Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Reviews of Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

Excellent(97%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 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.
Mr B and Ms L from Ohio, USA
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

On an open plain unfortunately far from any animals. It is was clear why the camp was here when the migration was at least two hours away...

The manager was an amateur and routinely lied to us about matters simple and complex. Laundry was not done when it was supposed to be be because the truck has broken down when this was not the case as we saw it driving by. Snakes under the mat were "garden snakes" rather than the poisonous variety in the guidebook Our guide was quite good.

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Expert Africa comments

The location of Serengeti Safari Camp is in an area with good resident game, far enough from Lamai where these guests continued on to stay, to offer diversity of game driving routes over the four days. It was chosen for this reason and also because there is a chance that the migration might be here at this time of the year. The migration had sadly moved on and we are really sorry that this lead to a disappointing stay.

The camp are also sorry that these travellers clashed with the manager, who they assure us wouldn't intentionally lie and with whom there must have been a series of miscommunications. The laundry was not done due to poor weather and so it would not have dried in time - this reason should have been made clear and they apologise that it was not. We have been told by head operations that the truck had indeed broken down which lead to late delivery of water. In regards to the snake, we have been assured it was a non poisonous snake that was promptly removed by the staff. Tanzanian staff tend to refer to all non poisonous snakes as grass snakes and though this is technically incorrect - it isn't meant to be misleading to the guests.

The camp apologises for any miscommunications with these guests which resulted in them not enjoying their stay. They have passed the comments on to the camp in an effort to improve what they do for future guests.

The M family from Weybridge
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Luxury in the Wind

It is a nomad camp with only 6 tents. More staff than guests. Servìce extremely accurate. The camp is very respectful of nature.

A feeling of luxury in a very essential environment.

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The B family from Otley
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Serengeti Safari Camp Feedback

This was the first safari camp I'd stayed at that didn't overlook a river although the vistas were just as impressive.

Every aspect of the camp was uniformly excellent; it was only the fifth African/Expert Africa camp I'd visited but it bore all the Expert Africa hallmarks of luxurious accommodation, expert guiding, imaginative, tasty food and inspired vegetarian provision. My Mum would have been well impressed with the hot water bottles and a choice of two types of toilet spray!

Special mention must go to our guide, Philip, for his expertise and patience (especially all the stopping and my incessant bird questions as I attempted to refamiliarise myself with them all again). Also, Babu back at the camp.

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Mr & Mrs P from West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

This camp moves around during the year but during our stay was situated in a small wooded area close to the Musabi plains in the Western corridor. The camp layout was 4 individual tents either side of the eating/bar area and then seats placed in front around a camp fire which encouraged guests to socialise.

All of the staff were warm and friendly and made every effort to make us feel at home and despite the isolation provided all of the creature comforts you could need. Bucket showers were fantastic!

Surprisingly, given the loaction of the camp, we found the food to be the tastiest of all of the food served during our holiday and despite the limited menu, everyones food requirements appeared to be catered for.

The tents were spacious, clean and very practical but no mosquito net was provided. This was the only camp where we suffered with insect bites whilst in the room / tent.

Our guide was with us during our stay at both camps in the Serengeti and tried exteremly hard to find all of the species you would wish to see. Chedi is a very experienced guide and easy to spend time with. He is knowledgable about the beasts and birds and interested in their behaviour as well, not just seeing them for a tick list. On drives when there were not many animals Chedi explained the Serengeti as an environment and its impact on the wildlife which helped us develop a more rounded experience.

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Mr & Mrs W from Grantham
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

We had a wonderful experience here with great service from all the staff who ran the camp and a good guiding.

Overall it surpassed our expectations and it was a great start to our holiday.

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Prof & Mrs C - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 8-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 6 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
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Migration Experience

Tents. Everything provided. Good Shower.

Staff. Worked very hard to please. Everything came at the precise time requested. Congratulations. Laurence runs a well ordered and happy camp and deserves recogntion for his work.

Food. Well prepared, cooked and served in a very tasteful manner.

Barman- always there and very helpful. Engaged well with the guests as did Laurence and the front of house team.

Recommended without any hesitation.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Sleeping with wilderbeest at serengeti camp

We loved our well furnished tent with every convenience and its fantastic bucket showers. Spent one night surrounded by very noisy wildebeest. Saw lots of other game from our tent.

The camp staff were very friendly, looked after us well and produced amazing food.

Our guide Chediel (Chedi) was great and always managed to find us amazing sights from eight cheetah in the last fifteen minutes of an evening safari to a blue breasted Roller eating a lizard. He looked after us well even in the rain.

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Mr & Mrs C - honeymooners, London
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

This place was absolutely magical. Babu and Goodluck and their team couldn't have done more to make us feel more at home.

I guess we were fortunate in that we had the the camp to ourselves for two nights but the service, the food and the friendliness of the camp team was sensational. A truly special place.

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Mr & Mrs M from Bracknell
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review

Perfect balance of “being amongst it” and comfort. Friendly, informal atmosphere, great service and simple but gorgeous food. Guides excellent and very accommodating.

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Mr J. from Amersham
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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excellent stay - really upmarket camping

excellent accommodation, food, activity, people
really unforgettable experience
great trips for the crossing
loads of wildlife

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