Reviews of Kimondo Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
11 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kimondo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
The camp is wonderful and beautiful setting. Perfect view of the wildebeest migration from our tent. Our tent was kept spotless by our escort Charles. He was a sweetheart that took great care of us. They are prepared with everything you need including rain boots, jackets and umbrellas. The food was absolutely delicious! Very comfy bed, hot showers, bonfires and great company. We just loved everything about this place.
Our safari guide Festo was fantastic! Very knowledgeable about every animal, bird and insect. He can answer all questions. We had a blast with him and throughly enjoyed every one of our game drives. The animal sightings were spectacular! To be so close to all these animals in their natural habitat is indescribable.
We would definitely recommend this camp to others and plan on coming back! Thank you to all our new friends at Kimondo for such an amazing experience." See all these reviews: 6n in Zanzibar; 4n in Tanzania
"Kimondo Camp review"
This is a moveable camp, which typically comes with a little less luxury than the stationary camps, but they did an excellent job making it comfortable... the location makes for amazing wild drives... we very much liked the sunset drinks at the campfire, and the daily welcome ceremony after we returned from our drive!
finally, highest marks of our two week visit go to Elia, our guide... and what a guide he was! Not only did he drive a beautiful Landrover (rather than a new Toyota, like almost everyone else) but he knew were to find animals where no other would even think to look... We saw the big 5 with him in a matter of hours, plus on top of that a whole slew of other animals not easy to find, including an unforgettable encounter with Cheeta's...
Great story teller, great sense of humor..." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 2n in Zanzibar
"Kimondo Camp review"
The camp was of the usual high standard with great service. Particularly enjoyed the bucket showers" See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"Kimondo Camp review"
The staff were all friendly and concerned we enjoy our stay." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"more than 10 river crossings in 4 days"
As You usually share a safari vehicle with other guests it seems to be important to make clear what You would like to see. We had a group in our car that where on safari for the first time - so they expected to go for lions, cheetah, rhino etc. Of course You can see these animals here, but that is usually not what You came for. If You go for these animals, You will be driving away from the river. But there is only one place in the word where You can see the migration of wildebeest and the dramatic river crossings! As there was an other couple from US in our car sharing our point of view, it was easy to "persuade" the others (especially as they didn't really know what to expect because they booked last minute). So in the end in our car everybody was very happy." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
"Kimondo Camp review"
Karim was a great guide. The warmth and hospitality of the staff is amazing and in particular the camp manager Richard. They went out of their way to look after me and I really appreciate this. The chef tried really hard to cook food to meet my requirements.
The tents are comfortable and have everything you need. The bucket showers are substantial. Staff have to work really hard to provide for and look after guests in mobile tented camps." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 5n in Rwanda
"Kimondo Camp review"
However the camp is well managed, staff kind and very helpful and standard of food good." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania; 7n in Zanzibar
"A great camp for the the migration"
The camp was very well run by Tanzanian managers and the whole team were friendly and efficient." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
"Kimondo Camp review"
"Bush Camp with very comfortable facilities"
As in all the Parks we had a fantastic chance to see the wildlife with superb guides and support. The trip delivered on all fronts. The one element that needs rethinking is the Bush Waklk around the Crater where we were given a five minute wlk ( we took much longer as we enjoyed being out of the Jeep. We were accompanied by a ranger with a gun who knew nothing of the environment (but looked after our safety. The walk needs to be managed more comprehensively and made more informative. Our guide Martin stayed with the Jeep when he would have been a much better guide. Both Martin and Elia, our guides filled their roles extremely well and were one of the key elements of our trip." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
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Other lodges in Serengeti Migration Area
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Comfortable, friendly and relaxed, Olakira Camp moves between the Mara River and the southern Ndutu area, in line with the wildebeest migration.
In the northern Serengeti, near the Mara River, luxurious Sayari Camp offers excellent wildife all year – boosted further by the wildebeest migration.
Nomad Serengeti Camp
Serengeti Safari Camp is a well-appointed tented camp that moves several times a year to follow the predicted path of the migration.
Dunia Camp is well located for the migration from December to March, and has excellent game viewing for the rest of the year.
Namiri Plains Camp
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Set high in the kopjes with fantastic views, Lamai Serengeti offers top service and guiding and good migration sightings from Jul-Oct.
