We spent two nights at Mapito Tented Camp Serengeti with our 2 young children and we absolutely loved it...
What a terrific place The only recommendations I would make are this:
Don't judge a book by the first glance at its cover, as the very first impressions of Mapito (especially after a long hot day), may have you asking yourself exactly where in the world you are and why you are this far from anywhere...
Turns out, you'll be glad you are here
This is one of the most awesome places I have stayed in my entire life. If a tented camp in the Serengeti could be given a 5-star rating, Mapito would deserve it.
My friend and I stayed here for two nights during a safari as part of our honeymoon in Africa. I wished we could have stayed longer.
Upon our arrival, the owner greeted us with snacks and fruit juice on a veranda overlooking the Serengeti.
Our tent contained a wooden clothes hanger, night stands with flashlights and aloe plants, and beautiful white bed linens with a bug net draped above.
shower was another highlight - hot water complete with shiny chrome fixtures
affixed to a stone semi-circle surround. In the back section of the tent, the
indoor sink/vanity and toilet functioned perfectly.
Dinner was different each night, but roughly consisted of a buffet of fresh produce, pumpkin soup, stuffed eggplant, pasta and rice dishes, stewed meat, and tasty bread.
Beer offerings were Serengeti Lager, Safari Lager, or Kilimanjaro Lager. We sampled all three.
They also had a fairly well stocked bar of rum, whiskey, vodka, etc. While we ate dinner, the hotel staff turned down the awnings of our tent and prepared our bed/bug net for sleeping.
In the morning, the hotel staff delivered coffee and hot tea to our tent, including the first morning when we awoke very early to get ready for our sunrise game drive.
The owner stirred up a campfire every evening at sundown and we had a great time meeting the other guests from around the world.
We also enjoyed “happy hour” during which the owner delivered popcorn to our own patio and alcoholic drinks of our choosing.
We sat and watched the sunset as impalas ran past in the distance. Serenity at its finest.
Perhaps most amazing of all, I did not see a single bug the entire time! I give Mapito my highest recommendation. I hope to be fortunate enough to return someday.