Kirawira Serena Camp
And there’s Kirawira Serena Camp in the Serengeti...gorgeous and dream—like, harkening back to the splendor and elegance of Victorian times. You will experience the overwhelming comfort of a five—star hotel as if in one of the world’s great cities, but you will be here, cosseted and coddled, in the splendor of the African bush. Exquisite service is a part of the fabric of life here.
Standing high on a bluff with views over the endlessly rolling reaches of the Serengeti, Kirawira is the epitome of a colonial—styled safari camp featuring tasteful chintz lounges, Persian rugs, antique escritoires, wind—up phonographs, and leather-bound traveling cases. The décor of the 25 elegant tents is a clever blend of classic opulence and safari practicality with stained glass and mahogany bars, a private stone terrace for “sundowners,” and a private valet for service.
Set in the western corridor, perched high on a hill with panoramic views over the sweeping plains, Kirawira Serena Camp is a delight. Twenty—five romantic luxury chalets, evoke the sensation of a bedroom in the wild with private verandas for the tranquility of game viewing from your armchair. A clean pool on the edge of a hill also offers panoramic views of the Serengeti endless plains. Game drives, birding, hot air ballooning, bush meals to die for, and more are available.
Mark MadolaFounder of Shrike Safaris
Our Safari Leader, fully immersed in the Serengeti searching for the BIG 5 or little 5 in the plains of Kirawira and Grumet River. In-depth game drive with him and his trusty local safari guide are revelatory. Explore the Serengeti with morning game viewing and/ or afternoon viewing... both are timed to offer the very best chance of spotting “The Big Five.”
Swimming Pool Overlooking the Endless Plains
Take a break from your safari adventures and cool off in our free—form infinity pool overlooking the watering hole and Serengeti plains. With sunbeds and bar service, it’s an idyllic setting from which to watch a glorious sunset or admire a turquoise sky.
Spa Treatment at the Balcony of Your Tent.
After a short tiresome and a little bit dusty drive on the Serengeti rough roads, immerse yourself in one of our soothing spa treatments by a professional masseuse. She will give you enough time to express your feelings and choose the type of massage that will take your breath away.
Lake Victoria Cruise
Enjoy a motorboat cruise on Lake Victoria, where you will see fishermen pulling in their nets and men and women working on their fields or washing their laundry. While cruising, you can bird watch, take photos and visit with villagers.
The lake features over 240 species of bush, swamp, and water birds. Enjoy a guided morning walk (07.00) or a late afternoon walk (16.30) to see these indigenous birds in their natural habitat.
Bush Breakfast Dining Experience
One of the classic safari highlights, the bush breakfast is an experience not to be missed. Typically, guests are awakened by a very early morning cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate with a muffin. Proceed with Game viewing followed by a glass of chilled sparkling wine and fresh-pressed orange juice. Then, sit down to enjoy a uniquely scenic, full English breakfast.
Hot—Air Balloon Safari
What better way to take in the stunning Serengeti landscape than from the air..? A sunrise hot—air balloon flight over the Serengeti is sure to be one of the highlights of your safari. Flights last approximately one hour and are followed by a Champagne bush breakfast.
After a long day game drive, 5:30 p.m. arrives and it’s time to head to the popular sundowner spot located on a high Kirawira hill. Enjoy a cocktail with hot canapés as you watch the sun slide towards Lake Victoria, leaving a magical, brilliantly red sky in its wake.