Ubuntu Camp, with only six tents ensures an intimate and private experience in one of the world's most famous National Parks. The camp moves twice a year, in order to be as close to the Great Wildebeest Migration as possible, and being so small means its impact on the environment is minimal.
Each tent is en-suite, with flush loos, running water and safari bucket showers. The tents are prepared as twins or doubles yet can be made into triples if needed. The main camp areas are made up of a living area and dining mess tent, where guests gather together over drinks and dinner in a relaxed, social environment. The food and service are very good and you will really feel like you have experienced an authentic East African Safari by staying here.
The camp is located in the Northern Serengeti from late July to October, and the Southern Ngorongoro Conservancy from December to February in order to witness the migration as it moves on its annual circuit.
There are six tented rooms at the camp. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom with flush loos, running water and safari bucket showers. The tents are either made up with a doubled bed or twin beds, triples are available to accommodate children.
Children above the age of 6 years are welcome to come and stay at Ubuntu Camp. However, there are no specific childcare facilities available.
During your stay at Ununtu Camp there are a number of activities you can partake in. There are two game drives daily, you can go on a guided walking safari or if you're feeling really adventurous, go fly camping. In the evenings, guests convene around the campfire and exchange tales of their day's events. A delicious dinner is served under the canopy of the stars.
When to travel
Ubuntu Camp is located in the Northern Serengeti from late July to October, and the Southern Ngorongoro Conservancy from December to February in order to witness the migration as it moves on its annual circuit.
Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
December to March, is the Wildebeest calving season. In April and May, the rut begins and the plains dry out so the herd begin the journey north. June and July, the migration gathers momentum and 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. 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.
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Location and directions
Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp is a small, semi-permanent camp in the Serengeti National Park. Between December and March it is situated on the open southern plains, where the annual migration spreads out to graze on the fresh new grasses. Then from June to November it is located in the north of the park, where it is perfectly positioned to witness the crossing of the Mara River.
How to get there
When Ubuntu Camp is located in the southern Serengeti, most guests drive here with their vehicle and guide. However, when it moves to the more remote north of the national park, most choose to fly to a nearby airstrip depending on where the camp is located.