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Reviewed 1 August 2016

After a long day driving we approached the Camp with some trepidation, not being sure what to expect from an unfenced tented camp. We were quickly met, checked in and shown to our tents which were literally on the edge of the Serengeti. Inside was the ultimate luxury of two double beds and spectacular bathroom with hot running water and...

Thank Peterb2012London
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I took our two kids (girl 15 and boy 13 years old) on a 6-day safari, 3 days of which we spent in the Serengeti at the Mbuzi Mawe Camp. We arrived in the evening at this tented camp which was surrounded by herds of grazing zebras, antelopes and buffalos. The closeness to the wild animals provided...

Thank RWH_HausenAG
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We barely spent 15 hours at this lovely place but wished we had more time. The first day or our trip , we reached travelling all the way from Arusha to this place in the northwestern Serengiti. The day's travel was amazing and most memorable with sights of almost all the exclusive wildlife one goes to Africa for. We reached...

Thank drmanish77
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Mbuzi was where my husband and I started our honeymoon. The staff was so helpful with everything. They organized the safari and balloon ride. They guided us on a walking tour. The tent is much more than a tent. It has a tent appearance, but has indoor plumbing and electricity. It's more like the tent from Harry Potter where once...

1Thank Natalie F
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I was sceptical when booking a tented lodge as the third and final accommodation to end our safari trip but I have never been more impressed! After staying in a country inn and lodge in Arusha and Karatu, the Mbuzi Mawe camp was definitely the best and what is needed to make it a proper safari. The rooms were large...

Thank Ani R
Redditch, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016

After a very long game drive it was a pleasant surprise to come upon this lodge in an excellent location. Met by porters to take our luggage partway to reception where a welcome drink and hot towel were very much appreciated. We handed back four copies of the Turin Shroud not realising how dusty the game drive had been! Tents...

1Thank Jim H
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Everything about this lodge is luxury. The tents themselves contain two large four poster beds and still have room for much other tasteful furniture. The en suite facilities are also fully equipped. The tent has power and even a phone to summon the escort after dark. The central lodge facilities are comfortable and are everything you would expect from a...

Thank Michael H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Mbuzi Mawe for two nights at the end of June, coming from Dar es Salaam via Mwanza. Serena organized our safari with Exotic Expeditions, an outfit based in Mwanza. Everything went very smoothly, they picked us up from airport, we stopped by their office briefly to pay up, and were on our way. From...

Thank af50
Paris, France
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We were a family of 5 and stayed here 3 nights in May 2016. The camp is well located and just 45 min from central serengeti. We were visibly excited as we approached the camp in the late afternoon on seeing how it was nestled in between rocks and no fence in sight. The tents are extremely spacious, well spaced...

Thank Pooja_S_Sh
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 28 May 2016

My trip to the Serengeti last December will for ever remain in my memory. Never before had I seen the central Serengeti so green, and so awash in water as rivers and streams had broken their banks and created a wetland scenery, rich of birdlife and with plenty of game to watch from the main tracks which circumnavigated these very...

1Thank Safariafficionado

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Embraced by an amphitheatre of monolithic rock sculptures known as kopjes, the reincarnated Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Camp nestles in a secluded acacia glade with sweeping views over the alternately lush and burning plains of Serengeti National Park. Carefully sited on one of the main annual migrations. ... more   less 

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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Price Range: €393 - €842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“All rooms are a little walk from reception but have views over the bush. Lots of little furry animals everywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles bluechippm, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tent 12A was good for us with sunrise views and proximity to reception”
 of 5 bubbles RohitBihani, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The farther from the generator the more you will hear the animals.”
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 of 5 bubbles NatalieF323, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Opt for a tent on the 'bottom' for those priceless unrestricted views over the plains and hills below.”
 of 5 bubbles Safariafficionado, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Tent # 11”
  • Toilet in Tent # 11
  • Bathroom in Tent # 11
  • Tent # 11
  • Shower in Tent # 11 - there is a step to enter!
 of 5 bubbles DisTrav, 27 May 2016 | Read review
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