Kimondo Camp is a traditional safari camp that has two locations, following the migration so you'll be in the best location to witness this great natural spectacle. From June to November it is in the Lamai Wedge in the north, and from December to March it is in Kusini in the south. Both locations are remote and away from the crowds.
The eight tents are set well apart from each other, so you can unwind in seclusion on your veranda when you want some quiet downtime. The bathroom has a flush toilet, hand basin with running water and bucket shower, for which hot water is provided on request. A range of toiletries is provided for your stay. There is solar lighting and a torch. Two of the tents are larger and can accommodate an extra bed.
The camp has a relaxed atmosphere and you'll enjoy spending time in the lounge getting to know fellow guests, chatting over a drink or game of cards and savouring some delicious home-cooked meals.
While at Kimondo your days will be busy with game drives. You can opt for a morning drive, followed by leisurely time in camp till the late afternoon when you depart on a second game drive. You'll also have the chance to spend the whole day out game viewing, complete with picnic meals.
Open: Kimondo Camp is open from June to November in the northern Serengeti and from December to March in the southern Serengeti.
Location: The camp has 2 locations in the Serengeti. It is in the north from around 1st June to 15th November with the nearest airstrip at Lamai about an hour and 25 minutes’ drive away. From about 1st December to 31st March it is in the south, with the nearest airstrip at Serengeti South (Kusini), 25 minutes away.
Rooms: There are 8 guest tents, all with private bathrooms and verandas. 2 of the tents are slightly larger and provide great family accommodation. Bathrooms are equipped with a bucket shower, wash basin with running water and flush toilet. Hot water is provided on request for showers. Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and bathrobes are provided. In the tent you’ll have a supply of mineral water, solar-powered lighting, a folder containing camp information, a torch, mosquito repellent and insect spray. Radios are provided for emergency use.
Activities: The camp offers morning game drives with picnic breakfast, evening drives with sundowners and all day game drives with picnic meals. The camp has 3 open vehicles for game drives, a head guide plus 2 other resident guides.
Facilities: The communal area has a dining room and comfy lounge with games and books. There is a camp fire each evening where sundowner drinks are served. There is a curio shop selling locally-made items. You’ll be greeted at the airstrip with a hot or cold drink and light snack. A further welcome drink is served on arrival at the camp. The camp offers a daily laundry service for garments other than underwear, though washing powder is provided for your use in your tent.
Dining: Meals can be taken communally or at individual tables, as you prefer. They are served in the mess tent and outdoors. Breakfast is available from 6am, a buffet lunch from 1pm, tea and cake in the afternoon and dinner from 8pm. Breakfast can be eaten before or after the morning game drive. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided on waking. Tea and coffee are available all day and there is bar offering a range of soft and alcoholic drinks. Wine is offered with meals. Soft drinks, local beers, South African house wines and local spirits are included in the rates. Other drinks can be paid for in cash (US$, Euros, £Sterling and TSH) and by credit card.
Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: Wi-Fi internet access is available in a small tent near the mess area. There is a satellite phone for emergency use.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499