Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
See the famous migration of the wildebeest in ultimate luxury
Serengeti Savannah Camp is a mobile tented camp, which offers all the comforts of a private safari, without the prohibitive cost. Serengeti Savannah Camp likes to say that it is like the lion prides, it blends into bush, its form follows function and it is always to be found close to the migration of the wildebeest. Each fully equipped safari camp is designed for traditional safari comfort while offering excellent service food and hospitality.
Serengeti Savannah Camp also prides itself on ‘Great service and great food'; typically serving camp-baked fresh bread and intuitively designed safari menus with traditional Tanzanian warmth of welcome.
Serengeti Savannah Camp has been specifically designed to retain all the romance and adventure of a classic Edwardian safari camp, without any of the inconveniences, and without harming the environment. Luxury, walk-in tents co-exist alongside freezers and gas cookers while the camp is illuminated by a charming yet practical combination of romantic hurricane lamps, solar power and a 240 volt generator.
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 (7.5 hour's drive, 50 minute flight). The park's northern boundary abuts with the Kenya border; its western boundary reaches Lake Victoria, Tanzania. The camp is located 45 minutes from the nearest airstrip.
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.
Serengeti Savannah Camp Serengeti luxury Safari wildlife highlights: 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
Serengeti Savannah Camp is a fully-equipped camp designed for traditional safari comfort. It offers just five luxury superior tents and 5 standard tents, each with en-suite bathrooms, two comfortable beds, warm showers and eco-friendly WCs.
Dining and bars: Tanzania luxury safari camp style
Serengeti Savannah Camp has a central buffet-styled dining area serving a selection of international and local dishes. The camp also features a well-stocked bar and drinks are served around the campfire in the evenings, in typical safari style.
A Child-friendly safari camp
Serengeti Savannah Camp welcomes children and family safari 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 Serengeti Savannah 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 Serengeti Savannah Camp 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. Serengeti Savannah 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.
Serengeti Savannah Camp Additional Information
Game drives can be arranged on request, and walking safaris or community visits can be arranged, depending on camp location.
Serengeti Savannah Camp - Serengeti • Tanzania Safari Tented Camps
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