Nestled in a fever tree forest and backed by a rocky hill, Kisima Ngeda is a cozy camp on the Serengeti Plateau that overlooks the salt-water seasonal Lake Eyasi. Eight palm-roofed, fully equipped tented chalets await guests who can lose themselves in the expansive views of the Alipi escarpment. The changing tones of the day provide a natural tonic for sundowners on tent decks and wholesome food is prepared and served up by local chefs in the palm-thatched communal bar, lounge and dining room.
At day’s end, a Tanganyika boiler is fired up with palm fronds for your shower before you retire and fall asleep to a lullaby of Nightjars and the sounds of the forest. Kisima Ngeda lies in the ancestral lands of the Hazda hunter-gatherers and Datoga people, who graciously share their art, lifestyle, cuisine, and culture with visitors.
Rates are presented for two guests sharing a double room and include shared cultural Hadza activities, airstrip transfers, full board accommodation, a drinks selection, laundry, Hadza community visit fee and tourism development levy.
Please see your reservation summary for detailed inclusions and exclusions.
Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, Indigenous Culture/Art, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine
The main area has wooden floors and palm-thatched roofs. It consists of a cozy bar & lounge area with cushioned, bench-seated nooks for you to relax before dinner. Wholesome meals are served in the adjacent dining room where there is an expansive view of the lake.
The cuisine combines organic and seasonal produce from the best local producers with only essentials imported. All meals are freshly prepared, including bread and ice cream. The chefs hail from the surrounding community and undergo training regularly to keep their high standards and inspire new menus.
The Kisima Ngeda pool is hidden in the forest under the rocky ridge that dominates the camp. With ample recliner chairs and parasols on the wooden deck, it is a favourite spot for families to escape the heat.
Kisima Ngeda Camp provides access to a wide range of guided activities.
In the surrounding hills live the Hadza people, whose traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle has survived into the modern era, against all odds. Guided tours venture into the depths of Hadza country for a deeper understanding of their culture.
For those who wish to have a deeper learning experience, Kisima Ngeda arranges fly camping expeditions escorted by Hadza people. These trips venture into the beautiful wilderness areas in which the Hadza live, hunt, and gather, along with their neighbors, the intriguing Datoga people, fiercely traditional pastoralists that roam the region with cattle herds.
The eight palm-thatched tented chalets with a furnished veranda on wooden decks blend into the forest. Each bedroom features a king-sized bed and a comfy armchair. Behind the living area is the en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a separate toilet. Staff heat water for bathing through a traditional Tanganyika boiler that burns palm fronds. The chalet decor pays tribute to the indigenous people in brass coil lampshades and handcrafted metal-framed mirrors.
Journey into the hills of Lake Eyasi’s Eastern shore for an overnight camp with Hazda hosts.
Your guides will reveal how the Desert Rose provides poison for arrow tips, lead you to ancient rock paintings, let you bathe in shady spring pools and climb the rocks to watch the African sunset over the breathtaking landscape. – all before a campfire dinner below an infinite ceiling of starlight.
You will visit a Hazda encampment and woodlands with towering Baobabs and gnarled acacias and you can also join in hunting and gathering for seasonal offerings such as wild honey or baobab fruit.
Kisima Ngeda Camp, Mikocheni Village, Lake Eyasi
GPS coordinates: Lat -3.4744807, Long 35.3493085
Kisima Ngeda Camp
Wonderful small camp tucked away on the shore of Lake Eyasi. Chris and Nani were great hosts, and the staff were very attentive to our needs. The sunset hike to the top of the cliff is a must.
Kisima Ngeda Camp
This place is 5 stars all the way! The tents are perfectly situated on the lake and include every amenity. We had guided walks to watch the sunset from the mountain. Could not have asked for a better stay.