Nyikani Tented Camp – Tarangire
Nyikani Camp Tarangire (formerly called Kichuguu) is situated in the south of Tarangire and is designed to look like the termite mounds that are in abundance throughout the national park. It may be accessed via road transfer from Tarangire Gate, a journey of 45 minutes. Alternatively, guests may fly in to Kuro Airstrip, which is just 5 minutes from camp. The site is surrounded by acacia trees and the property is eco-friendly, using solar power and recycled materials.
Guest accommodation at Kichuguu consists of 13 tents, all dotted around the grounds with 15–20 metres between them. Like the communal tents, each is canvas with a wooden floor. There are 12 tents that guests can opt for a king-size bed, twin beds, or triple beds, and one tent that is used as a family room. Other features include bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair, a digital safe, and a power point with universal adaptor. The palette is similar to that of the lounge tent, though with more of an emphasis on a calm slate blue. A curtained aperture within a partition wall leads to the en-suite facilities, comprising flush toilet, twin washbasins, and classic bucket shower! At the front of each tent is a private veranda, with chairs and a small table. This is a smashing little spot for checking out the local wildlife.
Facilities & Services:
Communal facilities are housed in two canvas tents – one for lounging and one for dining. Each boasts furniture sourced from Arusha, set out on a smart wooden floor. The lounge tent contains plenty of comfy chairs and sofas around coffee tables, in an array of cool colours – blue, purple, and mauve. There is also a drinks cabinet. In the dining tent, chic wooden tables flanked by upright chairs are neatly laid for meals involving gourmet Swahili cuisine. The education centre, intended primarily for young safarists, includes termite mounds in its design, while the campfire area a short distance from the tents is perfect for gatherings come nightfall – here you can chat with fellow travellers about your safari day.