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  1. 1) Name of property and country: (Please also include name of property and country as topic title and include as tags as well) Nairobi Tented Camp Nairobi, Kenya 2) Website address if known: Check Gamewatchers website 3) Date of stay, including whether Green Season, Shoulder season or High season pricing (if known). January 11 and 12, 2016 They only charged half board for the first night of our stay since we arrived so late from our flight. They did have a meal for us at 11 PM but we had to decline since all we wanted to do was take a shower and go to bed. 4) Length of stay: Two nights. 5) Why did you choose this camp or lodge to stay in? Based upon what? We were looking for a place to stay after the long flight from the US to Nairobi where we could be out of the city and start seeing wildlife. We built an extra day at the start of our safari to make sure we had some cushion if we had bad weather at our airports in the center of the US. 6) How did you book the property, direct or agent? Were your enquiries dealt with quickly and efficiently? Through our TO Ellie at Expert Africa. 7) How many times have you been on Safari? This was our sixth safari to Africa also in India, Sri Lanka and South America. 8) To which countries? SA, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania 9) Which properties have you been to previously that you are comparing this one to? Similar properties in other countries. We stayed at Offbeat Meru and Mara and Sosian on this trip. Many of our last safaris in Africa have been in mobile camps. 10) Was the camp/lodge fenced? Camp was not fenced. 11) How many rooms/tents does it have? 6 or 7 12) What tent or room did you stay in? Did it have a good view? Was it overlooked or private? Number 3. 13) How comfortably furnished was the room/tent? Very nice and large tent. Flush toilet and bucket shower. 14) Did you like the food? If yes, please state why. If no, please state why. The food was excellent. 15) Was there a varied menu offering multiple choice? If vegetarian was a suitable alternative offered? (Did you have to request this in advance?) Yes, there were many choices. 16) What is the default dining arrangement? Single tables or communal dining? Do the guides/managers host at mealtimes? The guides and managers were not in attendance. The seating is single tables. We were the only ones in camp at lunch and in the evening. 17) How good were the packed breakfasts/lunches if staying out on game drives? We ate all our meals in camp. They brought us requested food to our tent for an early departure to Wilson airport. 18) What are the game drive vehicles? Please include photo if possible. Toyota Landcruisers. 19) How many guests per row? 3 rows with two seats, open top with canvass rolled back. 20) How long were the game drives and were they varied in the routes taken? 6 AM until 9, then a visit to Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage then an evening safari. 21) What are the standard game drive times? Are game drive times flexible: i.e., if agreed in advance, can you go out earlier than suggested and stay out later, i.e., not returning for lunch but taking supplies with you? Not sure about that with our one day stay. 22) Is this a private conservancy/concession, and what is the vehicle/lodge density like? No this is a national park. There was very little other traffic with a few personal vehicles visiting. We never had more than one other vehicle at a sighting. This is the only camp in the park. There are others on the edge. 23) If in a National Park, what is the vehicle density in the immediate vicinity? You are right outside of the city of Nairobi. You can see the city skyline from the park but it does not affect the quality of game sighting. It actually adds to the uniqueness of the experience in our opinion. 24) Are you able to off-road? No off roading. 25) Are there rotation policies for sightings i.e., You face the risk of queuing or being bumped from a sighting. Don’t know. 26) What wildlife is this property known for? Did you get good sightings? They have nice populations of both black and white rhino. We had quality views of both. Spent a lot of time with a lion pride. We saw two suni, and I guess they can be seen fairly frequently. There are no elephants in the park. 27) How was the standard of guiding? The guiding was excellent. 28) If you had a bad experience with a guide, why? Did you report the issue to management, and if so, how did they deal with the issue? NA 29) If you had a very good experience with your guide, please give reasons why: We really liked our guide, Andrew. He is a Masai and is proud of his culture. He spent quite a bit of time explaining the Masai way of life. Andrew has a great personality and has great skills in both birds and mammals. 30) Were staff attentive to your requests/needs? The staff was very attentive. The manager was not very evident but it did not matter. The camp was run very efficiently. 31) Does the property support a local community conservation initiative. If so, please provide brief details and website address if known. You have the opportunity to visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Manor if you wish. 32) Safaritalk trip report link: 33) Any other pertinent details you wish to add: This park deserves more attendance. There is a large amount of game and some species not always seen other places. The Tented Camp is well run and handy to both the International airport and Wilson. This is a good place to stay for a night or two either at the end or beginning of a Kenyan safari. 34) Please add your photographs of the property below, with headings.

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