Reviews of Kati Kati Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
20 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kati Kati Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Kati Kati camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
Sitting around a big bonfire before dinner every night was very nice." See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 2n in Rwanda
"Best safari experience"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
"Good central Serengeti camp."
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." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 4n in Zanzibar
"Kati Kati Camp review"
Staff were fantastic and they spent a lot of time making our stay memorable" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
"Just what we like!"
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!" See all these reviews: 15n in Tanzania
"Kati Kati Camp review"
I loved this camp." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 3n in Zanzibar
"Simple and good"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"Kati Kati Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania
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