I stayed at Ikoma Safari Camp in Serengeti National Park Tanzania with my girlfriend for two nights, two amazing nights.
The place is very special, a bit outside of the national park, but still within the Serengeti area with a real wildlife.
It is authentic, energetically self-sustainable place that runs totally on solar power.
Even though we slept in the mix of a tent and a cottage, the feeling of sleeping in the wilderness was very much present.
There is no fence around the camp so wild animals often come for a visit (hyena woke us up one morning).
The food and the service were great (especially the breakfast) - you can even serve yourself if you want to.
But the most special of all was the host – Gran Pepe from Barcelona. What a guy! He really made us feel like we entered his home for two days and we felt like his friends rather than guests - and this started just 2 minutes after we met.
The place is worth visiting just to meet Pepe – man with the heart as big as Africa. You don't get a chance to meet such a generous person often, unfortunately
It’s located in the Ikoma conservation area 15 odd kms from the Ikoma gate of the Serengeti national park.
Even though it was dec & the migratory heards had moved further south, you can spot some resident wildlife (kirk's dik dik, impala, gazelle, elephant & giraffe herds) close to the camp.
We could hear animal sounds all night which made the experience all too real.
And sitting by the campfire under the bright Serengeti night sky after a long day of game drives is probably one of the most treasured memories of my safari