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Ikweta Safari Camp
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

One of the most friendly and affordable luxury camp by far!
The camp is run by a couple and they will make you feel right at home. There are beautifully decorated tents, a lovely refreshing swimming pool and the food is absolutely great. I give them 5 stars and highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2015

Stellar rating! Be sure, We are keeping it up.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Being my first holiday ever, i was not sure what to expect. The booking process was easy with the ever friendly help from one of the staff called Allan, who answered all my questions promptly.

On arrival at the camp we were welcomed by smiling staff from the housekeeping department and then by the management of the camp. The tents very simply wonderful, tastefully designed and spacious.The camp gave one a feeling of living in the bush. we even enjoyed candle-light dinners under the starry sky. The food was simply fantastic , served by ever smiling staff. They even went out of their way to prepare special meals for my toddler.

The camp is also very near the Meru National park, which has a lot of wild animals.

The stay was simply fantastic. i cant wait to visit again.The camp surpassed my expectations. My family had a lovely time.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank MilkahKinyua
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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2015

Great receiving such feedback, we know we are on track!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Where to start...we have just come from three days and two nights of full relaxation for the Easter break. My family i.e. my parents, brother and his wife and my sister all wanted a place not too far from Meru to go and relax together. I chose Ikweta Safari Camp because of the trip advisor reviews and I was not disappointed. I had not told the rest of the family where I had decided to take them so you can imagine how pleasantly surprised they were we could not believe that there was such a gem in Meru.The tents are luxurious, big and airy with everything you may need but one must be prepared for the sometimes cold shower which we did not mind as when we were there the weather was hot.

The food is heavenly we were constantly looking forward to meal times, the food was fresh, tasty and the portions were quite generous. The staff are also pretty amazing nothing was too much for them Anthony, Allan, Elizabeth and the rest were always happy to be of assistance with a smile on their face and not those forced ones.

The owners also made it a point to check on us and engage us in conversations which we thoroughly enjoyed.

We are already planning on going back during the long holiday in October. I would highly recommend Ikweta it's a really beautiful and peaceful place where your in tune with nature.

Best Regards,
Lucy Mutungi,
Jomweka Tours and Travel

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2015

Such a review from a Tour and Travel professional means a lot! We have fond memories of you and your family. It was great seeing how much all of you were enjoying yourselves as a family!

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

If you love camping, wilderness and luxury, this is the place to visit.

Our stay there begun much earlier than we arrived. Having left Nairobi a bit late, the owner, John Nkinyangi, kept in touch with us until we arrived in Maua ensuring that we are not lost and are okay. It helped that we had called to inform them when we left Nairobi.

When we arrived, John's wife Susan Nkinyangi was around to welcome us. They had prepared a cold and lovely fruit punch for us which we took as we did the registration. It was a relief that we did not have to be standing to fill in the registration forms. Finally we got a choice of either having a meal or a shower. We preferred to eat first and to their credit, the food did not take long at all. The staff was very helpful and were around whenever we needed them. Incidentally, on the last afternoon, they even made up our beds when we went swimming, after we had slept in during the afternoon.

The accommodation which is in luxury tents is to die for. The beds are large and comfortable and the bathrooms are clean and nice. The rooms are also far apart with each tent having its own compound with enough vegetation around to provide enough privacy.

We did have to wait a bit long for hot water to get to the tents but finally it did and the showers were quite lovely. Be prepared to wait for up to 8 minutes at times for the hot water to arrive.

The food was very very lovely. The menu is quite interesting since each meal is different and they change everyday. The vegetables are all home grown in their green house within the same compound. What I found most interesting is that the waiters are expected to give you the same service as a top notch hotel. They even give you the name of the wine as they pour it for you. This special service is quite rare in Kenya, so you can imagine our pleasant surprise. (Check out the photos for some of the food we were served.). The menu is not buffet and it is restricted to two choices for the main menu. For those who like me are used to a large variety of meals in the menu, this will definitely be an issue...this surprised me but with the quality of food, I have no regrets at all.

John and Susan were staying at the camp throughout our stay and we therefore had a chance to sit with them when they were free. They are good conversationalists and had a lot of stories for us younger folks.

I did not visit the Meru Nat. Park but did climb a nearby hill from which we could see hundreds of kilometres away. We got a guide from the camp and he was as good as they come.

All in all, this is one place to stay when you visit this side of the country.

Room Tip: Book your stay in advance so that they are expecting you and can give you the best rooms. Rooms further away from the swimming pool are quieter in case there are guests who have swimming children. The rooms near the hot water system are also better because the hot water arrives there faster.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Martin_Wahogo
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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2015

Coming from an author of a recently published travel guide, your remarks have guided efforts to perfect our services! Indeed our dishes are fresh and healthy made with produce straight from the Camp’s greenhouse and farms. Our chefs cook to order and take special care concerning any dietary requirements and children’s preferences. There is always a vegetarian option on offer for the main course. As for the showers in the tents, they are solar-heated as we are blessed with a sunny and hot climate.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This was a fantastic place to stay. Relatively new, it had a few little issues to work out but they should be getting those up to par before long as they continue to improve. This was very close to Meru for game drives. The owners were very attentive and the staff was awkward compared to the staff at other camps but they were new and were leaning the hospitality industry. I'm sure this aspect will change as well as the folks will become more used to how it works. Overall, I would highly rate this camp and recommend it to my friends.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Geo1220
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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2015

As you have highlighted, we were a relatively new camp when you stayed with us (we opened in late 2011). Since that time, our Staff have worked hard to perfect their skills and our services. We are proud to be giving opportunity to many committed and promising young Kenyans. Hope to welcome your friends to Ikweta one of these days!

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