Outstanding camp, outstanding service, a superb experience and highly recommended

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serian's Serengeti North

  • Witness immense panoramic Migration river crossings
  • A seasonal and stylish traditional tented bush camp
  • Watch Crocodiles, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard pursue nomadic mega herds

Facilities include

Delicious food Lounge Area Family tents

Activities include

  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Adventure Fly Camping
  • Film and Photography Workshops
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About

About Serian's Serengeti North

Decorated in classic Safari style with large beds and opulent rugs, the six lavish Meru styled tents are deeply romantic. Swathes of cotton soften the luxuriant bedroom furniture. There are five individual tents and one family unit, each with its own en-suite bathroom fitted with a bucket shower flowing with warm water in a generous spray, and flushing loos.

There are forty odd staff at the guest's beck and call, starting their day by serving you early morning tea in the comfort of your bed; organising your laundry and arranging menus with the chefs. Safari guides organise picnic breakfasts, lunches and sundowners with whatever drinks you require. Your tent staff will also take any shoes that require cleaning in the evening returning them to you with your morning tea.

All meals are communal and evening dining is always around a large oval table in the mess tent, preceded by drinks and nibbles around the campfire under the starry African sky.

The camp can be reserved exclusively giving you ultimate privacy but with the use of your own private vehicle, guide and spotter, other campers will seem few and far between. This also offers you excellent flexibility according to what exactly you want to do during your time at the Serengeti North Camp.

There is also the fantastic opportunity to combine walking with 3-4 nights flycamping for a real taste of the Northern Serengeti.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

This little-known area in northern Serengeti full of secret valleys and ranging hills, has the Mara river running through it. The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya lies close by across the border. Kogatende also known as Wogakuria offers great quality game viewing, but with a lower density vehicle volume at the crossings in Northern Serengeti than in the Masai Mara in Kenya.

How to get there

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

BY AIR:
A 1 and a half to 2 hour flight from Arusha to Kogatende airstrip

BY CAR:
20 minute complimentary transfer to camp.

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

The camp is open from 1st July to mid-November.

Migration
Tanzania: Wildebeest river crossings: the early herds explode across the water in their hundreds of thousands. They then break off into smaller herds & faction off for grazing. Grass fires in June/July herald new shoots. Roughly half the population stay in Tanzania, and half in Kenya, crossing back and forth over the Mara River following storms, chased by predators, and seeking grazing.

Wildlife
Tanzania: Great lion sightings toward Kenyan border, and rhino are visible around Makutano/Balagonja. The river is focal: crocodiles killing wildebeest, hippos lounging, elephant meandering along and up into camp. With the grass grazed back, oribi, warthog and buffalo are easy to spot, and rock hyrax & klipspringer seek protective vantage points in the kopjes as the tall grass vanishes. A great time to witness ostriches mating too.

Important Information

The Tanzanian Government requires everybody over the age of 1 to have a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate if you are arriving from a country (even in transit) with a Yellow Fever risk.

Malarial protection is recommended.

The camp is also available on an exclusive basis.

Children

Travelling with children

Children of all ages are welcome.
One child under 12 per fully-paying adult is free between 1st October - 30th November 2014, 1st March 2015 - 30th April 2015 and 1st October - 30th November 2015.
Extra beds can easily be added to parents’ tents for small children

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