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So differernt to what I expected and so different to our stay in the Serengeti but equally incredible. It was the Nomad staff, especially Jairo and Mollel that made this so extraordinary. The best part was talking with Mollel around the campfire or meals and the biggest highlight of the trip was sharing a meal with the entire staff. Truly unforgettable.
We recently spent 4 glorious days in the secluded wilderness that is the Nomad camp in Katavi as part of our honeymoon. Firstly, we will, from now on, always choose a Nomad camp. The staff, food, accommodation and service are out of this world - we could not have asked for better...Our final night in Katavi will stay with me forever when around 15 elephants wandered quietly through the camp and surrounded our tent (we spent 10 minutes in our outside shower only feet away from wild elephants). One of the most humbling experiences of our lives.
If you get the chance to go fly-camping - take it. A night under the stars in a simple netted tent, (complete with waiter, chef, guide and park ranger!) was wonderful - a dream for any star-gazers or those wanting to do time-lapse photography.
A wonderful place, a wonderful experience, we will return.
What were your best bits?
Our guide Festo, but all of your staff - their friendliness and professionalism. You made our stay very special.
How could we improve?
Nothing! You have a great balance between part of the surroundings and being extremely well looked after.
The food was amazing, and the variety and portions were perfect. Also, Philips expertise, leading us to various animals and sights, finding and explaining various behaviours made our game drives truly spectacular. The House (Mkombe's) is exceptional and ALL of the staff were so thoughtful and attentive. We were taken care of with warmth and incredible attention to detail. This is truly the most amazing family trip and the most beautiful and well staffed place we have ever stayed in, or could ever imagine. Asante Sana!
Our guide Hamza was the best! The service was the best we have ever had, the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The food was fabulous. It just couldn't have been any better.
Julien is a superb host. Always enjoying and enthusiastic. The location is amazing at Chada Katavi, elephants surrounding our tent one afternoon will never be forgotten. The house staff could not have been more helpful and attentive.
The whole experience has been amazing. Everyone is so welcoming and professional. I have never been on a safari holiday before and the luxury of not only the lodge but the activities also far exceeded my expectations. It was, as our American friends would say, AWESOME!
After 35 years of safaris in east and southern Africa I would say that the Nomad camp at Ndutu (Serengeti Safari Camp) ranks with Tau Pan in the Central Kalahari as the best we've visited. The very comfortable tented camp is perfectly situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and you can see the migration when the huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle stay on the short grass plains with their two month old young.The camp is very well run with welcoming and attentive service, fantastic food, comfortable beds and good bucket showers. We wanted for nothing at the camp with cold drinks, good wines and spirits readily available and generously served. It prepares you perfectly for a fantastic safari. Our guide Paul was amazing - a fount of knowledge on mammals, birds, plants and the environment and also on Maasai customes and relationships with the wildlife. He was a safe and considerate driver - considerate to us the and animals. He never harassed or intruded too far, but always got in the best position for perfect viewing and photography. He skilfully followed a group of hyenas at a respectful distance for over 4 km of rough ground to get to a lion-hyena contest over a dead wildebeest. Paul knew where to look for animals and found us many cheetahs with cubs, lion prides with cubs, big males, hyena clans, huge herds of eland and much, much more. He was happy for us to take our time at sightings and never hurried us. I can't praise him too highly. Nomad, I'm sure, are very proud of you.Thak you Paul, John, Raj and all the staff - and Nomad.
The best part of their whole trip was Nomad, and in particular their guide Philip. He was outstanding, friendly, knowledgeable and very patient. Please pass on their supreme thanks and regards to Philip. As always, we know that Nomad guides and guiding is simply superb!
The highlights were the walking safari and finding lions no more than 100m away, and the wild dogs on our last evening safari.