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#11 of 170 Speciality lodging in Serengeti National Park
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Kiota Camp is permanently located in Central Serengeti A 20-minute drive from Seronera Airstrip Special campsite name: Banagi Hill GPS Coordinates: 2º19’41"S 34º48’55"E 12 normal guest tents and 1 family tent with 2 ensuite bathrooms Private, shaded verandah overlooking the Serengeti ecosystem Ensuite bathroom, flush toilet, double washbasins with running water, safari-style bucket shower, and other essential amenities Lounge chairs (indoor and outdoor) Morning coffee and tea butler service Distance between tents: approximately 20 meters 1 ensuite tour leader tent Power extension with universal adapter, writing desk & digital safe
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Game room
Kids stay free
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
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Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
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Desk
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Cindy9395 wrote a review 02 Jul
Tucson, Arizona
The hospitality of the staff here at this tent camp is incredible!!!! The food was out of this world. The tents were very roomy and comfortable! We saw 2 lions while eating dinner and a giraffe walked directly by our tent one morning! I can't say enough good things about this place. The location, facility, meals and staff are the best!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Richard Birgander wrote a review Apr 2021
Umeå, Sweden
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In 2014 our family (my wife, I and our five kids) were on an exceptional Tanzania holiday arranged by Duma (one week safari - 3 different camps - and one week on Zanzibar) and now I, my wife and one of our cubs (17 years) decided to climb Kilimanjaro and after the climb do a 3-day safari in central Serengeti. After our experience in 2014, picking Duma was an absolute no-brainer. Last time in central Serengeti we stayed at Chaka camp, which was absolutely marvelous, but I must say that Kiota camp where we stayed this time was even better! The tents were large, comfortable and very well kept. The beds were very nice and the hot safari-shower was so nice! The staff at the camp (a total of 8 people) were very nice where I would particularily like to mention Amani (manager) and Elias (who we met at Chaka camp in 2014). All aspects of the camp were absolutely top-notch! The breakfast and dinner which we had at the camp was great as well as the brought-along lunches (we opted for full day safaris with our wonderful guide Kawaga), but if you wish lunch can also be had at the camp. Sleeping in a tent in Serengeti is an experience I warmly recommend! Laying in the comfortable bed in the dark listening to lions, leopards and hyenas in the vicinity, sometimes roaming the camp just outside the tent, among all other sounds is an almost unreal experience. This was our second time in central Serengeti, but I am convinced we'll be back again - and when we come back we'll without a doubt choose Kiota camp again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Kirst wrote a review Jun 2021
Durban, South Africa
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Where do I start with this absolute gem of a place! The absolute highlight of our trip to Tanzania. Nestled in the thick of nature in the central Serengeti, what more could you ask for. The staff were the highlight esp when they sang happy birthday to other guests! Well mannered, so friendly, always happy and willing to go the extra mile. Jubilate lead a great team! The tents were magnificent, they had everything you could need in the bush, we felt so comfortable. At night we heard hyenas and lions and were even woken up by an elephant eating 20m away from us one morning. Simba the chef, your meals were scrumptious, the only feedback we gave was to make them more authentic and African 😉 the packed lunches were the best of our trip! The sunsets from the camp were beautiful and the evenings by the fire were filled with stories and good banter. Thank you so much for spoiling us and treating us fellow Africans like VIP'S, I am going to recommend this place to all our friends and family. Miss you all and wish you all the best for the coming season!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MHM851 wrote a review Apr 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
My husband and I booked our Tanzanian safari directly with Stacy, co-owner of Chaka Camps and Duma Explorer, which we highly recommend. You can plan a bespoke safari staying in luxury tented camps for less than you might think. It gave us peace of mind to know that we would have the same vehicle and guide to ourselves for our 6 day safari during the pandemic. If you’re considering Tanzania in 2021- GO. This is the time to visit! One person made this trip a roaring success and that was our guide Isack. He can spot animals from a km away without binoculars! It is truly incredibly what he could find on our game drives and this skill is only surpassed by his vast knowledge of all the animals, birds and flora in northern Tanzania. I learned so much on this trip and we have been on several safaris before. It was our best safari yet! The custom-fitted Land Cruiser with pop top is incredibly comfortable. Nestled in the heart of the Serengeti with 180 degree views of the vast savanna. The camp has a similar layout to Chaka Camp but as the tents are permanent, they are even more luxurious. We were lucky enough to have the camp to ourselves for a few days looked after by gracious hosts Godlistens, Amani and chef Simba. We slept so wonderfully here and this is our favorite tent experience of many! The layout is perfect and so comfortable. I love the decor of Chaka Camps which is African- a refreshing change from 'Out of Africa'- using regional textiles and local handicrafts. Stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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JeanJanStolz wrote a review Apr 2021
