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Kirawira Serena Camp: a touch of Edwardian-chic

Our tents are set on raised platforms and loved for their old-fashioned, Edwardian style and views of the endless Serengeti plains…

By Daniel Mkina
Camp Manager, Kirawira Serena Tented Camp

Kirawira Serena Camp is a luxurious place to stay in the heart of the Serengeti, styled after the tented camps of the 1900s. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time, especially in the mess tent which is decorated with antiques, Persian rugs and chaise lounges. Kirawira offers a five-star experience that includes staff clad in white Swahili robes, a stunning pool, massage service and five-course gourmet menu paired with world-class wines.

Our 25 tents are set on raised platforms and loved for their old-fashioned, Edwardian style. As well as wooden furniture and brass lamps, they feature modern luxuries like en-suite bathrooms, as well as private terraces where you can admire views over the endless Serengeti plains. Kirawira lies on a hilltop in the Serengeti’s western corridor, so it showcases brilliant views of the Grumeti River. During migration, you can watch massive herds of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti, trying to avoid the snapping jaws of crocodiles.

Kirawira is an unfenced camp so you might see wildlife wandering around including impalas, elephants, dik diks and plenty of birds. Our guides will take you on game drives in Serengeti National Park, where you’ll have a chance to see the Big Five and all kinds of other animals, from hippos to hyenas. It’s spectacular during the migration, when you can see vast herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Grumeti and flocking across the plains. We’re just a short drive from many of the key river crossing points. You’ll end the day with sundowners in the bush, which is an African safari tradition.

Our guides can also take guests to visit the nearby village, which lies along Lake Victoria. It’s an opportunity to learn about how the Sukuma people live, you can try their ancient fishing techniques and meet traditional healers. The Serena group is very keen to hire staff from the local communities, so some of the Sukuma and Kuria people now work at Kirawira. We even offer Swahili lessons and cooking classes at camp to help guests get a taste of our culture.

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Alfred & Daniel Mkina

Daniel Mkina is the manager of Kirawira Tented Camp and has a strong background in the hospitality industry. Having studied hotel management at college, Daniel joined the Serena group in 2001 and has worked in various roles across the company. Daniel has always been passionate about Tanzania's rich wildlife and enjoys being surrounded by animals in the Serengeti and sharing this passion with guests.
Daniel Mkina, Camp Manager at Kirawira Serena Tented Camp

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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