Dunia Camp

Reviews of Dunia Camp

Excellent(91%) From 23 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 23 of our travellers who have visited Dunia Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Rooms:
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Facilities:
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Richard made us welcome and hospitable. Nice camp good attentive service if lacked a little character.

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Ms J & Ms B from Canada
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Thompson the guide was excellent-personable and took care of our every need. Extremely knowledgeable about bird names/info. Very flexible when we wanted a change of plans.

Peter the manager was very personable.
Helen really appreciated the hot water bottle in the bed.

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Mr S - California
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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WOW. Best stop of the trip in terms of camp. Unforgettable experience. Peter Ijajara the camp Manager was EXCEPTIONAL as was his back-up crew. A fantasy stop to be sure....

At this point it was clear that ASILIA came across as an impressive operator. Of particular mention is Fazo Mtoro our guide until this location who was EXCEPTIONAL on all LEVELS. He made a VERY BIG difference to the whole experience. Cannot recommend him enough.

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Mr & Mrs B from Kent
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Dunia Camp is a wonderful experience. Although looking like its back to basics, nothing can be further from the truth.

The staff were extremely efficient even managing to bring hot water for your gravity shower exactly at the time you requested. They even managed to serve us ice cream in the middle of the day. The food was marvellous even more so considering its location and not being a permanent camp.

Here we had a Dunia camp driver / guide to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and was even able to find a Black Rhino for us.

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The L family from London
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Great comfort in the depths of the Serengeti

Dunia Camp is situated on a slope in an interesting area of the southern Serengeti. Sunrise views are stunning. We had excellent game drives all around the area of the camp, including amorous lions down by the river.

Our experience at the camp was made by the manager Peter and his smiling, helpful staff. The food was of a high quality, remarkable considering the distance it had travelled. The evening camp fire was welcome in the chilly evenings of August and the communal dining table was friendly. The tents are very spacious and comfortable and the delivery of hot water, morning and evening, very prompt.

The night before our arrival the staff and guests had had a disturbed night caused by a lion making a kill in the camp. All was quiet while we were there apart from the grazing animals snuffling outside the tents.

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Mr B & Ms S from California
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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The perfect place to stay in the Serengeti

We loved everything about Dunia Camp. Its small size - 8 tents- makes for a personal and intimate experience. The tents are beautifully designed and spacious. The food is delicious, from the optional picnic breakfast and lunches to the fabulous meals in the camp. One morning we had our breakfast in a beautiful location in the wild.

The service is amazing, starting with Richard, the camp manager, all the way down through the entire team. People could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We appreciated the use of solar power and all of the other things the camp does to be environmentally responsible. The location is gorgeous and serene. At our breakfast in the camp we watched zebras, wildebeests and giraffes parade by a safe distance away.

We had a great guide provided by the camp (Patena), who is an extremely knowledgeable Masai. We were also lucky to have dinner there when someone had a birthday. It was the most spectacular display of singing and dancing by the camp staff. Perhaps most important, staying at Dunia Camp allows you to be in nature with all of the comforts you could want. Large buildings, tours, and hundreds of tourists are nowhere to be found. We stayed for 3 days and it was very hard to leave.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple

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Mr J & Mr B - London
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Food:
Average
Average
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Wonderful location ,poor facilities

A wonderful location with an extensive vista across the surrounding countryside which teemed with a wide variety of animals and birds.

The crowds and traffic jams of the central Serengeti were left behind enabling us to enjoy the solitude of the wilderness with the help of a knowledgeable and helpful guide.

Unfortunately the experience was marred by poor bathroom facilities and a camp vehicle which was unsuited to comfortable game viewing

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Dr & Dr L from Cheshire
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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A camp with no boundaries

The service, food and standard of the tents was excellent.

The camp manager was very good in ensuring that he knew everything you wanted to do and then made sure that you could do everything.

The Dunia Camp safari guide, Thompson, was good on birds but not experienced enough (as had been our Asilia driver guifde, Vincent Matari) to ensure that we had a fulfilling day in terms of the animals we saw.

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Mr & Mrs W from Devon
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Rooms:
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A very nice place to stay.

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Dr. B & Dr. G - Cheltenham
Arrived on: 19-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Dunia Camp review

We booked our holiday very close within a couple of weeks of leaving so stayed here knowing that the sister camp Olakira, which was fully booked, would have been a better bet for seeing the migration, which was in the Ndutu area. The manager of the camp kindly suggested that we do a whole day's game drive to Ndutu with other guests that were transferring to Olakira.

This meant that we managed to see a herd of about 1,000 wildebeest in the NCA. This drive was not for the faint hearted however because it took about 2.5 hours each way and, because Dunia uses open sided vehicles, we got wet when it rained and dusty when other vehicles sped past.

We got a great sense at Dunia of the vastness of the southern plains but were also relatively surprised by the lack of resident game in the area around the camp itself. Game drives seemed to go north to the Seronera area and whilst sightings in this area seem to be good (we saw lion, a leopard a long way away, hippo, elephant, giraffe, ostrich) they are balanced by the fact that probably 6 other vehicles will be looking at the same animal and the guides have to stay on the roads. This also meant that the guiding here seemed to be rather reactive and at times it felt like we were rather aimlessly driving around lots of road waiting for animals to happen to appear at the side of them or waiting to see a cluster of vehicles pulled up at the edge.

The tents at Dunia camp were large with a front seating area, a bedroom, a sink area, flushing toilet and warm bucket shower. The food here was very good. As everyone sat at individual tables and many people were travelling with their own guides, it was not a very sociable camp. We think that 2 nights here was a good length of time for us to stay here and we greatly appreciated the way in which the managers worked hard in order to get us down to the Ndutu area.

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