Rochester, Michigan
Kiota Camp was my favorite place to stay during our safari (9/19/19 – 9/27/19)! We arrived at the camp in Central Serengeti after a long and bumpy ride from Ngorongoro Crater and called this home from 9/23- 9/25/19. (Note that TripAdvisor forces you to select a month/year traveled. 2019 dates were not available to choose so I picked 2020.) Everyone there was extremely kind and helpful, wanting only to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Our tent was great - probably the best ‘lodging’ during our trip! It was roomy enough to get around and not trip over luggage. There were double sinks in the bathroom area, and shelves to store clothes as well as a place to hang up shirts, etc. A separate area was defined for the toilet - I still don’t know how they manage to have a working porcelain toilet in the middle of the Serengeti! The shower was roomy and consisted of a shower head with two hanging chains used to start and stop the flow of water (shampoo, shower gel and hair conditioner provided). Since the tent is fully sealed (except when you enter or exit the zippered door) there were no bugs in the room! – unlike the bungalow we stayed in at Tarangire Safari Lodge were we killed ~5 spiders and a very small scorpion in our shower – likely getting in via the gaps between the doors and window screens. Upon arriving at the camp, and after coming back from a day of game driving, we were always greeted by the camp team with damp wash cloths to refresh our dusty faces and hands. Our tent attendant would always ask what time we would like for our showers. At the time we requested, he would fill the gravity forced shower bucket, located on the outside of the tent, with hot water and let us know when it was ready to use. If we needed more water he was waiting outside the tent to pour in more. We never needed additional water, but nice to know that it was available. Taking a shower before dinner became the norm, and then we skipped the morning shower (which was our typical routine at home.) This allowed us to get ready quickly in the morning and head out for another exciting drive The food was delicious and there were enough options to please both my husband and me! Even the box lunches were good. Seems there was always too much food in the box lunches and I felt bad ‘wasting’ the prepared food or snacks. An idea would be to provide a checklist of the available options the day before and the guest could check off the items they prefer. This might make extra work to pack the lunch bags, but would save on the food they prepare. Both my husband and I absolutely loved the granola served for breakfast! It was delicious and was filled with all sorts of good nuts, seeds and grains! If anyone knows the granola ‘brand’ used at Kiota camp – let me know – I would love to purchase this for home! At dinner time you are asked when you would like coffee or tea brought to your tent in the morning. What a nice service – and the room attendant was always there right on time! There was one morning he was ~8 minutes late and when he did arrive, he was very apologetic that he was late, but his reason was very understandable - there were cape buffalo on the path to our tent, so they needed to nudge them away with a vehicle, which took a little time to get them moving! Each day we enjoyed our Central Serengeti safari ride with Alex with Access to Tanzania. We saw Topi Antelope, Hyenas, Lions, Hippo, Zebra, Cape buffalo, Warthog, Crocodiles, Leopards, Elephants, Cheetah, Hartebeest, Gazelle, as well as various birds. It was an incredible experience! If you visit Central Serengeti, you must stay at Kiota Camp! Note: Keep in mind that sunrise and sunset is around 6:00 – 6:30ish. Before sunrise or after dark it would not be safe for a camp member to stand outside your tent to manage the shower bucket, so you need to consider this when planning your day. Also, after dark, you need to be escorted to and from your tent. The camp team member will walk you to your tent as he scans the area with a flashlight looking for possible nearby animals.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$838 - US$877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kiota Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Kiota Camp?
Nearby attractions include Seronera (1.6 km), Migration at Serengeti National Park (3.7 km), and Serengeti Hippo Pool (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kiota Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kiota Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Kiota Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kiota Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kiota Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Kiota Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.