If I had to say one thing I really liked about this camp, it was how nice people were there, from the moment I set my feet on reception, passing by the restaurant and even security and porters outside the tents. They would always greet with a big smile and would not be afraid of talking with you.
The place is beautiful, located just outside Serengeti National Park, and turns out by being a great option if you want to avoid the expensive acommodation inside the National Park itself. Tents are spacious and the beds were comfy. The bathroom looks great inside the tent. Our tent was very close to the restaurant. Judging from what other people said here, I guess we were lucky. If I recall well, our tent was number 19.
The restaurant is excellent and it's the only place where you can charge your batteries. It is traditionally decorated and the atmosphere at night is perfect, with a fire circle nearby where I sat drinking my coffee.The dinner was fantastic. In the next morning, the lunch box & buffet breakfast could be better, as it had little choice to pick from.
I heard a few people complaining about insect bites and during the night I could hear hyenas howling, which probably got me a bit tired on the afternoon of the next day. I don't really see a problem with this. I loved listening to the hyenas and wondering how close would they be. And these things happen in safaris. The only way to avoid it is not to travel at all. And if you take anti-histamines daily, insect bites will not bother you that much.
- 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