What really set Klein's Camp apart from the other lodges we used, was the fact that they have their own large, private concession, which means: few other tourists, night drives, and the ability to go off-road.
Another unique feature is that they use trackers there, who sit out on the hood of the rover looking for game (ours was "Mo", a Masai from the local tribe).
Klein's Camp is situated close to the Serengeti National Park and is reached by a drive of approximately one hour from Lobo airstrip -
flights leave from Arusha and the time taken depends on whether there are any stops at other camps on the way.
The camp has ten cottages which have delightful views over the surrounding countryside. They are well appointed with en-suite facilities and private verandas.
There is an excellent bar and sitting area ideal for relaxing before or after game drives. The game viewing is splendid with several prides of lions and a wide variety of birds - this was the first time we had seen a bushbaby.
The guides are well informed and particularly helpful. All the staff are kind and helpful. Morning drives are completed by bush breakfast cooked to perfection!
There is ample opportunity for bush walks which we very much enjoyed and were a nice change from the African massage of the game drive wagons.
The food, as in all andBeyond lodges, is excellent and well prepared. One evening we had dinner in the bush which was an interesting and enjoyable experience A perfect place for a three to four day stay.
We were 5 adults, occupying 3 lodges for 2 nights, travelling in early December 2011. It's about an hour's drive from Lobo airstrip.
The lodges were comfortable and the view from the lodges was great. Very nice to sit outside the room in the morning and drink coffee (at our other lodges, it was either a bit too cold or else they didn't have a great view).
The views from the stone cottage and from the bar are awesome. The level of service and the food was excellent. We even enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing in-room massage by two lovely ladies.
Matt and his team were very motivated and taking really good care of all the guests.
<b>The three things we liked most about Klein's :</b>
- the number of game.
- the full-day trip to Mara river (even if it was raining on the way back and we got stuck in a stream)
- Selou(?) our ranger and Jackson our tracker.
Do not forget to bring a warm fleece since elevation is 1800 meters. This means also that there are hardly any insects and no Malaria but lower down in the plains Tsetse flies can be annoying. Definitely a recommendation to everyone wanting to see many different species
Spread over 10,000 hectares the Klien's Camp is within a private reserve leased from the local Masai tribes people
The camp is south of Kenya's Masai Mara and east of Serengeti National Park into which tourists are taken on wildlife safari tours.
The local people are involved in the ecotourism initiatives run by Klein's Camp.
The Klein's Camp Serengeti offers one main lodge and 10 cottages made of rock, with thatched roofs. The spacious luxury cottages have stone walls, polished wooden floors, a private terrace, and an ensuite bathroom.
It offers delicious African cuisine with freshly grown herbs and vegetables from the camp's kitchen garden.
Dinners are organized in the main dining area, which has a big open fireplace. Camp dinners are also held in near by bush clearings.
The camp has a bar and lounge, a plunge pool, leisure deck and souvenir shop which features Masai handicrafts.
The Camp has extensive library of wildlife books and videos and exciting wildlife safari drives, night safaris, tours to the near by villages and bush breakfasts.