Kati Kati Camp Tented Camp
This mobile tented camp is set up in one of the best game-viewing spots on the plains of central Serengeti. It is rustic rather than luxurious, but with fully-equipped, en-suite tents, you’ll experience a more refined version of camping in the wild African bush. It’s a true safari experience.
* Kati Kati Camp Highlights
- ∞Camp set up in central Serengeti
- ∞Unfenced, so wildlife are seen at close range
- ∞Perfect, quiet base for the incredible game-viewing in Serengeti
- ∞Comfortably-furnished, en-suite tents
- ∞Friendly and attentive staff
- ∞Great food, despite the remote location
- ∞Evening camp fires to exchange stories with fellow travellers
- ∞Hot air balloon flights can be arranged
More about this accommodation
The camp has 10 tents that are set up in a line. They are simply furnished with everything you need and the cast iron beds can be arranged as twins, doubles or triples. The en-suite bathroom, at the back of the tent, has a chemical toilet and shower, which is filled with hot water when you need it.
At the front of each tent is a small covered veranda with deck chairs, from which to admire your view over the plains of the Serengeti. Each tent has a luggage rack and writing desk.There is no electricity in the tents, but there is a generator which is switched on at specific times during the day at the main tent, with plugs to recharge batteries, etc.
The Main Tent
The camp revolves around the central Main (or Mess) tent and its camp fire, which is lit each evening. Here, too, things are kept simple, with the dining tent set up with tables and chairs and a small library. As the sun sets, the place to be is around the camp fire to enjoy a sundowner and swap safari stories.
Meals are delicious and substantial. Breakfast is a buffet, with a cooked option. A 3-course lunch is served for those not out on a game drive, or they’ll pack a picnic lunch for you. Dinner is also a 3-course affair, served in the dining tent after sundowners at the fire.
Game Viewing Activities
Kati Kati Camp does not provide guided game-viewing trips. Visitors bring their own guide and 4X4. Daily game drives are recommended to see all that the Serengeti offers.
The Seregeti is home to the Big Five and more. Zebra, giraffe, a wide range of antelope, warthog and plenty of other favourite African animals roam this land. Depending on the rains and the position of the camp, you may be lucky enough to see the Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and their predators as they pass by in their thousands.
Things to Do at Kati Kati Camp
First and foremost, game drives through the beautiful Serengeti, with its abundance of wildlife.
Depending on the location of the camp, visits to a Maasai village to learn about their wonderful cultures and traditions can be arranged. The same applies to hot air balloon flights, which can be booked for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, floating quietly above the Serengeti plains with a birds-eye view of all the animals.
By car: Serengeti is 335 km from Arusha, a trip which takes about 7½ to eight hours by car, travelling past Lake Manyara and through Ngorongoro.
By air: Daily flights are offered during high season by various local airlines to Seronera airstrip, a 50-minute flight from Arusha.
Our Take on Kati Kati Camp
If you’re looking for a true African safari camping experience, with the comfort of a bed and bathroom and no setting up hassles, Kati Kati Camp is a great option. Simple, but comfortable, and away from the crowds, this is Serengeti bush at its best.
- ∞Accommodation and all meals
- ∞Mineral water, tea and coffee
- ∞Happy Hour: sundowner cocktail and finger food from 6 to 7 pm
- ∞Contribution of US$ 0.5 per traveller to Emusoi Center educational project for Masaai women
- ∞Bed night fee
- xSoft drinks, alcoholic beverages
- xItems of a personal nature
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= Star Rating Explanation
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