Serengeti Savannah Camp in Karatu Town Tanzania is a hard review for me. We stayed here for 2 nights in late December and the staff could not of been more friendly. It’s old school Africa and it’s a moving camp so at this time of year it was in the Ndutu region of the Serengeti which is in the south on the border of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation District.
We had a bit of a problem finding it but that was fine. Your permanent camps tend to be nicer. Great viewing of the big herds in the area during this time of the year.
The camp was set on a small ridge and we had cape buffalo eating outside our tent at night and we heard the lions off in the distance.
The tent is very nice: large, with nice furniture, comfortable double beds, en suite bathroom.
The shower was with the bucket (funny experience). Every time you want to have a shower you need to ask the personnel who would quickly bring you a a bucket of hot water (more than sufficient for showering 2 persons).
Food was good considering where we were!
Back from the safary you would first enjoy a drink around the bonfire and then have dinner together with the people of the other tents.
It was nice to chat to the other people in the evening and tell each other what one saw during the day.
Personnel and staff could have not been more kind, attentive and helpful. There were around 8 people of staff, I think (always someone on guard also during the night), but you would not notice them as they try to keep the atmosphere very intimate and avoid to disturb the quiet and peace of the place.
In sum, an absolutely marvellous experience. It
is impossible to forget those evenings spent in the bush, with a huge starred
sky above us, the sound of crickets and hyenas around us, and the chat around a
bonfire, while sipping a cold beer.
An experience not to be missed.