Serengeti Migration Camp Tented Camp
Perched on a rocky kopje near the Grumeti River in northern Serengeti, this tented camp provides a luxurious camping experience. Time it right and you’ll not only get to see the abundant resident game, you may catch the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of the Great Migration passing through.
* Serengeti Migration Camp Highlights
- ∞Located in a remote, secluded corner of the world-renowned Serengeti
- ∞Close to the Grumeti River with its hippo pools
- ∞The Great Migration (seasonal)
- ∞Easy game drive to the Mara River, with its dramatic river crossings during the Great Migration
- ∞Walking safaris along the Grumeti River
- ∞Swimming pool to cool off after hot days under under the African sun
- ∞Hot air balloon flights can be booked
More about this accommodation
The camp is made up of 20 tents constructed of canvas and stone walls, a canvas roof, wooden doors and polished wooden floors. Raised on platforms, they have double doors that lead onto a deck with chairs on which to relax while you gaze at the spectacular Serengeti plains stretching to the ends of the earth before you.
The tents are comfortably furnished with either double or twin beds and four of the tents have a sleeper couch which can be used as a third bed. Elegantly decorated, the rooms harken back to the days of colonial Africa, complete with a writing desk and leather armchair. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a hot shower. Bathrobes are provided.
The Main Lodge
Above the sleeping tents, is the multi-levelled, airy and stylish reception, dining and lounge area, which includes a curio shop. Also built with a combination of stone and canvas, it is completely open on one side to make the most of the spectacular views across the Serengeti.
In front, the perfect deck for sundowners – and camp fire spot – looks over the view. Another deck has been built on top of the curio shop to get the most of these perfect Serengeti sunsets! Below this, a sparkling pool with a shaded deck invites you to cool off from the African heat.
Next to the pool is an open-sided dining room with views across the river. Meals can be enjoyed either in- or outside, and are table d’hôte. The choice of dishes is spectacular, considering that you’re in the bush, with a four-course dinner each evening. Packed lunches can be provided if you're out on all-day game drives.
Game Viewing Activities
Serengeti Migration Camp does offer guided game drives, although most people come with their own guide and 4X4. Game drives are usually in the early morning and late afternoon, with a break during the heat of the day.
During April to June and October to November (rain-dependent), you may be lucky enough to see the herds of the Great Migration passing by. With over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope, followed closely by those that prey on them, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you miss it, don’t worry, there is plenty of resident game in the area and you’re bound to see not only the Big Five, but plenty of other African favourites like rhino, giraffe, warthog and hippo. In fact, you’ll more-than-likely be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the hippos lolling in the river below.
Things to Do at Serengeti Migration Camp
- Game drives to spot the abundant wildlife of the Serengeti
- Drive up to the renowned Mara River to watch the dramatic river crossings of the migration (seasonal)
- Nature walks along the Grumeti River to see the hippos
- Hot air balloon flights can be organised
- Sundowners on the deck overlooking the Serengeti
- Birdwatching – over 500 species
- Enjoy a meal in the wild, with only the sounds of the African bush to accompany you
By air: Serengeti Migration Camp is 20 km from Lobo Airstrip (40-minute to one-hour drive from the lodge). Daily flights are offered during high season by various local airlines from Arusha to the airstrip.
Our Take on Serengeti Migration Camp
A good mix of rustic and luxury, this is deluxe camping for those who enjoy the finer things in life. With attentive staff, great food, beautiful views and the grunting of hippos below, it’s easy to fall in love with the Serengeti from here.
- ∞Full board accommodation
- ∞Soft drinks, beer, house wines & selected spirits
- ∞Shared game drives
- ∞Bush hamper breakfast or lunch, sundowners
- ∞Dinner under the stars
- ∞Lobo airstrip transfers
- xPark fees
- xPremium-branded drinks
- xExtra lunch, bush lunch
- xExclusive use of vehicle
- xWalking safari
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