Serengeti Safari Camp
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti Safari Camp offers a unique opportunity to view the Serengeti wildebeest migration and the substantial herds of resident game. The camp is “semi nomadic” and shadows the migration, enabling guests to get as close to the migration as possible.
At a Glance
Being a mobile camp, it brings guests as close as possible to the wildebeest migration
Authentic tented safari accommodation
Simple camp but very well run
Fantastic and knowledgeable guides
Head up to the kopjes for a delicious G&T while the sun sets over the beautiful Serengeti.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Arriving as the sun was setting over a magnificent plain our tents were glowing with lamplight, and brilliant stars shone overhead. A fantastic dinner prepared by Lawrence and his team followed by sweet dreams as the African Bush lulls you to sleep - a new adventure every day!Jules Maury
Serengeti Safari Camp moves every month or so following the annual wildebeest migration as it moves around the Serengeti National Park.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Serengeti Safari Camp is one of the few truly mobile camps that moves 4 x a year to be closest to the migration, and with your own vehicle and guide, you won't miss a moment!Scott Dunn team
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Serengeti Safari Camp is a traditional mobile tented camp which moves through the season from the grassy plain to rolling wooded hills and dramatic granite kopjes, all within the national park. The camp itself is small and built in classic safari style, with only six comfortable walk-in tents, each with its own en suite bathroom, with flush loo and bucket shower.
It offers a wonderful "Out of Africa" experience, staying in a tented camp, waking to the sunrise and bird calls with a cup of hot tea or coffee brought to your tent, and in the evenings sitting around the campfire mulling over the day's wildlife sightings.
The camp changes location every few weeks but not during your stay. Camp movements are pre-planned in an effort to be within reach of the wildebeest migration, but this cannot always be guaranteed given the unpredictability of nature according to weather conditions.
Serengeti Safari Camp offers both shared games drives and also the opportunity to pre-book a private 4x4 vehicle with an experienced Tanzanian driver-guide throughout their stay, allowing complete flexibility to tailor the safari to their own particular interests. Walking safaris, bush picnics and cook out breakfasts are a few of the many Serengeti Safari Camp experiences, and are offered wherever possible, depending on the camp location.
The six tents are light in their footprint, but with all that anyone might need in their own bush home: spacious tents with deeply comfortable beds, a roomy dressing area, and then an ensuite bathroom with a low water usage bio-degradable flush toilet, and traditional safari style bucket showers with hot and cold water on demand. One of the tents is designed as a family tent.
Serengeti Safari Camp is not suited to very young children and therefore only those aged 8 and above are accepted in camp. Food and meal times can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the children and babysitting can be arranged for those that need it. Please note, there is a restriction of 12 years and over on any walking or fly camping activities.
Due to its 'nomadic' nature, the camp is very simple but with plenty of small details which make your stay comfortable. There is a library and lounge tent, as well as a dining tent where delicious camp cuisine is served.
Game drives are in either shared or private 4WD vehicles with a personal guide to take you on daily game drives and great birding. There is an opportunity to see the great wildebeest and zebra migration, large herds of plains game and the highest concentrate of predators in Africa. If you would prefer a private vehicle this needs to be pre-booked in advance at an additional cost.
Location & Directions
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti Safari Camp moves throughout the Serengeti National Park, changing location to follow the movements of the migration (it will not move during your stay). Camp movements are pre-planned in an effort to be within reach of the herds, but this cannot always be guaranteed given the unpredictability of nature and weather conditions.
When to go
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.