Klein's Camp

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • Amazing views from the rooms as they are perched on the edge of an escarpment

  • Fantastically positioned for the migration coming back into Tanzania from Kenya

  • First class guiding and service

  • Set in its own concession, you can do walking safaris and night drives here at Klein's

  • Relax by the swimming pool

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Situated on the return route of the migration – mid October to November. Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.

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Insider's View

Take advantage of the opportunity to walk in this beautiful area.

Turning the corner after a perfect game drive we drove into a clearing alight with huge fires, groaning buffet and bar - a candlelit scene from Midsummer Night's Dream as the surprise bush dinner was laid out in all it's glory!

Curl up in one of the huge chairs in the main area and soak in the vast views and if you are lucky you might even spot an elephant or two strolling through the valley below or an eagle soaring over the valley but at the same level as Klein's.

The huge fire in the center of the main area is so cosy on a cooler evening, cuddle up with a book and a drink after a days game driving

Take a night time game drive before supper

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Klein's Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Serengeti and northern Tanzania

Description

Klein's Camp is a comfortable and traditional safari lodge located deep in the heart of the Maasai land in Tanzania. The ten spacious cottages overlook a game-rich private concession in north eastern Serengeti.

Set just below the crest of the Kuka Hills, Klein’s Camp overlooks the vital corridor linking the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. Twice a year, the valleys below are filled with a jostling throng of zebra and wildebeest.

Sweeping views of the surrounding valleys and hills provide hours of endless entertainment, with resident giraffe and elephant often spotted moving leisurely on the nearby slopes. In addition to excellent year-round game including lion, cheetah, leopard as well as many bird species. Action-packed night game-drives and extensive bush walks into the Serengeti are just some of the activities that guests can enjoy.

The Grumeti River starts its life as a small stream in the hills of southern Kenya just across the border from Klein’s Camp. A thin strip of dense riverine forest is home to the reclusive bushbuck and the rarely seen bushpig, as well as the more frequently encountered elephant and buffalo. Although the huge crocodiles for which the Grumeti is famous do not occur this far up the river, small numbers of hippo inhabit the nearby pools. The woodlands are good areas for browsing animals such as giraffe, impala, elephant and dik-dik. The acacias attract Grant’s gazelle, olive baboon, vervet monkey, and bushbabies. Birds are especially abundant in woodlands, which offer a wide choice of safe nesting sites.

The ten comfortable ensuite stone cottages are spread out along the ridge so they all have spectacular views into the valley. They have big armchairs on the terrace, perfect to curl up and read a book or soak up the incredible vista.

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Accommodation

With just 10 thatched stone cottages, Klein’s Camp provides an experience that is both personal and intimate. Whitewashed walls and rich wooden floors, combined with soft cream furnishings, create a calm and soothing refuge from the adventures of the day. Inspired by the breathtaking natural backdrop, relax on your private veranda with a pair of binoculars.

Childcare

Klein's Camp is not really suited to very small children and therefore only accepts children over the age of 6. Those children aged 6 to 12 years are allowed to partake in game drives at the guide’s discretion. By doing this Klein's camp can entertain children enthusiastic for the natural world, whilst also ensuring that guests without children equally enjoy the peace and beauty of their surroundings. Child minding and babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.

Facilities

The camp has a large beautifully furnished open-sided bar/sitting area with a central fireplace, just a short walk from the dining room, both with sweeping views of the valley and surrounding hills. There is a swimming pool and deck tucked into the hillside and the Safari Shop stocks locally made Maasai crafts. There is also wifi access in the main area and by the curio shop.

Activities

Highly trained guides and Maasai trackers will do their very utmost to delight guests with a choice of activities including twice daily game drives - exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti on early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicles. Bush walks - in between morning and afternoon game drives explore the African bush on a leisurely walk in the surrounds of the Camp, accompanied by an armed guide and Masaai tracker.

Floorplans

Camp layout

Camp layout

Reviews

4

Rose Gemmell (Staff)

Kleins Camp is situated in its own 10,000 hectare private concession just outside of the Serengeti gate and the area is for the exclusive use of guests staying at the camp. This allows for a unique and private experience and combines perfectly with a few nights spent in the northern or central Serengeti to see the Great Migration.

The stone and thatch rooms have the most incredible views over the concession and we arrived just before a huge thunder storm so unfortunately werent able to experience a game drive in the concession but I did have a herd of elephant right outside my room which made up for it. However, from speaking to other guests at the camp (two of whom were on their seventh trip to Kleins Camp), the game viewing is absolutely superb. One of the highlights of Kleins is that you can do night drives and walking safaris, which you cant do in the Serengeti.

The main area has a huge fireplace in the center of the room and is very cosy and welcoming. Curl up on the sofa with a drink and just take in the views and try and spot the wildlife in the valley below.

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Louisa Verney (Staff)

The views from Klein’s are really stunning. The lodge is set on a ridge overlooking the Klein’s private concession, bordering the Serengeti. We had some superb game viewing here spotting prides of lion and even a family of cheetah. Sitting in the bar area at the lodge we could look down and see herds moving across the plain below, a beautiful sight. The guiding was also excellent and it was great to be able to take guided walks and do night drives, which you cannot do inside the Serengeti.

The rooms are round and sturdy with solid walls and thatched roofs. They have attractive stone floors and big four-poster beds. The style and feel is quite traditional and a little bit masculine, which I didn’t mind, with some old-school touches such as a decanter of sherry or brandy in your room. The bathrooms have twin basins and are spacious but a little dark. However, Klein’s have recently addressed this with better lighting and white walls.

There’s a small pool with sun-loungers which is a really nice touch as it’s lovely to spend an afternoon sunbathing with a book between game drives and meals. The food was imaginative and varied and all in all we had a great stay.

Experiences

  • Game drive in the Serengeti

    Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.

  • Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti

    Soar over the Serengeti's savannah plains in a hot air balloon at dawn, watching wildlife beneath you & finishing with a champagne bush breakfast.

  • Search for the migration herds

    One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.

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Location & directions

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Klein’s Camp in Northern Tanzania is perched on the edge of the Kuka Hills, which straddle the northeastern border of the Serengeti National Park. Set in a 10 000 hectare

(24 500 acre) wilderness concession overlooking wooded hillsides, rolling grasslands, marshes and forested riverbanks, the camp’s spectacular location is in a vital corridor linking the Serengeti and Masai Mara in Kenya.

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