If living the classic African safari dream is what you’re looking for, then Kirawira Tented Camp in Tanzania is the perfect destination. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the majestic plains of Serengeti National Park, this Serena Hotels camp has h 25 private luxury en suite tents spread across the hilltop, each with its own sundeck, there is no better view to witness the annual migration of over one millions wildebeest across the African Savanna in the western corridor of the Serengeti.
Inside the tents, a world of Edwardian opulence awaits. With brass lamps, solid wooden writing desks, four posters beds and luxurious rugs, this is the kind of interior that would make the legendary, early-20th century big-game hunters give a dignified nod of the head.
Five-star lunches and dinners served with a fantastic selection of top wines take place in the twin dining tents and no detail is spared – from the high-end furniture to the silver cutlery and fine china. Marble tops and luxury toiletries from London complete the picture.
Of course a trip to the Serengeti wouldn’t be complete without taking advantage of being so close to the world’s most famous game park. Apart from the annual wildebeest track in July, this area is also the stomping ground of Africa’s legendary Big Five. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant: they’ve all been living in this habitat for thousands of years. Morning and late-afternoon game drives will ensure that you maximize your chances of seeing some of the more elusive predators, while a trip in a hot-air balloon will give you a view that you’ll relive in your mind for years to come. Or take a short trip down to the Grumeti river to experience the deadly Nile crocodile in its natural surroundings.
Kirawira Tented Camp is situated 335km from the city of Arusha. But the city will be the last thing on your mind as you sit back and sip on a cocktail or enjoy a cup of English tea served by staff in classical colonial uniforms.