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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 20/07/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#50 of 184 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
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Embraced by an amphitheatre of monolithic rock sculptures known as kopjes, the reincarnated Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Camp nestles in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the alternately lush and burning plains of Serengeti National Park. Carefully sited on one of the main annual migrations.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
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Gift shop
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Non-smoking hotel
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Amin Muhammad wrote a review Yesterday
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania7 contributions
There are no words about this camp, just outstanding From security guards, receptionist, restaurant staff to Manager all provide their best service located at the central side of Serengeti, When you stay at this camp you can see animals passing near your camp so its a real experience of staying at the middle of park Food is excellent, rooms are great Thanks to all staff at Mbuzi Mawe including Manager Mr. Mbisse
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Date of stay: August 2022
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acosto wrote a review Jul 2022
Weston, Florida52 contributions39 helpful votes
My friend Yanet Z. and I sent two nights here. Everything was SUPERB. The tents are gorgeous. The beds and bathroom are perfect. The restaurant and staff are truly amszing. The chef made special food items for me as we are vegetarians. Super sweet and accomodating. The staff takes you back and forth and they are truly very sweet people. I liked the energy of this place. The lions are watching over on the rocks. Over all it was an amazing experince to hear the animals at night. CANNOT WAIT TO COME BACK.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, General Manager at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear acosto It's an absolute pleasure reading about your last stay with us and we are thrilled to hear that we exceed most of your expectations. Thank you once again for sharing such detailed feedback and we look forward to hosting you again during your next trip to Africa-Tanzania. Best regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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BamaGreg wrote a review Jun 2022
Atlanta, Georgia120 contributions94 helpful votes
Pretty good place to stay. Tents are good, but not luxurious. There are no doors to the tent bathrooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful. As with most camps you'll need an escort at night to venture outside your tent. The baboons ar equity active and may try to come in the tends if the doors are unzipped.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, General Manager at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 03 Jun 2022
Dear GreP. Greetings from Mbuzi Mawe Serena. We appreciate the time taken to share your amazing review and I am very delighted to hear that you found our property as well as the service impeccable. Thank you very much once again for sharing this amazing review and we look forward to welcoming you back again during your next visit to Mbuzi Mawe Serena. Kind Regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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dixiepeach wrote a review May 2022
Kansas City, Missouri8152 contributions638 helpful votes
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We spent 3 wonderful nights at this camp and we were showered with kindness from the moment we arrived until we bid our final farewells. No request went unfulfilled. The food was excellent and the dining room service was very attentive. Our luxury tent was extremely clean and comfortable. A staff member escorts you to dinner and back to your tent afterwards to assure your safety. “Asante Sana” to Jonas, Haji, Elijah and Dismus for extraordinary service.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, General Manager at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 01 Jun 2022
Dear dixiepeach Greetings from Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp. Thank you for taking the time to share your fabulous experience of Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp. We are delighted that it was a wonderful one. Thank you for appreciating our unique qualities of food, Tents, Services and our hospitality / staff. Your comment encourages us in our mission to provide outstanding experiences and memories of any visit to Mbuzi Mawe Serena. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best regards, Ellieta Mbisse.
