Castle Forest Lodge Campsite | Established Campground

Kenya

Details

Verified:
24 days ago
Altitude:
2089.3 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Very nice clearing like a Swiss alp in the midst of the jungle in Mt Kenya NP, no entrance fee to the park. Restaurant has nice veranda with view into low land, excellent dinner. Elephants around. Guided hikes. Slow mobile internet. 8 USD pp.

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Lovely campsite, lush and green, fireplace, washing up/prep sink and station, picnic tables. Ablution block is fine with western toilet and hot water morning and evening from a donkey boiler. superb hike to a lovely waterfall and then up to the first camp stop if you are climbing Mt Kenya, about 4.5 hours in total 800ksh pp for guide. Also a shorter walk to a lovely waterfall and pool just by the campsite. Restaurant and bar if needed and occasionally WiFi available at the lodge. Nice temperature during the day and then quite chilly at night. 1000 ksh pppn

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beautiful camping spot and everything is still very well maintained; highly recommended!

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Found a flat area for our rooftop tent, camping cost 1,000 ksh pppn. Hot showers (donkey boiler) and western toilet. Staff made a bonfire for us on our first night (this was charged at 300 ksh). The location is stunning; in the early morning we had a beautiful clear view of Mt. Kenya from up on the hilltop. The bandas are extremely picturesque, something out of the hobbit mixed with local culture. Extremely peaceful with loads of birdlife, there are walks and horse rides on offer. The road to Castle Forest is quite muddy (will be interesting in rainy season).

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Road leading to campsite very slippy, thick wet mud/clay/paste for 3km. Not suitable for our heavy loaded motorbike so unfortunately we didn’t make it to the camp. Saw even a local on a bike get stuck in the mud. Have added photo for reference

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Really good campsite on the side of Mount Kenya. Large camping area on grassy terraces.

Camping for 1000ksh pppn, note though you are inside the national park but do not pay any fees for the national park here. They can also organise hikes and other activities for you from here.

Ablution block good with hot water shower and western toilets. It can get very cold and wet here and sometimes the view of Mount Kenya is obstructed for days.

Restaurant with okay food and large covered area with power that you can use if it is raining heavily.

All in all a nice campsite weather dependant!

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1000ksh pp camping according to new pricelist. Very nice camp.

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For us, one of the nicest places we had. The area and the forest is magic. The 4-5 h hike to the big waterfall is beautiful. One of the guides, Joseph, is one of the best, too. We loved it!!! ❤️ Access track is in a good condition and it is (real) big rig friendly 😉.

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Really beautiful. Feels like you are in the Swiss alps, with all the wooden chalets.
Showers are hot. Nice and clean.
Campsite is flat and grassy.
We parked up at the top just above the chalets where we had a wonderful view of mount Kenya (when it wasn’t raining)
Also can do some horse riding through the forest for KES 1200 ph
Really nice place to rest up and also don’t need to pay park fees to stay there.
KES 800 pppn.

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perfect setting in a large cleared landscape in the middle of the jungle. 800pp. hot water. perfect for roof top tent and others.

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Nice campsite with hot showers and beautiful scenery. There's a shelter in the camping area which was great if it rained. camping is 500/800 pppn (resident/non resident), fire wood 300, hiking 500/800 depending on length of walk.

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Indeed a very beautiful place. Road on a dry day is fine, just bumpy and dusty. At times it gets narrow and a bit steep, but 4x4 is not needed and a regular size car or a van can pass. Not sure about much bigger vehicles as there is a narrow wooden (but stable) bridge on the road. This is all about the last 3 km inside the Mt. Kenya park. Before that all the way it’s good tarmac. Restaurant is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere is amazing! We paid 800ksh - nonresident price. If you stay overnight, you don’t pay the park entrance fee.

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stunning views all round. can hear the waterfall from the campsite. ablutions are very good and cleaned daily. VERY hot showers in the evenings and mornings. guys made a fire for us tsh200. we paid the Kenyan camping rate of tsh500pppn. they have chalets for $120 for 2 people (full board) or $50 excluding food. staff is very friendly and helpful. road to campsite can be tricky after heavy rains

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Prices same as last comment. Guided hike for 3-5 hours is 800 KES. Beautiful forest and waterfalls, easy to access.

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Great spot, nice showers, good water, and good for sleeping. 800ksh

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Stayed for 4 nights. You Can hike from here or just enjoy quiet days in a wonderful green athmosphere. Wood for fires Can be bought, 200ksh. 800 pppn. Restaurant is a little expensive.

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Beautiful spot. Clean hot shower. Friendly staff. Got bonfire at campsite. Food ist bit pricey but tasty.

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big grasfield for truckcamper, clean ablutions with hot shower, nice terrace, the restaurant was ok., very friendly staff, we paid 800 KSH pP

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great camping, hot showers, and a beautiful location. food is pricey, ~$9 for lunch and $12 for dinner

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Spent Christmas here. Lovely campsite and restaurant/lodge. Views of mount Kenya and out South. Hiking, horse riding, trout fishing available. Busy over Christmas but still a good few days break from the road.

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Beautiful campsite in the forest. Excellent restaurant (pricey but good!). Toilets and showers facilities could use a small upgrade but the showers are hot and clean. In the weekend (national holiday too) lots of people camping. 800 ksh pppn

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Real nice place, stayed for four days with 4 children. Very nice staff, met unfortunately no animals seen. Payed 800 ksh pPN (all children together count as one adult). Good restaurant

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We had again a great time there! Stayed 4 days, 1000 KES PP

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Wonderful experience camping 3 nights under the pondo trees with excellent meals and great service at the lodge. Very beautiful and most enjoyable.

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Very nice setting like a Swiss alp in the midst of the mount Kenya NP, one need not pay entrance fee to the park. Nice veranda with view into low land. Elephants around. Guided hikes available. 8 USD pp.

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