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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Sweetwaters is a lovely camp with amazing views of my kenya. He staff are very friendly and always keen to help where ever possible. Spent to night there and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Food is amazing. The bar is well stocked and thanks to John the barman he was just fantastic. I will sure be back in the near future.

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Our tent was beautiful and clean, big shower and toiletries supplied (can't take that for granted in Kenya - and very good stuff), comfy beds, only a few meters from the water hole which is lit up at night. And as an unexpected bonus also had a view of Mount Kenya. The buffet style food is really good and so... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

The tent had all the amenities including hot and cold shower facilities. Sitting outside on the comfortable chairs and watching the elephants playing in the water or rhinos using the water hole in just about 100 feet was a wonderful experience. We were able to spot a good number of animals during the safari in the morning and evening. The... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

The rooms are only tents in name. We stayed in the Morani wing which is really outstanding. These are tents that are complete with hardwood closets, hot showers and full electricity. We could see Mt Kenya from our porch and watch the giraffes, zebras and elephants as they made their way to the water hole. It is a lovely property.... More 

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Anywhere
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

The moment we arrived we were greeted with smiles, hot towels for faces after a day on Safari and "Jambo." There is a watering hole right outside the the Dining Room and Bar. When we arrived there was a Cow Elephant and her tiny Calf playing in the water with Zebras and Gazelles right behind them grazing!! That night a... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Stayed here several times in the past and always reserved tents facing the waterhole were honored. This time the reservation was not honored because those previouly occupying the tents decided to extend one day. As a result we were sent to the back row of tents with the condition that the next day will be moved to the front tents... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

My family and I spent last weekend at sweet waters tented camps Serena. I'm not a Fan of camping, so I went already closed minded. But I must say I could do this camping. The tents were spacious and don't feel cluster phobic. And the staff were very friendly. And to top it all the conservancy was really great. Only... More 

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

We are regular guests and were welcomed back warmly. The deluxe tents are quite special with the luxuries common to 5 star hotels. Having this experience in the wild was great. Good service, good food and drink, and great game viewing due to the water hole. Despite my last review, we very much enjoyed the stay and will be back... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwater's is both conveniently located (close to Nanyuki and not that farm from Nairobi) and offers excellent game viewing opportunities - as well as plenty of opportunities to relax in a natural setting for those who are less interested in safari activities. The staff are excellent, friendly, and attentive. The food is also excellent -... More 

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

The tented camp is exactly that, but the tents are huge house tents with electricity, full plumbing, full size beds, all facing a waterhole where the Ol Pejeta reserve wildlife come to drink and bathe. You are reminded to zip closed your doors else the Baboons will be in and reek havoc! Within two hours we had seen four of... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A sheltered oasis, clustered around a waterhole and set in the pristine calm of its own private reserve, Sweetwaters Tented Camp is in a class of its own. Abounding with wildlife, unfettered by the more rigorous strictures of the Kenyan National Parks and designed to offer a charming blend of under canvas ambiance and uncompromising luxury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sweetwaters Serena Camp

Address: Central Kenya near Nanyuki, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Laikipia County > Nanyuki Municipality > Nanyuki Town
Price Range: $236 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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Sweetwaters Serena Camp Kenya/Nanyuki Town
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“Rooms far from the reception area offer more wilderness”
 of 5 bubbles 1jaideepn, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Views of the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles JackieNairobi, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the rooms facing the watering hole so that you see the animals in the morning and evenings when they come over.”
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 of 5 bubbles mandars2014, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request for front row rooms if using standard tents. If on a better budget then go for Morani wing.”
 of 5 bubbles 321abdallahj, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you are willing to spend a bit more, stay in the Morani wing - any tent after 42 has no trees in front.”
 of 5 bubbles IntlTeacher, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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