We stayed here 2 nights in late October. Earlier reviews of the camp were mixed so I was
a bit concerned about what we would find. However, we were very pleased overall about our stay. The tents were nice size and had full working bathrooms attached. We had no problems with hot water. We enjoyed sitting on the porch with our friends and listening to the sounds. Game walked nearby and you could definetely hear hyenas at night.
At night they had a large fire going so you could sit outside and enjoy the stars. The first
night the camp was full with a tour from Holland so the atmosphere was quite different from the second night when we had the place pretty much by ourselves. The first night
there was a dinner buffet that had plenty of food and nice options. The second night the dinner was off a menu with several choices for the entree. Breakfasts were also good.
Service was good overall. We were unhappy that our guide was not allowed to eat with us.
The location was good for the animals in October. It was still very dry and there were hardly
We received a good rate through our Safari agent at Karibu Africa Safaries and thought
it was well worth the price we paid. My only real gripe was the first night we were given
twin beds instead of a queen requested on our reservation. The camp
was full with a group from Holland so they could not accommodate us. We moved the second night to a tent with a queen bed.
It was a totally different atmosphere than staying in a lodge but it was definitely a step up
from basic tent camping. After spending nearly a week of sleeping on the ground while
climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, I wanted the luxury of a bed. However, I didn't want to give up too much of the sights and sounds of being in Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the midst of an incredible scenery of savannah and skies, you find Ikoma Tented Camp, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees. Ikoma has 35 traditional semi-luxury Meru tents, each under thatch with a private veranda overlooking the impressive plains of the Serengeti. The central restaurant and bar area boast a large camp fire an ideal spot to unwind with a chilled drink after a long days of exciting game viewing.Ikoma Tented Camp is ideally situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, along the path of the migrating wildebeests between Kenya and Tanzania. From Ikoma you can enter the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti river home to the giant wildebeest eating crocodiles. There is no better place to enjoy one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.Staying at Ikoma Tented Camp gives you the unique opportunity to enjoy a night game drive or a walking safari, as the camp is located just outside the national park boundary. A great chance to see and hear some of the nocturnal animals that can’t be spotted in daytime, such as the Leopard, Aardvark and the Bat-eared fox. Another special way of experiencing the bush is by going along on a guided walking safari. Guided by a professional ranger and guard you discover the bush and its inhabitants at close range. A great way to start or end a day in the Serengeti, followed by a breakfast in the bush or a sun downer at the close of the day.The airstrip a short distance away from the camp means you can be with us in next to no time and avoid the long drive through the park should you prefer a shorter journey. ... more less
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- Serengeti Tented Camp - Ikoma Bush Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park