Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
This luxury camp is located along the Western Corridor; rather removed from much of the most impressive game of the Serengeti National Park. The camp features 25 luxury tents which are more akin to chalets. They are all built on raised timber platforms with views over the plains and private verandas. They do not boast the grand views that can be had from other lodges.
Accommodation at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
The rooms are very luxurious with polished wood floors and antique décor. They are designed to mirror one’s idea of a traditional ‘Colonial’ safari, with Edwardian antiques and faded sepia photographs, travelling trunks and writing chests. Tents feature large double four-poster bed, en suite bathroom with twin sink, tiled floor, shower and flushing toilet. The rooms are clean and well cared for.
Rooms also include 24 hour hot water and electricity a dedicated tent steward, mineral water and toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, tent service 5.30 am to midnight, power points and hair-dryers.
Food and Drink at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
Dining at Kirawira is an opulent experience. The dining room is lavishly decorated. While some guests might even find the attention to detail (right down to the staff’s dress) a little over the top, the camp prides itself on providing a once-
From full-cooked English breakfasts to five course lunches and lavish suppers the camp emanates full scale traditional luxury. The quality of the food is very high and the camp has a good wine-list as well as offering a variety of luxury spirits. Menus offer a wide array of choice.
If you are not a fan of formality the camp may not be to your tastes, but for those with a strong sense of occasion it is ideal. The only drawback being that some guests may find the set up a little contrived and tiring at times.
Bush dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner) can be arranged and many guests find this a magical experience. A balloon safari breakfast can also be organised, as can private sundowner excursions (drives to an idyllic spot where you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset).
Service at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
Service is very professional. Individual valets are assigned to tents. Staff are well trained and on hand to deal with any requests you might have. While the service on offer is luxury it risks seeming obsequious at times. Security at the hotel is excellent.
The camp offers a pool and 24 hour on site medical service. A comprehensive wedding service is also available.
The high-luxury service on offer at Kirawira is what separates it from other Serena Lodges. However, it is definitely more suited to those wishing to indulge in ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ service than in the rustic pleasures of an exciting safari.
Things to do at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
The camp is less well-located than some for exciting game drives around the Serengeti ecosystem. Nature trails around the camp site in the company of the camps guide are on offer daily.
In the evening the hotel organises traditional dances and musical performances as well as wildlife and culture talks and film showings. The camp features Maisha health, beauty and wellness facilities.