My husband and I stayed here in January and it was a wonderful experience. We were priviledged enough to stay in one of the suites. The decor was so African in every way, very natural and comfortable, considering there is just a zip net separating you and the Serengeti! The features are great, very classy, right from the door handles to the towel holder. The outdoor hot tub was a great addition especially catching the amazing views. I just wish we had stayed here longer, so we could have really enjoyed the evenings at the lodge, but instead we got back very tired from the amazing game drives. The balcony area is very nice especially with a telecope to see the animals in the distance (depending on the time of year, you may see animals grazing in the mornings as close as below the balcony so I've been told).
The restaurant serves lovely food and the chef is accomodating to your dietary needs (if mentioned in advance). Breakfast was delicious especially the pain au chocolat-like pastries which were freshly made. I really enjoyed us being accompanied from our suite to the restaurant by a Maasai with a spear at dinner after dark! My only suggestion would be the location of the swimming pool and the fact its not heated. The only time most guests would want a quick swim is in the evenings after game drives, by which time is does get a little chilly, and with the pool not being heated, its too cold for a swim. Also I think the pool should have been better located, right next to the bar, there is little privacy so a more secluded location would have been nice.
All in all, even though the location of Mbalageti is a fair distance away from the game, it is a really enjoyable place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore, Relax and Enjoy! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mbalageti Safari Camp Ltd Hotel Serengeti National Park