We toured a number of places in Tanzania in July, 2013. Kisima Ngeda was one of the most relaxing and fun places during our three week safari. We were there for three nights. One of the reasons we wanted to go to the Lake Eyasi area was to visit the Wahadzabi hunter-gatherers, the Datoga tribe and the Maasai villages. We also visited a local school as our daughter was the age of the children in the school. Were were graciously greeted everywhere we went. We also had an opportunity to go to the local market where hundreds of people laid out their wares on the ground to sell. This was another highlight of our trip to this area. It was so colorful and our daughter loved buying small things from the local people and seeing the cattle for sale at the market.
Kisima Ngeda camp is located on the shores of Lake Eyasi. The tents are wonderfully equipped, large and comfortable. They are constructed almost entirely of thatch from the large doum palms that surround them with keen attention to the use of ecologically sound materials. The monkeys playing in the palms were a joy to watch as they rustled around on the huge leaves. The entire camp is shaded by the palms and the lovely winds kept the temperatures down. The scenes surrounding the camps are stunning. We appreciated being able to walk around the grounds freely to stretch our legs and enjoy the scenery of the lake area. The swimming pool and the area surrounding it was top notch resort style. Although the water was cold due to the winter months we were there, we enjoyed relaxing by the edge of the pool on the comfy lounge chairs.
There is a small gift shop on the premises that offers handmade items by the local tribes. The staff is fantastic. We felt like we were treated royally by Nani and her entire staff. The feeling and mood of the camp is relaxed, yet there was always someone there to help us with anything that we wanted. The food was extraordinary! Some of the best in Tanzania. Hats off to the chef!
We look forward to staying at Kisimi Ngeda on our next trip to East Africa. We highly recommend this as a relaxing and comfortable retreat with great food and a friendly staff beyond compare!
- Also Known As:
- Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area