Serengeti Tented Camp - Ikoma Bush Camp
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Serengeti Tented Camp - Ikoma Bush Camp

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#4 of 7 hotels in Serengeti National Park
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Set in the midst of an incredible scenery of savannah and skies, you find Ikoma Tented Camp, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees. Ikoma has 35 traditional semi-luxury Meru tents, each under thatch with a private veranda overlooking the impressive plains of the Serengeti. The central restaurant and bar area boast a large camp fire an ideal spot to unwind with a chilled drink after a long days of exciting game viewing.Ikoma Tented Camp is ideally situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, along the path of the migrating wildebeests between Kenya and Tanzania. From Ikoma you can enter the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti river home to the giant wildebeest eating crocodiles. There is no better place to enjoy one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.Staying at Ikoma Tented Camp gives you the unique opportunity to enjoy a night game drive or a walking safari, as the camp is located just outside the national park boundary. A great chance to see and hear some of the nocturnal animals that can’t be spotted in daytime, such as the Leopard, Aardvark and the Bat-eared fox. Another special way of experiencing the bush is by going along on a guided walking safari. Guided by a professional ranger and guard you discover the bush and its inhabitants at close range. A great way to start or end a day in the Serengeti, followed by a breakfast in the bush or a sun downer at the close of the day.The airstrip a short distance away from the camp means you can be with us in next to no time and avoid the long drive through the park should you prefer a shorter journey.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Mid-range
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Serengeti National Park Tanzania
Getting there
Seronera Airport
33.7 km
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Kirawira B Aerodrome
54.1 km
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IngeGhent_Belgium wrote a review Oct 2022
Ghent - Belgium136 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a Big tent with 2 beds with klamboes and a fully equiped bath room with hot water

As soon as thé sun goes under untill it goes up security guards Bring you to thé restaurant tent. You get a wishle to call the security. The food was ok. There is a camp fire but many of the chairs around are broken. You are right outside Serengeti national park but thé animals do not Know Borders so we had Buffalo's outside our tent early morning
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anneke d wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Real African experience. Nearby Serengeti. Good food. Friendly staff. Wildlife at the doorstep. Beste fried eggs until now. Great campfire/ bush television every evening. Sunrise form the terras of the tents, and sunset from the terras near the restaurant
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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EdenJ wrote a review Feb 2012
Raleigh, North Carolina230 contributions124 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here 2 nights in late October. Earlier reviews of the camp were mixed so I was
a bit concerned about what we would find. However, we were very pleased overall about our stay. The tents were nice size and had full working bathrooms attached. We had no problems with hot water. We enjoyed sitting on the porch with our friends and listening to the sounds. Game walked nearby and you could definetely hear hyenas at night.

At night they had a large fire going so you could sit outside and enjoy the stars. The first
night the camp was full with a tour from Holland so the atmosphere was quite different from the second night when we had the place pretty much by ourselves. The first night
there was a dinner buffet that had plenty of food and nice options. The second night the dinner was off a menu with several choices for the entree. Breakfasts were also good.
Service was good overall. We were unhappy that our guide was not allowed to eat with us.

The location was good for the animals in October. It was still very dry and there were hardly
any bugs.

We received a good rate through our Safari agent at Karibu Africa Safaries and thought
it was well worth the price we paid. My only real gripe was the first night we were given
twin beds instead of a queen requested on our reservation. The camp
was full with a group from Holland so they could not accommodate us. We moved the second night to a tent with a queen bed.

It was a totally different atmosphere than staying in a lodge but it was definitely a step up
from basic tent camping. After spending nearly a week of sleeping on the ground while
climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, I wanted the luxury of a bed. However, I didn't want to give up too much of the sights and sounds of being in Africa.
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paugus wrote a review Nov 2011
Minden, Nevada50 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! Where to begin? The accommodations and staff at Ikoma Bush Camp
are absolutely the best! From the friendly greeting every morning at breakfast, to the meals and daily lunch boxes, to the final escort by guides to our tents every evening...Ikoma is a wonderful experience. We awakened to birds singing every morning and watched impala and zebra wander by our tent as we watched from the porch. The tents are deluxe and immaculately clean. I can't imagine finer accommodations being available. Thanks Ikoma Bush Camp for a truly magical experience!!!
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Request room 26 for the best game viewing from your tent. (Romantic)
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Lisa D wrote a review Nov 2006
Montana65 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I very much enjoyed my two nights at the Ikoma Bush Camp. It is more rustic than a lodge or hotel but if you go with that in mind it is a good experience. The tents were clean and the furniture was all handmade. There is not a lot of light at night so make sure to bring a flashlight. The water worked fine until the morning we left, but they give you a big bottle of water to brush your teeth, wash your hands, etc., with. We had two breakfasts and two dinners there and it was very good.

