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San Diego
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful facility very close to national park entrance. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Rooms comfortable and well-appointed. Pool for cooling off after game drives. Meals well prepared and tasty. No nearby access to cash. Rains can result in insect proliferation. Frogs help but charming croaking may bother some. Confirm add-on prices up front (game drives, etc.).

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

It was great having you at iKWETA, we had been looking forward to your stay. Your review and kudos are most appreciated. As part of our corporate social responsibility, we collaborate fully with other key stakeholders in fostering sustainable private-public partnerships. Included is sharing the benefits of tourism within the local community. Although most of our guests come through tour...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ikweta was the perfect base to explore Meru. The staff were really friendly and food delicious! Meru is stunning, it's not as crowded as other parks but has all the animals and a fantastic rhino sanctuary.

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thrilled that you found iKWETA a “perfect base to explore” Meru Park and its striking natural beauty and abundant wildlife. As you observed Meru Park is still off the beaten track. Safari-goers like yourself appreciate exploring the wilderness and siting amazing wildlife. The Rhino sanctuary is vast and home to a large number of black and white rhinos. Hope you...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ikweta Safari Camp for two nights in October 2016. The drive from Nairobi was long and bumpy and I was not feeling well after a bad stomach infection. The relief on finally arriving over 7 hours later was big and real. The welcome was warm though and the room lovely. the staff could not have been more helpful...

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

We were all concerned upon your arrival at iKWETA and eager to get you back on your feet. We were happy to see you perking up and beginning to enjoy your stay at iKWETA and Meru Park. By choice we are a small camp and this offers opportunity for us to personalize our service. We would have loved for you...

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the check-in, where the whole place seemed extremely unorganized, I was positively surprised by the place. It was a nice and friendly place to go for a weekend. The food (apart from dessert) was also a very positive experience. I would definitely recommend this place.

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Your recommendation and positive experience at iKWETA means a lot to us. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and relaxed camp. We apologize for the check-in procedure. As part of our social responsibility, we try as best we can to offer employment opportunities to young Kenyans who have been trained in hospitality. Unfortunately, after your visit we had to...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 October 2016

First the good - Nice value safari camp, well set up for kids, groups and familes. Nice swimming pool and hang out area. Very comfortable tents, lots of thought put into making them stylish and fun. The food was very good, and the staff friendly and helpful. Since we were a couple the staff worked hard to set up a...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Your review resonates with iKWETA. Yes, indeed we are trying to offer affordable safari luxury and value for money. More and more guests like yourself are appreciating this. Concerning our meal offerings, since accommodations at iKWETA are on a Full-Board basis, all the menus are carefully planned and purposively varied. As a matter of practice, guests are always informed what...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Amazingly affordable luxury tented camp, minutes for Meru national park. The owners welcomed us with open arms, providing us with insight into the area and the camp itself. The "tents" were more like plush hotel rooms , with quality furnishings and bathroom suites. The pool provide the opportunity for much needed cooling off between game drives, whilst the staff were...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Most appreciate your review recommending iKWETA as an affordable and convenient base for discovering the amazing wilderness of Meru National Park, one of Kenya’s most beautiful and truly pristine national parks. Since opening our camp in November 2011, we have been welcoming guests like yourselves who value our efforts to offer safari luxury accommodation and services at affordable rates. Many...

Thika, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful place. Serene environment providing a safari experience like no other. Loved the evening under the tents in the bushes. A great sleep over place before visiting Meru National Park which provide ambient and elegant relaxation mode.

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Great that you were able to discover iKWETA Safari Camp and even better that you found it a wonderful place in a serene environment. iKWETA offers an affordable safari luxury option at Meru National Park, one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks with amazing abundant wildlife. Our tents are all mounted on elevated solid foundations. Each has its own veranda...

Canberra
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After an arduous journey we arrived at Iqueta and were welcomed by Susan and team. They went out of their way to find romantic secluded venues in the garden for our meals- surrounded by the African bush and the sounds of frogs and cicadas. They arranged a guide for us in Meru Game Park, just 5 minutes down the road....

