-Authentic safari experience
-Wildlife passing through the camp
Dunia is a high quality, traditional tented safari camp located in the central sector of the Serengeti in North Tanzania, a 45 minute drive from the Seronera airstrip. It is one of the Serengeti's prime game viewing areas and combines both predatory wildlife (large densities of lions and cheetahs) and migration viewing opportunities (December to March). This authentic and high-impact safari experience is inevitably popular, meaning substantial visitor traffic at times, but the camp’s elegance and affable hosts make for a lovely stay.
The secluded camp is centred round a canvas mess which houses the restaurant and main communal guest area. The views across the Serengeti plains are beautiful, and wildlife roams through the camp at night. Hyenas, giraffe and zebra can be seen at a safe distance from all areas.
The accommodation comprises eight comfortable guest tents with private en-suite bathrooms and bucket showers. Activities are mainly focussed on game drives, but there are other things to do including hot air balloon safaris followed by champagne bush breakfasts, sunrise breakfasts atop Soit Le Motonyi rock, and bird watching tours.
Children from 6 years of age are welcome. There is one family tent with a king size bed and two single beds in a separate section. Private safari vehicles are guaranteed for families of six or more during the low season, although in high season any family with children under 12 are obliged to book a private vehicle at additional cost. Private game drives mean greater flexiblity for families, and the expert guides are well accustomed to entertaining children with their bush know-how and incredible wildlife stories. It is important to note that the camp is not fenced and animals do wander through. Whilst it is true that the wildlife tends to stay away from humans and tents, parents will need to keep a close eye on children and not allow them to wander off or play independently.
Belonging to the Asilia Africa stable, Dunia Camp has the feel of the classic safari camps of days gone by, with fantastic service and a little luxury thrown in. Guests can be assured of a wonderful stay in this prime location.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
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!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019