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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Lovely friendly welcome. Rooms were great - lots of space; huge, comfortable bed; and his'n'hers sinks a nice touch. Amazing views over Tarangire as dawn broke - armed with morning coffee brought by the staff. And will remember sitting by the big fire, G&T in hand, looking at the stars for a long time. Mess tent had everything one could need - food decent and good (though bit pricey...) booze selection. Very happy memories from our two nights.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maisha_Kikoti, Manager at Kikoti Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2013

Thank you so much for your kind trip advisor review. The fantastic view from the camp, and the amazing night sky are all part of the magic here at Kikoti, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We stayed at Kikoti toward the beginning of our two-week northern Tanzania safari. It was our first tented camp experience.After staying at Kikoti, we did stay at more luxurious tented camps in the Serengeti. Nevertheless, we had a lovely time at Kikoti. The furnishings are not as fancy as some of the others, but there is something so perfect about sleeping in the fresh African air, knowing that you are surrounded by wildlife. Service was good and so was the food. No complaints. Slept great!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Maisha_Kikoti, Manager at Kikoti Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on trip advisor, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Kikoti.

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

The other reviewers who call out just how excellent this place is are spot on. The setting, the accommodations, and the staff were all just great. It's well run, friendly, organized...they really go the extra mile, and the overall feel for the place is captured in how the staff seem to all really enjoy their jobs. Had almost a family run feel to it - they all work together to make it a great experience. Campfire each night, and Masai did a dance demo which was very cool. We did the night excursion which was a blast - we didn't get too lucky on seeing anything big, but careening off through the bush in the middle of the night chasing eyes in the night was just plain fun. We also did their guided walk up to the rocks where there is a great view and a slew of baboons hanging out. It was well worth it - fabulous sunset over Taranquire, and we also got to see our first buffalo on the way up.

Taranquire is worth putting on your itinerary - more elephants than we saw anywhere else. Kikoti Camp is on the far side of it - very quiet, view of the lake in the distance from the raised tents which were really nice...much nicer than we had expected them to be.

There were three of us (45+ yrs old, friends) on our trip and we all agreed that of the five places we stayed in Tanzania on safari and in Zanzibar, Kikoti Tented Camp wins the prize for "best accommodation". We can't take credit for finding it though...we booked through Infinite Safari Adventures, which btw, is a great company to go with if you are looking for a "middle of the road" trip that is not bargain basement roughing it student style, nor high end over the top expensive/posh. Kikoti was a good example of that - great place, great experience, reasonable price.

In the interest of balance, there was one slight negative to Kikoti - prices on drinks were somewhat high. Hmmmmm...or perhaps we just drank too much? Have fun!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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safarilegacy, Manager at Kikoti Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here at Kikoti with us, experiencing our night game drive and guided walk. We are currently in the process of adding more activities to our list...so you will simply have to come back to experience them all!! ;)
Karibu tena (welcome again!)
Alice & Danny'

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed two nights at Kikoti during a photo safari. The luxury tents are very, very nice, the staff were fantastic, and the food was good. Most of all, the setting was perfect. On a hilltop overlooking Taragire. Simply gorgeous. A nearby, climbable kopje (just 10 minutes away) provides a wonderful view for sunsets over the park. Don't miss Kikoti!

Room Tip: All the tents are about the same. I would suggest that you should choose one closer to the lodge (just to make the walk a little shorter).
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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safarilegacy, Director of Sales at Kikoti Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Kikoti Safari Camp!
We appreciate your comments and positive feedback!
Please come back for a visit !
Jennifer

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

We arrived at Kikoti after an exhausting journey from the UK via Arusha. Unfortunately we only stayed one night. The staff were absolutely brilliant, very welcoming and efficient. The rooms exceeded our expectations and we left disappointed that we had not factored in a couple more nights to take advantage.Our three teenage sons enjoyed their stay also and particularly enjoyed the tree house feel of their room, elevated on stilts.
All in all an excellent lodge.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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safarilegacy, Director of Sales at Kikoti Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2013

Thank you for staying with us at Kikoti! We thank you for your comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Come back and stay longer!
Jennifer

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