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Ikweta Safari Camp

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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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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A family and friends group travelling together. Very good base close to the parks gate. Helpful staff. Good food. One of us is vegan and that was not a problem for the chef. Confortable tented camp. They can also arrange gamedrives if you don't have...More

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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari CampResponded 1 week ago

It was great having you at our Camp and we appreciate your positive feedback. As you say, our Camp is conveniently located just 2 km from the Murera Gate of Meru National Park. Your appreciation of our cuisine means a lot to us too. Much...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari CampResponded February 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....More

Reviewed November 2, 2018

The camp is very nice. My customers enjoyed the place and are going to return. The food, rooms, place, the staff very friends, the place is very clean and accommodating. I would definately come to visit the place myself.

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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari CampResponded 1 week ago

We welcome your feedback and encouragement. The iKWETA team is always happy to host guests who appreciate what we offer and that is affordable safari luxury at Meru National Park, one of Kenya's most beautiful parks with abundant wildlife. Hope to welcome you someday soon!

Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you like safari and wild life in natural environment spending good time in luxuary camp for nice price, Ikweta is the place you have to go during your stay in Kenya. Staff really friendly able to organize for you drive games in Meru park...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari CampResponded October 7, 2018

Your review captures iKWETA and what we are trying to do and that is to offer affordable safari luxury at Meru National Park, one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks with all “the essential ingredients for a classic safari” as Lonely Planet Kenya (2018) puts...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018

Africa Vacation Safaris booked us in this camp during our 6 days safari to meru / kora and samburu and it gave us a classic experience. Affordable yet classy. Luxurious tents nice meals prepared by excellent chef. The staff were so friendly and always willing...More

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari CampResponded October 1, 2018

We have been encouraging tour companies and safari-goers alike to combine Samburu Reserve with Meru Park, as this circuit makes for a classic safari as you say. Furthermore, there is now a good road connecting the two parks. Meru National Park complements Samburu Reserve offering...More

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