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Traverse City, Michigan
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This camp/lodge was extreme luxurious and perfect for honeymooners and elderly people who enjoy all the pampering that goes with this place. The staff was very good, especially our room valet John and the staff in the main lodge. Food was ok but inclusive drinks made up for marginal food.

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’.... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We stayed at this wonderful property for 2 nights as part of our 12 day safari itinerary. The remote location is an incredible advantage - you have the never-ending Kusini plains all to yourself. What an incredible experience! The managers Isbjorn and Charlotte were very professional and friendly - we were amazed by their never-ending energy and enthusiasm. We also... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Huri, Firstly, let us thank you for choosing to stay with Sanctuary Retreats as part of your 12 day itinerary - it is very much appreciated! Secondly, thank you for such a wonderful review. It was a delight to host you and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations about protecting Africa's wildlife. If you would like to keep up to... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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70 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

My wife and I stayed at Sanctuary Kusini for 2 nights between Christmas and New Years. The 12 tents are arranged around the base of a large kopje and are very well maintained. The tents are laid out in the same fashion as the tents at Sanctuary Swala in Tarangire. The staff is very accommodating and they go out of... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Kusini. Thank you for the very comprehensive feedback, which we of course have shared with the team. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. It would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary... More 

Melbourne Australia
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful lodge. We stayed here 4 nights as part of our safari trip. We were a group of friends celebrating a 50th birthday. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by the management couple - Charlotte and Isbjorn and there fantastic team. The luxurious tent accommodation was beautiful. Well maintained clean and well... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This luxury tented camp is one of the best-run camps in the South Serengeti...with a location to die for, especially in the months of December to March when the wildebeest & zebra migrating herds are in this area. The management is very friendly, the food is excellent, and the tented rooms are comfortable. Well done, Sanctuary Retreats!

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Kusini. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet)... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Although quite remote in location, once you arrive you will want to extend your stay. The comfortable tented accommodation with king beds and private ensuite facilities, the main lodge, the kopje rock for sunrise tea/coffee and sunset drinks.....are all part of the safari experience which is topped off by the amazing service given by Charlotte and Isbjorn (The Managers) and... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Essbie, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Don't let the reputation of this camp as being remote scare you off. This is an absolute gem of a camp, with landscapes and views we saw no where else. An real photographers dream and abundant wildlife as well. Isbjorn, the manager (unfortunately Charlotte, his wife, was away) is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and service oriented. He not only regaled us with... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to welcome you back one day soon. Until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’.... More 

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I recently got back from a safari in Tanzania during which I stayed 2 nights at Sanctuary Kusini. This was a lovely camp, the managers were extremely friendly and at least one of them were always around to greet you and help you with anything you needed or just to have a chat about what you had seen out on... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Faith , We are thrilled you had a wonderful time at Sanctuary Kusini. Our team loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back one day soon. Would be great if you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We stayed at Kusini camp for two nights as part of a week long safari trip, and it was our favourite place of the whole trip. Everything about the camp was amazing - The accommodation, the main dining tent, and particularly the staff. Charlotte and Isbjorn, the camp managers, did everything to make sure we had a perfect stay, and... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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188 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

No words can ultimately describe this beautiful lodge in the Serengeti! I have to say that thanks to Charlotte and Isbjorn (camp managers), Emmy (our guide), the chef, and all the other staff at the lodge made this part of our three and a half week safari in Africa our favorite! The lodge itself is lovely in all of its... More 

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Sanctuary R, Manager at Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Great to hear you enjoyed your time and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We hope to see you again soon and until then you can keep up to date with the latest news from Sanctuary Retreats by liking us on Facebook, just search for ‘Sanctuary Retreats’. We are also on Twitter (@SanctuaryRet) and Instagram (SanctuaryRetreats)... More 

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Part of Sanctuary Kusini's charm is its remote and private location within the park, offering exceptional and essentially private game viewing. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop, or kopje, the camp's communal areas include a dining area, lounge and library, as well as a campfire. The views from the kopje are simply sensational - the perfect spot for sundowners and stargazing. The library is stocked with reference books to read up on the day's discoveries, and of course, our experienced guides are always on hand to fill in about local knowledge where books cannot. Like all Sanctuary properties, Sanctuary Kusini is designed to have minimal environmental impact, in fact the camp can be packed up and removed without leaving a trace. The open-plan ensuite twelve tents at Sanctuary Kusini are shaded from the sun by acacia trees and all are positioned carefully with thought out views of the surrounding plains and extremely spacious at 48 square metres. Each tent has its own personal attendant to look after guests during their stay and feature mosquito netting, hairdryers and in-room safe. A large private wooden veranda with comfortable furnishings extends in front of each tent, with many having views of the plains below where zebra, buffalo and lion are a common sight year-round, the ideal spot to relax for a sundowner after a hot restorative shower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti

Address: PO Box 427, Njiro Hill, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: $383 - $658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“The camp has secure, individual, timber-framed tents located in the grounds. Ask for a view overlooking the semi-open ground in front.”
 of 5 bubbles Waterloo2005, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All tents are excellent surrounded by lush green (we visited during the wet season)”
 of 5 bubbles hurif2016, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“all the room locations looked great”
 of 5 bubbles I5182QPpaulf, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are located around the central rock in camp and offer stunning views”
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“Any of the rooms are fabulous but we were in #12 which was one of the furthest from the main lodge. We liked that.”
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