Nestled in Moru Kopjes in the south of central Serengeti...
Dunia Camp: Our full report
Dunia Camp is located in the Moru Kopjes in the south of central Serengeti. This elegant yet unpretentious camp is in a good area for seeing the Wildebeest Migration between December and March, and then well located for the resident game of the central Serengeti for the rest of the year.Dunia Camp has the same high-quality feel and construction as its siblings Olakira in northern Serengeti and Olivers Camp in Tarangire.
It has eight large, airy tents, each of which has twin or king-size beds covered with bright orange and yellow checked blankets and deep soft pillows. The furniture is of the chunky wooden variety, with a lockable trunk both at the end of the bed and used as a bedside table. A radio, a torch, and filtered water are provided. The curtains are tangerine in colour, matching the bedspread and adding a touch of brightness to an otherwise neutrally coloured tent. Two triple rooms can be used for families.
Around the back of the bed is an en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and hot bucket showers next to each other. There’s also a clothes rack with plenty of space to hang clothes, and a sink and mirror with an array of toiletries including body lotion, shampoo and soap provided. It's substantially more comfortable than the other mobile-tented camps in this area.
In the front of each tent is a spacious ‘porch’, which has been made into a lounge area and is possible to zip off from the rest of the tent. In this lounge area is a chaise longue, desk and chair.
The main area of Dunia consists of two large mess tents, one used as the lounge, and the other as the dining area. In the lounge, green sofas and directors’ chairs look out over the Serengeti plains and towards the campfire, set a little way away from the dining tent. Wooden statues are dotted around, as well as vases of dried flowers. In one corner is a bookshelf with a selection of books and games in it, and the ‘bar’ on top of it, while a tiny curio shop is hidden inside one of the cupboards. In another corner a number of plugs are used for battery charging.
The dining area is found in the adjacent cream coloured tent, which is light, airy and cool. One large table fills the tent, and evening meals are held communially around it. Lunches and breakfast are normally eaten around individual tables, as everyone tends to arrive at different times. Lanterns light this whole area at night, which gives a wonderful soft light to eat dinner by, especially when combined with the light from the campfire.
Our viewDunia Camp is a stylish yet unfussy camp in the southern Serengeti. It offers a high quality base from which to explore the Seronera area, which has excellent game viewing year round, but is especially good from December to March when the wildebeest migration passes through.
Ideal length of stay: 2-3 nights is a good amount of time to explore the area.
Directions: Seronera airstrip is one hour’s drive from the camp.
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Food quality: The food at Dunia is varied and of a high quality. Breakfast is usually a selection of fruits, breads and cereals, as well as tea, coffee and fruit juices. A hot breakfast, including egg and sausage, is cooked to order.
Lunch is usually quite light due to the heat, so might be a selection of salads or quiche, chips or potato salad followed by a light dessert such as fruit salad or sponge pudding.
On our last visit here in July 2013, we tucked into a delicious dinner of courgette and chickpea soup, fried beef with onions, roasted vegetables and sweet potato mash, followed by melva pudding.
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Drinks included: Most drinks are included except for premium wines and spirits.
Solo Travel: Dunia is one of the Serengeti’s better camps for a solo safari holiday. It’s great for the migration (around Dec-Mar), but also good at other times; you can fly here, sharing the camp’s safari activities and communal dining; and its single supplement is low.See more ideas for Solo Travel in Tanzania
Attitude towards children: Dunia welcomes children aged seven years and older.
Property’s age restrictions: Children aged seven and over are welcome.
Special activities & services: There is a small selection of board games in the main area.
Generally recommended for children: Although the camp accepts children aged seven and up, it is a wild, unfenced camp and so Expert Africa would not recommend it for children under 12.
Notes: Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.
Communications: There is sporadic cellphone reception at Dunia.
TV & radio: There are no TVs here.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Medical care: There is a first aid kit on site and the manager is first aid trained. The nearest doctor is in Arusha, which would involve a flight from the Seronera airstrip, one hour away.
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Security measures: Guests are escorted to and from their tents after dark.
Fire safety: Fire extinguishers are located in each tent and in the kitchen. There are firebreaks all around the camp.
Disabled access: On Request
Laundry facilities: A full laundry service is included, but women’s underwear is not accepted.
Money: Payment is accepted in US dollars, Tanzanian shillings, Euros and UK pounds cash only.
Accepted payment on location: No credit cards are accepted, but there’s not a lot to pay for – only premium drinks and tips.