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Western Serengeti, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#51 of 184 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
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The ultimate in luxury safari ambiance, this hilltop-tented camp offers all the romance of sleeping under canvas whilst providing all the opulence and amenities of a world-class hotel. The camp also offers the finest in game viewing, a brilliance of birds and driving safaris that is unrivaled in East Africa.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Spa
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Public wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
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Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Western Serengeti, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Kirawira B Aerodrome11 kmSee all flights
Seronera Airport81 kmSee all flights
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Julie Pickerign wrote a review Jul 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota8 contributions27 helpful votes
Tired, I hate to review this but I feel compelled to let others know what to expect. Compared to other tented camps, this was our least favorite. It is dated, the bed springs poked through, and the food was very meh. Dinner entrees consisted of a protein, white rice and five pieces of steamed vegetables every night. Lunch and breakfast boxes were horrible.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Pclivemn, Greetings from Kirawira Serena Camp, We would like to thank you for taking the time to express the unpleasant experience of your recent stay with us. It is only through feedback, that we are able to improve. I certainly empathize regarding the points you mentioned and we have brought this up to relevant team members. We truly apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Kirawira Serena Camp. Yours Sincerely Daniel Mkina
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Franziska wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington7 contributions1 helpful vote
Kirawira Camp is a magical place that transported us back in time by a hundred years. It conjures up images of PG Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster and Jeeves on safari. The tents/rooms are well appointed with antique furniture and lights from the 19th century. Yet they have all the comforts needed to enjoy the stay, including a welcome bottle of champagne. The tent’s bathroom is, again, luxurious but looks like it could have come from the Orient Express. The porch in front of each tent offers a view over the vast plains. The service is impeccable, the staff very friendly, and the food excellent. On our game drives, we saw zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, ostriches, hyenas, warthogs and more. Altogether a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Daniel Mkina, Owner at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear F_L_M_Oh Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina
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ZonaP wrote a review Jul 2022
NJ, USA611 contributions144 helpful votes
We stayed here as a family for 2 nights while out in the Serengeti with Easy Travel. This is definitely a unique experience, especially as it’s a bit further out and with just about 25 tents/rooms. The staff arranged a wonderful bush dinner, which was a highlight of our trip. Generally as others have said, the lodgings are very good but the meals could use a bit more variety if you end u staying at more than 1 Serena lodge. Note- laundry service was same day and was quite good!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring insect repellent and beware the tsetse flies.
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Response from Daniel Mkina, Owner at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ZonaP, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, I am also delighted to hear you had a wonderful bush dinner and taken note of getting more variety in our meals. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina
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toothlady66 wrote a review Jun 2022
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom239 contributions95 helpful votes
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We stayed 4 nights here and the rooms were very comfortable in a tented style with great views of the Serengeti and nice to hear the wildlife noises around us . It’s a reminder of colonial style of the 1920’s The staff are all lovely especially Grivin and Daniel who made our stay special and they are all very attentive to the guests needs . The downside is the food as there’s a set menu every evening and not much variety and no Tanzanian dishes .This seems to be the same in all the Serena lodges. Breakfast was very good and packed lunches need variety. There is possibility to get a massage by the lovely masseuse who did a great job Coffee and tea trays in the room were there
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best rooms with views are 7,8,9
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Response from Daniel Mkina, Owner at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 08 Jun 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made your stay special and I am certain that they enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience at Kirawira Serena Camp. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina Camp Manager
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A S wrote a review Nov 2021
Dorchester, United Kingdom105 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed here for a long weekend. Beautiful luxury tents with wooden bathrooms And floors takes glamping to a new level. Lovely a la carte menus every night and good packed lunch for our game drive. Stunning pool and splash pool with a very helpful waiter, Joshua, ready to bring ice and cold drinks. Not overcrowded and the staff are professional and polite. Rooms are Kept clean with staff turning down beds and mosquito nets. Water plentiful but pleaswd to see waste water is recycled. All in all an excellent lodge, thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nickson Kanyika, General Manager at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Dear AS585 Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made you feel at home and I am certain that they enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience especially Joshua. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina Camp Manager
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Aryana G wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York6 contributions
