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Kirawira Serena Camp

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#43 of 131 campsites in Serengeti National Park
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The ultimate in luxury safari ambiance, this hilltop-tented camp offers all the romance of sleeping under canvas whilst providing all the opulence and amenities of a world-class hotel. The camp also offers the finest in game viewing, a brilliance of birds and driving safaris that is unrivaled in East Africa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Spa
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Public wifi
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic

Location

Western Serengeti, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
Kirawira Serena Camp
Getting there
Kirawira B Aerodrome
11.3 km
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Seronera Airport
81.3 km
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Archie wrote a review June 2023
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania5326 contributions730 helpful votes
We enjoyed the two night stay here. This is a luxury lodge. The views are incredible. Get a tent with a view. Christina and Victor are amazing and were so attentive to our needs. We appreciate all their help. The food is absolutely fantastic. Sigfried the chef is awesome. The rooms are comfortable. There are bugs everywhere but they provide a spray. They spray the room as well. They have a bar as well. You can have morning breakfast on the porch and see views of the balloons.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 July 2023
Dear Archie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made you feel at home and I am certain that they enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina
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Rose wrote a review June 2023
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions1 helpful vote
the room lodging is really nice. you have a room fan, nice bathroom, and fully enclosed tent with toiletries, bottled water, and mosquito net within the tent. the food is good too, and the wifi is amazing!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Daniel Mkina, Owner at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 14 June 2023
Dear blepblooprosec, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are pleased to hear that and looking forward to welcoming you back to Kirawira Serena Camp in future. Regards, Daniel Mkina
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Katie C wrote a review June 2023
Kittery Point, Maine5 contributions4 helpful votes
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A beautiful setting overlooking the Western Cooridor, this tented lodge is glamping at its best. Each tent is on a raised platform providing privacy and a breeze to go with the view of the endless plain. Inside tents have Victorian charm with leather wardrobes, marble & brass bathrooms and 4 poster beds with mosquito nets. The pool also has a view and is set amongst the gardens that give the lodge its very special appeal. Our favorite of the 5 Serena properties we stayed in because it is smaller, more intimate and has special details. Staff are amazingly attentive and welcoming. It’s a bit further afield but absolutely worth it.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The lodge gets a breeze and keeps the flies away, but the drive to get there can be hot and...
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Responded 3 June 2023
Dear Katie, Thank you for the review. Regards, Daniel Mkina
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jilliank1 wrote a review Sept 2022
Durham, Connecticut14 contributions5 helpful votes
We recently stayed here for 2 nights. It was late in the season, so many of the animals had migrated, but this gave us the ability to relax for 2 days from a very busy 3 country whirlwind tour. Initially this place seemed a bit dated compared to the other places we had stayed, but I quickly realized the nuanced charm of what would be an original tented camp. From the British styled influnce in furniture, the old photos of safari hunts, to the silver flatware and china placesettings to the fine dining service itself. The food was beyond expecation, as was the service. I will never forget the piece of Nile perch I had for lunch, in fact, it was the best fish I have ever had in my life. The morning coffee brought to the tent with heated milk was lovely. I took time for a massage and OH MY GOODNESS, it was the best massage I have had , hands down, so much so, all of the girls in my group signed up for one and agreed, Mwjuma, was outstanding. Victor our server was lovely and his smile and singing voice radiated. The only reason I gave this gem a 4 is that it could use just a few updates to compete with the newer splashier places, but if you can see beyond that, this really is a spectacular place and a day at the pool and spa will leave you feeling pampered and happy.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 Oct 2022
Dear jilliank1, Thank you very much for choosing the Kirawira Serena Camp as your preferred place of residence during your recent visit to Tanzania and for taking the time to write such a thorough rave review of our property and service. We are truly honored and delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you find our property exceptional in all ways. Management will be sure to share your encouraging feedback with the entire team. Thank you once again for sharing your wonderful experience and we pledge to continue offering the very best of the Serena Hospitality and Service. Regards, Daniel Mkina
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Daligazan wrote a review Aug 2022
27 contributions11 helpful votes
We were booked here for three nights in August, but ended up leaving early. The camp has 25 tents, but only one or two others were occupied when we were there, it felt like a ghost town. The wilderbeest migration had happened, and the area surrounding the camp had been/was being burned (apparently controlled burning is part of the management of the Serengeti) so the landscape was charred and the air was smokey, and the animals had mostly gone, so we had to travel far for wildlife viewing. Even if the camp had been at full capacity and the landscape uncharred, I'm not sure it would have been that wonderful. The staff didn't really seem very experienced, there was not a friendly welcome or friendly vibe, and it did not seem very professional. We almost got a smile out of some of the waiters, but not from anyone else. The decor was advertised as 'out of africa' Edwardian charm, but it just felt like a bit of a second hand furniture store.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Dear Daligazan, Greetings from Kirawira Serena Camp, We would like to thank you for taking the time to express the unpleasant experience of your recent stay with us. It is only through feedback, that we are able to improve. I certainly empathize regarding the points you mentioned and we have brought this up to relevant team members. It is certainly not the practice we envision and service standards. We truly apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Kirawira Serena Camp. Yours Sincerely, Daniel Mkina
