The extreme quiet is one of the reasons I'm not giving Eco Lodge Africa in Serengeti National Park an excellent.
We are a little more social than that and it would have been nice having a few other tents full.
The first night there was a group of about 12 people so the lodge had an outdoor BBQ which was very nice.
The food in general was pretty good and the box lunches were better than the others we'd had.
The permanent tents were spacious and decorated very nicely, all with a great view.
It felt like a long drive to get to the camp but our driver found it no problem.
The Lodge is a ways out from the west entrance of Serengeti N. P. but well worth the trip.
The manager, Luke, and porters were waiting for us and walked us in.
The camp is set up a hill overlooking wildlife from several directions.
We were supposed to have 2 tents but were given a choice of a family tent or 2 tents at opposite ends of camp.
For us it was nice to have our whole family in the same room for a change. It was very clean and comfortable.
They even brought us an extra chair for our porch. Hot water was solar powered which was fine.
We could hear the zebras at night huffing and snorting to each other.
Maasai guards escorted us to and from our rooms at night. The main lodge is also a tented area with nice decor and areas to sit outside for breakfast or sundowners.
The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed Alex the bartender.
The food and service was very good. Sabina was a gracious host and a wonderful chef.
Alex, Ali and Jacob provided excellent attentive service as well.
The barbeque night was especially memorable. The food was awesome.
Some of the waiters, porters and Johnson all performed Maasai songs, danced and jumped.
Great stuff! We would love to go back and spend more time here. We saw a lot of animals here and along the way to Serengeti as well.