Kikoti means "meeting place" in the Maasai language. Kikoti is a meeting place of people, cultures and wildlife. A lone bush elephant stately lumbers through the camp, watched by buffalo, drinking at the water hole, passing through on the migration route. A Maasai warrior, armed with bow and arrows, escorts you to your room in the evening, looking out across the Simanjiro plains as the African sun sets over the horizon, the air alive with noise and life. Kikoti lies on the migration route for the plains game and offers a diverse array of wildlife to see from the safety of the camp during the beginning of the dry season in July and towards the end in November.
There are touches of local craftsmanship everywhere, the woven rugs, the bed frames made from apple wood and African ebony found outside Tarangire National Park and thatched roofs. The beds are wonderfully comfortable, perfect to sink into after a long day's safari. Alternatively, you can sit out on your private veranda, in one of the wicker chairs and watch the world pass by. Wildebeest, water buffalo, hyenas and zebra have been known to wander underneath the rooms, providing a close up wildlife experience.
Simple and elegant, the rooms are beautifully furnished with stylish en-suite bathrooms. Water is tanked in on a weekly basis as there is no natural supply by the camp but hot water is available and the lights run from solar power.