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Updated 07/06/20

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#28 of 172 Speciality lodging in Serengeti National Park
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Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge. The odge camp is located in Central Serengeti on the slopes of a hill with fantastic views and it is the ideal starting point to visit the great plains at any time of the year. The camp consists of 25 luxury tents with en-suite bathroom. Each tent is a built on a wooden platform. The main house caters with a terrace, restaurant, lounge and swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Swahili
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Denver, Colorado39 contributions2 helpful votes
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Just call me Cinderella. That's what you feel like when you walk into the main entrance of Kubu Kubu and are welcomed by the staff. That glow continues when you are escorted to your luxury tent and enter these magnificent rooms. The bedding, the towels, the beds, the sitting area, the deck outside your main room. But nothing says it better than the open-air, roomy shower. Dinners are family style and plentiful. Delicious breakfasts with a variety of tasty choices. Staff is pleasant and efficient.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Karen S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My husband and I enjoyed the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania in August 2021. One of the highlights was three nights we spent at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge. This is an amazing place to stay. The tents are very private, with unbelievable views and really cool outdoor showers. The staff is terrific and very attentive and friendly. We greatly enjoyed the common area and swimming in the beautiful pool. Sunsets from the main lodge's deck are fantastic. The food is delicious, with many options. This is the only place we stayed in which alcoholic beverages (top shelf) were included in the price. The laundry service is quick and very inexpensive. Absolutely 100% satisfied.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a tent in the lower row. They have unobstructed savannah views and no shared walls.
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ywgtravellers wrote a review Aug 2021
Winnipeg, Canada43 contributions118 helpful votes
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We stayed two nights at the Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge during our recent trip to the Serengeti National Park. We were immediately impressed by our accommodations which featured a beautifully designed, spacious bedroom with a king-size tented bed kitted out with soft, luxurious linens. The bed faced the large living area which was furnished with comfortable lounge chairs facing three sides of screened canvas facing incredible views of the Serengeti. There is a separate toilet room, large sink area, and a wonderful outdoor shower with plenty of hot water. Each room has a water cooler that also dispenses hot water. We weren’t too impressed with the restaurant and service at KubuKubu. Service was inconsistent and the food mediocre. Although the head chef was super friendly and very accommodating we struggled to find anything on the buffet menu that was exceptional. Selection for the boxed lunches was minimal and not very appealing. The same items were offered up both days of our stay. Something else we noticed is that female staff were friendly, attentive, efficient and hard working whereas male staff at the main lodge came across as aloof, slow moving, and disorganized. Also of note, women wore masks consistently while male staff either had no mask or wore them around their neck rather than covering their mouth and nose. Overall we found a very casual approach to following Covid-19 protocols which was somewhat unsettling. There was one bottle of sanitizer available in the main lodge that was located at the front door and occasionally placed on a side table at the entrance. Although there was a Covid-19 protocol memo left in our room, we found very little following of the stated protocols. Guests were allowed to self serve, no sanitizer at buffets, and as mentioned staff wearing of masks was limited and inconsistent. This is an incredibly beautiful lodge with outstanding guest accommodation. Perhaps following Covid shutdowns they are struggling to get their staff up to standard. Management needs to take a very close look at how staff are being trained and supervised and supported.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tanganyika Wilderness, Owner at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ywgtravellers, Thank you for your post and feedback. We are sorry you did not enjoy the food. The food at Kubu Kubu is based on the fresh products produced in our faros in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Covid-19 protocols are reviewed on a regular basis. We asure our staff are all wearing masas and sanitizer is available in more check points inside the main house. Thank you,
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Ali K wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas69 contributions50 helpful votes
I and my wife bring ten guests every year to Tanzania for a photo-safari and tour of Zanzibar. I conduct the experience of Tanzania through a Photography workshop. We mainly concentrate on wildlife photography and coaching. This year I and ten of the photographers (serious and smart phone users) stayed at Kubu Kubu for two nights. It was a amazing experience. Every guest of ours throughly enjoyed the room showers that were open to the blue sky! This was our fourth stay at Kubu Kubu. I and my wife highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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hasnain f wrote a review Jul 2021
Mwanza, Tanzania39 contributions37 helpful votes
We regret only a night at this property with less time . From arrival to departure we were warmly welcomed . The Tents are very comfortable open shower could not be used as we arrived late & it was cold . The kids felt cold & they delivered electric heaters , beds very comfy. The shower water was hot with great flow . The tent had all requirements from kettle to water dispencer , very clean towels & amenities The staff were at their toes at all times , Masai escort you to & fro the rooms (do carry loose change to tip them) . The restaurant is large & there is a large deck overlooking the paranoic view of the plains . Food was excellent & the lunch box apart from the extras we requested the night earlier there was a variety spreaded out to choose from . Those serving us were very attentive & friendly. Kubukubu is a gem in the Serengeti . I would recommend them to add lights or lamps along the walkways to the tents as with the Masai escorts & torches it's pretty dark as the property is not fenced . To summ up we voted no 1 for this place & I will confidently recommend kubukubu to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plan more time to enjoy the property , view deck & open shower.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Migration at Serengeti National Park (7.9 km), Seronera (7.1 km), and Serengeti Hippo Pool (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Swahili.
Does Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.