- Luxury lodge with exclusive feel
- Superb, uninterrupted views
- Broad range of activities
- &Beyond portfolio
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.
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019
We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.
Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.
Zoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019