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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had booked a tent for two at Kembu. This was to spend a night close to Turi St. Andrews school where our daughter was taking part in long distance inter-schools competition the following morning. On arrival at Kembu, we were pleasantly surprised to find we'd been upgraded to the treehouse. Apparently, someone had cancelled at the last minute, thanks to them!

The treehouse was neat, spacious and self contained. There were enough fresh and very soft towels. There was a rustic cabinet on which a tray of instant coffee, tea, sugar, salt and complimentary water bottles were kept. Great for that late night cup of tea.

The bed was very very comfortable. Water pressure was great and thankfully hot. David, who had been waiting for us to arrive well after 21:00 hours was very friendly and helpful. The sights from the treehouse are fantastic. Well manicured gardens and camping grounds. We really enjoyed our stay. Only small observation for attention of management was that the mosquito net could have done with a wash.

We missed breakfast though as we were not at the dining room at 06:45 hours as pre-arranged and efforts to get a packed one collapsed maybe because there wasn't enough time to have it prepared.

It was the second time we were staying here, the first time we'd brought our own tent. We would certainly come again if there was an event in the neighbourhood and stay up in the treehouse.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Victor M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Everything you want out of a campsite: cool setup, hot showers, wifi, great bar area, firepit, pool table, fairly priced. etc. The food has to be ordered ahead of time (fair enough) but it’s absolutely worth it, it was a delicious meal. The only minor drawback is that it’s about a 20-30 minute drive outside of Nakuru, but if you have your own wheels it’s a perfect little oasis, well worth the stay. I’m sure you could matatu here as well, if you take one from Nakuru to Njoro and then north on the road from Njoro a few kilometers.
Would recommend, would stay again.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
1  Thank DaveBMar
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We just got back from a WONDERFUL stay at Kembu Cottages. In fact, I'm not sure how we left and drove back to Nairobi - it was that nice.

Our family of four stayed in the Kenana Cottage, which has two bedrooms (master with a queen bed and second with two twins - which worked out perfectly) There is a comfortable living room with a fireplace, and a huge veranda with big comfy chairs looking out over the 1/2 acre of land just for your cottage, with the cows, horses, etc of the farm in view too.

There is a lot to do in the farm itself, make sure to visit the inspiring Kenana Knitters, and take a stroll up to the small share farms to learn how to hand milk a cow. Even better is to just sit on the veranda and watch the world go by.

We opted for the breakfast & dinner plan, and I cannot recommend it enough. All the food is super fresh, with all the milk, eggs and a lot of the vegetables coming right from the farm. You get a private chef, who comes and cooks for you in your cottage and then cleans up after. The food was so good, and in the end, it worked out to only about USD$15 per person per meal. Well worth it.

Lastly, this review would not be complete with giving thanks for Andrew and Zoe who run the farm. It's been in Andrew's family for generations and they do obviously love it and every creature in it. Zoe made sure our kids came to her farm house in the mornings to help bottle feed an orphaned Duiker that she was raising, and Andrew offers all kinds of outdoors activities.

It's crazy how Kembu Cottages is a world away from Nairobi, yet is just an easy weekend hop up the expressway. It's 40 minutes from the main gate Lake Nakuru national park, where we went on our second day to see the rhinos.

Honestly, we love Kembu and will definitely go back.

Note: I rely heavily on reviews to plan out our trips, so in the interest of giving back to the community, I am cross posting this as well on Google.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We stayed in Albizia cottage with our two children, the cottage has a lovely verandah and you can shut the gates into the garden if you need to contain children! We had an excellent time, walks on the farm, saw the cows being milked, fed the calves, collected eggs from the chickens, and at the end of the day we put two very happy children to bed and enjoyed a fantastic meal with our hosts. My top tip if you have children is to take warm sleeping clothes for the night as it can get quite chilly!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank 22busybee
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We (2 adults and 2 kids) stopped at Kembu for one night. We stayed in the Ceder cottage with full board catering. The lunch was served in our varandah, and the dinner and breakfast in our dining room. The living room has a fire place - perfect for warming up a chilly nite.
You are free to walk around the farm or take a tour with a guide. They have a great obstacle course that kept the kids busy or hours.
The kids also watched how cows are milked by machine, got to fed the calves, collect eggs and feed the chickens.
The lush private gardens around each cottage make for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Neil R
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