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Serengeti Under Canvas

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Luxurious, Mobile camp
- Follows the Great Migration
- Private butler service

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Overview

Serengeti under canvas is a luxurious, semi-permanent camp that moves around the Serengeti following the Great Migration. The height of luxury, this mobile camp provides fantastic game viewing whilst still upholding the high standards you expect from an ‘&Beyond’ property.

A simple but sophisticated camp, expect plush furnishings and silver service in a simple, bush setting. The guest areas are made up of comfortable seating areas, dining areas and an outdoor campfire. The property is spilt into two camps that move around various private campsites in the National Park.

Naturally, the main activity at camp is game drives following the movement of migrating herds and the predators they attract such as lions, cheetahs, hyena and leopard. The rangers are flexible allowing you to choose between one long drive a day or two shorter ones with lunch back at camp. Additional activities can be organised and include hot air ballooning and day trips to Lake Victoria, Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands.

The accommodation here strikes a nice balance between an authentic camping experience and a luxury stay. 9 small and simple canvas tents host 18 guests, preserving the ‘out in the wild’ feel. However inside, the tents are plush with Persian rugs, chandeliers and large comfortable beds. Each tent also has ensuite facilities and outdoor hot bucket showers as well as your own personal butler to tend to your every need.

Children over six are welcome at Serengeti under canvas and the guides are very good at tailoring game drives. In terms of accommodation, family tents are also available.

Although this camp can come up a little expensive in comparison to similar camps in the area, you are paying for the superior comforts as well as the location. For guests that want an authentic adventure without having to compromise on accommodation standards this is an ideal choice.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

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