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Klein's Camp

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Luxury lodge with exclusive feel
- Superb, uninterrupted views
- Broad range of activities
- &Beyond portfolio

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Overview

Klein’s Camp is a small, luxury lodge perched on the rocky slopes of the Kuka Hills with lofty, uninterrupted views over the vast Serengeti and Masai Mara plains, Northern Tanzania. There is abundant year-round wildlife including buffalo, elephant, lion, hyena, cheetah and leopard, and during the Great Migration, some two million wildebeest pass through, creating a dramatic spectacle.

The camp belongs to the &Beyond Portfolio and offers a high level of comfort and service. The main dining and bar areas are constructed of stone and thatch with lavish furnishings. There is a deep, round fire pit at the heart of the open-sided lounge area and a good-sized pool is set slightly apart on a delightful stone terrace. WiFi is available and all areas of the camp boast sweeping views of the valley below.

The accommodation comprises 10 well-positioned thatched cottages with whitewashed walls, soft cream furnishings and wooden floors. Each cottage has a large double bed, private veranda and en-suite bathroom.

The private nature of the 24,000 acre concession means that game drives take place both day and night and guests do not encounter other vehicle traffic, a rare luxury. Off-road driving facilitates really close wildlife sightings and the birdlife is spectacular. It is possible, at additional cost, to visit an authentic Maasai village some three hours away, where guests are invited into a traditional home for a glimpse of the Maasai way of life which has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

Children are welcome and all young visitors receive the camp’s ‘WILDchild’ welcome pack, informing them about local wildlife and culture. The family suite comprises two spacious cottages connected via a protected walkway and can accommodate up to two adults and two children (three children can be accommodated on special request). A limited number of triple rooms are also available. Game drives in standard, non-exclusive use vehicles are available to children aged 12 years or older. Children aged 6 – 12 may be permitted on game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion and children under 6 cannot participate in game drives, although childminding can be arranged at additional cost. Note that the camp is unfenced, with wildlife free to roam. While animals are unlikely to approach tents or humans, children of all ages must remain under vigilant parental supervision at all times.

Klein’s Camp has a relaxed, exclusive feel in a phenomenal location. While it is not an option for those on a limited budget, it is an excellent choice for any traveller in search of a genuine safari experience combined with cultural interaction, comfort, and privacy in a true wilderness location.

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  • The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.

    The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.

    The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.

    We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.

    You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.

    Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.

    Missingstuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019

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    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

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