Kati Kati Camp

Kati Kati Camp: Our full report

Rooms
15 tents
Traveller's rating
Good (88%) From 5 reviews
Open
June to March

Kati Kati Camp is a one of the more simple tented camp located in the Central Serengeti near to Seronera. This area of the Serengeti has reliably good game viewing throughout the year, and is a good place to look for cheetah on the vast open plains.

The 15 tents at Kati Kati, which can all be turned into twin, double or triple, are all identical to each other. They stand in one long line in a open area, and with little vegetation in the area, they don’t have a great deal of privacy. Each tent has a small covered verandah on the front, with a couple of deck chairs set out facing onto the plains. Out here you’ll also find the small “sink", which is essentially a bowl which the camp staff will come and fill each evening with warm water. Inside, the tents certainly aren’t luxurious, but they are furnished with all the basic comforts you would expect. Cast iron bed frames are moved apart or pushed together, depending on the guests wishes, and there is a luggage rack and small writing desk. At the back of the tent a small en-suite bathroom. There is a chemical flush loo, and a bucket shower (hot water on request) of 20 litres.

The communal areas at Kati Kati camp are equally as simple –giving a real bush camp feel. In the evenings guests will gather around the camp fire for a pre-dinner drink, before moving to their individual tables for dinner in the small dining tent. A table is set up with hot water and instant coffee and tea bags which guests are welcome to help themselves to throughout the day. There’s no real lounge tent here, or area to relax – but almost all guests staying here are likely to be out on full day game drives, returning in the later afternoon/evening to eat and sleep.

This camp has none of its own guides and so needs to be visited as part of a private guided trip.

Our view

Kati Kati is not luxurious; it is a no frills, simple camp that is good value for money and well positioned. This is not somewhere to come for top level service and pampering, but it’s a good option for those on a tighter budget to use as a base to explore this game rich area.

Geographics

Location: Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania

Ideal length of stay: 15 tents

Directions: The camp is a short drive from Seronera airstrip, however most guests will drive here with a private driver guide.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Food quality: Unfortunately we didn’t stay long enough to sample any of the food at Kati Kati on out last visit in October 2011, however the manager was able to give us an idea what it was like.

They told us that breakfast was a buffet with cereal, fruit and yoghurt. Eggs sausage and bacon were then cooked to order.

Lunch is more often than not a picnic which is taken out by guests on a full day game drive. However, for those who want to return to the capm, the offer a simple three course menu.

Dinner is also a three course menu. Much like the rest of the camp, we expect that the food is not fancy or gourmet, but perfectly suitable, and plenty of it.

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Drinks included: Drinks are not included.

Further dining info: Not possible.

Children

Attitude towards children: The camp allows children.

Property’s age restrictions: There are no specific age restrictions.

Special activities & services: None

Equipment: None

Infrastructure

Power supply: Generator

Communications: Batteries can be charged in the main area from 6pm. There is no internet here.

TV & radio: No

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Medical care: There is a dispensary in Seronera which the camp has access to.

Dangerous animals: High Risk

Security measures: There is a dispensary in Seronera which the camp has access to.

Extras

Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: The camp does not have the facilities to do laundry.

Accepted payment on location: Kati Kati accepts cash only – US$, €, £ and Tanzanian Shillings are all accepted.