Dunia Camp

Reviews of Dunia Camp

Excellent(92%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 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.
Dr. W from West Glamorgan
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A disappointment after Olakira - staff need more training - eg buffet had no butter and no bowls for fruit and staff seemed not to notice.

Also food was served like a school dinner no real service.

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Mr & Mrs H from Middlesex
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We really enjoyed Dunia Camp.

Peter is an excellent host and gave us a very clear introduction to camp life. The camp is very well-run. We had had some apprehension about the bucket showers but they were very easy to use and hot water was always extremely promptly provided.

The staff were all very welcoming and seemed to enjoy helping us to learn a new word of Swahili every day.

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The A family from Macclesfield
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Delightful Dunia!

The camp at Dunia nestles at the foot of a hill, with views from all 8 guest tents across the plains. When we first arived, there were hundreds of zebra grazing right outside! The tents are very spacious and extremely well equipped and all with great views. The staff at this camp were led by Richard, the camp manager, who was extremely warm and welcoming and was also a great racconteur, as we found out when he joined us for dinner. His friendliness and unobtrusive attentiveness filtered down through all the staff.

The food was excellent and the standard of bread and cake baking amazing. They are justifiably proud of their tented kitchen and are very happy to show guests around it. Richard found out it was my husband's birthday, so not only did we have a cake but it was delivered in style by all the camp staff singing, dancing and jiggling around the dining table that evening! A very special occasion...

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TV & Family - Portugal
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Spacious airy tents surrounded by birdlife

The scenery here was absolutely beautiful and the camp was wonderfully situated amongst trees at the bottom of a hill - an incredibly peaceful spot. The tents were enormous and included a large netted sitting area. We discovered later that this was due to the tsetse flies that packed a horrible bite, but still we enjoyed reading in this area in the late afternoon lying on the day bed. As with the other camps, the staff were lovely and very helpful. We didn't think the management was as organised as at the other camps as requests for showers and tea etc. weren't always followed up on and sometime service over dinner was a little slow, but it didn't bother us unduly.

Whilst we were here, one of the guests had a birthday and we were all treated to the staff ushering in a cake with incredible singing and dancing which was just a joy to be part of. It made for a very memorable evening.

This was the camp that we saw a leopard which was a fantastic sight. We also got some good sightings of kingfishers.

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Mr O and Ms A from Madrid
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great bush experinece, and very warm staff.

An authentic experience, with an excellent service. Richard and James, were great with us, and I supose with everyone.

Wonderful place.

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Miss S & Mr T from London
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dunia Camp review

We absolutely loved Dunia! This was our favourite place of the whole trip. The location is magical, truly in the middle of the bush, and we could hear the wildebeest migration and the hyenas from our tent at night. Richard, Peter and the entire team at Dunia created a wonderful atmosphere and really made us feel part of "Dunia family", especially in the evenings when everyone meets around the fireplace outside to admire the African night skies and exchange highlights of the day's game drives. The service is outstanding with the hot "bucket showers" a particular highlight, the food is excellent, the tent very comfortable and the landscapes around the camp very beautiful.
But it is Patena, our guide, and his trainee, Hamza, who really made our stay unforgettable with a series of superb game drives - we have been on a number of trips and game drives in southern Africa but the quantity of game we saw around Dunia and the quality of the sightings were unrivaled. The first day Patena asked us what we would particularly like to see and when we said we had not seen a leopard yet he found us three leopards that same day! Other highlights included a cheetah with her cub and a close encounter with a stretching male lion. Patena and Hamza also taught us a lot about the different animals, their behaviour and social structure.
Dunia is a real gem and we would highly recommend a stay there to everyone visiting Tanzania.

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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 12-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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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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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Dunia Camp review

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
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Dunia Camp review

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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