KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP - WESTERN TANZANIA
Kirawira Serena Camp is set close to the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park and is a luxury tented camp close to the Grumeti River which is famed for its giant crocodiles and river crossings when the migration is in the area.
Perched on a hill with uninterrupted views of the plains of the Western Serengeti, the Camp offers luxurious accommodation and a great location in a remote corner of the park. When the migration is elsewhere the local wildlife is still there and the camp offers a remote safari away from the crowds.
The camp is located in Western Serengeti, 555 kms from Arusha in northern Tanzania.
By road: transfers by road from Arusha and Mwanza takes approximately 8 and 3 hours respectively and one hour's drive from Lake Victoria.
By air: the camp is 13kms from Grumeti airstrip or 100km from Seronera airstrip. There are also daily flights to Serengeti South and Lobo airstrips.
Kirawira Serena Camp offers old world safari accommodation with just 25 well-spaced luxury tents which are raised on timber platforms - each with a glorious view of the Serengeti plains. The tents have spacious furnished decks leading to a bedroom furnished in antique Edwardian style with steamer-trunks, writing desk, brass lamps, rugs, sepia photographs and a four-poster bed.
The luxurious ensuite bathroom is fitted with carved mahogany furniture and features a classic black and white tiled floor, separate flush WC, shower, twin marble basins, hot and cold running water.
The camp has a firepit where you can enjoy a drink before or after your dinner. The elegant twin dining tents feature Edwardian-styled dining furniture, sprung floors, crisp-starched napery, delicate blue and white china and silver accoutrements and the staff are attired in classical colonial ‘mess' uniform of white Swahili robes and turbans. The extensive menus feature full English breakfasts and five-course luncheons and suppers comprising delicate soups, lavish roasts, classic salads, home-made sorbets, local cheese boards and fresh- brewed Arabica coffee and the extensive wine cellar offers both European and South African choices.
You can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail in the bush and there are a number of special locations with glorious views to enjoy your alfresco experience.
The camp has a swimming pool and sun deck with sunchairs and loungers to enjoy a cool off during the heat of the day.
The camp works to a code of responsible practice in relation to: energy conservation (inverter systems have recently been installed so as to reduce the camp's use of diesel- fuelled generators), waste recycling (glass, plastics, ‘wet waste' and the distribution of food-waste to local pig- farmers), sewage disposal, air emissions, non-CFC use, pesticide-use, noise reduction and visual pollution. Wherever possible, local produce is featured on the menus.
All at additional cost:
Game Drives - enjoy an early morning game drive or an afternoon drive with one of the camp’s professional, knowledgeable guides.
Mountain Bike through Masamba and Cultural excursion to Mwabarugu - explore the inland adjacent to Lake Victoria by mountain bike. In this area the only means of transport is a bicycle which is why there are numerous small tracks and no vehicles. The guided trip can take 3 to 4 hours and is normally made in the afternoon. During the trek you will see local culture, enjoy a picnic lunch or have a hot lunch at a nearby hotel.
Bird Walks - the lake features over 240 species of bush, swamp and water birds. Enjoy a guided morning walk (07.00) or late afternoon walk (16.30) to see indigenous birds in their natural habitat. The duration of the walk is about 2 to 3 hours and the maximum number of participants is eight people.
Lake Cruise - enjoy a motorboat cruise on Lake Victoria where you will see fishermen pulling in their nets and local people working in fields or washing laundry. On the cruise you can bird watch, take photos and visit with villagers. The maximum number of guests is six.
Massage Services - after a long tiresome drive on the Serengeti roads enjoy one of our soothing massage treatments by the camp’s masseuse. Massages are offered on the balcony of your tent.
KIRAWIRA SERENA CAMP IS CLOSED DURING APRIL AND MAY EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP IS CHILD FRIENDLY AND WELCOMES CHILDREN AGED 7 YEARS AND OVER