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Serengeti Sametu Camp

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#18 of 133 campsites in Serengeti National Park
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Sametu Camp is situated on the Eastern edge of the Serengeti Plains, a few meters from the NgareNanyukie River. Purposefully isolated from other tourist-filled areas of the National Park. Central Serengeti gives homage to resident wildlife, thriving in large numbers across the valleys of Seronera. Each of our canvas-walled rooms are designed to assure guests feel ‘at home’ in the wild, whilst still offering the opportunity to sleep and wake to the elegant soundtrack of the Serengeti Plains. You are sure to be mesmerized with some of the finest hospitality, service and features at Sametu Camp.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Valet parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

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Central Serengeti Site Ngarenanyuki 2, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
Serengeti Sametu Camp
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Fearless52458603736 wrote a review 11 Apr
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have enjoyed every bit of our stay; from the customer service to the housing, to the food, the location, it's all just amazing. If anyone is looking for a place to be while visiting Serengeti national park, then Sametu camp is a place to be. We can not wait to come back again with the whole family.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Fearless52458603736, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm about your recent stay at our camp. We're thrilled to hear that every aspect of your experience with us—from the customer service and accommodations to the food and location—was enjoyable and memorable. It's wonderful to know that Sametu Camp was the highlight of your visit to the Serengeti National Park. Our goal is always to create a comfortable and engaging environment where guests can truly immerse themselves in the beauty of the wilderness while enjoying the comforts of our facilities. We're especially pleased that you're planning to return with your whole family! We look forward to welcoming you back and providing an equally enjoyable experience for everyone, making more unforgettable memories in the heart of the Serengeti. Thank you once again for choosing Sametu Camp. We can't wait to see you and your family on your next adventure with us! Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Jiten V wrote a review Apr 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania176 contributions21 helpful votes
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Located in the middle of the bush, Sametu camp offers a beautiful view of the Serengeti sunrise and sunset. You can see animals right outside your room! Friendly and polite staff, super clean rooms and the service is just next level! Definitely recommended and would visit here next time. Don’t forget to try the Bush dinner, a totally different experience! ;)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 24 Apr 2022
Dear Jiten, Thank you for choosing Sametu Camp and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp. The team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed their service and the whole experince Sametu Has to offer. Asante! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Mili B wrote a review 6 Apr
West Chester, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wow! What an experience this was … a beautiful, luxurious retreat in the middle of Serengeti. The people here were so warm and friendly. Everyone was smiling and indulged our efforts to speak a few words of Swahili! The food was outstanding and our box breakfast and lunches for the game drives were prepared with so much care! A special shout out to John who was just the nicest person! He took such great care of all our needs and always had the biggest smile on his face! It was something staying in the park; at night you could hear so many different animals and in the evenings we could see elephants, giraffes and other animals from our rooms and the common areas! Highly, highly recommend a stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear milib824, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! Thank you for taking the time to share such a heartfelt review of your unforgettable stay with us. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you found our camp not just beautiful and luxurious but also a warm and welcoming oasis in the midst of the vast Serengeti. It’s heartwarming to know that our staff, especially John, made your stay exceptionally comfortable and joyful. His infectious smile and attentive care are indeed a reflection of the spirit we cherish here at Sametu Camp. We're thrilled that the culinary experience met your expectations, with outstanding meals and carefully prepared box breakfasts and lunches that added comfort to your game drive adventures. It’s also wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the immersive experience of hearing and seeing the diverse wildlife right from your room and our common areas — truly, these are moments that make stays at Sametu so memorable. We take great pride in providing an authentic safari experience combined with the comforts and hospitality that make each visit special. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. Perhaps your next visit will allow even more opportunities to explore and enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the Serengeti. Thank you once again for choosing Serengeti Sametu Camp for your adventure. We are already looking forward to your next visit, promising more unforgettable moments and the warmest welcome back to the wilderness. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Moeez ur rehman B wrote a review 4 Apr
