Chaka Camp

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

At a Glance

  • Experience an authentic bush camp in the heart of the Serengeti

  • It moves seasonally so you are never far from the wildebeest migration

  • Wake to the sounds of the African bush all around your tent

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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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Insider's View

Being a mobile camp, Chaka moves with the seasons to ensure you are always on the tail of the wildebeest migration...

Enjoy the view and passing wildlife from the comfort of your verandah...

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Chaka Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Tanzania


Chaka Camp is a luxurious mobile camp which moves seasonally around the Serengeti to ensure that you are in the best position possible for witnessing the spectacular wildebeest migration.

Chaka Camp is the sister camp to Kiota which is situated in the central Serengeti. Perfect in combination with each other, Chaka Camp moves with the seasons to guarantee guests the best possible chance to witness the wildebeest migration. The beauty of such location is that you often do not need to stray far from the camp to be in the heart of the action, and in some cases can even watch it from the camp itself.

Chaka Camp consists of 10 en-suite tents with bucket showers which can accommodate two adults comfortably as well as two children. To ensure a low carbon footprint the camp runs on solar power but there are charging points in the central area and the tent for charging camera batteries. It is also possible to enjoy the view over the Serengeti from your tent's veranda.

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Vacation Ideas

  • Imagine Tanzania

    Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar

    from $8800 pp 14 nights

    • We have customized this trip for you with the bonus of a private guide and safari vehicle. You will have so much flexibility to enjoy this country at your own pace.
    • Whilst you are in the Serengeti, you will stay at mobile camps that follow the migration throughout the year, which will heighten your chances of seeing this spectacle.
    • The north of the Serengeti is where you will see the mighty river crossings in migration season. However, with the abundance of big cats and impressive rocky outcrops, we think this region is a highlight at any time of year.

Location & directions

Serengeti National Park, Serengeti and northern Tanzania, Tanzania

Chaka Camp is a mobile camp and moves seasonally. It is located in Ndutu from December through to March and Northern Serengeti from late May through to October.

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

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