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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti Safari Camp

  • Shadow the movements of the Great Migration
  • Superlative game viewing from an oasis of safari civilisation
  • Intimate and comfortable camp with your own private guide and vehicle

Facilities include

'Camping Bar' Camp fire place

Activities include

  • Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Walking Safaris
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About

About Serengeti Safari Camp

Tanzania's pioneering mobile camp that moves seasonally to be in the best possible location to witness the great herds; still doing it in East African tented style with migration-chasing adventures and your own private car and guide to take you out into the midst of the safari action.

The Serengeti Safari Camp was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti National Park each year.

Serengeti Safari Camp has just six large walk-in Meru tents, with a dressing area and then an en-suite bathroom at the rear. New eco-flush toilets and safari-style bucket showers, as well as jugs of hot and cold water delivered to you, as and when you please. The main dining tent sits in the middle of the line of tents, with the fireplace right in front and a separate library/bar tent nearby.

The Serengeti Safari Camp is effortlessly comfortable - a real home from home. But it has never been about luxury for the sake of it. Its aim is to deliver a high quality experience of the extraordinary wildlife in this part of the world without damaging the environment around it. Hence why you have the very best, knowledgable and experienced guides in this private mobile camp.

This camp is suited to families, groups and couples.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania, covering 5,700 sq miles and famous for its Wildebeest Migration. It borders Kenya and the Maasai Mara in the north, the Loliondo private community area in the east and the Grumeti Game Reserve in the west.

It can be divided into three regions: the southern grass plains, the western corridor and the northern Serengeti and each area is distinct. The southern grass plains have endless, almost treeless, wide open plains; the western corridor has rock kopjes and the Grumeti River, whilst the northern Serengeti is largely open woodland and rolling hills.

As well as the herds that make up the migration, there are also many of the cats, as well as elephants, buffalo, impala, giraffe and many other species of plains game. In the northern Serengeti, there is a growing population of rhino.

How to get there

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
Scheduled flights from Dar es Salaam, Arusha (northern circuit) and Western Tanzania

BY CAR:
By vehicle depending on the season

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

The Serengeti Safari Camp is open all year round.

More than 20 years of studying the migration and shadowing its movements through the Serengeti have shown that it rarely conforms to those nice little maps you so often see. The aim of the Serengeti Safari Camo is to always to have it in the best available position for the migration, it may not always be where it's "supposed" to be.

December to March: The Carving Season
The Southern Plains of the Serengeti are where it all begins. Here is where the wildebeest would like to call home and it's where, each year in late February or March, life begins for half a million wildebeest.

April and May: The Rut
As the southern plains dry out and the rut begins, so the herds begin to move. April and May find them flooding through Moru Kopjes in the South Central Serengeti as they begin the journey north.

June and July: Crossing the Grumeti River
As the migration gathers momentum, the herds enter the Serengeti Western Corridor. It's here that the wildebeest and their newborn calves meet their first serious barrier in the form of the Grumeti River and its vast crocodiles.

August to November: Crossing the Mara River
Between August and November, the migration reaches its northern range: the grasslands on either bank of the crocodile-infested Mara River which the herds must cross not once, but twice, as they complete their migration.

Tanzania's climate is predominately tropical. For the whole country, the hottest months are from October to February. The long rains are from mid-March to late May, and the short rains from November to January. The coolest months are June to August when the nights and early mornings can be cold. In high-altitude areas such as Kilimanjaro, temperatures can fall below freezing.

Important Information

The rooms are lit by a 12V solar power system. There are charging sockets available in the main library tent, and in the private guide cars. Unfortunately there are no plugs available in the rooms and hair dryers cannot be used in the camp.

A valid passport, a valid visa for those not exempted (£32 per person per single entry visa valid for 3 months). Yellow Fever certificate NOT needed for European arrivals. For more information please contact us.

Malaria protection is essential. Please consult your doctor for advice on prophylactics.
Medical Insurance & Evacuation Cover. Due to its remoteness, Serengeti Safari Camp can only accept guests if they are covered by Flying Doctors. FDS cover varies between £20pp & £33pp, depending on length of the safari and if you don't use it, the profit goes to fund FDS community support. This will be added to your invoice.

Children

Travelling with children

Children aged 8 and over are welcome.
Family rooms/tents are available.

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