All in all, Kiota Camp is an excellent option for travellers looking to explore the Central Serengeti whist staying in a high standard of accommodation, at a very reasonable price. If you want to follow the herds too, we suggest combining a stay here with Chaka Camp for a total of at least four nights for a real Serengeti spectacular! If you are looking for a little more comfort in this area, we would suggest looking at Dunia Camp or Pioneer Camp, which take the crown for the most luxurious.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Kiota is well placed to offer some great game drives. In the Central Serengeti, populations of all Big Five animals are impressive all year round, in addition to many other species. The only difficult Big Five sighting is rhino – found in the south west with difficulty! The camp benefits from its proximity to the Seronera Valley, the boundary between the wooded hills of the north and the plains of the south. Rettima Hippo Pool is also worth a visit, home not only to hippos but also to crocodiles, lizards and abundant birdlife!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Kiota’s communal facilities consist of a large living tent, incorporating a bar and library. There is also a dining tent and a separate washroom tent for guests to freshen up before and after meals. All main areas have breathtaking views across the Serengeti’s rippling plains. Every evening, guests are invited to sit around the campfire, the perfect place to swap stories! Service standards at Kiota are every bit as brilliant as they are at Chaka, sister camp.
The guest accommodation at Kiota comprises ten spacious tents, all 36m2 and designed to sleep a maximum of two adults and two children. Each may be configured as a twin, double, triple or family option – and a double-bed is always a king size! Each tent boasts electric lighting, power point with universal adaptor, a writing desk, a digital safe, a private and shady veranda, and indoor and outdoor lounge chairs. The en-suite facilities feature wardrobes, flush toilet, twin washbasins with running water, and safari-style bucket shower. The tents are positioned approximately 20m apart from one another, so there is ample privacy!
The staff members have loads of experience in the safari industry – and it shows! The guiding is truly top notch, while back at camp guests are made to feel comfortable at all times. There is a morning coffee and afternoon tea butler service, while private dining may be arranged on request – for example, dinner under the stars or a hearty bush breakfast.