The wife and I enjoyed three great nights at Lake Masek Tented Camp while on safari in the Ndutu area. We had the Pimbi Tent one of the closest to the main lodge. I think the first night we were the only guests. Our tent was very comfortable, had plenty of hot water, and nearby habitat supporting a diverse bird community. It was great to walk around the lodge area and watch for birds. Our list there included purple grenadier, silverbird, black-faced waxbill, Diederik cuckoo and red-cheeked cordon-bleu. At night besides the nearby hippos we also heard hyena and lion. Staff could not have been any more accommodating. We enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the sunset, listening to spurfowl, munching nuts and sipping drinks. Food was okay. Maybe due to the low occupancy it seemed we had lots of leftovers and no special meals like May of 2011 when a stir-fry buffet was provided as an example. Breakfast was great with excellent variety of juices, cereals, meats, and of course crepes and eggs fixed as one desired. The Internet was available and relatively prompt. All beverages were included in our package (except mixed drinks and certain wines). Will mentioned the glass (balloon) used when I asked for a red Merlot was practically a small fish bowl requiring both hands to handle! The Camp no longer offers laundry service. We enjoyed being able to dine with Nicholas our guide. Although the surrounding areas were still a bit on the dry side, we had no problem finding game and diverse at that. And, the tsetse flies were not the nuisance they were a year ago.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling between the prime wildlife areas of central and southern Serengeti. The area is witness of the Great Migration from December to March. This luxurious tented camp enables guests to be within reach of the Great Migration and to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Masek Tented Camp Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area