Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Reviews of Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Excellent(97%) From 24 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 24 of our travellers who have visited Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J, Ms L and Miss A
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Amazing, first-rate

We absolutely loved it here. Being right in the park was amazing. We felt like we were the only ones in the park for the most part on our drives. Our guide, Dave was an expert game spotter and taught us so much about the habits of all the animals as well as responsible ecological practices. It was especially educational and exciting for our 11 year old niece who was very well taken care of throughout. Having a private drive meant we could plan our game drives to suit her needs as well as our own.

The lodging was amazing and the food was fantastic -- right down to the 6 am hot chocolate and cookie deliveries to our tent to kickstart our early morning outings! They took extra care to account for my husbands food allergies. The evening get togethers around the campfire were lovely and we met a lot of other interesting travellers. We can't say enough good things about it.

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Ms C. from Vista
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great experience at Nomad Safari Camp

The camp was amazing, with a distant view of Ndutu Lake and quite luxurious for a semi-mobile camp. The beds were comfortable, lighting provided by solar lamps, hot water provided 3 times a day! The food was amazing as I have always found in safari camps. And, as always, the company fascinating. Our Nomad guide, Ally Kea was superlative with endless knowledge, entertaining stories with a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He made us feel so special on a daily basis. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their guide.

We were fortunate enough to experience the Serengeti from a hot air balloon and it's was an absolutely lovely perspective. Every day our safaris were exceptional and we always saw more than we ever expected partly thanks to Ally's keen eye.

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John
Arrived on: 18-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

Great traditional safari camp, very charming.

There was a great community of people, with guides, camp host and other guests dinning together, really adding to the atmosphere. The service was impeccable, and the food pretty good.

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Mr and Mrs M from East Sussex
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great Location at Nomad

Very much enjoyed the Nomad camp. Although a mobile camp and fairly temporary, the tents were good and the main mess tent was very comfortable. Very much situated in the bush and the atmosphere at the camp was fabulous.

The service was extremely good and friendly, and the food was excellent. It was great sitting around the campfire each night.

We had a brilliant guide, called Godwin, who was very knowledgeable, and who we all enjoyed spending time with. We were extremely lucky in that the wildebeest migration was happening around us and we also saw so much game it made it all very special.

We were at the camp for Christmas and the management went out of their way to make this a special time for us. It was very much appreciated.

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Mr and Mrs M from Lewes
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

We absolutely loved this camp - its close to nature appeal - glamping at its finest - we were very well looked after & Lawrence the manager was excellent company at dinner & ran the camp very efficiently. We were amazed at the standard of the food that was produced in a camp kitchen. All the staff were friendly, both Milton & the other Lawrence always had a chat with us at meal times.

The 'bucket' shower was a great experience and works really well once you get the measure of it! We appreciated the lovely hot water for washing in & our coffee & biscuits that were supplied in the mornings with our wakeup call. One of the other hi-lights was the hot water bottle in our bed at night!


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Mr B and Ms L from Ohio, USA
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

On an open plain unfortunately far from any animals. It is was clear why the camp was here when the migration was at least two hours away...

The manager was an amateur and routinely lied to us about matters simple and complex. Laundry was not done when it was supposed to be be because the truck has broken down when this was not the case as we saw it driving by. Snakes under the mat were "garden snakes" rather than the poisonous variety in the guidebook Our guide was quite good.

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Expert Africa comments

The location of Serengeti Safari Camp is in an area with good resident game, far enough from Lamai where these guests continued on to stay, to offer diversity of game driving routes over the four days. It was chosen for this reason and also because there is a chance that the migration might be here at this time of the year. The migration had sadly moved on and we are really sorry that this lead to a disappointing stay.

The camp are also sorry that these travellers clashed with the manager, who they assure us wouldn't intentionally lie and with whom there must have been a series of miscommunications. The laundry was not done due to poor weather and so it would not have dried in time - this reason should have been made clear and they apologise that it was not. We have been told by head operations that the truck had indeed broken down which lead to late delivery of water. In regards to the snake, we have been assured it was a non poisonous snake that was promptly removed by the staff. Tanzanian staff tend to refer to all non poisonous snakes as grass snakes and though this is technically incorrect - it isn't meant to be misleading to the guests.

The camp apologises for any miscommunications with these guests which resulted in them not enjoying their stay. They have passed the comments on to the camp in an effort to improve what they do for future guests.

The M family from Weybridge
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Luxury in the Wind

It is a nomad camp with only 6 tents. More staff than guests. Servìce extremely accurate. The camp is very respectful of nature.

A feeling of luxury in a very essential environment.

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The B family from Otley
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Serengeti Safari Camp Feedback

This was the first safari camp I'd stayed at that didn't overlook a river although the vistas were just as impressive.

Every aspect of the camp was uniformly excellent; it was only the fifth African/Expert Africa camp I'd visited but it bore all the Expert Africa hallmarks of luxurious accommodation, expert guiding, imaginative, tasty food and inspired vegetarian provision. My Mum would have been well impressed with the hot water bottles and a choice of two types of toilet spray!

Special mention must go to our guide, Philip, for his expertise and patience (especially all the stopping and my incessant bird questions as I attempted to refamiliarise myself with them all again). Also, Babu back at the camp.

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Mr & Mrs P from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

This camp moves around during the year but during our stay was situated in a small wooded area close to the Musabi plains in the Western corridor. The camp layout was 4 individual tents either side of the eating/bar area and then seats placed in front around a camp fire which encouraged guests to socialise.

All of the staff were warm and friendly and made every effort to make us feel at home and despite the isolation provided all of the creature comforts you could need. Bucket showers were fantastic!

Surprisingly, given the loaction of the camp, we found the food to be the tastiest of all of the food served during our holiday and despite the limited menu, everyones food requirements appeared to be catered for.

The tents were spacious, clean and very practical but no mosquito net was provided. This was the only camp where we suffered with insect bites whilst in the room / tent.

Our guide was with us during our stay at both camps in the Serengeti and tried exteremly hard to find all of the species you would wish to see. Chedi is a very experienced guide and easy to spend time with. He is knowledgable about the beasts and birds and interested in their behaviour as well, not just seeing them for a tick list. On drives when there were not many animals Chedi explained the Serengeti as an environment and its impact on the wildlife which helped us develop a more rounded experience.

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Mr & Mrs W from Grantham
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

We had a wonderful experience here with great service from all the staff who ran the camp and a good guiding.

Overall it surpassed our expectations and it was a great start to our holiday.

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