Reviews of Dunia Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
44 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Dunia Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Best safari experience in Serengeti!"
The Asilia staff, especially our tour guide Alfred and the camp manager Angel , treated us like family from beginning to end. We stayed here two nights for safaris in the Serengeti National Park, and we wished we could have stayed longer because of the service.
The staff even took care of my mom when she wasn't feeling well, tending her with hot teas and extra services. Just exceptional service through and through. We can't wait to explore other Asilia properties!" See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 2n in Zimbabwe
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Our tent was beautiful, large with nice finish.
The staff could not do enough for us, were always at hand.
The food was very good" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"Dunia Camp in the wet season"
The bucket showers were fun, with more than enough hot water. The food was good (particularly the bread and cakes) and the breakfast bar looking out over the Serengeti plain at dawn was wonderful. A resident Hyena boldly circled us when we were having drinks around the camp fire, but was well monitored by the staff. The settees and arm chairs in the lounge and library areas became very damp and it was difficult to find somewhere dry to sit. The rugs on the open vehicles were also quite damp in the mornings.
The camp used an open vehicle for our game drives, which was not very appropriate during the afternoon drives when it tended to rain very heavily. We returned totally soaked and cold on the second day, even though ponchos were provided. A covered vehicle was commissioned on our third afternoon at our request, as the rains had been extremely heavy and the roads were totally flooded. Some of the seat belts were missing on the open vehicle that we used on most drives and our rather 'fast' guide, all but threw us out of the vehicle a few times when negotiating the slippery and muddy roads.
The game viewing from this camp was particularly good, with several large prides of lion. The drive to the Seronera air strip took about 75 minutes and was not easy due to the state of the roads." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar
"Lovely time at Dunia Camp"
Good food but too much to eat at times. Joshua, the guide was extremely good at spotting and had a wide knowledge of the game and ecology. Some of the roads were horrendous and we had to be rescued after being stuck in the mud.
We were very late back to the camp in the dark and much to the relief of Angel I said I was not worried about it." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
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"Great welcome at Dunia"
Angel the manager was a superb hostess and couldn't do enough to help make our stay memorable -especially as it was my son's first safari experience. On a still warm night we requested to dine outside under the stars and this was arranged.
Lucas our guide was also warm and friendly and readily shared his knowledge with us and was willing to make an early start at 6 am each day and even attempt a longer day trip to the Kusini area in search of the migration.Despite having no 'spotter ' Lucas managed to drive and spot birds and animals well before we did -it would have helped to have a bit more direction than 'over there' but that improved over the three days.
I had advised my son that specific sightings are not guaranteed .However the variety of game was outstanding - lion,leopard,cheetah as well as many other sightings in the first 2 game drives ! A particular highlight included 20 dwarf mongooses frolicking on top of their termite mound home in the evening sun -with one nonchalantly suckling a baby.
We had requested an open vehicle but on arrival at Seronera airstrip Lucas escorted us to a closed one. When i mentioned our preference, Lucas disappeared and came back to tell us that an Asilia open vehicle, which was transporting two Asilia staff to Namiri Plains ,would now be allocated to us. We had met these guys on the flight and are most grateful to them for graciously swapping - thank you Lucas and well done Asilia. Excellent customer relations. It really made a difference.
There are so many positive things to say about Dunia it seems a shame to mention the presence of tsetse flies around camp, which meant we couldn't relax outside our tents ,although the main mess tents were blissfully free of them." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
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Plenty of game, especially wildebeest!" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
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We saw superb wildlife at the camp when it was not raining as the early rains meant that the herds had already migrated to the area.
The bucket showers worked surprisingly efficiently and we were amazed hot they got the water in the circumstances.
The food was very good and we had a fantastic experience at the camp, as it was different from Oliver's and Sayari Camp." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Less exciting than Olikira"
"Stunning location at Dunia"
Ernest was an excellent and knowledgeable guide and we had a number of memorable sightings: in particular, lions and cubs, lions mating, leopard, cheetah, rhino and lots of birds. We appreciated being in an open vehicle (with a shade) as opposed to the enclosed sort (where you stand up through the roof) which seem to be more usual in this area. We also appreciated that we were the only people in the vehicle with Ernest. That may be because the camp was not very full at the time but many of the enclosed vehicles we saw seemed to be uncomfortably crowded.
One of the advantages of Dunia is that the area close to the camp and around the kopjes is quieter (with less vehicles) than the area closer to the Seronera airstrip." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania
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