9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not a Luxury camp but nice and what a stuning view on Kilimandjaro
"We spent the first night of our safari in Kibo tented camp. Our experience there is quite reasonable, the camp itself is nicely located with a stuning view to the kilimandjaro, all the tented are directed toward the Kilimandjaro. The site is wonderfull and the buffet is correct (not more but not less). The tented are correctly furnished (compare to other tented camp) and the "bathroom" correctly installed and furnished also. However this cannot be considered as a luxury camp but is quite reasonably comfortable. it is also equipped with a swimming pool (was quite fresh when we were there so we didn't try it but it looks nice). In summary, a nice tented camp to stay a couple of tented, in a beautiful landscape."
- Travel date: 1st March 2010
Not the most luxurious, but very charming
"We stayed at Kibo for two nights at the end of a two-week safari. It wasn't the most luxurious of the three tented comps we stayed in but we liked it the most. As we paid for a package I can't comment on value for money, but for an idea of bar prices we paid 250KSh for a beer and 100 KSh for a coke. The gift shop seemed vastly over-priced compared to some of the other lodges we stayed at though. It has a very informal atmosphere while at the same time the staff are absolutely on the ball. It's very close to the park entrance (about 5 minutes away on a bumpy track). It has splendid views of Kilimanjaro as well as the possibility of seeing animals wandering around the perimeter. The meals are buffet style, with a good salad selection and a couple of meat dishes and vegetables for the main course. It's all perfectly well cooked if a little unexciting. The tents are not enormous but there was space for two suitcases and two desks in ours, in addition to shelves in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable (foam mattress) and there were two pillows provided for each of us. A mozzi net was set up each evening over the bed. The slight criticsm we had is that the towels smell musty. We suspect it is due to the all-pervading dust. Ah yes, the dust... Amboseli is going through a prolonged drought phase and most afternoon there are dust storms. The camp communal areas have somehow been designed to keep the maximum amount of dust out, despite them being canvas and open. The staff obviously work hard to keep everything dust free. We had a great (if dusty) time at Amboseli and that was in large part due to the camp. If you're looking for glamour and luxury look elsewhere, but if you want an unpretentious camp with pleasant staff we couldn't recommend Kibo more!"
- Travel date: 29th October 2009
Awesome camping experience
"We were accommodated in this campsite by Explorer Kenya Safari camping tour. So I don't know what the cost of this place is per night. We paid $875 pp for the 6 day safari and stayed here 2 nights. Food was also included. After staying in the bare basic tent in Masai Mara, coming to this campsite felt like we were coming to a resort. The tent was absolutely great. The material used to build the tent was very sturdy with ample windows provided. Each tent had an attached tank for water storage, which meant continuous supply of water. The beds were also very good and the bathroom was super clean. The flush worked well, the shower area was nice and clean and the sink area had a place where you could keep your stuff. There was also a desk in the room. My only complaint was it got a little hot out here in the afternoon when we came back for a nap. There is no provision or a fan :(; but hey, its a campsite not a hotel. The common area is also very clean and well kept. There is a swimming pool and a campfire location. The views of Kili are awesome. Food provided by the campsite was very nice; especially the breakfast.They also have a store onsite where you can buy souvenirs. The staff there was very friendly and helpful as well. My husband had fever one afternoon when we were there and I was unwell as well and couldnt quite make it to the dining area to get our meal. The staff was helpful enough to get us our lunch at our room."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2009
you can't call this camping:)
"This is supposed to be a tented camp but if this is camping then i will never be going camping again in England. The tents have a sloid roof, are built on concrete and have a double bed, tables, shower, toilet and sink inside!! madness. it's a reall luxurious experience. the staff were really welcoming and very friendly the food was a fantastic buffet that was really tasty enjoy - its amazing"
- Travel date: 29th August 2009
Fabulous tented camp!
"We stayed at Kibo on the 2nd night of our safari and my initial trepidation about being in a tent soon disappeared! This is camping but not as we know it! With Mount Kilimanjaro as the back drop you cannot fail to be amazed by this place. The food was tasty and very big portions. We had drinks in the bar at reasonable prices and I have never slept so well in a tent!"
