Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
At a Glance
Intimate mobile safari camp made up of 8 spacious and comfortable tents
Aim is to get you as close into the thick of the action as possible
Private meals in the surrounding bush can be arranged
Offers a superior wildlife experience on a year round basis
Enjoy a picnic bush lunch overlooking the Serengeti plains
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Kimondo Camp, formally known as Olakira, is a luxury semi mobile tented camp, that offers guest a truly authentic safari experience whilst being as close as possible to the wildlife. The camp is based in two locations in order to take advantage of two of the most spectacular events within the wildebeest migration: a river crossing and the birthing season.
Between June and November the camp is located in the northern Serengeti offering guests exclusive access to the untouched Bolongonja area. The most striking factor of this camp however is its proximity to the Mara River enabling guests to witness the journey of 1.5 million wildebeest crossing the river whilst dodging the jaws of crocodiles.
Between December and March Kimondo Camp moves to follow the migration South and takes position just inside the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area and it is here that the wildebeest and zebra return to give birth to their young, closely watched by predators.
Kimondo Camp aims to really give guests an exclusive safari experience so both locations have been chosen carefully to be away from other camps and vehicles yet as close to the best game viewing as possible.
Each of the eight tented rooms are en-suite with king sized beds and a private veranda with views stretching over the vast plains of the Serengeti. 2 of the tents can be turned into triples. All of them have en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets.
Daily game drives, either half day drives or full day drives with a picnic bush lunch. You can also request for a private meal to be set up in the bush one evening.
Location & Directions
Serengeti, Northern Tanzania
Kimondo Camp, formally known as Olakira Camp is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves twice a year to a new location. Through the months of June to November, Kimondo Camp is located on the Mara River in the far north of the Serengeti. Then from mid-December to the end of March, Kimondo Camp is located in the Ndutu area, which is the perfect spot for witnessing the migration when it on the southern plains.
When to go
Kimondo Camp is open from 1st July to 31st March.
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.