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Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti

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PO Box 427, Njiro Hill, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are going to Tanzania and the southern Serengeti then this is THE place to stay. The atmosphere, location, food and staff are all incredible. We had a magnificent 3 day-2 night stay March 16-17, 2015. Isbjorn, the manager, was warm, friendly, professional and fully attentive to details. He even took the time to print out photography pointers for... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon! Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’.... More 

Saratoga, CA
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Of our several game CAMP experiences, Kusini was so-so. The permanent tents were comfortable, if very dark. The large bathroom and fairly quick hot water were very welcome. And it was a great place to spend the night during a bang-up thunder storm. The rain and the wind on the tent roof and sides was a hoot. Best part, it... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! You can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats) if you would like to follow us. Best regards, Sanctuary Retreats More 

Kirkland, Washington
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First of all let me concur with FreqTraveler35 that "Charlotte and Isbjorn ARE THE BEST!! This young French couple could not have been more delightful as hosts and made our stay in southern Serengeti the most memorable of all. They were both charming and had an uncanny ability to anticipate every need. Conversation was delightful and they go out of... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Kusini. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My family went on Safari for my Mother-in-law's 90th birthday! We stayed at Sanctuary Kusini while in the Serengeti. The accommodations are amazing. You are in the middle of the bush!!! Our hosts,Charlotte and Isbjorn get 5 stars! They made my MIL's Birthday so special. There was a huge cake-enough to feed our entire group (12) and Champagne!!! Thank you!... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Wendy, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy more than just one night! It would be great if you can keep... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We traveled in December 2014 and Kusini was our 1st lodge. It`s a true but with all modern comforts lodge that is very clean and extremely comfortable to stay in. The level of service, warmth and professionalism that the Young French couple running this lodge provide is just overwhelming. I lost the name of them both unfortunately, but they are... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy more than just one night! It would be great if you can keep... More 

Warrenton, Virginia
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Located away from many of the other camps, Sanctuary Kusini offers not only outstanding accommodations, but the delightful, ever present, always helpful and completely entertaining Charlotte and Isbjorn. It is unclear to me when Charlotte and Isbjorn actually sleep. But their attention to every detail ensures that a memorable experience becomes a remarkable experience. Yes, the roads are rough, and... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy more than just one night! It would be great if you can keep... More 

Paris, France
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

WOW! We chose a safari in the Serengeti for Part 1 of our honeymoon and we are SO thrilled with our experience. (Part 2 was in Zanzibar - a dream!) The travel to get there takes a bit of time (small planes, drives through the Serengeti) but every minute is worth it and how else do you get to such... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Diana, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy more than just one night! It would be great if you can keep... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We, unfortunately, had only one night there, and due to the rough roads, rain, and difficult driving conditions, arrived late. We also left reasonably early the next day so did not have adequate time to experience all its benefits. We were met by Charlotte who made certain all our needs were attended to. As it is an unfenced area, you... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. The team loved hosting you and are eager to welcome you back one day...so you an enjoy more than just one night! It would be great if you can keep... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The road getting there is very rough but once you are there it's wonderful. From the moment you arrive you are looked after. The tents are very well appointed, big bed, large shower room and modern sanitation. The bar, lounge and restaurant areas are up to quality hotel standards and bearing in mind the remote location the food is very... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. It is useful to other guests that you highlighted the journey to the property so they are aware of it before they book with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Kusini Camp and thank you for your kind comments. Chris, Debbie and the rest... More 

Oakville, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was my second trip to Africa and first time in Tanzania. We visited Sanctuary Kusini Camp in November and had an amazing time there. Charlotte and Isbjorn are excellent hosts and they made our stay in the Serengeti incredible. The level of service we received from the entire staff was top notch. Simon is an impeccable chef and the... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Sherri, Thank you for this wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Sanctuary Kusini. Charlotte, Isbjorn and the rest of the team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon… Please keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search... More 

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