We stayed at the Nasikia luxiry mobile camp for two nights in late June 2012. The camp is by definition very hard to find (both the mobile camp and the permanent camp have the same name!) but was in a great location when we were there; from the entrance of our tent we saw wildebeest, elephants, giraffe, warthogs, eagles, owls, zebra and buffalo! We heard lions roaring at night, and felt the stampede of hooves early in the morning. There were only about 5 guest tents, with one larger tent with a sofa and some tables for breakfast/dinner. There was lighting in the tent but obviously no electicity, though there is somewhere to charge phones/cameras in the communal tent. There isn't really anywhere to go in between game drives, though we had a great time sitting outside our tent with the binoculars (but we only spent one full day in the camp - trickier if you were there longer).
We thought the food was poor; there wasn't much available for breakfast (a pastry each and some fruit, though eggs cooked to order to have with a slice of toast which was nice), and we had more or less the same thing for dinner two nights running. Obviously you are in the middle of the Serengeti so you don't expect much, but I've had much better/more food in similar places. The staff were attentive but there were too many of them (far more than the guests) and all young men so it felt a bit intimidating on occasion. However all that said, the main reason for such a low rating is the price, which we found didn't reflect the experience at all. All of the positive things about this place can be had for a fraction of the price in other camps (i.e. location, the excitement of staying in a tent, having a bed). It wasn't really clear why this particular camp was so expensive - it certainly wasn't for the luxury fo the tent, the food or the experience of staying out in the park. If you have the money to stay here, pay a little bit extra and stay at one of the Asilia camps. If this is a stretch, save your cash and stay at one of the permanent camps nearby for a fraction of the cost and a similar experience.
- Also Known As:
- Nasikia Luxury Camps Hotel
- Nasikia Luxury Camps Hotel Serengeti National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nasikia Camps are an intimate collection of mobile and semi-permanent camps located in the prime wildlife viewing areas of Tanzania's northern safari circuit - experience the wilds of Tarangire, the incredible herds of the southern Serengeti plains, the wildlife-filled central areas and a short drive to the gauntlet of the Mara River.With high quality canvas between your comfortable bed and the sounds of the African night, these camps provide the ideal accommodation for lovers of the great outdoors, while retaining the coziness of a warm bed, a hot shower, gratifying cuisine and a welcoming team. ... more less