Greater Serengeti, Tanzania
At a Glance
Beautifully designed Meru tented rooms, each with a private veranda
Fantastically remote, quiet area
Great location for witnessing the migration coming back into the Serengeti from Kenya
Own private guide and vehicle
Playing football with the kids in the local village was not part of the Safari spec, but another unique experience forming part of the rich tapestry of Nomad Nduara Loliondo and the local and Maasai way of life.Jules Maury
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The seasonal camp is located in southern Loliondo (Piyaya) during the green season between December and Easter. Bordering Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the north and the Serengeti National Park to the west, Loliondo also offers a great mix of resident game, and is excellent walking country with a dramatic scenery of rock kopjes and woodlands.
The camp has just six Meru tents, each with its own private veranda and with fun, colorful interiors. The central areas consist of two traditional yurts, a dining yurt and a separate lounge/library yurt - these are decorated in rich textiles and sheepskins, and are designed to be cool during the heat of the day, with wrap-around shade net windows. There is also a traditional open ‘wheel’ in the center of the roof (in Mongolian dwellings this is where the chimney of the fireplace would be located). This helps to keep the yurt feeling open and airy. There is a canvas ’cap’ that covers the wheel at night, or in bad weather.
Each guest tent has its own en-suite bathroom, with a bucket shower and flush loo, and is richly decorated - fabulous game viewing can be enjoyed from the comfort of your veranda!
Game drives are taken within the Serengeti, and off-roading is allowed, as are night drives - all guests are given their own private vehicle and guide meaning some spectacular and exclusive game-viewing. Also visit local Maasai villages and go on walks with the local Maasai and see the area through their eyes.
The unusual mix of culture, style, comfort and wilderness makes this one of the most unique safari camps in Tanzania.
Nduara Loliondo Safari Camp consists of six Meru Tents, and has a quirky dining yurt and separate lounge/library yurt. Each accommodation tent has its own en-suite bathroom - attached to the back of the main sleeping area - with traditional safari bucket showers and long-drop toilets.
Although there are no specific childcare facilities available at the camp, they are very welcoming t children over the age of 8 years. Please note however, that only children over the age of 12 years old can partake in any walking or fly camping activities.
This camp is 'nomadic' moving site every six months, so it is very simple in design although remaining very comfortable and stylish. Delicious meals are served up in the dining yurt and there is a separate lounge/library yurt.
Activities from camp include private game drives in 4WD vehicles with your own guide. Also available are walking safaris and night drives together with visits to local Maasai manyattas or a school.
Location & Directions
Greater Serengeti, Tanzania
Nduara Loliondo moves seasonally, spending 6 months in southern Loliondo (Piyaya) and 6 months in northern Loliondo (Ololosokwan). Private campsites are positioned in areas chosen for their stunning views.
When to go
Between about December to Easter the camp is located in the southern-most part of Loliondo, close to the Gol Mountains, this is good location to see the great migration as it moves towards the southern plains of the Serengeti in December to April. The rest of the year the camp is shut.
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.