The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
See the famous migration of the wildebeest in ultimate luxury
Kijereshi Tented Camp is situated in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, in the heart of ‘big game' country. With views of both plains and bush, the camp is surrounded by thick indigenous forest. Simply presented, yet comfortable and welcoming with all amenities, Kijereshi Tented Camp offers the ideal opportunity to experience real ‘bush' life, while being ideally placed for a ringside seat for the ‘Greatest Wildlife Spectacle on Earth', the annual migration of the wildebeest.
The Serengeti National Park
Venue of the world famous migration of the wildebeest
The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. The vast and rolling Serengeti is also the venue for ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth' the annual migration of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of herbivores and predators.
Luxury tented safari camps in Tanzania
When on safari in Tanzania, the traditional luxury safari camp offers a selection of canvas-sided safari tents, usually with thatched roofs, often raised on a timber platform with private veranda. Usually, the luxury safari tents feature comfortable double or single beds with mosquito netting, electric lighting (generator or solar powered) and luxury en-suite safari bathrooms (flushed WC, hot and cold running water, shower and vanity unit).
The safari camp location
The Serengeti is 200 km west of Arusha, Tanzania: the park's northern boundary abuts with the Kenya border, its western boundary reaches Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Kijereshi Tented Camp is situated 75 miles from Seronera Wildlife Lodge on the western corridor of Serengeti Game Park and 98 miles from Mwanza, the second largest city in Tanzania: on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Your Tanzania luxury camp safari
The vast and sensational Serengeti, covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of wildebeest and other hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends.
The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual wildebeest migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
Wildlife highlights around Kijereshi Tented Camp: wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, lion, spotted hyena, hunting dog, cheetah, black rhino, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, topi, eland, jackal and otter. Birds: over 350 recorded species including 34 raptors.
Accommodation: Luxury safari tented camp
Kijereshi Tented Camp offers 12 large luxury tents with twin beds, writing desk, chairs and full en-suite bathroom facilities (hot and cold running water, showers, flushed WC and basin). In addition there is 1 presidential suite, 2 VIP rooms and 2 family units. Kijereshi is ranked among Tanzania ‘s luxury tented camps.
Dining and bars: Tanzania luxury safari camp style
Kijereshi Tented Camp has a central buffet-styled dining area serving a selection of international and local dishes. Evening barbeques in traditional African style are a feature of the evening's entertainment. The camp also offers a well-stocked bar, a poolside snack and bar facility, a video lounge in which wildlife documentaries are shown, and a games room.
Conference and event facilities
Kijereshi Tented Camp offers conference services, catering, support and incentives packages. It is one of the countable luxury camps on Tanzania safari that offer this service.
A Child-friendly safari camp
Kijereshi Tented Camp welcomes children and family tents are available.
What to see and do on your Tanzania luxury camp safari
The annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
The migration of the wildebeest is perhaps one of Tanzania's most famous natural events. Twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle gather to undertake an 800 km migration trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the wildebeest migration varies but generally the Serengeti herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. The wildebeest then head west on the first leg of a roughly triangular 800-km circuit that takes approximately 3-4 months and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of wildebeest turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Where and when to see the migration while at Kijereshi Tented Camp
The migration runs according to its own rules, but in general a large column of wildebeest passes west to Lake Victoria while another moves north past Lobo. While on the hoof (May to June) the rut commences and the wildebeests mate. The migration herds usually reach the north, and eventually cross into Kenya's Masai Mara NR, during July to October. In November the herds begin to reform for the return journey and by December the migration is complete and they are usually to be found grazing the southern grasslands; wildebeest calving starts in February.
Tanzania luxury camp safari experiences in the Serengeti
Typical Tanzania safari experiences at Kijereshi Tented Camp Lodge include: safari game drives in especially adapted 4WD safari vehicles (with professionally trained Tanzania safari guides), safari bush breakfasts, lunches and dinners; cocktails around the camp safari campfire and guided safari walks through the bush. Kijereshi Tented Camp also offers ornithological tours, cultural performances and visits to the local Maasai people of Tanzania.
In the Serengeti, a particular highlight is a hot air balloon ride, which typically ascends from its launch site at dawn and travels for around an hour across the plains before descending in a controlled landing to a cooked safari breakfast in the bush.
Kijereshi Tented Camp - Serengeti • Tanzania Safari Tented Camps
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