- Travel date: 8th May 2009
"Five of us stayed in this camp during our three day two night safari,to Stavro east & west,and ambasoli. we had two double tents and a single. they were comfortable with mosi nets. running hot water and shower & wc. we stayed in number 21,22, & 23 which was ours which was furthest from the main facilities and pool. the pool was clean and towels,loungers provided. The restaurant,bar and food was excellent. Staff were helpful. The entertainment and camp fire were great,although a number of other residents went to bed early,we stayed and partied till early hours. Lighting all around and torches provided. I did pay for it the following morning though.The breakfast was good and plenty of choice. Would recommend this site to anyone. Ours was set up by freddie at Safarihits.Many thanks to him and Alex our guide.who deserved his bonus."
- Travel date: 21st January 2009
WHAT an amazing tented camp
"Kibo was one stop during our 3 day safari, it sits beneath Kilimanjaro and was an experience not to be missed. I had done plenty of research on line before our holiday, and had decided on a couple of places that I would like to stay whilst on safari. Voi and Kibo were on the list and we stayed at both. My friend, a air steward had visited Mombasa a few times and had been on safari, so recommended Mombasa North Tours for the safari's as it is who My Travel used. She gave me a phone number and we called Roger when we got there, he met us outside the hotel and we discussed what WE wanted and where WE wanted to stay and he showed us the brochures and explained the safari. We were picked up bright and early by Roger from Bamburi Beach Hotel, the hotel made sure we had breakfast, just had to let them know before hand. We shared out bus with strangers who soon became friends. We were driven to Tsavo with a stop at a roadside cafe/shop, for comfort break, it was very basic so take tissues and wet wipes. Tsavo was red and dusty but I was amazed to see animals so close, and the elephants were just enchanting. We stayed at Voi which has the most amazing view, watering hole, pool, great restaurant and relaxing bar. The rooms are basic, with a small bathroom, but really all you need after a long day, and an early start ahead of you. We then set off to Amboseli which was such a contrast, lush and green, this time the elephants were grey not red! On approaching Kibo the view of Kilianjaro was covered in cloud, but non the less breathtaking. Kibo uses Masai red tarten in its decor and although the paths are gravely and dusty (closed in shoes are very beneficial) the layout and feel of the place was lovely. Our tent was basic, raised off the floor slightly and fully enclosed, 2 beds with mossy nets above, there is a small bathroom with toilet, hand basin & shower at rear of the tent which is curtained off. We visited a Masai village, which was and experience not to be missed, just dont get dragged into buying lots of gifts and jewellery. We had drinks in the bar and buffet style food, Roger our driver joined us. There was a Masai dance around the camp fire and then with torches in hand we set of for bed, and slept very well. In the morning the clouds had cleared and Kilmanjaro was there for all to see, it took my breath away. On our drive back to Mombasa we stopped at a village All in all I cannot fault our safari and so would happily recommend Mombasa North Tours to anyone. Roger has to be one of the nicest men I know, and we still keep in touch via email now. So email and get a price or ring him when you get there. [----] I hope the photos show a little of this amazing place and holiday."
- Travel date: 19th July 2008
Great views & good food
"We stayed here as part of the safari that we booked through Kenyan Adventures & Safari's and thought it was great. The camp has a very rustic feel to it and this makes you feel as if you are camping wild in the reserve. The inside of the tents is quite basic but the bed was comfortable and really we had everything that we needed. Hot water is only provided at certain times of the day as the camp is situated in a conservation area so they try to limit the amount of resources that are used. The views around the camp are great and we were lucky to see animals walking past the electric fence as we wandered about. Also, if you do stay here, take a look at the stars when you leave your tent in the evening, its a fantastic sight! The food was great too. We had to request vegetarian food for whilst we were there and the staff were only too pleased to assist and provided great food for us. Overall, we thought this was a great place to stay whilst on safari and would certainly recommend it."
- Travel date: 20th December 2007
great views but overpriced
"We stayed one night at the Kibo safari camp. Althoug the view of Kilimanjaro was great, the camp, although being brand-new has little comfort,the cheapest materials having been used and the surroundings being quite barren and dusty - hardly any shade. The tent was provided with bare necessities, the bed was not very comfortable and there was little storage place. Food was hardly edible put the room-rate excessively high. Chose only as last resort and for not more than 1 night!"
- Travel date: 19th October 2007
Kibo Safari Camp is also called
- kibo camp
- kibo tented camp
- hotel kibo safari camp