Foxes Safari camp is situated around a small hill with excellent views of the surrounding plains.
On top of the hill lie the restaurant hut and a small pool. The lodging consists of large semi-permanent tents on wooden platforms with palm-leaf roofs.
Our tent consisted of a large front room with two double beds, a nice terrace overlooking the plains and a bathroom in the back with separate shower and toilet rooms.
The tent was about 4x10m plus the bathroom which was about 4x2,5m.
The tents were nicely decorated and very clean! Electricity was available in the evenings so you could recharge your batteries.
The food was simple but tasty. There was a fixed menu every evening and breakfast was made when ordered. Lunch consisted of a lunchbox that were brought along on the safaris.
The camp was not fenced which meant that during the nights the wildlife walked around in the camp. We had lions, wild dogs and a large elephant bull walking around and in the bushes just outside our tent a bush buck and his female .
What a wonderful camp! We stayed here for 3 nights as the first part of our honeymoon.
The polite and friendly staff (local people) are encouraged to talk to guests so they are learning different languages to enable and encourage them to provide the superb service that we received. Within a day they knew our names and always called us by them and we were never called Sir or Madam (which we feel is so impersonal) so we felt at ease straight away.
The place was like home from home, so friendly, the food was superb, even pets in some tents! (We had a frog that decided it liked our tent!!)
The guides and drivers are knowledgeable not just about the birds, animals and trees but also history and local "tales".
They are polite, friendly, have a great sense of humour and speak incredibly good English. The game viewing here is incredible and done from open sided Jeeps that are canvas covered.
Even though the accommodation is tented, you could easily be fooled otherwise.
The tents are kept very clean & tidy, have hot & cold running water and a flushing toilet, not quite camping as we know it.
They also have English plug sockets for charging batteries with a generator providing electricity through set times of the day and evening.
A trip to Udzungwa mountain to see the waterfalls is advised but be warned, it is not for the faint hearted! 5K to the top and 5K back down across some rather harsh paths, tracks & "bridges" but the result is a breathtaking view and it really is worth the hike.
What more can I say? Only that if you intend to visit Mikumi, this is a great place to be based from. We had a really good time here and were sorry to be leaving.
This is a small, personalised tented camp having a relaxing bush atmosphere. It has only 8 custom designed tents with en-suite bathroom and running hot and cold water.
It is set on a rocky hill that commands spectacular views over the Mkata flood plains in Mikumi National Park, overlooks the best game area surrounding the Mwanambogo water hole.
Sit by the pool with a cold drink and listen to the hums and ocassional screeches of the bush. Experience the thrill of being close to the wild animals in timeless Africa