Shu’mata Camp Amboseli, Tanzania

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Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Yurts
  • Units 5
  • from $ 534/nt
What we like about this property

An unforgettable experience of adventure, romance and wild natural beauty, this is a very special place that completely immerses you in the magic of Africa. We love the classic and nostalgic safari ambience and amazing rustic elegance. No wonder the Masai call it “heaven on earth!” If you love glamping, this takes it to another level.

Description

Situated directly under the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, this luxurious and rugged retreat is one of the best ways to experience the allure of Africa. A permanent camp comprised of a handful of Hemingway style tents, the installation is situated on a hill in the Masai tribal lands bordering Amboselli National Park. The perfect destination for glamping in Tanzania.

A stunning landscape of contrasts and stark beauty, the tents were designed and positioned to capture it all with 360 degree views of the savannah and Kilimanjaro. Positioned in a line along the ridge, there are a total of six tents that form the unique and adventurous compound.  

A great homage to the legendary 1920s safari spirit, this is a passionate venture that incorporates the design talents of local artists and villagers and was inspired by the history and the owners’ love of Africa. Each of the five tents is self contained and include a full bath and private veranda with room for four. With a sophisticated approach to a traditional safari camp, the interiors and decor have all been designed as a tribute to the bygone era and are chic and colorful.

The kitchen serves freshly prepared international cuisine at an elegant dining table or on the terrace with panoramic views of Kilimanjaro. 

Designed to inspire conservation and appreciation of the land and it’s numerous species, Shu’mata treads lightly and beautifully in this fragile ecosystem and focuses on awareness and protection of the elephant herds, and big cat survival program with the Masai. 

Offering fully customized and all inclusive programs, you’ll be treated to an intimate experience that allows a fascinating and unforgettable escape. 

The adventure of a lifetime awaits you in Tanzania in a unique and idyllic setting at a distinctive retreat from where you can explore wild and beautiful Africa.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

A full service experience with staff and safari services. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea as well as safari picnic lunches prepared daily. Housekeeping and laundry provided. Limited wifi. All airport transfers provided.

AROUND

Located adjacent to UNESCO site Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park and it’s famed crater highlands, there are unlimited ways to enjoy this area along with the magnificent Great Rift Valley. About two hours drive to Arusha National Park, there are over 552 square kilometers, that encompass Ngerdoto crater, savannahs, lakes and vast plains filled with wildlife. You are also within reach of the outskirts of The Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti lies further west.

See “Info/Rates” for safaris and other activites!

LOCATION 

Amboselli, Tanzania 

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Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Shu'mata Camp, Amboseli, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses5 en suite Hemingway-safari-style tents
Accommodate20 Total Occupancy; up to 4 Guests per tent
Restaurant / self cateringAll Inclusive
KitchenSilver Service healthy and fresh 3 Course meals. Catering for all food allergies, specialties and intolerances
Bed TypeKing and Queen
Pet FriendlyNo
InternetOnly through the individual telephone provider
PoolNo
View360 degree of African Savannah under Kilimanjaro
RatesUS$ 534,- low season, all inclusive. US$ 635,- high season, all inclusive
See Notes below for Special rates and Safari Packages
Minimum Stay1 Night
Notes

Safari Packages and Special Rates (PDF)

Easter 2015 special

Camp: Shu’mata Camp which means ‘Heaven’ in Maa, the language of the Maasai.

Country: Tanzania

Location: Kilimanjaro, Maasailand & the Amboseli ecosystem

 

Self-drive: US$ 150 per adult per day, sharing. Rate for children under 16 years & Single Suppl. on request

 

The daily rate includes:

- Arrival for a light lunch. 

- Join the scheduled Maasai naturalist walk on top of the Shu’mata hill.

- Followed by a sun-downer, feeling on top of the world overlooking breathtaking African savannah between Africa’s two giants

- Hosted by the Maasai, an ancient nomadic tribe under Kilimanjaro. 

