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Serengeti Safari Camp

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9/10

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Highlights

- Intimate, mobile camp
- Follows the wildebeest migration
- Spectacular predator action
- Exceptional guiding

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Overview

Serengeti Safari Camp is an attractive, high-specification mobile camp which moves around the Serengeti National Park, northern Tanzania. The first of its kind, it was designed to change location four or five times each year to follow the great wildebeest migration as it covers vast distances across the Serengeti. Depending on the position of the camp, it is reached either via light aircraft from Arusha or via 4WD vehicle.

The camp is simple but delightful with comfortable furniture. The main tent has walls that can be opened and houses the attractively-presented communal dining table where delicious food is served. There is a separate tent nearby with library, bar and fire-pit.

The accommodation comprises six spacious and open-plan Meru tents dotted around the bush. Each tent has a separate dressing area with good storage facilities, and an en-suite bathroom with chemical eco-flush toilets, washbasins and safari-style bucket showers (plenty of hot water is provided). One of the tents is for families, with two bedrooms and an adjoining seating area. Children of 8 and over are welcome, although given the unfenced nature of the camp they must remain under parental supervision at all times. With a maximum of twelve guests, the camp has a friendly, intimate feel.

Activities involve daily shared game drives, although it is possible to book private guided safaris offering greater flexibility at additional cost. Camp movements are pre-planned in an effort to be within reach of the herds. Although this can’t always be guaranteed due to the unpredictability of nature and weather conditions, the game-viewing is generally spectacular with strong sightings likely year-round. During the dry season (July-October), the wildebeest migration attracts high concentrations of lion, cheetah and leopard and whilst the Serengeti does get busy, nothing can diminish the excitement of seeing such superb predator action.

Serengeti Safari camp offers seamless service and a firm focus on game-viewing. The high density of wildlife in this stunning and varied landscape is nothing short of breath-taking and the mobile nature of the camp offers prime viewing opportunities in relaxed and comfortable surroundings.

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Average Rating

based on 503 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • 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 Value KZN Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

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