Sleep under canvas and embark on an authentic safari in the city.
If you simply can’t wait to head out on safari as soon as you touch down in Kenya, Nairobi National Park can take you straight from arrivals to wide open plains in just half an hour. There isn’t anywhere else quite like this national park, where wildlife roams against a backdrop of city skyscrapers.
Part of the eco-friendly Porini group and designed to have minimum impact on the local environment, the traditional Nairobi Tented Camp lies inside the park. It’s a great first-night-in-Kenya option if you want to avoid the city traffic and would rather get straight to the bush than relax in a city hotel before heading out to the more iconic national parks. The half-board and full-board safari packages have options including game drives with knowledgeable guides where you can hope to spot four of the Big Five (rhino sightings are incredible common); visits to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, home to rescued baby elephants; enjoying delicious set-menu meals in the central mess tent or under the shade of olive trees; and sleeping under the stars in one of the eight tents. The tents have valley and forest views and are en suite, with hot water heated over a log fire and brought to your shower. Each tent has a double and a single bed.
Riverine forest in the west of Nairobi National Park on the outskirts of Nairobi
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Mess tent and bar, outdoor dining
Breakfast in the central mess tent
*Denotes local charge