Tindiga Tented Camp
Tindiga is one of the Moivaro chain’s more recent acquisitions. As such it has recently undergone some renovation work, including the installation of hot water showers and electric fittings. However, the camp remains basic and the new ‘mod-cons’ it features are not as reliable as at stone built accommodations. Hot water may only be available for limited periods (am and pm). The camp is well located for Lake Eyasi.
Accommodation at Tindiga Tented Camp
The camp offers 10 tents with private verandas and en suite bathrooms, flush toilet and electric light. The tents are spacious and well appointed. However, this style of accommodation does represent a step up from camping, rather than an approximation of a hotel room (more expensive tented camps boast the secure-feel of hotels but not the excitement of camping). Tents are well spaced out meaning privacy is not compromised.
While the tents are en suite the camp has suffered difficulties with the facilities. Hot water can be unreliable and the drainage system that serves the shower can cause issues. Difficulties should be reported to a member of staff. Generally the bathrooms are adequate if the ‘campsite’ feel of the establishment is taken into consideration.
Guests should be prepared for a raw and rustic experience.
Food and drink and Tindiga Tented Camp
The camp offers full and half board options as well as a lunchbox packing service. Food is basic and guests are advised to notify the camp of any specific dietary requirements before arrival.
The restaurant/bar area is small, but the camp itself is not large so this is not a problem and lends mealtimes a relaxed and cosy feel. Food is adequate but lunch boxes are expectably bland.
The camp also features a boma, a small enclosure in which guests can sometimes enjoy drinks night light.
Service at Tindiga Tented Camp
Staff at the camp are mostly exceptionally friendly. Their English and training may not be as perfected at some of the larger accommodations or lodges, but they offer a more relaxed service with a smile.
The camp has its own warrior guards who can startle guests as they appear from nowhere in order to guide them to their tents. However, this rather unnerving surprise soon becomes a quite magical one.
Things to do at Tindiga Tented Camp
The key attraction of a visit to Tindiga is it’s proximity to Lake Eyasi and game drives and wildlife viewing. The camp can help to arrange visits to the Lake Eyasi Bushmen, bird watching, cultural visits to local onion plantations and walking safaris.
The hotel features a small plunge pool but this is not very practical or well-kept.