Acacia Camp is the setting, founds just a short distance from Nairobi on the Swara Plains.
Sitting on 20,000 acres of fenced land, the camp has over 3000 game animals and 270 species of birds. Comfortable accommodation is found in the 13 bandas, and home cooking is provided at the camp.
There is the wildlife sanctuary, conference rooms, and an access to an airstrip. The conservancy has many species of animals such as cheetahs, zebra, giraffe, ostrich, eland, oryx, and antelopes. There are different activities for clients to take part in, including sundowners, guided nature walks, fishing, bird watching, game drives during the day and also at night with a spotlight as you look for hyenas, bush baby, cheetahs and more. Camping is available at the site.
The camp is conveniently close to Nairobi, so makes an ideal weekend getaway for those living and working in Nairobi. it is a pleasant place to stay, and offers comfort and relaxation in a lovely setting.
There are 13 comfortable en- suite bandas. There is a main mess area open with the garden view. Cold beverages are served at the bar.
The camp was started by Hopcraft family way back at Kenya’s independence, the location offers tremendous views of both Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro; north and south respectively.
Swara Plains was made famous through the award-winning children’s bestseller HOW IT WAS WITH DOOMS which was later turned into a movie. The book tells the story of a boy and his pet cheetah.
Telephone: +254 20 252 9500 / +254 733 812 556
Address: Acacia Camp, Athi River, Nairobi
Directions:Swara plains Acacia camp is just 36 Kms from Nairobi and 30 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Opposite Lukenya hills on Kapita Plains.