Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer' (mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it is also located at the very epicentre of one of the world's most famous national parks.
The sixteen large custom-made canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the rocky glades of the camp. Reached by winding stone paths, each tent stands on a stone platform and has its own thatched roof. Opening off the spacious bedroom, is a tented bathroom, which features twin basins, shower and flushed WC. The main bedroom area features two queen-sized four-poster beds, each with all encompassing mosquito nets.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: The camp consists of 16 uniquely appointed luxury guest tents.
ROOM DCOR & AMENITIES: Accommodation comprises 16 spacious tents, each with 24-hour electricity, constant hot water, ensuite bathroom, dressing area, two double four-poster beds and a verandah with double sun bed. The central lounge features a cocktail bar stocked with a discerning selection of beers, wines and spirits; and the stylish boutique showcases a tempting array of gifts, safari accessories, books and cultural crafts.
Special Feature: A ringside seat fo the greatest show on earth Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators, the camp enjoys a ringside seat for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
The dining tent has its own shaded terrace for optional outdoor dining while the cuisine blends the traditional camp fare of flame-roasted meats with salads, fresh garden produce, piquant fish dishes and luscious desserts.
To the rear of the lounge a bar and boutique are fashioned from rope-lashed hardwoods and back-lit by whimsical coconut shades; and beyond them a rock-hewn stairway leads to a classically styled dining tent with soul-stirring views over the sun-blazed plains.
The unforgettable "Sundowner"
Sipping a "sundowner" cocktail as the sun sinks below the horizon is central to the safari experience; and a scene that the staff of Mbuzi Mawe delight in setting. Drinks and canaps can be enjoyed on the rocky terraces of the camps own kopjes, out in the wilderness, or around the massive fire-pit where guests may foregather for pre-dinner chat and post-safari tales. The camp also offers evocative al fresco breakfasts, safari luncheons, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and cultural dancing displays by the Ikoma people, the original guardians of the Serengeti plains.
At the heartbeat of the Serengeti
Unlike any other camp, Mbuzi Mawe lies at the epicenter of the Serengeti and within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains, the Seronera Valley and the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru.
In the arena of the wild
Time in camp seems fleeting when theres so much to experience. Diversions include game drives, ranger-led bush walks, bird-watching and sightings of such Serengeti residents as elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo, crocodile and a bewildering array of antelopes and accompanying plains game. As for the birdlife, the Serengeti offers one of the most spellbinding ornithological experiences in the world.
Domain of the Klipspringer, Haunt of the lion
Named after the tiny Klipspringer antelopes (Mbuzi Mawe in Kiswahili) that still prance atop its rocky battlements at dawn, this glade was once the hunting ground of lions that lounged in the shelter of its tumbled boulders to ambush their prey. And when night falls, the camp still echoes to the menace of their far distant calls.