-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.
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018
The Namibia trip was fantastic!
Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).
As for specifics:
This place was the best!
Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.
The only (slight) disappointment.
Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.
Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.
Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
A nice stopping point on the drive.
An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
The staff was on par with Okonjima.
2 days were perfect.
Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
They represent Tourdust well!
Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!
Earl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018
We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.
Jonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018