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Once in a lifetime experience of Serengeti national park Tanzania. Karibu lodges sametu camp is highly recommended. Loved the game drive. Amazing service by Baraka. Loved the food. Great hospitality from the staff. Definitely going to visit again. Asante
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear moeezurrehmanb, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! We are thrilled to hear that your visit to the Serengeti and your stay with us at Sametu Camp was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience! Thank you for highlighting Barick’s wonderful service and the delicious food prepared by our culinary team. It’s great to know that the hospitality provided by our staff played a significant part in making your safari adventure memorable. Hearing that you’re planning to visit us again is the highest compliment we could receive. We can't wait to welcome you back to the heart of the Serengeti for more exceptional game drives and memorable moments. Asante for choosing Karibu Lodges and for sharing your fantastic experience with us. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Bernardo A wrote a review 1 Apr
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It was an amazing experience. The hotel is beautiful and the Room was perfect. The best way to enjoy a real african experience. You can hear all the animals outside the Room at night and it was amazing! All the staff is really kind and the attention was exellent!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear bernardoaV8134DB, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! We are absolutely delighted to hear that your stay with us was an amazing experience! It's wonderful to know that you found the camp beautiful and your room perfect for an authentic African adventure. Hearing the sounds of wildlife at night is indeed a special experience, and we're thrilled it was a highlight for you. Our team strives to provide exceptional service and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, so your kind words about our staff's kindness and attention are greatly appreciated. We believe that the magic of the Serengeti is not just in its breathtaking landscapes and wildlife but also in the heartfelt service we provide. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Serengeti Sametu Camp. It's heartening to know we could contribute to your memorable African experience, and we hope to welcome you back for more incredible moments in the wild beauty of the Serengeti. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Donna D wrote a review Mar 2024
Brownsville, Oregon72 contributions45 helpful votes
This was our first safari stop, and it set a high bar. Our greeting was warm and genuine. Our "tent" was wonderful- a large bed, nice bathroom, desk, and love seat. Power was reliable for charging devices. The food was great, and the service better than most restaurants in the U.S. The dining area was comfortable and relaxing. The best part was the care and attention of the staff. Granted, we were the only guests on the particular nights we spent, but they went above and beyond to ensure our comfort.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear donnadC9861QH, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! We're thrilled to hear that your first safari stop with us set a high bar for your adventure! It's wonderful to know that our warm welcome made a lasting impression and that your suite provided the comfort and amenities you needed to enjoy your stay in the heart of the Serengeti. Your appreciation for the quality of our food and the exceptional service provided by our team means a lot to us. We take pride in offering a dining experience that rivals some of the best restaurants, and it's great to hear we achieved this for you. Our staff is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for every guest, and knowing that their care and attention made your visit even more special is genuinely rewarding. We're glad we could offer you an oasis of comfort and relaxation during your safari. Thank you for choosing Serengeti Sametu Camp, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for another remarkable experience amidst the wild beauty of the Serengeti. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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LPANDERSON wrote a review Mar 2024
Los Alamos, New Mexico12 contributions3 helpful votes
Not enough room for all the wonderful people, accommodations, food, The staff here is extremely pleasant and upbeat and accommodating and kind! This is our second visit here and we hope we will be back. The new rooms could use some fans, as it became very warm in the afternoons. Everyone needs to come here in their lifetime. We were completely pleased!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Fans in the new rooms. It was extremely warm in the afternoons.
