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Ubuntu Migration Camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Semi-permanent, mobile camp
- Excellent guiding
- Game drives, balloon safaris
- Local community visits

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Overview

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.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 495 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • 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!

    MissingWilliam Kearns reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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