Ubuntu Camp has several locations in the Serengeti, following the wildebeest migration, so it is often in a great location to see the herds.
Kati Kati Camp
Kati Kati is a small, very simple bushcamp, which is well-positioned to explore the wildlife-rich Seronera area.
Ndutu Safari Lodge
Large and economical, but not luxurious, Ndutu Safari Lodge is well located in the southern Serengeti, so book early to get space.
Serian Serengeti is a mobile tented operation run by Alex Walker which moves between two locations following the wildebeest migration.
Klein's Camp, in a private area of the northern Serengeti, sets high standards. Activities include walks, nights drives and Maasai village visits.
Serengeti under Canvas
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Grumeti River Camp
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Lemala Mara-Ndutu is a semi-permanent camp that moves between the north and south of the Serengeti to witness the wildebeest migration.
Lemala Nanyukie is a comfortable and stylish tented camp that opened in 2018 in the central Serengeti.
Lemala Kuria Hills
Lemala Kuria Hills is a luxury permanent camp that is ideally located for wildlife all year around, but especially during the wildebeest migration.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge
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Lemala Ewanjan is a comfortable and stylish tented camp in the Seronera area of the central Serengeti National Park.
Kusini Camp is permanent, luxury camp located on a beautiful kopje in a quiet, wildlife-rich corner of the south-west Serengeti.
The Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is a large, hotel-style lodge and a good family-friendly base from which to explore the central Serengeti.
Kubu Kubu is a contemporary, tented lodge, well located in the central Seronera area of the Serengeti National Park.
Mbalageti is a well-run lodge in a quiet part of the Serengeti's western corridor – an ideal location during the Apr-Jun migration.
Serengeti Walking Mobile
This fairly simple camp offers only walking activities, but it's very well done and combines well with more conventional camps or lodges.
Serengeti Migration Camp is a smart tented camp, good for the wildebeest migration from Jul–Aug, or to explore the Lobo Kopjes any time.
Faru Faru Lodge
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Serengeti Green Camp
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Singita Mara River
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Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Serengeti Sopa Lodge is an international-style hotel offering good-value accommodation in the central Serengeti, with lovely views of the plains.
Kirurumu Migration Camp
Kirurumu is a rustic tented camp which moves around the Serengeti twice a year to follow the wildebeest migration.
Mkombe's House Lamai
Mkombe's House Lamai is a fully staffed private house in the Wogakuria Kopjes district of Serengeti National Park.
Sabora Tented Camp
Sabora Tented Camp is a smart tented camp – one of the most luxurious, professional and stylish properties to be found in Tanzania.
On a hill looking over the Serengeti plains, Sasakwa Lodge is grand, luxurious safari camp, one of the most opulent properties in Tanzania.
Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Seronera Wildlife Lodge is large hotel-style safari lodge in the heart of the Serengeti, offering good value and a great location.
Serengeti Bushtops is a permanent luxury camp in the northern Serengeti, with spacious and private tents with their own hot tubs.
Ndutu Kati Kati
Ndutu Kati Kati is a seasonal tented camp, based in the southern Serenget from Dec-Mar, ideal for the migration as it passes through.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
Ideally located for the wildebeest migration from Dec–Apr, Lake Masek Tented Camp is a good, mid-market safari camp.
Olduvai Camp lies between Ngorongoro and the southern Serengeti plains. It's a good base for the southern plains during the rainy season.
Mwiba Lodge is a luxurious property located on a private concession on the edge of the southern Serengeti.
Four Seasons Serengeti
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Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Serengeti Pioneer Camp is a luxurious tented camp in the central Serengeti, styled on African explorers' camps of the early 20th century.
Mara Kati Kati
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Mara Mara is a smart tented camp in the northern Serengeti, situated on a small hill close to the Mara River.
Nimali Mara is a luxurious safari lodge in a quiet region of the northern Serengeti with good access to the wildebeest migration.
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Taasa Lodge is a slightly quirky option offering guided walks and night game drives, which are not permitted in Serengeti National Park.
Set high on a hill, in the Serengeti's western corridor, Kirawira is a relatively large tented camp in the Serena group.
Mbuze Mawe is a comfortable tented camp in a convenient, central-north location when driving through the Serengeti.