Northern Safari, Tanzania
Northern Safari, Tanzania
Deep in a remote corner of the game-rich Serengeti National Park, Klein’s Camp is strategically positioned in one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It commands breath-taking views of the valley through which huge herds of wildebeest and zebra migrate each year.
UNLEASH IT: AT THIS LUXURIOUS KLEIN’S CAMP THAT EMBODIES THE VERY SOUL OF THE SERENGETI PARK.
Set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, Klein’s Camp overlooks the vital corridor linking the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Twice a year, the valleys below are filled with a jostling throng of zebra and wildebeest. Sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and hills provide hours of endless entertainment, with resident giraffe and elephant often spotted moving leisurely on the nearby slopes.
While the Great Migration is an annual highlight, you can experience excellent year-round lion, leopard and cheetah sightings. Huge herds of buffalo and breeding herds of elephant are all resident and birdwatching in the seasonal marshlands is exceptionally rewarding. Several species of raptor breed on the cliffs above Klein’s Camp and numerous birds of prey, including vultures and eagles, are frequently spotted soaring on the updrafts.
Klein’s Camp consists of just ten intimate cottages made of local stone and makuti thatch, with rich wooden floors and classic interiors. Each cottage has an ensuite bathroom and private veranda with breath-taking views over the surrounding hills and the valley below.
A diversity of resident wildlife, including huge elephant herds, can be viewed from everywhere in camp – even the kitchen boasts unforgettable views. The camp has a large, beautifully furnished bar and sitting area, a sparkling swimming pool tucked into the hillside and a Safari Shop featuring locally-made Maasai crafts. Fresh vegetables picked from the camp’s organic African garden, are used to create wholesome dishes. Dinners are served in the main dining area, which is graced by a large open fireplace.
The day starts at dawn with morning tea/coffee and a discussion with your guide on what you hope to see that day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. If the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will attempt to catch up with the massed herds. Hot drink and snacks are carried on the vehicle.
Return to the camp for breakfast and lunch. There will be time for siesta and cool off in the pool before proceeding for a late afternoon game drive. As Klein's Camp is situated in a wildlife concession, it is the only place in the Serengeti where night drives can be arranged.
There are no direct flights from UK to Tanzania. Options include Kenya Airways from Heathrow via Nairobi and Emirates from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick via Dubai. You can fly to Dar-es-salaam or Arusha.
Klein’s Camp is located on the northern border of the Serengeti National Park. Regional Air Services operate a morning scheduled flight from Arusha airport to Klein’s airstrip, followed by a one-hour game drive to the Camp.