Kati Kati Camp
Mobile Tented Camp
ModestAn economical, no frills option.
Kati Kati Camp
Kati Kati is a good choice if you are looking for a simple, authentic safari accommodation experience, and if you are watching the pennies but want to be in the centre of the action – hence ‘Kati Kati’ meaning ‘centre’ in Swahili.
This simple little camp is friendly, comfortable and in Central Serengeti. It is a no-frills dependable safari bush camp, has solid game viewing around the camp all year round, though it is also a very busy area. It is also in a good spot when the wildebeest move through the area on their way to and from the north. There is easy access to the north and west from Kati Kati, and it combines well with the other camps in the portfolio of this lodge owner, such as Maramboi in Tarangire.
There are ten tents at Kati Kati, a cosy number of guests to share your safari anecdotes with. The main mess tent is the hub where pre and post drinks are served together with all your meals. The camp fires are always lit as the Serengeti sun starts to go down. The atmosphere is relaxed at Kati Kati.
Times to Go
Since the camp is in the centre of the Serengeti, you could come here any time and be fairly sure of decent wildlife viewing. However, the camp closes in the rainiest month of the year, April, and May is quite often too wet for most people’s taste too (though it’s much quieter!).
Kati Kati Camp highlights
- Exhilarating game drives in Central Serengeti
- Authentic safari feel
- Special bush breakfasts and dinners
- A fair price for a well-positioned camp
Kati Kati Camp location
Kati Kati Camp
- 10 tents
- Open all year, except April
- Children are welcome
- Satellite telephone for emergencies
- Game drives in Serengeti
- Day trips to Olduvai (optional)
- Balloon safaris (optional)
Kati Kati Camp rooms
The 10 tents are in a line either side of the main mess tent.
The rooms are at ground level, with a small covered veranda to enjoy the Serengeti sunrise as the plains awaken to another day.
A canvas awning helps to shade the room.
The tents are safari colour with gauze mosquito-proofed windows and doors allowing maximum ventilation.
There is a large shower space with a separate wash basin and a flushing loo.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“Tanganyika Wilderness Camps, who own Kati Kati, have a great charitable foundation which donates to some wonderful projects such as backing the education of Maasai girls, providing a rural clinic for Maasai in northern Tanzania, and building classrooms in Karatu, near Ngorongoro Crater. In addition, the camp is lit by solar power.
And don’t forget, for every booking we get, we plant trees in deforested area of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.”
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.