Kiota is a beautiful and great value Camp, set in the central Serengeti allowing for fantastic year round game viewing, particularly if you have an interest in big cats. The Camp itself is relatively simple but very well done, offering an authentic safari experience. Sleeping under canvas in the middle of the Serengeti, surrounded by wildlife, is what life at Kioto Camp is all about.
Kiota Camp - The Details
A permanent tented Camp that is situated in the heart of the central Serengeti. Overlooking its own valley, the views from camp are beautiful.
Its ideal position takes advantage of the year round game viewing, especially in the Seronera Valley, famous for its healthy populations of big cats, in particular lions and cheetah. The Great Wildebeest Migration passes through twice a year too, allowing you to fall asleep to the sound of thousands of wildebeest calling around April/May and again in November.
The Camp is comprised of 10 ensuite tents each with private shaded verandah, flush toilets and a safari style bucket shower. There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings during the middle of the day. in between game drives. If an all-day safari is more your style though, this is also possible with picnic lunches and breakfasts available. All you have to do is ask!
There is large dining tent and fire pit for evening camp fires, as well as a seperate lounge area which includes a bar and a well stocked library. Wi-Fi can be accessed in the lounge area but not in the rooms, meaning you can forget about your emails and truly immerse yourself in nature.
There is plenty to keep you busy here, with game drives in open vehicles to maximise on wildlife viewings, options for having bush dinners and bush breakfasts, a romantic private dinner under the stars and campfires in the evening. Kiota is a great Camp for those looking for an authentic safari experience at a reasonable price and works well with its sister - Chaka
Mobile Camp, which moves from the Ndutu Plains in the South to the Kogatende region in North of the Serengeti with the Great Migration.
Whilst Kiota combines brilliantly with Chaka during certain times of the year, a typical Northern Itinerary would see you spend an overnight in Arusha at Rivertrees
before heading to Ngorongoro Farm House
or Plantation Lodge
. Spending a couple of days in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area will allow you to explore Lake Manyara on your way there before spending a day on the Crater floor. Here you will experience the unique eco-system that is the Ngorongoro Crater which is full of Africa's large mammals and so much more.
Finishing off your safari holiday with a trip to the island of Zanizbar is a must. With Tanzania's great internal flight routes, getting to the Indian Ocean Island is easy. A fantastic option on the island is Pongwe Beach Hotel
which is excellent value for money. Apart from ending the trip by the beach, Zanzibar also gives you the opportunity to spend a night or two in the cultural city of Stone Town. The Park Hyatt
is the hotel of choice here. It is beauitfully modern and luxurious and in the best location to enjoy some coastal scenery and city life.