We travelled to Kenya and Tanzania with Kensington Serengeti Tanzania national park, both myself and my now friend.
The camp was the one location where I was concerned about accommodation because my friend is not a 'camp' person.
He always says that he'll only stay in a 4 star place
and hates staying in more budget 3 star hotels - so needless to say I was a
We drove directly from Mara West to Serengeti, eating our box lunch in the car in hopes of having time for game viewing that afternoon in the Serengeti.
This drive took about 6hrs to the gate and we were rewarded with sights of wildebeest and gazelle on our way to the camp.
It started to rain just as we arrived and there was a staff person, waiting outside with umbrella and two drinks for us.
After the long drive, I was so moved by this little gesture and it was such a great welcome to the camp.
We ended up just relaxing that night and listening to the rain on the tent roof, sipping drinks, and recounting that day's adventures - our driver tried to help a huge tour truck stuck on the road from Mara (the tourists couldn't believe that the two of us had our own vehicle!!).
Anyway, I'm rambling. The staff served us a 3 course dinner that night with starter, dish and a simple desert of fruit.
We crashed opted to sleep in a bit the next morning, going for a late morning game drive.
Breakfast was a full spread with porridge; they asked us if we wanted eggs or any 'meat', toast, and fruit. Very filling and tasty.
Then off on game drive where we focused on finding a leopard for my honey. No luck in finding one, but we saw hippo, cranes, gazelle, crocodile, and a recent lion kill!!
All in all, what was my biggest worry turned into one of our trip highlights. My friend left this camp blown away by the comfortable rooms, incredible service, and beautiful location (he just couldn't get over being right in the Serengeti plains, watching the rain across the plains, sunrise/sunset, and sounds of animals at night!). It was a great experience.
Note: If you're the type of person who is going to get scared by the sound of animals outside, want a pool or restaurant, then this isn't the place for you. If not, then this camp is unforgettable!!