Dunia Camp, Serengeti: The Lowdown

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Dunia is an excellent luxury tented camp located in the Moru Kopjes area of the Serengeti, and is crewed by a fantastically fun and joyous team of ladies.

What’s Dunia really like?

As you alight from your safari vehicle you step up into the main area of camp, designed in a curve looking out over the campfire and the grasses beyond. One wing is a dining area under canvas, the other a lounge to relax in, though there never seems to be quite so much relaxing time on safari as we hope for!

Split on either side of the main mess area are a total of eight spacious tents, raised up on decking and designed so that the bed looks straight out into the bush as you wake up in the mornings. There’s a small sitting area in front, and a bathroom to the rear. One of the tents is a family tent with a double room and a small twin room off to one side of it. While there are two bathrooms, we’d say this is definitely only suitable for a family rather than two couples travelling together.

What can I do at Dunia?

As such a prime game viewing location demands, your activities here are entirely focused on game drives, heading out with your driver guide on each morning or afternoon, in search of the wonderful wildlife the Serengeti has to offer. If you are seriously geeky about your photography, we can also arrange a specialist photographic vehicle here for a small supplement. 

During the dry season, (June to October) we can book a visit to a local community for you, this is a whole day journey to the Piaya gate of the Serengeti and requires advance booking of a private vehicle. Hot air balloon flights can be arranged for an extra fee- it’s a very early start, but worth it to see the sunrise over the Serengeti. And the champagne breakfast that follows isn’t too bad either…

Giving back at Dunia:

There’re a lot of things we could write about here, but there’s really one that’s particularly special to this camp. Dunia is a camp staffed almost exclusively by women, including guides and management. This is so important in creating employment to local women in well pay roles traditionally reserved for men, and helping them to provide for their families.

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