Swara Plains Acacia Camp, Nairobi, Kenya

Immense views of the African savannah

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About the place:

Home to the Hopcraft family since Independence, Swara Plains Acacia Camp provides immense views with big skies that are so much a part of the high Savannah. Both Mount Kenya to the north and Kilimanjaro to the south are visible from the sanctuary. There is a perimeter fence line of over 50 kilometers for security and some 100 kilometers of roads. Over 300 species of bird have been seen within the sanctuary.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Marico Sunbird, Variable Sunbird, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Red -headed Weaver, Superb Starling, Ruppells Starling, Nubian Woodpecker, Cardinal Woodpecker
  • Grey Woodpecker, Scimitarbill, Brubru, Chin Spot Batis, Crimson-rumped Waxbill, Red-cheeked Cordon Bleu, Black faced Waxbill, White-backed Vulture, African Hoopoe
  • Striped Kingfisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher
  • Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Wildebeest, Dwarf Mongoose, Tree Hyrax, Senegalese Lesser Bush Baby


  • Savannah and distant mountains
  • Excellent views from the terrace, and from windows inside the restaurant


  • Local lamb and chicken
  • Home-baked bread
  • Local beers (Tusker and Whitecap) 
  • Open: All year round
  • Accommodation: Yes, please call for details


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Location: Nairobi, Kenya

  • Swara Plains Acacia Camp, Athi River, PO Box 47272, Nairobi, Kenya

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