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Karen Camp

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  • Excellent21%
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“overland tour”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Stayed here for one night with my overland camping tour, the facilities were clean and great. We had food at the restaurant, had chicken burger and chips and it was tasty. The bar was cool as well and WiFi worked well.

Thank Tej_Chau
Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 12 August 2017

Dear Tej_Chau, Thank you for excellent review. The staff and management enjoy taking care of happy travelers such as yourself. We do hope you choose us again whenever you visit Kenya again.

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here four years ago and despite the website saying that renovations were underway I could not see any change. It's ok for a quick stop over but not a longer term stay. Food is adequate and the bar has a great atmosphere.More

Thank Zanta63
Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 12 August 2017

Dear Zanta63, Thank you for your review. Many other reviewers do seem to disagree with some things you have pointed out and we would be disappointed that all the investment and work we have put in here at Karen Camp has not been better noticed....More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant and bar had a good atmosphere and a chance to catch up with other travellers. However the camp ground was very disappointing. The ground was on a slope and the overland tour companies had parked their unused trucks in the camp grounds so...More

Thank alisonleahy
Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 8 January 2017

Dear Alisonleahy, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you liked our restaurant and bar and the diversity of travelers that pass through our popular camp and hotel. We are a bit surprised that you chose to set up your tent...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I booked most of this place for my family for our wedding 6 years ago as I wanted to keep everything budget friendly for extra adventures. Since then we have come here regularly and really enjoy the changes and family friendly attitude they have. We...More

Thank Monique B
Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 8 January 2017

Dear Monique B, Thank for your excellent review of our camp and hotel. We at Karen Camp and Hotel keep trying to improve our product and welcome to new guests and very happy to have our good friends and regular customers continue to enjoy our...More

Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Poor camping facilities, limited hot water, campsite is on a slope making it difficult to set your tent. Upgrades are basic, but bathroom facilities in the upgrade are worth it. Wifi was in and out but it was free.More

Thank Olimpia G
Response from BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen CampResponded 16 December 2016

Dear Olimpia, We're very sorry and disappointed that you did not enjoy our camp and hotel, however we have noticed a few discrepancies with your review. # While there is some sloping ground on the compound it is much less than the 2 acres of...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$15 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$15 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available, Accessible rooms
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Sonia K
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Response from BrendanBlack | Property representative |
Airport transferred can be arranged by us with a reliable taxi service. Costs approx$30 USD. Transport to town with similar taxi $25 or short haul to bus stop of $2.50. Camp is secure and manned 24 hours a day. Small... More
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"this is an overlanders camp, dont come expecting silver service. Rustic with a great atmosphere"
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"Room 1 large & ensuite& quiet."
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"Room 3 if you want en-suit. Room 1 if you want lots of space, en-suit and a bathtub."
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"The upper floor has the more quiet and spacy rooms."
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