The Kirawira Camp is considered to be one of the leading lodges of the Serena Group’s luxury venues and was rated, as an exclusive tented camp overlooking the Serengeti National Park’s most stunning views. The 25 well-appointed tents, each furnished in colonial-style decor and with exotic hues and fabrics, are the least of prizing glories in this internationally recognized escape. Dining is a topic to be taken seriously, where English breakfasts and five-course gourmet service dominate. Of course, the surrounding wilderness must be absorbed. This is a complete occasion, where one may spend the day on a dusty safari game drive and pass the evening in the lap of lavish treatment by diving into a plunge pool.
The most exclusive of the Serena Group’s many Safari venues, the exquisite Kirawira tented camp is the epitome of classic safari camp luxury and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Standing high on the bluff of a bush-cloaked ridge, commanding panoramic views over the endlessly rolling reaches and volcanic reefs of the Serengeti National Park, Kirawira Camp is the epitome of colonially-styled safari luxury. Designed in typically Edwardian style, it features an elegant central meeting tent evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of chintz-covered chaises lounges, jewel-hued Persian rugs, antique escritoires, wind-up phonograms, leather-bound travelling cases, brass shooting sticks, carved rocking chairs, and stud-backed smoking chairs.
The essentially colonial ambiance of the tented-rooms evokes colourful memories of the famous safaris of days gone by, when such romantic figures as Teddy Roosevelt and Edward, Prince of Wales indulged in lavish East African shooting safaris of unrivalled elegance. Each room has a personal valet and has been accommodated in a spacious canvas tent, erected on raised platforms of rope-lashed logs and sheltered by a bush-thatch roof. The decor is a clever blend of classic opulence and camp practicality featuring generous four-poster beds, hand-made patchwork quilts, steamer-trunk wardrobes, brass lamps, sepia photographs and rosewood escritoires, whilst to the rear of each tent is an elegant mahogany-panelled bathroom with twin marble washstands, polished brass fittings and classic black-and-white tiled Edwardian shower and lavatory. The lodge offers 25 luxury tents, each with a private terrace and personal valet (5 King Size and 20 Twin Bedded Tents).
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In keeping with the theme of colonial opulence, the elegant dining tents feature Edwardian-styled dining furniture, sprung floors, crisp-starched drapery, delicate blue and white china and weighty silver accoutrement's, whilst the staff are attired in classical colonial ‘mess’ uniform of white Swahili robes and turbans.
The extensive menus, meanwhile, feature full English breakfasts and five-course luncheons and suppers comprising of delicate soups, lavish roasts, classic salads, home-made sorbets, local cheese boards and fresh-brewed Arabic coffee, whilst the extensive wine cellar reflects the best of both European and South African choices.
The word ‘Safari’ means ‘journey’ in Kiswahili but since the days of the legendary ‘White Hunters’ a ‘Safari’ has evolved to mean a spectacular bush adventure that takes in sightings of a glorious selection of game, flora, fauna and bird life whilst delivering awe inspiring scenery, show-stopping views and wildlife encounters of the most exciting kind. Serena Safaris operate a fleet of safari-adapted Land Rovers. Each of our individually-tailored tours is led by an experienced guide. Picnics, mineral water, cool boxes and bush libraries are also provided. Enjoy spectacular views of Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park (Serengeti National Park) with the newly introduced balloon safaris. Kirawira Tented Camp shall offer guests an incomparable safari experience in the western corridor of the Serengeti National park.
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