Friday, June 26, 2009

Camp Carnelly's at Lake Naivasha

I thought this place was delightful. It's got a fresh, bright feel about it, which is slightly lacking at the neighbouring Fisherman's Camp (though Fisherman's does have the form, and great shade from its big fever trees – the photo of the lakeshore was taken from there). Carnelly's is a breakaway republic really, after a family feud. Long may both camps prosper. They're certainly both a good deal nicer than Crayfish Camp and more relaxing than Fish Eagle Inn.

Camp Carnelly’s (tel 0722/260749 or 0722/329465). Funky offshoot of Fisherman’s Camp, with 4-person, en-suite bandas for Ksh5000, twin rooms Ksh1600, dorm bunks Ksh600 per person and camping Ksh400 per person. The welcoming and convivial ambiance here, with a relaxing bar-dining area decked in cushions, is serious competition for Fisherman’s Camp next door among the independent and overland crowd. The bar-restaurant does slightly unusual things like smoothies, Camembert samosas and beef wraps.

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