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Thika, Kenya
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wonderful place. Serene environment providing a safari experience like no other. Loved the evening under the tents in the bushes. A great sleep over place before visiting Meru National Park which provide ambient and elegant relaxation mode.

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

Great that you were able to discover iKWETA Safari Camp and even better that you found it a wonderful place in a serene environment. iKWETA offers an affordable safari luxury option at Meru National Park, one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks with amazing abundant wildlife. Our tents are all mounted on elevated solid foundations. Each has its own veranda...

Canberra
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After an arduous journey we arrived at Iqueta and were welcomed by Susan and team. They went out of their way to find romantic secluded venues in the garden for our meals- surrounded by the African bush and the sounds of frogs and cicadas. They arranged a guide for us in Meru Game Park, just 5 minutes down the road....

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

You have perfectly coined iKWETA - "glamping at an affordable cost". We are inspired by the emerging trends of glamping and growing number of travellers like yourselves who are keen to experience a luxury tent surrounded by nature. Being able to sleep in a comfy bed with white linens, soft white comforter and an array of pillows with ambient warm...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was a wonderful time in the camp even though we spent only one night there. Top service, delicious food and top infrastructure. We can recommend it. They prepared an early breakfast as we went on a Game Drive and Dinner was served outside with candle light.

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

Value your recommendation and high marks! We try hard to offer great food, service and accommodation. We’re happy you enjoyed our cuisine and dining under the star-filled sky. Meru Park encompasses a large expanse of wilderness with abundant wildlife. It is good to have two days or even better more to explore its wonders. Next time we hope you will...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The staff i met at Ikweta were amazing! Right from my arrival they were friendly and attentive and made sure i got settled in well. For the 3 nights i was there, they made sure my dietary needs were met everyday (im allergic to eggs). The tents were superb - clean, spacious and comfortable which made me like the place...

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

Five Stars, we all appreciate! Your review is a great motivation and we will keep endeavoring to make iKWETA better and better. We always give special attention to our friendly service and fresh tasteful cuisine. Also, we go out of our way to accommodate special dietary needs. Many guests like yourself value this. Our tents have been designed for comfort...

Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was an excellent base for our game drives in Meru park. The food is good and staff quite friendly. The weather was cold but the staff did all they could to provide us with extra covers to keep ourselves warm.

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

Value for money is at the heart of iKWETA. We pride ourselves in offering an affordable safari option and a convenient base for exploring Meru National Park. We are blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year with sun most days. Mid-day is generally the hottest time and most guests come back to the Camp for lunch, swimming and resting before...

Ayampe
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Since my arrival the smiling staff at Ikweta made me feel super welcome! So attentive and always making sure I was comfortable, and enjoying my stay! The tents are perfect! So beautiful! Even little sandals are provided! The bathroom is impeccable, the bed perfectly comfortable, the sheets and pillows ... everything! Susan, the owner, was extremely helpful with everything I...

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

You have blown iKWETA away with your kudos! It was great fun having you at the Camp, we love guests who enjoy themselves to the fullest as you did. We try to go the extra mile to accommodate our guests needs. Charles is indeed an experienced safari guide who always delivers breathtaking wildlife viewing. We were also pleased that you...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had a truly lovely stay here; what a place. So much attention to detail; in the tents; in the dining area and bar and within the grounds and by the pool. The staff were so fabulously friendly and considerate; as I was on my own; they suggested how I might be included at meal times; on game drives; going...

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

Wonderful to meet you too! Thanks again for choosing iKWETA for your rest and relaxation. We all enjoyed having you at the Camp for so many days. It is always gratifying to have spirited guests like yourself enjoying to the fullest the Camp, Meru Park, nature walks. .. Hope you will have occasion to return another time, you will be...

Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I went there for my birthday weekend with my boyfriend and I can honestly say I haven't been to a hotel that has matched their attentiveness and customer service. Our drive took longer than expected and John kept checking up on us along the way and even kept our dinner hot up till a bit after midnight. The staff welcomed...

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

Attentiveness and customer service, thanks! Personalized and attentive service is an important part of the iKWETA experience. iKWETA Staff go out of their way to accommodate to the needs and comfort of our guests. We are a small camp by choice and this way we can be sure to make every guest’s stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible. You...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Loved it here what a lovely little find. The food was amazing i couldnt keep up with it and im a big eater. The staff were very nice especially justin lovely personality. I stayed for 4 days very relaxed even dipped into the pool.

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Thrilled that you were able to spend 4 days at iKWETA enjoying our Camp, Meru Park and the surroundings. You were great fun and we all relished getting to know you and chatting throughout your stay. The young children on your nature walk will be remembering you as they wear the cute blue hats that you gave them! Glad that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe this little haven. From the moment I arrived everything about IKWETA was perfect. The warmest welcome, in the comfort of the guest lounge surrounded by the sounds of animals just outside. The tour of my tent, every amenity thought about and provided. The tents themselves are fantastic - they combine the luxury of a room with 4...

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

How rewarding your review is to all of us! You have put iKWETA on a pedestal and we will be working energetically to stay up there! We were very happy to welcome you on two different occasions and we are pleased that both your stays were up to par. We have tried to create an authentic safari experience that is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • 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: ₹ 7,817 - ₹ 8,989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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