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Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Superb Big 5 game-viewing
- Archaeological visits
- Balloon safaris, Masai village visits
- Comfortable, good value accommodation

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Overview

Serengeti Kati Kati is a mobile tented camp strategically located in the Seronera region of Tanzania, providing an excellent central base from which to explore the Serengeti National Park. The camp is surrounded by open grasslands and has a genuine wilderness feel, appealing to those looking for an authentic safari experience in a secluded location. This part of the Serengeti offers solid year-round game-viewing and particularly good opportunities for spotting lion, leopard and cheetahs.

Activities are centred on the spectacular game-viewing and the birdlife is also superb, with more than 500 species from enormous ostriches to tiny honey birds. As with other camps in this part of the Serengeti, vehicle safaris are limited to daytime only and walking safaris are not permitted. Due to the year-round nature-viewing opportunities in the Seronera and the fact that the camp is open to vehicles from all safari companies, it can become very busy. However, Kati Kati is located a good distance away from central areas and nothing can really detract from the world-class abundance of wildlife found here. It is only a two-hour scenic drive to the archaeological Olduvai Gorge and the Grumeti River, famed for its crocodiles, forests and black and white colobo monkeys. Balloon safaris and visits to Masai villages can also be arranged. Note that activities are seasonal and it’s important to book any visits prior to arrival.

There is a cosy mess tent with both indoor and outdoor dining available, a lounge tent and library. The campfire is lit every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner. Overall, the camp’s facilities, service and food are straightforward but good.

The accommodation comprises 10 tents, each with large king-size or twin beds, an en-suite bucket shower, hand basin and flush toilet. The lighting is solar-powered and although the accommodation is somewhat elemental, it is certainly comfortable and falling asleep hearing the sounds of hyenas and other wildlife is magical.

Children are welcome and although there are no age restrictions, the camp does provide an authentic bush safari experience with no fencing so animals such as lions and elephants may pass through the camp. For this reason, as with any wild safari, the camp is recommended for families with older children who must remain under their parents’ supervision at all times.

Serengeti Kati Kati is a simple, well-positioned camp offering reasonable comfort and good value for money in a superb location in the vast Serengeti plains.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 499 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

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