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“A gem of a camp”
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Wide open spaces in the savannah below Mt Kilimanjaro
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Wide open spaces in the savannah below Mt Kilimanjaro
The deck offering views over the Amboseli plains Tent 3 - King Bed
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Wide open spaces in the savannah below Mt Kilimanjaro
The deck offering views over the Amboseli plains
Tent 3 - King Bed
The lounge
Tent 1 - King Bed
Dining on the deck
Tent 2 - Queen Bed
Sundowner deck
The deck with Mt Kilimanjaro in the background.
Fantastic views on to Mt Kilimanjaro from every tent.
Tents 1 and 2 at dusk.
View from the lounge.
Wide open spaces
Road in Amboseli National Park leading to the camp.
Classic wood fired clay oven. Excellent for pizzas.
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Tented camp -
3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Amboseli Eco-system, Rift Valley Province

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Dubai
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A gem of a camp”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
5
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Not wishing to stay in one of the luxury hotels that pretend to be camps, we chose this private, self catering option on the edge of Amboseli National Park for a 5 day trip.
It's beautifully tranquil, blends into the space naturally and is thoughtfully laid out with only three guest tents spaced away from each other, with the loo and bush shower further away. The staff are discreet and helpful and include some local Masai who are a fount of knowledge about local animals and plants. They heat water every day for the shower, clear dishes and are at hand whenever needed. The spectacular view of Kilimanjairo greets you in the morning and evening as the clouds clear and animals were omnipresent, which made a visit to the Reserve pointless.
As a family with three teenagers we were never bored and the prospect of choosing meals (there is an excellent wood fired pizza oven) fire building, walking and tracking or simply taking in the views occupied the days wonderfully. The tents are nicely kitted out and the beds very comfortable. Altogether an upmarket and uplifting camping experience

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Liked best: The peace and the night sky
Liked least: Should have stayed longer
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Cam023
Dallas, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Budget Safari experience”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Wow, this camp is very unique. If you want to be surrounded by Amboseli nature, this is the place. The animals filer thru this camp and its very safe. We had 3 -4 guides/guards/helpers at all times. We saw more giraffes here than in Amboseli, and you can get out of the car! There was a family of around 10 that filtered back and forth most days. Plus gazelle, zebras. There were many elephant tracks and a giant skeleton, but we didn’t see one.
It's like luxury camping, everything is set up, comfortable beds. We didn’t even think about a/c but this was Aug, so no need at 3500 ft elevation. It's not the Ritz, so if you are expecting that, pay $300-500 a nite for luxury tents. If you want to experience what it was like on safari with Hemmingway, then this is a place you won't soon forget. Its a bit hard to find but there is a sign for a nieghboring Camp Satao. The driveway is rough, an experience in itself, but no prob for a Rav4, which would be best if you plan to get on the less traveled roads of Amboseli

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Kiki_DK
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magical place with stunning views!”
Reviewed 16 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
5
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We stayed at the bush camp for two nights over Easter and it was truly a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to visit Amboseli National Park.

Prior to our trip, we exchanged some emails with the owner of the camp, Phil. He answered all our questions and provided us with detailed directions to the bush camp as well as phone numbers of the caretakers.

Upon arrival, the caretakers were waiting for us to help with our luggage and provide us with a tour of the camp. Dickson, the main caretaker, was extremely accommodating and made us feel very welcome. He was around whenever we needed him yet gave us our space and privacy. On our first day, Dickson showed us around Amboseli Park (about a fifteen-minute drive from the camp) and took us hiking. The second day, we visited his Maasai village located right outside the park, which was a great experience.

Since we were the only visitors in the camp, we got to pick our tent. We chose tent number three since it has the best views of the Kilimanjaro. The tents are all tastefully decorated and ours had a separate washing area. The lounge offers a great sitting area where you can relax and enjoy magnificent views; nothing overly luxurious but all very well put together and comfortable, though maybe not so much if you don't like lizards! The outdoor kitchen is equipped with a gas stove and all the utensils needed to prepare simple meals. It also features a pizza oven that the caretakers used on our second evening to prepare delicious, authentic Italian pizzas for us.

What makes this place so special is that it blends in perfectly with the gorgeous environment and the stunning views. It's very private and secluded, allowing you to really disconnect and enjoy the nature and the silence. It really is a magical place, and I would definitely go back there!

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Liked best: The location, the views, and the hospitality
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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