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Matt Holmberg wrote a review Jan 2022
Orange County, California17 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff made this luxury camp a wonderful experience. Eliota, Albert, Venus, and everyone else made us feel so welcomed and thrilled that our Safari company put us up at Mbuzi Mawe for two nights at the end of December 2021. We looked forward to Venus hosting us at every meal. The food was delicious every single night, especially the soups! On our last night, the camp hosted us for an elegant dinner in the bush which was a special experience. It was also fun seeing the baboons walking through the camp and up to their rock home above the camp at around 6pm every night. Thank you to everyone at this camp! My family and I had a great time and hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, General Manager at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 09 Jan 2022
Dear smileymatt91 Greetings from Mbuzi Mawe Serena. Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us and we are very pleased to hear that it was a such a memorable one. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made you feel at home and that the atmosphere of the Camp was great as well. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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intheairLosAngeles wrote a review Sep 2021
Pasadena, California41 contributions74 helpful votes
The is a great camp tucked away in hilly and rocky out cropping amid the hills and plains of the Serengeti. It sits at about 5000 feet above sea level which makes the temperature a bit cooler at night compared to other camps we had stayed in. Here the tents are outfitted with the modern conveniences of a hotel room, with plumbing and electricity. Although when we arrived, we were told the electricity would not be turned on until 6pm. They did turn it on for us earlier the next day when we returned from safari though which is another example of how accommodating the people here are. They do everything they can the make your stay as pleasant as possible. This is one the Serena properties so if you have stayed at others in the Serengeti, the menu at the restaurant is mostly the same, which is very good indeed. In fact, I want to say here, that the soups that are served are really quite good. As is all the food. The staff are excellent too. Upon arrival, we were asked to provide passports for registration. All fine. But the staff took it upon themselves to memorize our names so that each addressed us by our names throughout our stay, and we were a party of six. That is a nice and welcoming gesture. They also made a bush dinner for us and as one of us was having a birthday, they came and sang and danced by our table, the fire, and the moonlight. It does not get much more special than that. Even the Manager and Chef joined in. We all had a great time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, General Manager at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 17 Sep 2021
Dear intheair Greetings from Mbuzi Mawe Serena and thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your Family. Thank you for taking the time to share your fabulous experience of Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp and we are delighted that it was a wonderful one and we are happy that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for appreciating our unique qualities - location, atmosphere, views and our hospitality / staff. Your comment encourages us in our mission to provide outstanding experiences and memories of any visit to Mbuzi Mawe Serena in the Serengeti. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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Arian H wrote a review Sep 2021
Frauenfeld, Switzerland25 contributions24 helpful votes
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We had an absolut perfect stay in the Camp. The Tents were very clean, comfortable and luxurious. We stayed for two nights, the food was awesome, the Waiters and the Manager absolutly nice and helpful. Nothing to complain. When we come back, we'll definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ellieta Mbisse, Marketing at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 13 Sep 2021
Dear 182arianh. Thank you very much for taking time off your schedule and choose to come to Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp . You also spared some time to share your feedback about us on trip advisor and we gladly appreciate rating us highly in regards to our Services offered by our staff. I am glad to note that we we were able to exceed your expectations during your Stay and I would like to assure you of our continuous commitment to ensuring that you always have a relaxed and comfortable experience with us during your next visit. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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Violetvz wrote a review Jun 2021
East London, South Africa697 contributions232 helpful votes
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The hotel is well situated and has all the amenities. The staff are all so friendly, helpfull and present. The lounge is roomy and the dining room spacious. The food was excellent and the service exceptional!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Dismas Simba, Marketing at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 04 Aug 2021
Dear Violetvz We appreciate the time taken to share your amazing review and I am very delighted to hear that you found our property/food/Staff as well as the service impeccable. Thank you very much once again for sharing this amazing review and we look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp Best Regards, Ellieta Mbisse Camp Manager
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wakina2018 wrote a review Jan 2021
Chicago, Illinois634 contributions83 helpful votes
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I stayed here for a night and it was booked through the travel agent. This is absolutely a gorgeous place to stay Staff: friendly and helpful. Room/tent: a lot space. Very clean. 24-hr electricity provided. Shower: great amenity along with super hot water Food: had dinner and breakfast there. Small selection but not too bad. The highlight was that a monkey intruded and stole some breakfast from the table
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Herman Mayunga, Marketing at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 06 Jan 2021
Dear Wakina Thank you for this wonderful review and for staying with us . It was pleasure having you staying at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp. We are very delighted to know that you had an excellent stay with us. Looking forward to welcome you yet again at Mbuzi Mawe Serena. Thank you Herman Mayunga Camp Manager
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glueckstaedterhafenkind wrote a review Apr 2020
Glueckstadt, Germany5 contributions
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What a magical place, perfectly located! Thank you for a warm welcome and a desperately necessary massage after a long day in the car. Friendly staff, beautiful tend with a proper working shower, comfortable bed. Breakfast and dinner - everything as it should be. Absolutely perfekt, very recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Herman Mayunga, Marketing at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp
Responded 06 Jan 2021
Dear Glueckstaedterhafenk Thank you very much for staying with us at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp and for kindly sharing your wonderful comments. The management and the entire staff members are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and left here with great memories. It has been a great privilege having you at the Serena. We will absolutely look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. With warm regards Herman Mayunga Camp Manager .
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US$548 - US$920 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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mbuzi mawe tented camp hotel serengeti national park
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TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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What are some of the property amenities at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Does Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.