The camp is far from any "civilization" so the stars at night are absolutely beautiful. You can sit around the campfire and enjoy being outdoors. And the last night we were there the wildebeest migration was only yards from the tents. It was amazing!
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Date of stay: November 2006
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jennifer C wrote a review Feb 2018
Durban, South Africa153 contributions98 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were booked in here as part of a safari trip. It was advertised as luxurious. There was absolutely no luxury about it. The tented accommodation had no electricity points in them so all phones, tablets etc had to be left in the lounge to be charged. Also the only way I could dry my hair was to use my hairdryer in front of everyone in the lounge. Unacceptable. There was no hot water in the tents, you had to order it the night before and on both mornings we were there the water was half an hour late in coming which affected our game drives. The water had to be poured in by raising a bucket outside.
The food was basic, it was difficult to get a drink, several times we ordered drinks and they did not appear. Cannot recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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LillyS99 wrote a review Mar 2012
Pretoria, South Africa24 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the camp, the staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and spacious, the food great as was the views and location. I loved the truly African setup with fire burning in the evening and magical sunsets in the bush. There was just one problem... bedbugs! And lots of them. It made sleeping very difficult and we had itching legs for quite a few days after... such a pity though as everything else was very nice.
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Date of stay: December 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Serengeti Tented Camp - Ikoma Bush Camp
Responded 7 May 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review Ikoma Tented Camp and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The camp is fumigated every three months and this ensures that all types of insects are kept at bay from the rooms and all areas. Beddings are also changed on a daily basis and the room thoroughly cleaned. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ikoma Tented Camp and we hope to host you the next time you are in Tanzania. Juliette Amon.
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Sarita K wrote a review Nov 2010
gerpinnes46 contributions73 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were due to stay there for two nights as part of a multi-park safari. The place is shabby, the room was so small we could hardly open our suitcases, the toilet didn't work, there were holes in the moskito nets, the food was awful. There is no water/electricity until 5 pm so what do you do when you come back from safari at 2 pm? There is no shade at all around the tent.
I still don't understand how that lodge ended up as one of our stays, it's just about fine for backpackers (and even backpackers deserve correct food).
Avoid this place at all costs!
Having blown a fuse with the local tour operator (Nature Discovery), they moved us to Robanda Safari Camp which was excellent.
The only positive is the location, not far from the Ikoma gate and in the middle of the bush.
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Date of stay: November 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Seb wrote a review July 2012
Paignton, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Steyed here as part of our honeymoon with love live africa.

Unfortunately the wildebeest were messing around further south, so there was very little game around so we had to drive a long way every day, but thats nature.

The tents are spacious and generally fine, hot shower, flushing toilet and sink.

The restraunt tent was funky, with power for charging camera batteries etc. If you want high end accomodation with carpets curtains and other frills then look elsewhere.

This is very simple, not basic, just simple, - we found the quiet and space very relaxing and enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening. Joseph and his staff were great, always willing to help out, the guards are awesome, walking around with spears and bow and arrows!

the food was fine, a couple of desserts were basic but the mains were tasty and good portion (man portion) sizes!! all in all a really nice place.
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Date of stay: June 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Funkywabit wrote a review Oct 2011
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After reading all the reviews, I was very concerned about staying here especially since I was staying for 5 days. I was surprised at what I found there.
TENTS were spacious with nice sized bathrooms. Mosquito nets were intact and bedding wss clean and comfortable. I figured out early in the trip to take my showers at night if I wanted hot water. There were geckos in the tent but nothing else. Someone came around to each tent at sunset to sell drinks. There was always a guide to take you to dinner but sometimes they were not available to take you back. At night, the animal sounds were amazing! I heard Hyenas cackling.
FOOD was really good for dinner. It was buffet style and eveyother night they had a grill that offered grilled beef or chicken. The menu did repeat everyother day (remember I was there for 5 days) I did eat lunch there once and it was not good. They served spaghetti with baked beans on top...
FINAL THOUGHTS this place has had several upgrades since the end of 2010. They hired a new chef, they made improvments to the water situation, and the service has improved leaps and bounds. They do have internet but it is SLOW, as a matter of fact, they never charged me to use it because it was so slow. I had a great time the 5 days I stayed here.
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Han S asked a question June 2017
Dalen, The Netherlands26 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there internet access. Only for checking email is necessary.
Answer from MoivaroLodges
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
Hello Han, thank you for your message. We tried to install Wifi at the camp, however internet connection is really poor. So I would not count on having Wifi in the camp.
MARIA S asked a question June 2018
Montevideo Department, Uruguay54 contributions1 helpful vote
Hola, incluye safaris?
blacky_888 asked a question July 2017
Lengnau, Switzerland3 contributions4 helpful votes
Micheline • Hat man Stromanschluss um die Akus für den Fotoapparat aufzuladen? • Hat es Moskitosnetze in den Zeltcamps? 
Answer from MoivaroLodges
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
Hello Micheline, I'm going to answer in English. My German is not so good. Yes, we do have charge possibilities in the camp. You can charge your camera in the restaurant. Depending of your ground handler, most of the cars have charge possibilities in the car. All our tents have musquito nets. Best regards, Sophie
Enock M wrote a tip Oct 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents closer to restaurant"
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m p wrote a tip Nov 2016
London, United Kingdom32 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"take a torch / flashlight and if cold then clothes for morn eve"
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Zapp_Brissigan wrote a tip Jan 2016
Brisbane38 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tents are generally all the same"
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Margaret W wrote a tip Sept 2015
Tauranga, New Zealand23 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms/tents are a bit of a walk from restaurant, but ok."
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Sian wrote a tip Aug 2015
Bournemouth, United Kingdom78 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the tents have grteat views but some are a very long walk from the bar and restaurant."
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