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Dear aande1285, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! We are overjoyed to hear about your wonderful experience during your second visit to our camp! It’s heartening to know that our staff's cheerfulness and dedication greatly contributed to your delightful stay. We continuously strive to create an environment where warmth and positivity shine, so your kind words are truly appreciated. Thank you for your valuable feedback regarding the fans in our new rooms. We always aim to enhance the comfort of our guests, and suggestions like yours are vital in helping us improve. We're looking into options to ensure a more comfortable atmosphere during the warmer afternoons. Your recommendation that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime is the highest compliment we could receive! We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back for a third visit, promising yet another unforgettable experience amidst the serene beauty of the Serengeti. Warm Regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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CZTHOMPSON wrote a review Mar 2024
Greenfield, Indiana94 contributions54 helpful votes
This is our 2nd time at Sametu camp. The camp, staff, service and food are exceptional. Everyone we meet is joyful, friendly and eager to please. I was sick with travelers illness one day, and the staff could not have been more kind and attentive.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Come anytime of year. No parking issues! 🤣
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Dear Christina T, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp and a big asante sana (thank you) for choosing to stay with us again! We are absolutely thrilled to hear that your second visit was as exceptional as the first. It’s heartwarming to know that our staff's joyfulness and eagerness to please made a lasting impression on you. We truly believe that our team is the heart of our camp, and their dedication to making every guest's stay memorable is something we are very proud of. We are sorry to hear that you were unwell during your stay, but relieved to know our team was there to provide the care and attention you needed. Our staff is trained to offer not just exceptional service, but also compassionate support when it's needed most. Thank you for highlighting our camp's luxury in the bush, as well as the quality of our food and service. Your feedback is invaluable to us and motivates us to maintain and enhance our standards. We hope you are feeling better now, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a third visit—hopefully, under more enjoyable circumstances. Your continued trust in Sametu Camp means the world to us. Warmest regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Sandra P wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely family tent with daughter, son in law & grandson in one suite & grand-parents in the other suite with shared center living room was perfect. Loved the 3 balconies. Beautiful view and breezes across the plains in the community bar/living room & dining rooms. Beautiful pool & fire pit areas are part of the community areas. Elegant, & stylish, but relaxed. So beautiful & comfortable here. If this is camping, I love it!!! The food is wonderful & the service is personal and very good.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear F8032RSsandrap, Asante sana (thank you very much) for sharing your experience at Serengeti Sametu Camp! We are overjoyed to hear how much you and your family enjoyed our unique tented elegance in the heart of the Serengeti. It sounds like our family tent with its suites and shared living room perfectly suited your needs, providing a blend of privacy and shared spaces for wonderful family bonding. It's wonderful to know that the balconies added an extra touch of charm, allowing you to take in the sweeping views and refreshing breezes. We're also thrilled that you appreciated the community areas, including the pool and fire pit, designed to enhance the experience of being in such a stunning natural setting. Our goal is always to combine elegance, comfort, and a relaxed atmosphere, and it's gratifying to know we achieved this for you. And of course, knowing that you enjoyed our food and personal service is the icing on the cake. Thank you for choosing Serengeti Sametu Camp and for your glowing recommendation. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back to our slice of paradise for more unforgettable memories. Warm regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Karin L wrote a review Mar 2024
Munich, Germany6 contributions2 helpful votes
In the middle of the Serengeti! Unbelievable and fascinating position in the wilderness. Great service by all the staff, starting with Barak, our personal waiter, and Alex who prepared the fire site beside our lodge. Thank you very much. Asante sana
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Dear 23karinl, Jambo from Serengeti Sametu Camp! We are thrilled to hear about your breathtaking experience with us. It's always our goal to provide a unique and immersive stay in the midst of the stunning Serengeti wilderness, and we're delighted to know we achieved this for you. The commitment of our staff to provide exceptional service is a cornerstone of our camp, and we are so glad that Barick, Alex, and the rest of the team made your stay memorable. Their dedication to ensuring every guest feels special and well-cared-for is truly commendable, and we will certainly pass along your kind words to them. Thank you for choosing Serengeti Sametu Camp for your safari adventure. We hope to welcome you back again for more unforgettable moments in the heart of the Serengeti. Asante sana (thank you very much) for your lovely review and recommendation. Warm regards, Karibu Camps & Lodges
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti Sametu Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Serengeti Sametu Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Serengeti Sametu Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.