- 3 course dinner under the African Milky-way. 

- Overnight in spacious walk in Hemingyway style and decorated tents with king size beds, flush toilets and en suite permanent and not tented bathroom.  

- Early morning wake up calls with tea & coffee enjoying the breathtaking panorama 

- Beautiful and sumptuous breakfast in the barock lounge. 

 

The daily rates excludes: 

- Transfer to camp

- Accommodation for driver / guide on request and at an extra cost. 

- daily concession fee which is being paid to the Enduimet Wildlife Management area being the caretakers of the Tanzanian Amboseli ecosystem. 

- all guided game-viewing & cultural activities

- all drinks accept of mineral water in the tents and during meals. Tea & Coffee served in the mess tent. 

 

Full guided safari package: US$ 300 per adult per day, sharing. 

Rate for children under 16 years & Single Suppl. on request

The daily rate includes:

- Arrival for a light lunch

- Join the scheduled Maasai naturalist walk on top of the Shu’mata hill.

- Followed by a sun-downer, feeling on top of the world overlooking breathtaking African savannah between Africa’s two giants

- Hosted by the Maasai, an ancient nomadic tribe under Kilimanjaro. 

- 3 course dinner under the African Milky-way. 

- Overnight in spacious walk in Hemingyway style and decorated tents with king size beds, flush toilets and en suite permanent and not tented bathroom.  

- Early morning wake up calls with tea & coffee enjoying the breathtaking panorama 

- Game viewing in the Amboseli ecosystem in search for elephants and African savannah wildlife. 

- Guided walks in footsteps of our gentle giants.  

- bush breakfast under the umbrella acacia 

 

Note: Activities for Day 3 & 4: 

- In depth Maasai experience 

- Kilimanjaro for all incl. a full guided day hike on the Shira plateau of Kilimanjaro as high as 3600 meter enjoying a warm picnic. 

 

The daily rates excludes: 

- Airport Transfer

- daily concession fee which is being paid to the Enduimet Wildlife Management area being the caretakers of the Tanzanian Amboseli ecosystem. 

- all drinks accept of mineral water in the tents and during meals. Tea & Coffee served in the mess tent. 

 

A 20% commission is incl. 

 

Payment/Deposit Policy:

A deposit of 25% of the total invoice value is required to fully confirm your booking. If the booking is canceled within 120 days of arrival, this deposit will be forfeited. The balance must be paid 35 days prior to arrival. If a booking is made within 35 days of arrival, full payment is required to fully confirm it.

The above rates will be held Ceteris Peribus. However, we reserve the right to amend these rates should any factor beyond our control materially affect the conditions under which these rates were set. Note that government fees are still under review. So these are subject to change. Please also note that the Wildlife Division is considering charging ‘per activity’ fees. Details TBA

Cancellation/No-Show Policy:

Reservations/Bookings that are canceled, reduced in length of stay, number of rooms or persons (herein collectively called CANCELLATION) are subject to a cancellation and ‘no show’ charges policy at the discretion of the company under the following terms:

120-36 days prior to arrival: 25% deposit forfeiture

35-8 days prior to arrival: 50% cancellation fee will be charged.

7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

In all cases, notification of cancellation is only accepted when received, in writing at the Local Reservation Office.

Check in / Check out:

Check in: can be as early as 10:00 am

Check out: after lunch


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  • Marlies Gabriel, April 30, 2013

    Thank you Boutique Home, thank you Matt, thank you Heinz,

    I feel we arrived on the most authentic and different social media platform for unique, inspirational and personal places to stay _ all with so much love and touch to detail.
    Thank you for taking up Hatari Lodge at the foot of Mt Meru & Shu’mata Camp under Kilimanjaro under your wings so that they can start to fly. Your achievement and input into showing the beauty of our earth is to be recognised and supported. Best from Tanzania, Marlies & Team

    Marlies Gabriel

    Arusha, Tanzania

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