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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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Murera Gate, Meru National Park 60600 Kenya
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Mulika Lodge Airport10 mi
Samburu Airport40 mi
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We stayed at Ikweta Safari Camp for 3 nights so we could visit Meru NP for two full days. We loved both the park and the safari camp. At Ikweta the attentention to detail is great and the owner and staff are very kind. We loved chatting with Susan (the owner) and her husband,
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
What a joy having you at our Camp. Enthusiastic happy guests like you who are passionate about nature and conservation make all that we do seem worth it. It was great fun sharing your experiences in Meru Park and your magnificent photos. Your stay at iKWETA went by too quickly. But you made the most of your time and were able to discover many of the wonders of Meru Park. Your positive review of our tents, cuisine and staff are most appreciated by all. Since Meru Park is expansive covering an area of 870 square kilometers, we generally suggest to guests driving their own vehicle to be accompanied by the Kenya Wildlife Service Ranger (for a nominal fee) for the first game drive at least to get an orientation of the park. The park is well-marked with good directional signage. Circuits are clearly indicated and easy to follow. Amazing wildlife including the Big Five can be sighted. Best of all, there are no line ups or clustering of safari vans around wildlife as one can find in other parks and reserves. Meru is still a true wilderness park. Hope you will include Meru in your next safari to Kenya!
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Property's Favourite Review
This is a charming and well-run establishment and it’s a fraction of the price of the high end camps. It’s only 2km from Murera Gate a Meru National Park. This is one of the nicest parks as it’s vast and quiet. Ikweta has everything you need. The tents are romantic and well
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Response from Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp
Responded 1 Oct 2018
“Ikweta really gets it right for an amazing good price” … you nailed it! That’s what iKWETA is all about. Since we opened our Camp in late 2011 we have been offering an affordable safari luxury option at Meru Park and we continue to do so. The latest edition of Lonely Planet Kenya (2018) writes that iKWETA Safari Camp offers “outrageously good value and puts to shame many tented camps that charge so much more for so much less”. You confirm this as well and we are most grateful. Meru Park is one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks, still true wilderness with abundant wildlife. The Rhino sanctuary is a paradise for rhinos and safari-goers alike. There are many rhino calves meaning the future is bright. If you are an elephant lover, you will discover and observe elephants in wild. Elephants in many other parks and reserves have become blaze to vehicles and people, not the Meru elephants, they roam freely while mindful of strangers.
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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 17 Jan 2019
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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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 17 Jan 2019
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 17 Jan 2019
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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"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"
US$138 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
KenyaEastern ProvinceMeru National Park
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