4.5
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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Kirawira Serena Camp is located in Serengeti National Park.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 25 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

You can experience a safari, and enjoy an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include multilingual staff and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Kirawira Serena Camp
Western Serengeti
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 280 Reviews
Top Notch Tented Lodge
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in this property for two nights. Unique experience to stay in tented rooms. The view from property was stunning. The rooms themselves were very clean and well maintained. The bathrooms spotless (we had 3 rooms). The mosquito net provided extra layer of comfort in case any insects made into the tent.

The service was super and attentive. The staff makes you feel special and continuously engaged you. The food on the other hand would be rated as ‘average’, the dinner was 6 course and had all the trapping of style but the main course lacked taste.

The lunch boxes prepared for the game drive struggled. Frankly that one thing during the whole trip that I would say needs enhancement is the food. Did not have even one decent sandwich. Most of these boxes have piece of chicken that was probably warm at 8 am but not so good to eat at 12. The lunch boxes have many items but main item lacked. Would encourage visitors to meet to the chef night before, they are willing to adjust.

Beautiful for our Serengeti stay - accomodation like no other
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve wanted to go on safari my whole life, and it took me 12-years of convincing my husband we should do it! I’ve always had the luxury tented camp scenario in my head (hence the convincing) and I am SO glad that I was not disappointed even after 12-years of building it up in my mind!

There are many accommodation options to chose from of course in the Serengeti, but we settled on Kirawira, mainly because of availability as we were going in June and only allowed a couple of months of planning, but also it seemed to fit exactly what I wanted in terms of style, good reviews and of course that location!

Everything was perfect – all-inclusive and I don’t think I have ever been so well fed in my life, let alone in the middle of nowhere. The facilities are great, and it’s a super-relaxing place to come home too after being out on safari all morning/day. Security is good, you are in the middle of the Serengeti after all, so at night you are escorted to and from your tent by a security guard - there wasn’t any point we felt unsafe.

Being out in the Serengeti was simply incredible. We went during wildebeest migration and I loved going to sleep at night hearing them all ‘mooing’ around us and the lions off in the distance roaring away. It was simply amazing and everything I had dreamed of.

The staff are simply a delight and I can hand-on-heart say that my husband, usually anti ‘old-style luxury’ as it’s not his style, has told me that WHEN we go back on safari, he won’t stay anywhere else – a complete convert.
I can’t wait to return one day. Thank you for such an incredible stay.

Love the tents on stilts
Reviewed 3 months ago

We were in number 3. Great view and totally relaxing. The walk to the dinning area needs an escort. It seems there are wild animals about. Loved the food and the service. All the meals were excellent.

Excellent Accommodations & Service
Reviewed 3 months ago

I've stayed before in a luxury tent in Africa, so was not surprised at the level of luxury these provided, but its everything everyone says. Comfortable, luxurious, plenty of storage for clothes, the bathrooms have a separate door for toilet, some are equipped with dual sinks, or at least a 2nd vanity. There's mosquito netting around the bed that's provided and bug spray to spray your bedding area once you've closed this off for the evening to kill any mosquitos that may be lurking.

The service though in this camp is where they excel. While dark you will need to be escorted to and from your room at all times. Your tent will not have the ability to be locked, but there is tons of security roaming the property at all times. I left my passport, money and electronics in the room and they were never disturbed except to be straightened and my room cleaned.

The dining staff was exceptional, friendly, and will get to know you and your needs during your stay. We were there for 4 nights and they took total care of us during all meals and offered 5* service all the way. Going above and beyond for sick people, people with allergies, finicky eaters, and people that couldn't make it to the dining room. They made us all feel special.

No AC, but they do provide a fan in each room. They also provide laundry service, but compared to other Serena lodges we stayed at, they were double in price to the Serena Lodge we stayed in next.

I'm not sure if we just weren't lucky, or the game was scarce out this way, but although I feel this is a must do experience, I'm not sure I'd stay here more than a couple of nights unless you just want the luxury of being pampered and relaxing.

The wifi is excellent throughout the entire property and in every tent.

Never stayed in a tent like this
Reviewed 4 months ago

My wife and I stay at the Kirawira Serena Camp on a recent Orbridge Safari to Tanzania. It's hard to imagine a tent with dual granite vanities, a flush toilet and a hot shower.

The tent is built on a wooden platform with the insides looking like a luxury hotel room. About the only thing that seems like a tent is the zippered entrance flaps. Hint: you really do need to use the carabiner to to secure the zipper tabs to keep the monkeys out.

The large bed was comfortable and the shower hot. We had plenty of room to store our stuff and the power was sufficient to power our gadgets. The WiFi service didn't reach down the hill from the main lodge, but that's not necessarily a bad thing when you are on vacation.

The view of the Serengeti from our front porch was beautiful.

The WiFi at the main lodge did work well enough to FaceTime family back home.

The food was great and the last night bush dinner was a great experience. When driving back to the lodge we discovered the local pride of lions was also enjoying dinner about 100' from where we had just enjoyed a great dinner.

Breakfast and dinner are serviced in the dining tent. The food was very good and the wait staff very attentive.

The staff is very serious about not walking alone after dark or off the main pathway. That point was driven home when our guides introduced us to the pride of lions that live very close to the lodge. We never had any problems with the wildlife, but we didn't push our luck by making unescorted walks.