Kleins Camp

Northern Safari, Tanzania

On Request

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Kleins Camp

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.
 

We Love
  • Set at the edge of the Kuka Hills allows panoramic views over the game filled Serengeti valley
  • Exclusive wilderness concession in the Serengeti, allows off-road driving, bush walks and night drives
  • Ideal family destination, with exceptional children’s activities
Need to Know
  • No single supplement is charged for the first two single rooms of a booking. Any additional rooms will be levied with a 50% supplement.
  • National park fees and Klein’s Camp conservancy fees are not included in the above mentioned rates - these are charged per 24-hour period

The Review

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.

Wildlife
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.

Why Stay
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.

Experience
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.

Getting There

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.
 

 
Kleins Camp Northern Safari, Tanzania

Kleins Camp


Serengeti National Park
This private and remote camp in the heart of an untamed land 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. Inspired by the breathtaking natural backdrop, relax on your private veranda with a pair of binoculars or snuggle down in your canopied bed and listen to the sounds of Africa unfold around you.

Rating                              Classic Camp
Type                                Safari Camp
No. Rooms                        10 classic tents
Max Occupants                  20 guests
Occupancy/Tent                 2 adults
Triples                              2 (children 16 years and younger)
Interests                           Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Internet                            Yes, within guest area only
Credit Cards                      Visa and Master Card
Power                               220v AC


Policies

Children Policy
    Travel to Tanzania is recommended for children 8 years or older
    Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in regular game drives;
    Children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion

Other Policies
    All stocked drinks are included in the nightly tariff.
    Laundry is done daily and is inclusive in the nightly tariff with the exception of “smalls”, which are not washed due to local customs.
    Curios and tips/gratuities can be settled on check out. Payment by credit cards is not accepted.

Taxes and fees
    All taxes and fees imposed by the property, unless otherwise noted, will be added at the time of purchase on AwimAway.
    Guests are responsible for all incidental charges during their stay.
    A 10 percent per night service charge will be collected at the AwimAway checkout.
    Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.

Additional Services
    Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion.
    Please indicate any requests for additional services to include, airport transfers or city tours in the ‘Tell us more’ field on the contact us page or call AwimAway.com on 0208 350 6199.

Check in & Check out
    Check in:     12:00 PM
    Check out:     11:00 AM
    Suggested stay:  1 night

 

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is home to literally millions of large herbivores, as well as the accompanying carnivores and prolific birdlife. The Park boasts more than 35 species of plains-dwelling mammals and is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration. Almost two million wildebeest, zebra, eland and Thomson’s gazelle follow the annual rains through the Serengeti 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.

The spectacular black and white colobus monkey is endemic to the area. Uniquely among monkeys, the colobus lack a thumb and are forced to feed solely on leaves by browsing them directly off the trees.

Another resident that is an integral part of life at Grumeti is the hippo. The lettuce-covered pan in front of the camp is the perfect habitat for the amphibious animals, providing much-needed shelter from the blazing sun. Families of grunting hippo cavort in the river during the day and only venture on feeding forays under cover of darkness.


When to go

Temperatures are generally pleasant, with September to January the warmest months and July the coolest month. Rain generally occurs from April to May and again in November. Generally temperatures range, with minimums of 12˚C / 54˚F and maximums of 32˚C / 90˚F. There is excellent game viewing throughout the year. The best time to see the Great Migration at Klein’s Camp is from June to December

Currency    
US dollar bills printed between 1996 and 1999 are not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East African during that time. Traveller’s cheques are no longer accepted in Kenya due to fraud

Visa and Health
The camp is situated in a malaria area and the necessary precautions should be taken

British passport holders require a visa to enter Tanzania. These can be obtained on arrival at main points of entry or from Tanzania High Commission for £40 per person. Children require visas and fee is same as adults. There is no appointment system.  

The following is required for each application:
    A completed visa application form
    Original passport, which must be valid for at least the next 6 months from date of application
    2 recent passport photographs (scanned photos printed on ordinary paper will not be accepted)
    Visa fee £40.00 in cash/postal order payable to Tanzania High Commission

The office is open on weekdays except on UK and Tanzania National holidays
Opening Times: 10am - 12.30pm: Visa applications
14.00pm – 15.30pm: Visa Collection


Getting There

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.

Klein’s Airstrip    
Coordinates:          S 01˚46.57”     E 035˚16.92”
GPS Coordinates    S 01˚50.089’    E 035˚14.797’
Camp Closure        April