Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Reviews of Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Excellent(97%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 of our travellers who have visited Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Lisa & hubs from Nashville
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Unfortunately, migration skipped this area

It's not this camp's fault that there were few animals here, but having to drive 30-60 minutes before seeing ANYTHING, became very disheartening. The camp is far away from all other camps (and the river). I guess if the migration is in the area, it would be nicely located to avoid a lot of other vehicles, but for us, it was a major burden. Also, the tsetse flies were vicious and it was difficult to escape them.

Service was fantastic, friendly, and always rapid with any responses. Food and drinks were delicious. Eating under the stars at dinner was really special. Tents were huge, and the shower arrangement kept everything else in the bathroom dry. Bed was big and comfortable. The entire camp was always very clean. Fresh towels every day was an unexpected treat.

We really liked the "eco-toilet" that used minimal water and had no odor.

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Mr. A from Canada
Arrived on: 5-Mar-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

Great experience

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Dr & Mrs N from USA
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wonderful camp

Loved seeing the incredible zebra and wildebeest herds

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Jane from Colne
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

This is a nomadic camp so the facilities are a little more spartan but all the staff were terrific from the water boy sorting the water for the bush showers, to the Chef Barrack who was excellent (no idea how he makes such great food in the arse end of nowhere) the whole team including our fab guide Musa.

We were lucky that the other guests, mainly from the USA, were all really nice which is important in such a small camp when you are all sat together at dinner.

We went to see the Wilderbeest migration and we saw it, heard it, tasted it and felt it (a little too much at times) the wildebeest are so load at night that ear plugs, sleeping pills and loads of red wine are essential if you want to get any shut eye at all. They tripped over the guy ropes all night!

My only negative comment is about the number of vehicles round the animals; 12 round 1 leopard and 40 watching a Wilderbeest crossing. The Tanzanian authorities need to restrict vehicles and place time limits on them for that reason alone I may not return to Tanzania.

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Mr L & Mrs M from Coventry
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Authentic experience

We stayed at the Nomad Serengeti for 3 nights in February. We had an absolutely fabulous time. All the staff are amazing, nothing was too much trouble. They were so welcoming and friendly; we felt like they were our family.

Our guide Gabriel was excellent. We saw so much wildlife, including a wildebeest being born and a cheetah kill. The wildebeest migration around the Hidden Valley was the most amazing sight. The abundance of wildlife in the area is astounding.

The bush breakfasts were amazing. The food in the camp was truly gourmet standard; goodness knows how it is prepared with such basic facilities.

The tent was very authentic, with a very comfy bed, bucket showers and a chemical loo, but this all added to the experience.

We met some lovely people chatting around the camp fire and at the communal dinner.

We had a fantastic time, well done to all staff at Nomad Serengeti for looking after us so well.

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Mrs M from Japan
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Small, intimate camp

The camp is simple, but comfortable enough. I love this small, intimate camp with bush feel.
I was very welcomed by the Manager John and camp staff. They are very kind and friendly, I was able to relax at my room as if I were in my home. I enjoyed bucket shower, and it was my favorite moment to have coffee in front of my room at dawn. Meals were great.

I was picked up by my private guide David at Kogatente Airstrip. He was a friendly, experienced guide. We saw wildebeests' river crossing on the way to the camp from the airstrip. Next day, we saw black rhinos.
I really enjoyed chatting with him about amimals, cultures, etc.

It was nice to meet and talk with other guests during meal times.

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Ms J from USA
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

Although not as luxurious as Kuro camp this was still extremely nice considering that it is a mobile tent camp. The toilets could be a little nicer but still, very wonderful.

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Mr B from London
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

A fantastic experience.

The most lovely camp set in the heart of the Serengeti beautiful views and surrounded by wildlife.

The staff were very friendly, the food was excellent. our tent was very spacious and comfortable - the pulley system showers worked a treat.

the game drives were breath-taking.

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EBL from Brookline
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp under the stars

The drive from Sopa Lodge to Nomad Serengeti, through Masai villages and what seemed like remote back country, was fascinating, lengthy and dusty. By mid-February (2017) the usual short rains had failed to appear and so had the wildebeest migration and calving season. We arrived at Nomad Serengeti in a swirl of dust and mild anxiety about "camping" in parched surroundings, but were immediately put at ease by the Nomad staff in the common dining/lounge tent with explanations of camp operations. Our tent was extremely comfortable and, as our adult son was joining us for the next week, we had a family tent set-up with an adjoining breezeway. Anxiety melted away, lunch was served, we met the other "campers" and set off on a late afternoon game drive.

A word about our Nomad guide who was with us from Arusha through the southern Serengeti. Philip could not have been kinder or more knowledgeable. We felt totally "safe" with him, really got along well, and learned a huge amount about the physical area, the animals and their behavior. The best!

Because the seasons were "off" and the lack of rain had stressed the animals, the game viewing was not optimal and it was blazing hot with more flies than usual. (Not biting flies, just annoying). This became a problem at lunchtime (flies disappeared after dark) and verged on unpleasant. There are mosquito nets on the dining tent but they weren't used, which seemed odd to me given the mid-day fly attack. On our last night the skies opened up and it poured throughout dinner - everyone was so happy for the rain that we didn't mind the dampness.

Otherwise, the sunsets, the acacia trees, the fire pit, the Masai guards, the friendliness of the staff, and the congenial atmosphere amongst guests during cocktails and dinner -- all deeply memorable. And despite the weather, we saw an amazing cheetah hunt and spent a day tracking the migration up in the central Serengeti. Not to be missed. We were blown away!

A word about the tents: we found them perfectly comfortable and enhanced the experience of being virtually on the serengeti. The composting toilets were fine - no smell - and the bucket showers great fun. The inconveniences were minor and added to the experience, especially for only a few days. We saw very little wildlife traipsing through camp, but we certainly heard them at night!

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Mr A from London
Arrived on: 4-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp was excellent

This camp was exactly what I had in mind. It has the feel of a "classic" bush camp. It has everything you need for a safari but no unnecessary frills. That being said, the food was outstanding -- amazing what can be prepared in the middle of the bush! The staff were exceptionally friendly and well trained, responding to any request with grace.

As it is a mobile camp, the tents do not have the luxurious edge of some more permanent establishments, but this is perhaps the point -- in the Serengeti wilderness, gilded chandeliers are out of place!

Our Nomad guide, Kakai, was the best I have had (in approx 10 safaris). He was exceptionally knowledgeable. The other guests had similarly positive feedback about their respective guides.

The lodge description doesn't make clear that at this time of year (winter) they are located outside the Serengeti park itself; however, you are right on the border and in some ways it is an advantage as cars can drive off of the tracks. Also we drove into the Serengeti park itself on one day.

Hard to think of any suggestions, as long as guests are seeking this style of bush luxury. Perhaps some of the tent furnishings could be refreshed.

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