Kirawira Serena Camp is by far the height of luxury when staying in the Serengeti. The lodgings consist of "tents" on raised wooden platforms with private balconies overlooking the Serengeti, and the interior includes such comforts as real, running showers, a four-poster bed, and proper desk and dresser. Given that Kirawira Serena Camp is located at the top of a hill, the views are unbeatable. The facilities include a pool and jacuzzi, a fire pit, a main tent with an old-world glamour feel, and a dining tent. The food was sophisticated and delicious, and everyone was exceptionally polite and eager to accommodate any requests we had. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Simon Muhoro, General Manager at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 08 Aug 2021
Dear aryanamg, Thank you very much for choosing the Kirawira Serena Camp as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Tanzania and for taking the time to write such a thorough rave review of our property. We are truly honored and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you find our property exceptional in all ways. Management will be sure to share your encouraging feedback with the entire team. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience and we pledge to continue offering the very best of the Serena Hospitality and Service. Regards, Daniel Mkina, Camp Manager
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Ricky & Shaton wrote a review Apr 2020
Stuttgart, Germany134 contributions30 helpful votes
If you are looking for a luxurious camp in Western Serengeti at an affordable price, then this is the one! We had absolutely nothing to complain about during our stay, Our tented room was elevated on a wooden platform with a stone built luxurious bathroom. The views over the Serengeti are given on every angle of the camp and our highlight here was dinner where we got a visitor from a Genet cat. First we thought it was a Leopard as we only saw its tale. Although we didn't have the time to use the pool, we really liked the hidden location with the view and the look of the entire pool area.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All tented rooms are the same
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jchapo wrote a review Mar 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska38 contributions50 helpful votes
This was the third time that i was able to enjoy the comforts, services, views and interactions with the staff. ALL of those are nothing but the very very best. Our cuisine was always perfect and our service at ALL levels was nothing but the very best. The staff there is exceptional, perhaps the best I have ever encountered in my world travels. Then when you experience your "tent", it is amazing! With a four poster bed, exceptional bath facilities and again the service. My wake up would be a person delivering coffee and muffins to my tent no matter the time. I cannot state enough that this is truly an amazing place and then it is placed in the Serengeti where the wildlife viewing was simply awesome.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: ask for a tent at the edge so that you can listen to the lions during the night lying in your bed.
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Response from SerenaHotels, Manager at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear JChapo, Receive our warm greetings from Kirawira Serena Camp, a place you have come to make your second home, a place where you find all the comfort you need while on safari. It is our pleasure to learn that all your expectations were met and beyond which is part of our philosophy. Thank you very much for such detailed feedback and i take the opportunity to welcome you back as many times as you can. Sincerely Kirawira Serena Camp Ibrahim Ongori
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RakoEncino_CA wrote a review Jan 2020
Encino, CA14 contributions2 helpful votes
This tented luxury accommodation is way into the Serengeti as measured from Arusha. The reception and lobby tent is large, comfortable and beautifully done up. First impression was 'Wow'. As with other Serena properties we experienced competent, friendly, warm staff. The individual tents are sitting on wooden platforms on a hillside and each include a veranda with a view. They are well furnished and each has a private bathroom. Dinner and breakfast are served in a separate dining tent. Dinner was served by formally dressed waiters. Food was excellent in quality and choices as was the breakfast. With all that service one could forget why one is here but the animals will remind one. Getting up in the morning there was suddenly much commotion above my tent. A group of monkeys it turned out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kirawira - Thank You.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Request closer tents to lobby area in case of walking impairment
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Response from SerenaHotels, Manager at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear Rako, Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to give us such wonderful feedback about your stay with us. It is great to learn that we met your satisfaction and indeed you enjoyed the stay while on your safari trip. It is our uttermost delight and pleasure that we welcome you again in your future trips to choose Kirawiar Serena Camp as your home away from home. Yours Sincerely Kirawira Serena camp Ibrahim Ongori
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m0reh0lidays wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Travelled to Kirawira Camp in December with my family of 6 and we all had a great time. Of all the Serena hotels we stayed at on our safari (4 in total), this was our unanimous favourite. We felt closer to the Serengeti, or more in amongst it - we could hear lions roaring at night (apparently they were in the car park - lucky we were tucked safely in bed in our canvas tents)! One day we were not allowed near the pool because there was a buffalo close by. We also had a herd of elephants come walking past too. Views of the western Serengeti from our balcony were spectacular. Tents were comfortable, solid floor, spacious, with a lovely bathroom. Food was also great (not a buffet like the other Serena's) and chef would have made you anything if asked. Staff wonderful, friendly, professional and a good sense of humour (especially the bit about staring down a lion if you see one…as if...I’d just run…!). Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from SerenaHotels, Manager at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Greetings from Kirawira Serena Camp. Thank you for choosing the Kirawira Serena camp as part of your destination during your safari trip. We are happy to learn that we met your satisfaction and you felt at home away from home. It is our philosophy to go beyond our guest expectation and i would like to welcome you back once more for better and improved services. Thank you again and welcome home. Kirawira Serena Camp Ibrahim Ongori
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US$729 - US$1 136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kirawira Serena Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kirawira Serena Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Kirawira Serena Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kirawira Serena Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.