Serengeti Safari Camp
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA
Our Serengeti Safari Camp was the first of it’s kind. It was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti National Park each year. So it should come as no surprise that it really hasn't changed much since it's early pioneering days.
For a few months of the year the migration is on our doorstep at Lamai Serengeti. But of course the wildebeest move and this is what our Serengeti Safari Camp is all about - understanding the Serengeti seasons and game movements and mirroring them.
Each year, this little camp casts off from Lamai Serengeti and begins its own odyssey. Covering hundreds of miles and moving every couple of months along a route that the herds have travelled for hundreds of years, Serengeti Safari Camp is where you come for your migration fix.
Since the days in the early 90s when Mark and Milly Houldsworth sat down to design this little camp, it's been much copied, but never equalled. We wanted our camp to be effortlessly comfortable - a home from home, where you wanted for nothing. But it's never been about luxury for its own sake.
From the outset our focus has been clear. We're here to deliver a superlative experience of the extraordinary wildlife in this part of the world without damaging the environment that has so inspired us over the years.
This is why we've always worked with the best guides and always kept our camps small, intimate and simple.
The main dining tent sits in the middle of the line of tents, with the fireplace right in front and a separate libary/bar tent nearby.
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Serengeti Safari Camp has just 8 large walk-in meru tents, with a dressing area and then an en-suite bathroom at the rear. New eco-flush toilets and safari-style bucket showers, as well as jugs of hot and cold water delivered as and when you'd like them.
Serengeti Safari Camp is one of the only places in the Serengeti where you’ll get a private vehicle and guide as standard for the duration of your stay. To us this is critical as it ensures that you have the flexibility to take your game viewing at your own pace.
And since Nomad Safari Guides began in the early 90's, when a handful of the top Tanzanian guides got together to promote quality guiding in Tanzania, our team has built a reputation for excellence that we are hugely proud of.
More than 20 years of studying the migration and shadowing its movements through the Serengeti have taught us that it rarely conforms to those nice little maps you so often see. Our objective is always to have Serengeti Safari Camp in the best available position for the migration, it may not always be where it's "supposed" to be.
This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates.
During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing - and braving the crocs - in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand.
But even a brief visit to Lamai Serengeti at any time of year will demostrate that it's not all about the migration.
Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, this area remains lush and green.
There's a collective sigh of relief from the resident game when the one and a half million migrating wildebeest - and the madness that attends them - leave town for a few months.
And the resident game at Lamai Serengeti is spectacular. Plains game in the form of zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe all frequent the area throughout the year. Lion are rarely far away and leopard, ever present, but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines.
December to April: the camp is on the southern Seren-geti Plains with access to the main herds as they calve through February. Birding is excellent during this time, as is general game viewing. May to Early July: Moru Kopjes area, central Serengeti Plains, and Western Corridor. The migration patterns can be unpre-dictable at this time of year, but the wildebeest rut (May) and the crossing of the Grumeti River (June/July) are spectacular if caught. Mid-July to November: northern Serengeti close to either the Mara or Bologonja Rivers, offering great game viewing and crossings of either of the rivers. Late November: the camp heads south again, arriving on the southern Serengeti Plains around mid-December.
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