My husband and I were on a 9 day safari in early September and were lucky to spend a night at Naitolia Camp. We specifically requested of our tour operator, EASTCO, that we wanted a mix of camping and lodges. We are not real "roughing it" types, but did want a chance to truly experience the nature and wild around us. Naitolia camp was perfect. It was a bumpy and dusty trip through the Tarangire Conservation Area to get there, but worth it. We appreciated the little extra comforts after several days of more rugged camping, including longer showers (by bucket shower standards), mosquito netting, battery operated lanterns, and sturdy/substantial tents (the bottom half of the walls and the floors were stone- giving us a little extra feeling of security). The "tents" were more like open air bungalows.
The dining "tent" was beautiful, food was good. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies.
The camp staff was the highlight. We were lucky enough to go on a night drive and a walking excursion while at Naitolia. The young guide who was our concierge at camp led us on the walking excursion. Incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. We got a whole new perspective walking from riding in our Land Rover. I definitely recommend doing this if you stay here- it was a highlight for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Naitolia Concession is part of the Radilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a 240,000 acre area set aside by seven Masai communities to preserve habitat and wildlife diversity. Naitolia is a perfect retreat to relax, meditate, escape the busy safari circuit, it is the chance to explore the African bush on foot with Masai guides, visit remote communities and schools and partake in a night drive.Experience an African camp that is part of a disappearing Africa, one that is unique in design and experience and one that has a proven success in conservation. ... more less