Delightfully set in a grove of yellow fever trees (Acacia xanthophloea), Acacia Camp, usually known as Acacia Camp Swara Plains (or Swara Plains Acacia Camp), lies within the 80km2 Swara Plains Conservancy, 24km from Nairobi International Airport and just 2km from the Mombasa highway.
Our view of Acacia Camp
We’ve driven past Acacia Camp so many times that staying there for the first time in 2012 was a revelation. It’s quite possibly the quickest way to get truly into the bush after arrival in Nairobi and it’s just as easy to get back to the airport from the camp. We enjoyed everything about it – the garden setting, the good food, the simplicity of the cabins just a stone’s throw from the dining terrace and the plentiful evidence of flourishing plains wildlife so close to the city.
Acacia Camp feels surprisingly remote and in the bush, despite being close to the Mombasa Highway.