Kati Kati Camp

Reviews of Kati Kati Camp

Excellent(91%) From 20 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 20 of our travellers who have visited Kati Kati Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Jonathan from bronte
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kati Kati camp review

Great staff and a really special feel to this camp - a real Serengeti experience.

Food was surprisingly good, given we were in the middle of the Serengeti staying in tents!

Hot showers were a treat after dusty game drives, and sitting around the fire pre-dinner was really awesome watching the sunset.

Staff were great with our young children.

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Marilyn & Duane from CA
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very nice

We enjoyed the Kati Kati tented camp. Hyenas in in or on the edge of camp both nights, we liked that. Being able to do fame drives from right outside your tent is great. Hot water delivered for showers was easy and adequate. Tents are big and comfortable. It took us no time to feel fine with hearing lions and hyenas close by at night.
Sitting around a big bonfire before dinner every night was very nice.

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Dalys from London
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Best safari experience

We absolutely loved this camp! unbelieveably comfortable with superb food and the best wifi on the trip!

It felt so authentic and romantic to be in this camp in the Serengeti with animals moving through and around the temporary camp. Sitting by the fire with a sundowner watching the sunset is a moment we will all treasure. It is fabulous to just drive out in the morning looking for animals.

The service was excellent and the bucket showers brilliant. I was a little nervous about taking my family there - but we all adored it and felt that it was a really special experience that you just don't get with the more permanent lodges.

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D & S from NZ
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good central Serengeti camp.

Arrived in pouring rain, so muddy, but later on and next day fine. Tent with mesh sides - a favourite style - at the end of the row so good open feeling. Took quite a while to drive in with the state of the road after the rain, but good central location.

On our second night, after a nearby lion roar, a "horse-race" sound of zebra galloped between our tent and the next. Apparently lions slept overnight near the campfire area, but no-one had seen a kill when we left.

We had a good sighting of a female leopard, though not of her cub which we'd seen briefly the previous day, on our way out of the park.

We were glad to be in the company of our driver guide, and sad to see the jam-packed crowd of cars around the koppie where the leopard and cub were. Regulations about the number of vehicles clustering round a particular animal are obviously widely ignored. We also were disturbed to see 3 vehicles from 1 company leave the road and drive right up to a magnificent lion sitting in the grass, previously undisturbed by several vehicles photographing it from the road. The lion was forced to move.

This situation is apparently common, usually caused by tourists pressuring their driver to disobey the rules, either by offering bribes, or to pay any fines, or by threatening to with-hold tips or complain to the company if the driver tries to stick to the rules. Consequently the authorities apparently now, instead of imposing fines (which they know will be paid by the tourists), attack the driver by banning him from entering the park again. The driver thus risks his job and his livelihood if he succumbs to the tourists' demands, causing extreme stress for him.

We think it is important that Safari Tour Operators stress to their clients the importance of not pressuring their guide to disobey rules. The "entitled" selfishness of this behaviour is obviously hugely detrimental to both the guides and the animals on which safaris depend.

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Prof W from Queensland
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Giraffe!

We arrived at Kati Kati late in the day to find several giraffe strolling through the camp- brilliant!

Kati Kati camp was neatly set up, the tents were clean and tidy, whilst more basic than other sites. The staff very friendly and the food great.

The animal life in the central Serengetti area was amazing while we were there.

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JS from Vancouver
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kati Kati Camp review

Sarah and I enjoyed our stay here and the trips out from it. Again saw lots of animals, including a giraffe just 10 feet away from us when we were at the main tent for breakfast. On the safari from here we saw a leopard and her cub. Harry was able to find multiple animals for us to view - also went to see the migration from this camp.
Staff were fantastic and they spent a lot of time making our stay memorable

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Lisa & hubs from Nashville
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Just what we like!

We knew this was the most "basic" of the camps we were to stay at, but as this was our first safari trip, we didn't have any expectations. We were very happy with everything here, and especially loved the ability to pick out ourselves what we put in our take away lunch boxes. We didn't realize how nice this was until we were at other camps.

All of the food was delicious, and service was super friendly and helpful. Cleanliness throughout the entire camp was great. Size of the tent and comfort of the bed were great.

The migration arrived 2 days before we did, so location was fantastic!

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Ms Donna H from USA
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kati Kati Camp review

Fantastic! The setting, my tent, the staff were all wonderful.

I loved this camp.

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Mr S from Burke
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Simple and good

Kati Kati is a mobile camp located conveniently in the centre of central Serengeti. Service and facilities are simple, but adequate. We had good hot water for our showers despite rumours that the camp was facing water shortage problems.

Some of the staff were not very helpful, though they did indulge all our requests.

Food though smple was very well prepared. Of all the places we stayed, this camp had the best variety and quality of food.

The surroundings are also very good - we had Hyenas roaming in the vicinity, and there was a pride of lions not too far away - in fact, our dinner was interrupted one night by a fracas between the lions and hyenas fighting (presumably) over a kill.

Dinner is at a fixed time, though all parties sit at separate tables. They could improve on how they serve dinner. Each item is served individually. Since there is limited staff, it takes time for all the items to be served. Secondly, they dont announce the items that will be served, so you are left to guess at how big a helping of each item to take. It would be simpler if they simply served the dinner buffet style.

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Family W from USA
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kati Kati Camp review

Loved this place! It was the perfect combination of comfort and ruggedness.

We felt like we were in the Serengeti (because we were) and yet we relished our time relaxing here.

Tents were well designed and comfortable.

Food was excellent.

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