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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Checking in was fantastic and quick - quite inportant after such a long drive to the camp. The staff were something to talk about! They were quite polite, ready to listen and sort out any queries and most helpful. The thing we admired most about the staff was their ability to smile throughout - something that probably made us even...

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

We enjoyed hosting you and your friends for your safari getaway last weekend. It is always a boost for the iKWETA team to see guests enjoying themselves and appreciating our facilities and services. Friendly and cooperative Staff are key to quality service. Hence, it is rewarding to hear that our Staff go the extra mile to make guests like yourself...

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Ikweta Safari Camp while doing safari trips in Meru National Park. The tent was roomy & comfortable with a very good in suite bathroom. The food was excellent, served by the plate, a nice relief from the usual buffet at other safari camps. The only negative is the pot-holed highway to arrive at this camp...

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

We value your stellar review of our Camp. It is satisfying when guests like yourselves express such appreciation of our tents. We have designed them with special attention to comfort, ambience and the natural surroundings. As for our cuisine, our Chef always prepares, cooks and serves to order. It is our practice to advise guests on what is on offer,...

Madison Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I stayed here in May with a study abroad group of university students and the place was exceptional. Tents are fully equipped with on-suite bathrooms and offer good privacy. We did have a few colder showers but the tents were far more than we expected to have in the first place and it was actually refreshing after hot days. They...

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

We were very happy to host your study abroad group. It was such a pleasure to see how much all of you were enjoying the first stop of your study tour. The balance of study, morning and afternoon game drives in Meru National Park and leisure was terrific, you seemed to fit it all in and from the looks of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had a lovely stay at Ikweta Safari Camp! Staff is friendly and helpful. The independent canvases are big, comfortable and very clean. All of them surrounded by nature. We really enjoyed dinners under the starts. Food is of exceptional quality. The chef is very dedicated and willing to pleases guests! Meru National Park is a hidden gem in Kenya,...

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ikweta1, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Great having you at our Camp earlier this month. We are happy that you enjoyed our luxury tents and their natural surroundings. The rains this season have done wonders to green the camp and boost our acacias trees. More and more birds are nesting in the acacias. Dining under a clear star-filled sky is always delightful. Your kudos to our...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised by ikweta Safari Camp.The tents and on suite bathrooms are up to luxury standard. The food is very good and the setting is ideal, very close to the park entrance gate. We enjoyed the candle light dinner outside the restaurant.

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

That’s it – iKWETA brand! “Luxury at affordable prices”. Your review tells it the way it is. iKWETA Safari Camp offers affordable safari luxury at Meru National Park. We are happy that you have appreciated this. From seasoned travellers like yourselves this means a lot and motivates us to keep improving iKWETA while maintaining affordable rates. More and more safari...

torbay
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We travelled by road from Nairobi through stunning scenery,the vast wheat belt areas,pineapple plantations and vast areas growing roses and lilies.Then the banana plantations.Views are spectacular and we even saw Mount Kenya with snow on it. Some of the road is potholed but once you reach the main gate to Ikweta just outside the Meru park your escape starts. We...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Your enthusiastic review is great motivation for iKWETA to keep raising the bar! We enjoyed hosting you and having the chance to get to know you. It is gratifying that you appreciated the relaxed ambience of iKWETA. We want all our guests to feel happy and calm in our natural environment. iKWETA is habitat to some amazing birdlife, which can...

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at Ikweta Safari Camp and it was a real tonic. The beautiful gardens and atmosphere set really close to beautiful Meru National Park makes it a great place to stay. The welcome was genuine and the hosts really friendly. The accommodation was comfortable clean and being tented , gave a real feel for being in Africa. The...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

Your review resonates with iKWETA! You have described what iKWETA aspires to be - a great place to stay really close to the magnificent Meru national Park, welcoming and friendly with safari inspired accommodation, great food & service! Highly value your encouragement and recommendation.

