Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
KLEIN'S CONCESSION, GREATER SERENGETI, TANZANIA
Set in a gorgeous game-filled valley, Klein’s Camp embodies the very soul of the Serengeti Park. Set on the edge of the Kuka Hills, it 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.
Klein’s Camp reflects a vintage safari style and epitomises the spirit of wild Africa. With just ten thatched stone cottages, Klein’s Camp is both personal and intimate. Whitewashed walls and rich wooden floors, combined with soft cream furnishings, create a calm and soothing refuge. Strategically positioned on a ridgetop in one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, Klein’s Camp commands breath-taking views of the valley through which huge herds of wildebeest and zebra migrate each year.
The Serengeti is home to almost two million wildebeest, zebra, eland and Thomson’s gazelle that follow the annual rains to the adjacent Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in search of prime grazing. As the dense herds of herbivores move across the plains, they are shadowed by predators and scavengers. Klein’s Camp is well placed to follow these huge herds of herbivores across the plains, offering an opportunity to watch the predators that shadow these herds.
Klein's Camp KLEIN'S CONCESSION, GREATER SERENGETI, TANZANIA
Stay Klein’s Camp consists of just ten intimate cottages built in local rock with traditional thatch-roofs and richly furnished with wooden floors and classic interiors. Each cottage has an ensuite bathroom and private veranda. These cottages are set on the edge of the Kuku Hills with breath-taking views over the surrounding hills and the valley below.
The Camp The camp has a large, beautifully furnished sitting area in a large thatch roof rondavel with stunning views across the valley and hills. It’s furnished with deep leather sofas, a circular open fireplace and a highly polished bar. Meals are sometimes served here, or in the adjacent dining room and are all freshly prepared and of excellent standard. There is a swimming pool tucked into the hillside and a Safari Shop featuring locally-made Maasai crafts.
ChildCare Children of 6 years and above are welcome to stay at the Chobe Under Canvas, but there are no specific facilities available. Children aged 6 to 12 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion. Children of 17 years and above will be charged at full rate. Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Safari 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.
Experience The day at the Klein's Camp 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. 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.
Location Klein’s Camp in Northern Tanzania is perched on the edge of the Kuka Hills, which straddle the north-eastern border of the Serengeti National Park. Set in a 10, 000-hectare wilderness concession overlooking wooded hillsides, rolling grasslands, marshes and forested riverbanks, the Klein’s Camp’s spectacular location is in a vital corridor linking the Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya.
Getting There There are no direct flights from UK to Tanzania. Options include Kenya Airways from Heathrow to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. From Nairobi it's then a 1-hour international flight to Arusha Airport. Flights from Arusha to Klein’s Camp take place in the morning, flying to the Klein’s Airstrip via Regional Air Services. A comfortable 1-hour game drive sees your arrival at Klein's Camp.
When to go The best time to see the Great Migration at Klein's Camp is mid-October to November. Tanzania summer is from September to January while July is the coolest month. Rain generally occurs from March to May and again in November and December. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit. Generally, temperatures are pleasant, sometimes rising above 32˚C / 90˚F and rarely dropping below 10˚C / 50˚F.