Kleins Camp consists of 10 cottages, a central dining room and a lounge-bar, all built from stone and thatch, which keeps interiors pleasantly cool. The lodge is perfectly placed for observing the annual wildebeest migration between June and December, and is a superb year round safari destination. It is set in a private concession bordering the Serengeti, so you can take part in night drives and walking safaris as well as day drives.
The circular cottages have rough, whitewashed walls and delicate cream-coloured furnishings. As well as the double bed, there's room for an armchair and ample storage for clothes and luggage. Each bathroom has his and hers basins, a walk-in rain shower and flush toilet. The deck at the front looks out over the plains and there's a table and chairs as well as a sofa.
The lounge cum bar is a circular building with windows all the way round. These can can be fully opened, making this an open-sided room with 360 degree views. The fire at the centre of the room makes it especially cosy. The dining room is similar in style, enabling you to enjoy the same panoramic views at meal times. Special private meals can be arranged on request on your own deck or in the bush.
Other facilities include a small swimming pool and deck with sun loungers, and a gift shop selling a range of locally-made goods.
Open: Kleins Camp is open all year. The annual migration occurs here between June and December.
Location: Kleins Camp is on the lower slopes of the Kuka Hills in a 10,000 hectare private concession bordering the Serengeti. The nearest airstrip, Lobo, is about 10kms from the camp.
Rooms: There are 10 circular guest cottages, with stone walls, wooden floors and thatched roofs. Beds are draped with mosquito nets. All have en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins and a rainshower, and private verandas with a table and chairs and a sofa. There is a butler for every 2 cottages.
Activities: Youâ€™ll have day and night game drives and guided walks. Between June and December you can observe the wildebeest migration. Visits to Ololosokwan village visits can be organised.
Facilities: The dining area looks out over the plains, and thereâ€™s a sitting room a short distance away with a central fireplace and a bar. All have large windows which can be opened right up for sweeping views and to admit the breeze. There is an outdoor swimming pool with a paved sunbathing deck. The lodge has a safari shop selling handicrafts, jewellery, bags, kikoys and wildlife books. The lodge can supply a â€˜gym in a basketâ€™ consisting of an exercise mat, weights and a skipping rope. Massages can be arranged.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables in the dining room. Private meals on your deck or in the bush can be arranged, as can sundowners on the hillside.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There is a family suite sleeping 2 adults and 2 children, and some other rooms can 2 adults plus 1 child under 16 years. The minimum age for game drives (unless exclusive vehicle use is booked, minimum age 6) is generally 12 years, though children aged between 6 and 12 are permitted at the guideâ€™s discretion. Baby-sitting can be arranged. The WILDchild programme offers special activities for children.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is limited mobile phone coverage, and there is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lodge.