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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 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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