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Dunia Camp, Asilia Africa
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed at many tented lodges throughout our stay in Tanzania, but Dunia was our favorite. When we where there, the overall area had quite a lot of biting flies, but we had no trouble within the camp itself. Richard, Peter, and the rest of the staff were incredibly attentive throughout our stay, and the service was fantastic. They even set up a surprise "dinner in the bush" for us because it was our honeymoon on our second night. We loved the location and could hear lions and wildebeests at night, which was a simply amazing experience. The food was fantastic, and even though the shower is a bucket shower, we had plenty of water and it was the perfect temperature. We also really enjoyed speaking with the other travelers during sundowners around the campfire.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

We drive out of Ngorogoro and officially enter the “Endless Sea of Grass.”
We drive on the main road running north / south through the Park. It is a dirt road servicing a significant amount of safari vehicles and a few commercial trucks. But the traffic jams are all caused by Wildebeests. Thousands upon thousand crossing the road. We just sat and watched them cross, patiently waiting for a break before we headed on. There is one outfitter that we see a lot of, Leopard Tours. These guys just blast through scattering the herd. My impression of them being bad dudes is reinforeced when we see the “offender’s corner” at Serengeti Park Visitor Center. There is a posting of the offender and what park rules they broke. It is no surprise that most violators are from Leopard Tours.

We see tons of animals on the ride but it is hot and dusty and a bit overwhelming. We see giraffe, elephants, gazelles, lions. Leopards, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, hyrax, bat eared foxes, eagles, vultures, zebra, hartebeests, mongoose, eland and topi. I am sure I am missing many other species. We drive about 90 miles between the two camps. Covering all this ground in the car lets us see a lot, but we are just exhausted. This is the first time we drove a significant distance between camps. Previously, we flew the small charter planes. Most everyone we have met has been driving between camps. I do not know how they can stay upright. After lunch our guide asks if we want to do a long game drive or head to Dunia Camp. We say “camp, please” as we are so tired. We get into camp at 4:00 pm and have a shower and nap. I am sitting on the bed writing watching impala and warthogs nervously eat 75 feet in front of me. A baboon lets out a warning cry, followed by the warthogs grunting at some threat and the impala scatter through the brush.

Dunia Camp was our last days on safari. I am starting to feel like a guest that has stayed too long. There is no more small talk to make. I am tired, bug bitten and dirty and ready to be on to the next part of the journey. The Central Serengeti is wonderful. However, unlike the Northern part of Ngorogoro, you have to stay on the roads. This means when you see lions, you see them from a distance. The same with the leopords. If they are not close to the road you see them in the distance. It is a bit disappointing in comparison to the game viewing at Olikira. We saw a group of males lying on top of a koptje from a distance and watched a beautiful sunset. It was time for us to go and we did the next morning. One last game drive as we headed to the Seronera Airstrip. We flew over the Wildebeest herds as we bounced to several other airtstips before arriving at Arusha.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two tents at the end for the most privacy. The bar / dining area is in the middl...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This camp is located in the Serengeti, so caution must be taken when moving about at night. The food was wonderful, and the group table dinner allowed us to meet fellow travelers and share stories of the day's drives.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dilagg
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

This was undoubtably the best managed camp in the Serengeti that we visited. From top down this was managed seamlessly complimenting the incredible local game experience. Peter was so welcoming, as was the rest of the staff especially as they came out to sing one night for a guests birthday - the passion was to evident and this reflects a re very content camp. We just wish we had stayed longer, oh yes and the food was fantastic. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Dunia camp is a semi premanent camp in Serengeti at Moru Kopjes. The camp is on a gentle slope which allows you the most wonderful view of the plains and the far far away horison. Truly remarkable. We just wanted to kick back and watch the view and see how our day progressed. It allows you a real sense of the slow pace of the bush. The sunrise/sunsets and the fire at night were wonderful as was the whole camp and dining room with the food and arrangments nothing short of 5 star. Richard was our manager and he and his staff made us feel really so welcome. It is designed for small numbers, as is Olakira, and this allows for a much more intimate experience. We loved it and will be back. Dont hesitate, just go!

Room Tip: We had a tent on the "outside" and had a great sense of total isolation.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We came to Dunia from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, which is a tough act to follow. Richard was very welcoming and the stay was perfect. We had a honeymoon dinner, and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kazza_J_R
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

This is an absolutely amazing place to stay!! Richard and the rest of the staff were so friendly and helpful in every way. The food was some of the best we've ever had - I wanted to bring home the chef but Richard wouldn't let him go!

Room Tip: Tent rooms are unlike anything we've every stayed in - beautiful and comfortable in every way!!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dunia Camp, Asilia Africa

Address: Moru Kopjes, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunia Camp, Asilia Africa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pitched on a major wildebeest migration corridor in the Central Serengeti, Dunia Camp offers easy access to the scenic Moru Kopjes and superb sightings of the big cats, leopard and rhino that roam the forests on the fringes of the Seronera River. Dunia is a tranquil semi-permanent camp with just eight spacious tented suites, each with expansive views of the pristine wilderness and game-filled plains from a large private veranda. Attention to every detail is balanced by a graceful simplicity in harmony with the serene location. Enjoy an exclusive Serengeti safari with superb sightings of resident game and migration viewing twice a year, and round it all off with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight. ... more   less 
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