has been made, there will be no refund. Cancellation charges may be charged to your credit card without notice. Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance or are willing to accept these terms.