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Amin Muhammad wrote a review Aug 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania12 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed one night at this camp which was wonderful. This camp is on the western side of Serengeti which is almost 2-1/2 to 3 hours drive from Central Serengeti. If you like peace, quiet place this is heaven One can see beautiful sunrise and sunset. Facility, rooms, restaurants/food are all very good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 14 Aug 2022
Dear Amin, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kirawira Serena Camp. Regards Daniel Mkina
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Julie Pickerign wrote a review July 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota8 contributions28 helpful votes
Tired, I hate to review this but I feel compelled to let others know what to expect. Compared to other tented camps, this was our least favorite. It is dated, the bed springs poked through, and the food was very meh. Dinner entrees consisted of a protein, white rice and five pieces of steamed vegetables every night. Lunch and breakfast boxes were horrible.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 July 2022
Dear Pclivemn, Greetings from Kirawira Serena Camp, We would like to thank you for taking the time to express the unpleasant experience of your recent stay with us. It is only through feedback, that we are able to improve. I certainly empathize regarding the points you mentioned and we have brought this up to relevant team members. We truly apologize that your stay did not meet your expectations. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Kirawira Serena Camp. Yours Sincerely Daniel Mkina
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Franziska wrote a review July 2022
Washington9 contributions5 helpful votes
Kirawira Camp is a magical place that transported us back in time by a hundred years. It conjures up images of PG Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster and Jeeves on safari. The tents/rooms are well appointed with antique furniture and lights from the 19th century. Yet they have all the comforts needed to enjoy the stay, including a welcome bottle of champagne. The tent’s bathroom is, again, luxurious but looks like it could have come from the Orient Express. The porch in front of each tent offers a view over the vast plains. The service is impeccable, the staff very friendly, and the food excellent. On our game drives, we saw zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, ostriches, hyenas, warthogs and more. Altogether a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 July 2022
Dear F_L_M_Oh Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina
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ZonaP wrote a review July 2022
NJ, USA612 contributions146 helpful votes
We stayed here as a family for 2 nights while out in the Serengeti with Easy Travel. This is definitely a unique experience, especially as it’s a bit further out and with just about 25 tents/rooms. The staff arranged a wonderful bush dinner, which was a highlight of our trip. Generally as others have said, the lodgings are very good but the meals could use a bit more variety if you end u staying at more than 1 Serena lodge. Note- laundry service was same day and was quite good!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring insect repellent and beware the tsetse flies.
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Responded 12 July 2022
Dear ZonaP, Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, I am also delighted to hear you had a wonderful bush dinner and taken note of getting more variety in our meals. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina
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toothlady66 wrote a review June 2022
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom284 contributions118 helpful votes
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We stayed 4 nights here and the rooms were very comfortable in a tented style with great views of the Serengeti and nice to hear the wildlife noises around us . It’s a reminder of colonial style of the 1920’s The staff are all lovely especially Grivin and Daniel who made our stay special and they are all very attentive to the guests needs . The downside is the food as there’s a set menu every evening and not much variety and no Tanzanian dishes .This seems to be the same in all the Serena lodges. Breakfast was very good and packed lunches need variety. There is possibility to get a massage by the lovely masseuse who did a great job Coffee and tea trays in the room were there
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Best rooms with views are 7,8,9
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Response from Daniel Mkina, Owner at Kirawira Serena Camp
Responded 8 June 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to review and share your wonderful experience about your last stay with us, we are very pleased to hear that it was a pleasant one. I am also very delighted to hear that our staff made your stay special and I am certain that they enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to let them all know how much of an impact they made on your experience at Kirawira Serena Camp. Thank you once again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Daniel Mkina Camp Manager
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AU$454 - AU$1,113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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What are some of the property amenities at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kirawira Serena Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kirawira Serena Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Kirawira Serena Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kirawira Serena Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.