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Mara Kati Kati

Mara Kati Kati: Our full report

Mara Kati Kati is one of the more simple tented camps located in the northern Serengeti, only a short drive ...

... from the Mara River. This area is less visited than the south or central Serengeti and harbours good populations of wildlife. It is also a great spot to witness the wildebeest migration from July to September.

None of the Expert Africa team have stayed at Mara Kati Kati yet. However, we’ve had good experiences at Kati Kati in the central Serengeti which offers a good level of comfort and is comparatively economical and we expect the same here at the Mara camp.

We have been told that Mara Kati Kati has ten safari tents all of which have an en-suite bathroom. A small covered veranda with some chairs in front of each tent leads to the inside. The furnishings are very comfortable and you’ll find all you need. However, it’s certainly not luxurious and stylish but rather simple and functional. The beds have iron frames and there is a luggage rack and small writing desk in each room. The small en-suite bathroom at the back of the tent has a flush toilet and safari shower, which is filled with hot water on request. There is one family tent that can accommodate two adults and two children.

We understand that the mess tent at Mara Kati Kati, where meals are served, is located in the centre of the camp. There is also a camp fire surrounded by chairs where guests can gather and socialise whilst having a drink and nibbles before dinner. There's no real lounge tent here, and no place to relax – but as almost all guests staying here are likely to be out on full day game drives, returning in the late afternoon or early evening, this is seldom an issue.

Activities are predominantly game drives in the areas around the Mara River. This camp does not have its own guides and so it needs to be visited as part of a private guided trip. Guests can benefit from private bush breakfasts or drinks and balloon safaris, for an additional cost.


Our view

Mara Kati Kati is a small mobile bush camp that would suit those travellers who are looking after an authentic bush experience for a reasonable price. Its no-frills approach means that is one of the best value ways to see the wildebeest migration in the northern Serengeti. We will update this page when we have more details. Meanwhile, just ask us for further information.

Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb

Country manager: Tanzania

Geographics

Location
Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
Directions
The camp is a short drive from Kogatende Airstrip, however guests will likely drive here from other parts of the Serengeti with a private driver guide. It is approximately 2 hours driving from the central Serengeti.
Accessible by
Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board

Children

Attitude towards children
The camp allows children of all ages.
Property’s age restrictions
There are no specific age restrictions at Mara Kati Kati Camp.
Special activities & services
None
Equipment
None
Generally recommended for children
This camp is simple and wild, game can and does pass through the camp. It is only suitable for older children like any wild safari camp.

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Mara Kati Kati

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Mara Kati Kati have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Buffalo

100% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Leopard

100% success

Lion

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Striped Hyena

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Communications

Power supply notes
Back up generator
Communications
There is no Wifi available.
TV & radio
There are no televisions in camp.
Water supply
Borehole

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended
Yes
Dangerous animals
High Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

  • Hot air ballooning

    Hot air ballooning

Extras

Disabled access
Not Possible
Laundry facilities
The camp does not have the facilities to do laundry. Instead washing powder is provided so that guests can do their own laundry if they require it.
Money
There is a safe in the main area which guests can lock their valuables in securely. There is no currency exchange in camp.
Accepted payment on location
Mara Kati Kati accepts cash only – US$, €, £ and Tanzanian Shillings are all accepted.

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