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 13 March 2016

after quite a few safaris to the more 'common' parks in Kenya, we decided to travel to Meru NP. Our stay at Ikweta safari camp was great! Lovely staf, very friendly, the pool was divine after a long day in the car and the food was fantastic! Just a few minutes from the entrance to the park, so that was...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

“Very reasonable prices for luxury offered” – This is exactly what iKWETA Safari Camp is all about and we are elated by your review affirming this. We are also thrilled with your kudos for our food. Our cuisine is key to our personalized services and we are keen to always incorporate fresh produce from our farms and the local area....

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 March 2016

nice and comfortable tent; excellent 3 course meals; swimming pool treated with salt and not with chlorine solutions; the camp is run with much eye for details; a very pleasant place to stay when planning to visit the Meru National Park.

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

It made all of us happy to see how much you and your family were enjoying yourselves at iKWETA and Meru National Park. The quality of our cuisine is paramount to offering a delicious dining experience in the bush. Your remark on “eye for details” is most appreciated as it underscores our brand of affordable safari luxury in an environment...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Ikweta is indeed 'affordable luxury'. Situated just 2kms from Meru NP - my favourite National Park in Kenya for sheer wilderness and beauty - this place seems to be a well kept secret. Tented rooms - all themed by animal (I stayed in Giraffe) - were immaculate and stylish. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped bush complete with noisy bullfrogs, crickets chirping...

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Ikweta-Safari, Owner at Ikweta Safari Camp, responded to this review

‘Affordable luxury’ is what iKWETA is all about and you have captured this in your review. We enjoyed hosting you and we appreciate your sharing some great ideas to make our services even more attentive and satisfying. Our Staff are always keen to learn from our guests and enrich our services. Wonderful that you are still swept away by the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iKWETA Safari Camp is by choice a small owner-operated intimate camp offering personalized service and safari luxury accommodation. Located just 2 km from the Murera Gate of Meru National Park, iKWETA is a year-round destination and a convenient base for exploring both Meru and Kora, two of Kenya's national parks to offer a complete wilderness safari experience. iKWETA offers ten spacious canvas tents on elevated permanent foundations with thatch roof overlay of doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) indigenous to the area. Tents are tastefully decorated in safari-style with high quality furnishings. Each tent is designed with an airy-by-day and cozy-by-night bedroom area separated by a natural stone wall from the bathroom en-suite, with walk-in shower and toilet. There is a writing table and safe box in every tent. All tents face East for guests to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Meru National Park from the comfort of their beds. Each tent has a private verandah. There is free WiFi at all tents. You can sip your early morning steamy hot Kenya coffee or Kenya tea on your private veranda, while you Facebook or Tweet as the sun rises over Meru National Park. Tents are amply fitted with electric power sockets for guests to be able to power their laptops or charge their electronic devices and camera batteries. Our large Swimming Pool is delightfully warmed year round by glorious sunshine. Our "Two Zebras Restaurant" serves all meals to order using fresh produce grown in the Camp's own Greenhouse and on iKWETA Farms. We offer international and vegetarian cuisines as well as children's menus. No night time blackouts or '10:00 o'clock night-curfews": There is mains electricity backed-up by a high-capacity generator. If you are awaked by the sounds of nature you can snuggle under your duvet and read or watch movies on your iPad or DVD. Your main attraction will be spectacular game drives through Meru National Park, one of Kenya's most beautiful and truly pristine national parks and the land of the "Big-Five" - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. With over 400 bird species reported, the park is also a birdwatchers' paradise. There are also interesting places in the vicinity of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area. Nature walks to the Gatwe ("Skull") Hill for panoramic and spectacular views of the Meru-Kora Conservation Area and the Nyambene Hills. Accommodations are on Full-Board basis (all meals included as well applicable taxes). Since opening for business in October 2011, iKWETA Safari Camp has hosted many foreign and domestic film crews. ... more   less 

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Address: Murera Gate, Meru National Park 60600, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Eastern Province > Meru National Park
Price Range: $191 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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