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Central Serengeti Site Ngarenanyuki 2, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#37 of 184 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.9
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The Serengeti Sametu camp offers your experience the perfect balance between a safari in the wild and the comfort of luxury hospitalities. Intentionally situated in a secluded part of the eastern edge of Central Serengeti, a fairly small distance from the Ngare Nanyuki River, our luxury boutique accommodation never ceases to gift you with an endless horizon silhouetted by grazing wildebeest, zebra, and various antelope species, as well as several hundred bird species gliding from one acacia tree to the next in search for suitable nesting space.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Valet parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Matteo Bi wrote a review Yesterday
Rome, Italy65 contributions32 helpful votes
Sametu was our first contact with the Karibu group, which manages some camps and lodges in the northern circuit. That said, we loved so much the camp that we were sad to say only one night. Sametu sits perfectly in between from some luxury camps or lodges and some more "wild camps". The tents are simply perfect, well maintained, spacious, clean. The restaurant is very good, the breakfast was lovely. The staff knows how to do their jobs and they're caring and well mannered. The location is superb, away from the most beaten area of central Serengeti: the bush is all around you, and you will be in the middle of the life of it. Our guide was treated well, which is really important. Absolutely recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jiten V wrote a review Apr 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania154 contributions14 helpful votes
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Located in the middle of the bush, Sametu camp offers a beautiful view of the Serengeti sunrise and sunset. You can see animals right outside your room! Friendly and polite staff, super clean rooms and the service is just next level! Definitely recommended and would visit here next time. Don’t forget to try the Bush dinner, a totally different experience! ;)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Apr 24, 2022
Dear Jiten, Thank you for choosing Sametu Camp and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp. The team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed their service and the whole experince Sametu Has to offer. Asante! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Laure G wrote a review Yesterday
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Our stay was memorable. The camp is surrounded by nature and we could even see wild animals in the camp. Hotel personel is very friendly and caring, food is good and our room was very clean and modern. Amazing experience overall, especially considering this hotel in the middle of nowhere.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Foodiegirl77 wrote a review Yesterday
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Our stay at the Serengeti Sametu Camp was more that we could have asked for. The staff were vibrant and hospitable, and went above and beyond to ensure you had a great stay. Our rooms were impeccably maintained and were extremely comfortable - especially after our days driving on the bumpy roads. The food was also delicious - we were greeted with a warm bowl of soup into the cooler evenings. I would definitely come back to the Serengeti just to stay at the Sametu Camp again because it was such as great experience. Our appreciation to the staff for making it such an enjoyable experience!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms on the left hand side of the camp are newer and more luxurious
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Response from Karibu Lodges, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded yesterday
Dear Aliya, Thank you for your feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Our goal is always to make sure guest's expectations are met or exceeded. The team at Sametu Camp is overwhelmed to read your feedback and glad to hear they made your stay enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you again soon with your family and friends. Asante Sana! Sametu Camp Team!
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Neha V wrote a review Aug 12
Tanzania3 contributions
It was the best experience we had till date...the staffs were absolutely friendly... food was top notch.. Bush dinner was the perfect idea with the view of Stars after sunset. Oh, and sunrise with animals gazing was the best.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Karibu Lodges, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Neha, We are excited to know that your stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp was one of the best experiences. Thank you for taking the time to leave us with positive feedback. The camp bush dinner is one of the experiences one should not miss out and am glad you did. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in near future to Sametu Camp. Karibu Tena! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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A.J. wrote a review Aug 11
Hyderabad, India7 contributions
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Excellent service and beautiful rooms . Most hospitable staff . Beautiful location . A must visit for anyone coming to central Serengeti . Lovely bornfire set up with a lovely view of the grasslands . Animals grazing along side of the camp .
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear anukritij, Thank you for your feedback. It really means a lot to the team! Serengeti Sametu Camp is blessed with wildlife grazing around the camp which brings our guests close to nature and an experience of a lifetime. Glad that you enjoyed our hospitality and stay. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Asante Sana! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Urmi wrote a review Aug 11
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Amazing property and equally amazing and friendly staff. The food is great and all dietary restrictions are kept in mind. Great place to stay for a family vacation too. Overall a very beautiful and a place worth coming again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Karibu Lodges, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 854urmis, Thank you for choosing Serengeti Sametu Camp and for the review. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay with us and enjoyed our services. We look forward to welcoming you again in not so distant future. Karibu Tena! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Dhwanil shah wrote a review Aug 11
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The staff is very understanding of the requirements and are always ready to assist in any way possible. I'd recommend this camp to anyone staying in central Serengeti. The sunrise and sunset views here are really special.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Karibu Lodges, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Dear dhwanils2022, Thank you for the feedback and for the 5 bubble rating. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp. The team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed their service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon to any of Karibu Camps and Lodges properties. Thank you once again for recommending us. Karibu Tena! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Tetic75 wrote a review Aug 8
284 contributions59 helpful votes
Located in the middle of the bush, Sametu camp offers a beautiful view of the Serengeti sunrise and sunset. You can see animals right outside your room and if you are lucky … elephants ! Excellent staff, beautiful and large room. RECOMMANDED !!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
DearTetic75, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you had a wonderful stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp. We are blessed to have one of the best locations in Serengeti with wildlife grazing around the camp and beautiful sunrises and sunsets We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Asante sana! Serengeti Sametu Camp and Team
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priya v wrote a review Aug 7
2 contributions
The location for this camp is absolutely breathtaking, we woke up to having buffalos and impalas outside our room, and after a day of going around we were welcomed with a family of elephants. The rooms of each cabin is simply well done, the beds are comfy, there is hot water which was so nice, and the bathrooms were huge. The main lodge has a great bar area and dining area. The selection of food was absolutely delicious and they made sure our family members who had allergies were well informed before they took any food. On our last night there we booked a bush dinner and it was one of the highlights of our trip to eat under the stars and in the bush! Thank you for a great stay and impeccable service!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear PV923911, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. The team is thrilled to hear your positive feedback. We are very lucky to have the best view of the Serengeti plains and wildlife around the camp. We are glad that your stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp was comfortable and enjoyed the service and amenities we had to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back soon. Asante Sana! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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PRICE RANGE
$686 - $1,131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti Sametu Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
Does Serengeti Sametu Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Serengeti Sametu Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.