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iKWETA Safari Camp is by choice a small owner-operated intimate camp offering personalized service and safari luxury accommodation. Located just 2 km from the Murera Gate of Meru National Park, iKWETA is a year-round destination and a convenient base for exploring both Meru and Kora, two of Kenya's national parks to offer a complete wilderness safari experience. We are a ***Star-rated establishment in the Kenya East African Community classification of Tourism Enterprises (Category: Tented Camps, in accordance with the Tourism Act, 2011, Tourism Regulatory Authority Regulations, 2014 (Kenya Gazette, Notice No. 6111, Vol. CXVIII No. 87, 5th August 2016). iKWETA Safari Camp is proud to be among the very few star-rated establishments in the Mount Kenya region. iKWETA offers ten spacious canvas tents on elevated permanent foundations with thatch roof overlay of doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) indigenous to the area. Tents are tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furnishings. Each tent is designed with an airy-by-day and cozy-by-night bedroom area separated by a natural stone wall from the bathroom en-suite, with walk-in shower and toilet. There is a writing table and safe box in every tent. All tents face East for guests to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Meru National Park from the comfort of their beds. Each tent has a private verandah. You can sip your early morning steamy hot Kenya coffee or Kenya tea on your private veranda while watching the sun rise over Meru National Park. Tents are amply fitted with electric power sockets for guests to be able to power their laptops or charge their electronic devices and camera batteries. Our large Swimming Pool is delightfully warmed year round by glorious sunshine. Our "Two Zebras Restaurant" serves all meals to order using fresh produce grown in the Camp's own Greenhouse and on iKWETA Farms. We offer international and vegetarian cuisines as well as children's menus. No night time blackouts or '10:00 o'clock night-curfews": There is mains electricity backed-up by a high-capacity generator. If you are awaked by the sounds of nature you can snuggle under your duvet and read or watch movies on your iPad or DVD. We have improved accessibility for guests who are wheelchair users and for those with reduced mobility. Your main attraction will be spectacular game drives through Meru National Park, one of Kenya's most beautiful and truly pristine national parks and the land of the "Big-Five" - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. With over 400 bird species reported, the park is also a birdwatchers' paradise. There are also interesting places in the vicinity of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area. Nature walks to the Gatwe ("Skull") Hill for panoramic and spectacular views of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area and the Nyambene Hills. Accommodations are on Full-Board basis (all meals included as well applicable taxes). Since opening for business in October 2011, iKWETA Safari Camp has hosted many foreign and domestic film crews.
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Murera Gate, Meru National Park 60600 Kenya
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Mulika Lodge Airport10 mi
Samburu Airport40 mi
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This is paradise on earth! Everything was perfect: The welcome by the owners, the kindness and efficiency of the staff, the tented bungalows, isolated and really comfortable, the total quietness of the place, the excellent meals prepared from local produce, the subdued
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Hooray! Love your rave review. Hope many other safari-goers will find iKWETA equally wonderful and convenient for exploring the beauty of Meru National Park and its marvelous wildlife. Appreciate your high marks and hope you will return to iKWETA someday soon.
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Property's Favorite Review
We loved this place so much I almost don’t want to review it, in case the secret gets out and everyone flocks there! We came to Ikweta purely by chance, following the advice of a friend of a friend to go to Meru National Park. This turned out to be some of the best advice we’d
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded Feb 7, 2018
Meru National Park has to be one of Kenya’s best-kept secrets. Its natural beauty, pristine wilderness and spectacular wildlife come together to offer a safari experience of a lifetime. Since Meru Park is still off the beaten track one has the park literally to oneself. And that in itself is unbeatably extraordinary. “Absolutely worth it” as you say, indeed. Spending three nights gave you time to soak in the overall experience of Meru Park and IKWETA. We love having adventurous and keen safari goers at our Camp, it is fun for all. Each and everyone on the iKWETA team tries hard to make the experience of our guests happy and memorable. Those special moments catching sight of a newly born elephant being cherished and protected by its herd, seeing a baby rhino calf grazing in a wetlands paradise, and witnessing the fight-or-flight response of an African buffalo will certainly be among your unforgettable memories. We appreciate your endorsement of our affordable safari luxury concept. You capture our spirit vividly. We hope you will venture back to Kenya someday, iKWETA will be there for you better than ever!
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Very nice rooms, clean and comfortable, quiet, very good service and friendly staff, good and healthy food, very close to the National Park, really good value for money, clean swimming pool, excellent for family stays, very kind and communicative owners, our kids loved the
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Big thanks. Your "top choice" review nailed it! Exactly what we want iKWETA Safari Camp to be – affordable safari luxury & value for money, friendly and attentive staff, fresh and healthy cuisine created from our own home-grown produce, and of course, family friendly. Hope you will come back to iKWETA, you will be welcomed with wide open arms!
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Affordable luxury is how the camp describes itself and although this depends on what is affordable and what you consider luxury, it is actually spot on for us! The tents were clean, spacious and airy, beautifully decorated. The dining area and service was intimate. Chef James
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 2 days ago
Coming from two seasoned travellers, your fantastic review of iKWETA means millions to all of us. We have designed our 10 tents to be airy with pleasant cross-ventilation, each of them integrated with the surrounding bush. Your compliment on the tent décor is most appreciated, our natural design style is distinctive. Since most nights at iKWETA are pleasantly warm and the sky star-filled, we offer guests the option of dining under the stars. We always serve to order. We were pleased to have assisted in whatever way we could with your car rescue on your way back to Nairobi. Glad it all worked out for you. Hope you put iKWETA on your safari itinerary another time.
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This was a home away from home for my family and appreciate so much the staff. Our rooms had nice decor and it was quiet. the animal viewing was beautiful. Meru National park is a must-visit for a safari in Kenya.
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 2 days ago
"Magical", super! Delighted that you and your family enjoyed iKWETA as a base for your game drives in Meru National Park which we can underscore as a “must-visit”. Meru Park is indeed one of Kenya’s most beautiful parks, teaming with wildlife. Hope you always keep your fond memories.
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"Any bungalow is perfect and isolated from the others. We had bungalow "zebra" which is the closest to the reception and the pool"
"Keep it up"
"Standard room"
"All are fantastic"
"Zebra - very quiet spot"
$131 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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