- Mobile camp
- Follows wildebeest migration
- Game drives
- Sanctuary Retreats portfolio
The Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp is a charming mobile camp which moves between three different locations to follow the migration as it travels across the Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania. Depending on exact migration movements, the camp is set up in the Western Serengeti from April to July, the Northern Serengeti from August to November and the Southern Serengeti from December to March. There is a rich abundance of wildlife to enjoy from wildebeest, zebra and gazelle to lion, hyena, cheetah and leopard, and the predator versus prey action is spectacular. Elephants are particularly fond of coming close to the camp, a delight to behold! Accessible via light aircraft, the camp’s various locations are truly wild. Note that it’s important to pack wisely, there is a 15kg limit for light aircraft luggage in one soft bag.
The main communal tents are simple but comfortable. The bar, lounge and dining areas are positioned for optimum views across the wide open plains and sofas are dotted strategically around the site. The food is really good and delicious bush picnics can be provided for days away. Private dining is also offered at selected spots around the camp.
The camp belongs to the Sanctuary Retreats portfolio which places firm emphasis on professional guiding and the morning and afternoon game drives are phenomenal. Note that there is potential for vehicle clustering in some parts of this busy National Park; however ultimately nothing can detract from the superb game-viewing opportunities. With its 500 bird species, the Serengeti is a real treat for ornithologists, so binoculars are a must!
The accommodation comprises 10 luxury safari tents, each with an en-suite bathroom with indoor bucket shower, hairdryer and electric plug points. There is a personal attendant for each tent, on hand to provide hot water for the shower whenever required.
Children aged 6 and up are welcome and child rates apply. Note that children aged 15 and younger are required to share a tent with parents. Animals are free to wander through camp and while it is unlikely that they would approach humans or tents, parents must keep a watchful eye on their children at all times.
Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp is a classic and relaxed camp which moves between truly wild locations. There is a real sense of being close to nature and the year-round migration viewing opportunities coupled with warm service and genuine comfort make for a wonderful stay.
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!!
Jennifer 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!
Brandon 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!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019