We stayed in several tented camps and expected this one to be at or near the top in quality. It was good - but not great. In particular, our dinner was very poor due to bad choices by the staff. There was a bug hatch going on. They were around the dining tent as the sun went down. When it got dark, they moved toward the lamps in the tent. Instead of closing the tent and spraying for the bugs already in, they went around with a cloth brushing bugs off the tables. They didn't close the flaps until everyone had come in for dinner. The put smallish lanterns on the tables and did their best to brush the bugs off the tables.
We had a choice... either move as far away from our lantern as possible - which would mean the fewest bugs around us and in our food, but too dark to see what we were eating... or move closer and be able to see the bugs and try to avoid eating them. It was just unpleasant. They tried - but they needed to respond earlier and differently.
Facilities were fine, food was OK... even with the drawbacks, we enjoyed our stay and would always select this camp over a lodge...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Is a seasonal camp and located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, with access to arguably some of the best game viewing in Africa. The style of camp is simple but with every comfort being taken care of. Seasonal camps have the benefit of being able to move to some of the best game viewing areas of the park and every three to six months we move to a new location. Serengeti Wilderness Camp comprises just ten spacious tents. We provide comfortable beds with quality linens, en suite eco-friendly flushing toilet and bush-shower off an intimate dressing room area. Lighting is by 12-volt (solar powered) with bedside lamps provided. The tents each have a shady verandah, where guests may relax and read quietly or perhaps watch birds and animals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Serengeti Wilderness Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park