Ndutu Kati Kati: Our full report
Ndutu Kati Kati is a simple tented camp located in the Serengeti National Park, near the northwest side of ...... the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The camp is in an ideal location to see the wildebeest migration on the vast open plains from December to March – the camp is only set up during these months.
None of the Expert Africa team have visited Ndutu Kati Kati yet. However, we’ve stayed at Kati Kati in the central Serengeti and expect the same standards – a no-frills camp that is comfortable and good value for money.
We understand that Ndutu Kati Kati has eleven tents, each with a small covered veranda at the front with some chairs to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find many of the comforts you need on a safari, but everything is simple and not luxurious. The beds have cast iron frames and there is a luggage rack with a few hangers, as well as a small writing desk. In the back part of the tent, there is a small en-suite bathroom with a flush loo and a bucket shower which is filled with hot water on request.
We have been told that the communal areas at Ndutu Kati Kati camp are unpretentious – offering a real bush camp feel. In the evenings guests will gather around the camp fire for a drink, before moving to the either indoor or outdoor dining area for dinner. There is no lounge tent here, but as guests are typically out on game drives for the majority of the day, this isn’t too much of a problem.
Activities at Ndutu Kati Kati focus on seeing the wildebeest migration, when it is typically found in the southern plains of the Serengeti any time from December till the end of March. This is when the herds will have their calving season, so it can be a very exciting time to see the migration. Note that this camp does not have its own guides and so it needs to be visited as part of a private guided trip.
Guests are also able to go on balloon safaris, for an additional cost. After an early morning start and flight over the plains, a bush breakfast is provided back on the ground.
Ndutu Kati Kati is a good value tented camp, and one of the more basic offerings out there. However, this means that the safari experience here is authentic and rustic. We will update this page with further details as soon as we get them. Meanwhile, feel free to ask us for the latest information.
Country manager: Tanzania
- Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
- Ideal length of stay
- 2-4 nights
- The camp is a short drive from Ndutu Airstrip, however most guests will drive here with a private driver guide, from elsewhere in the Serengeti or other national parks.
- Accessible by
Food & drink
- Usual board basis
- Full Board
- Attitude towards children
- The camp allows children of all ages.
- Property’s age restrictions
- There are no specific age restrictions at Kati Kati Camp.
- Special activities & services
Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Ndutu Kati Kati
Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Ndutu 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.
- Power supply notes
- Back up generator
- There is no wifi available.
- TV & radio
- There are no televisions in camp.
Health & safety
- Malarial protection recommended
- Dangerous animals
- High Risk
- Fire safety
Hot air ballooning
- 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.
- 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
- Kati Kati accepts cash only – US$, €, £ and Tanzanian Shillings are all accepted.
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