- Semi-permanent, mobile camp
- Excellent guiding
- Game drives, balloon safaris
- Local community visits
Ubuntu Migration Camp is an elegant, semi-permanent camp that moves three times a year across the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, northern Tanzania, in pursuit of the great wildebeest migration. Settling in three spectacular locations in the heart of dense wildlife concentrations, the camp offers breath-taking scenery and unrivalled predator action. Depending on the camp’s location as it moves around, visitors either drive or fly in to the nearest airstrip.
The camp has a friendly feel, with the main area comprising a simple, open-sided mess tent with comfortable lounge and dining spaces and impressive views of the surrounding wilderness. There is a small bar and library, a tea and coffee station, and a fire-pit in the evenings. Facilities in such a genuinely wild location are simple but comfortable and the service is good.
The Serengeti offers solid year-round game viewing and the camp’s varied locations present optimum viewing opportunities with expert guides on hand. There is a firm focus on game drives, with guests sharing vehicles. Modern convenience is not lost in this wild setting, with all of the camp’s 4x4s fitted with cold drinks fridges and power points for recharging devices. Depending on the location, balloon safaris can be arranged and when the camp is in the north (July – October), trips to nearby villages are possible and visitors can learn about the traditional way of life of the local Kuria people.
The accommodation comprises seven pristine canvas tents, complete with king-sized beds (twin formation available) and en-suite bathrooms with hot water safari bucket showers and flushing toilets. A family tent is included, with a king-sized bed, two singles and en-suite bathroom.
The camp welcomes children aged five and over and whilst there is no particular children’s programme or personal guides, staff will prepare child-friendly food and arrange earlier meal times if required. Note that animals are free to wander through the camp and whilst they are unlikely to approach humans or tents, children must be under parental supervision at all times and those under the age of 12 are required to share a room with an adult.
Ubuntu is a simple, unpretentious camp offering an unwavering safari focus, warm and generous hospitality, and good value for money. It’s a great choice for those looking for a traditional bush-camp experience with spectacular wildlife on tap.
Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.
Laura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018
We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!
Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:
Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.
I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.
The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.
The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.
We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.
The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.
The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.
Gwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018
The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!
William K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018