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

You have perfectly coined iKWETA - "glamping at an affordable cost". We are inspired by the emerging trends of glamping and growing number of travellers like yourselves who are keen to experience a luxury tent surrounded by nature. Being able to sleep in a comfy bed with white linens, soft white comforter and an array of pillows with ambient warm...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was a wonderful time in the camp even though we spent only one night there. Top service, delicious food and top infrastructure. We can recommend it. They prepared an early breakfast as we went on a Game Drive and Dinner was served outside with candle light.

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Value your recommendation and high marks! We try hard to offer great food, service and accommodation. We’re happy you enjoyed our cuisine and dining under the star-filled sky. Meru Park encompasses a large expanse of wilderness with abundant wildlife. It is good to have two days or even better more to explore its wonders. Next time we hope you will...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The staff i met at Ikweta were amazing! Right from my arrival they were friendly and attentive and made sure i got settled in well. For the 3 nights i was there, they made sure my dietary needs were met everyday (im allergic to eggs). The tents were superb - clean, spacious and comfortable which made me like the place...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Five Stars, we all appreciate! Your review is a great motivation and we will keep endeavoring to make iKWETA better and better. We always give special attention to our friendly service and fresh tasteful cuisine. Also, we go out of our way to accommodate special dietary needs. Many guests like yourself value this. Our tents have been designed for comfort...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iKWETA Safari Camp is by choice a small owner-operated intimate camp offering personalized service and safari luxury accommodation. Located just 2 km from the Murera Gate of Meru National Park, iKWETA is a year-round destination and a convenient base for exploring both Meru and Kora, two of Kenya's national parks to offer a complete wilderness safari experience. iKWETA offers ten spacious canvas tents on elevated permanent foundations with thatch roof overlay of doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) indigenous to the area. Tents are tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furnishings. Each tent is designed with an airy-by-day and cozy-by-night bedroom area separated by a natural stone wall from the bathroom en-suite, with walk-in shower and toilet. There is a writing table and safe box in every tent. All tents face East for guests to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Meru National Park from the comfort of their beds. Each tent has a private verandah. There is free WiFi at all tents. You can sip your early morning steamy hot Kenya coffee or Kenya tea on your private veranda, while you Facebook or Tweet as the sun rises over Meru National Park. Tents are amply fitted with electric power sockets for guests to be able to power their laptops or charge their electronic devices and camera batteries. Our large Swimming Pool is delightfully warmed year round by glorious sunshine. Our "Two Zebras Restaurant" serves all meals to order using fresh produce grown in the Camp's own Greenhouse and on iKWETA Farms. We offer international and vegetarian cuisines as well as children's menus. No night time blackouts or '10:00 o'clock night-curfews": There is mains electricity backed-up by a high-capacity generator. If you are awaked by the sounds of nature you can snuggle under your duvet and read or watch movies on your iPad or DVD. Your main attraction will be spectacular game drives through Meru National Park, one of Kenya's most beautiful and truly pristine national parks and the land of the "Big-Five" - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. With over 400 bird species reported, the park is also a birdwatchers' paradise. There are also interesting places in the vicinity of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area. Nature walks to the Gatwe ("Skull") Hill for panoramic and spectacular views of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area and the Nyambene Hills. Accommodations are on Full-Board basis (all meals included as well applicable taxes). Since opening for business in October 2011, iKWETA Safari Camp has hosted many foreign and domestic film crews. ... more   less 

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Address: Murera Gate, Meru National Park 60600, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Eastern Province > Meru National Park
Price Range: €120 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms at the far end of the reception provide a nice experience especially at night”
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“So comfortable and enjoyable; truly. Wish I had had a night swim in the beautiful under water lit pool! ”
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“As far as i can see nobody overlooks anybody the way there situated your like lost in your own little bit of bush ”
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