Klein's Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Klein's Camp

Klein's Camp is an old hunting lodge that has been converted into a private safari camp. It occupies a marvellous location on its own private concession in the Western Serengeti, far away from the crowds.

Klein's Camp is a small, upmarket lodge located in its own 25,000 acre private concession in the north-eastern plains of the Serengeti. As a small camp with its own private land (leased from the local Maasai), Klein's Camp is one of the most intimate places to stay in the Serengeti. You won't see another soul as you look out over the Serengeti plains from the camp's location on the Kuka Hills, but rather miles and miles of beautiful savannah teeming with game. During the migration season, Klein's Camp really comes into its own.

Klein's Camp was originally built as a hunting lodge, and this is reflected in the design. Its main guest areas have been constructed with roughly cut stone and thatch in the traditional fashion. The dining and lounge area is housed within a huge rondavel with a great fire pit at its heart, complete with authentic brass duct leading up to a high ceiling. Narrow footpaths connect the public areas to the guest rooms, which are thatched chalets similar to the lounge and dining area.

The game-viewing at Klein's Camp is superb. The guides are very experienced, and the fact that the camp is located on a private concession allows for a greater variety of game activities than is possible within the boundaries of the National Park, including guided walks and night drives. Each year the migration passes through this region, albeit briefly, and from its high perch on the Kuka Hills, Klein's Camp offers a front-row view of this stunning spectacle.


There are ten thatched cottages at Klein's Camp, sturdy units with wooden floors and stone walls. The interiors are comfortably, if rather sparsely decorated, with wicker and hardwood furnishings, and large double beds with drapes. Each cottage has a bathroom en-suite with flush loo and shower (fire-heated), and a verandah with a view of the plains.

There is a dedicated butler servicing each cottage.


There are no fixed meal times at Klein's Camp. The staff are flexible and will plan meals time around your game-viewing schedule, which can be equally flexible. A light breakfast of cereals and fruit, along with the usual cooked options, is provided before or after your morning game activity, depending on your preference. Lunch is a three-course cooked meal provided at a time to suit you. Dinner is more formal, typically served in the lodge dining room with the rest of the guests, but may be taken in private on your verandah if preferred.


- Lounge
- Dining room
- Swimming pool
- Craft shop


- Day & night game drives
- Walking safaris
- Visits to a local Maasai village

Child Policy

Children are welcome. Children aged 6-11 years may only join game drives at the manager’s discretion. Children under 5 years cannot join game drives, but babysitting can be arranged (at an additional cost). One child (under 11 years) may share with 2 adults.

Responsible Tourism

Klein’s Camp leases its 25,800 acre private wildlife concession from the Ololosokwan Maasai community, who receive a significant portion of the camp’s revenues. The camp shares part of the sanctuary with the local Maasai pastoralists who traditionally graze their herds alongside the wildlife.