The Serengeti National Park is home to the greatest wonder on earth, the famous great migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeests and 300,000 zebras who bear get a mention through the park in the early part of the year and then congregate in the western corridor in July ready to cross into the Mara. The sight is remarkable, as the noise of animals crossing the Mara River all day long, there are so many lodges within the Park to give you comfort on your remarkable Safari!
This spectacular camp is located near the Kogatende airstrip about 20 minutes drive to the Camp, Sayari camp consists of 15 spacious luxury canvas suites. The suites are floored with mahogany, the rooms are spacious, well ventilated, and stylish. All rooms are equipped with private decked verandas, en suite bathroom, hot water, shower and bath, flushing toilet, and an in-room lockable box.
This Camp is set in an exclusive private concession in the north-eastern Serengeti near the famous routes to the herds of the infamous great migration. This lodge sits on a large concession of land about 10,000 hectares, off-road tracking is allowed to only and beyond luxurious vehicles. There are ten devoted cottages made of whitewashed local stone and grass-thatched, with rich wooden floors, and excellent interiors. Each cottage has an en suite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the endless golden savannah. The Camp features a swimming pool, bar, spacious sitting area, and safari shop where you can buy crafts made by the Maasai community.
The lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserve in Serengeti National Park; this luxurious lodge offers superb wildlife viewing and an expansive view of Grumeti Game Reserve. The lodge comprises nine cottages and a villa. Each room is fitted with an air conditioner, en suite bathroom and shower, fireplace, guest toilet, balcony, and an infinity pool. The lodge has its own cellar where guests can taste a collection of wine.
The Camp is located near Turners Springs about 30 minutes drive from Seronera airstrip. This camp consists of 12 spacious tents, each room consists of an en suite bathroom, flush toilet, bush shower, private balcony overlooking the majestic Serengeti golden savannah plains at the comfort of your room.
Lemala Nanyukie is located a 45-minute drive east of the Seronera Airstrip in the park’s central region, and is superbly located with outstanding views across these fascinating ‘endless plains’. The camp itself sits on a grassy savanna dotted with rocky kopjes and shaded by ancient giant acacia trees.
With canvas walls, cathedral-like tented ceilings, and broad hardwood decks, guests at Lemala Nanyukie can expect a light contemporary décor in a palette of dazzling whites and neutral colors, with warmth introduced by textured accessories, luxurious upholstery, wooden furnishings, and well-executed lighting. The 15 luxurious guest tents are spaced well apart for maximum privacy—five have extra day beds for triples that can be accommodated, and the two-bedroom one is perfect for families or friends. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, and generous bathroom with double vanity, shower, and free-standing bathtub. The delightful wooden deck has sunken seating, an outdoor shower, and a stunning corner plunge pool with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grasslands.
The main double-volume area will feature a comfortable lounge and bar, an outdoor viewing deck leading to a refreshing swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. Additionally, Lemala will arrange special meals like bush breakfasts and lantern-lit dinners, and the campfire is perfect for a post-dinner drink and share tales about the day on safari. A separate spa tent among the trees offers secluded relaxation.
Lamai Serengeti is located in the Northern Serengeti – Kogakwa Kopje, overlooking the majestic Mara River valley, this camp consists of 12 spacious tents, all tents boast a spacious rocky balcony with majestic views of the endless savannah plains and abundant wildlife viewing from the comfort of your tent. The Camp comprises two swimming pools where guests can chill out from the heat of the day. The sitting area consists of a library, bar, and map room.
This mobile camp moves twice every year from the Northern Serengeti to the border of the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the Southern Ndutu of Serengeti. The Camp consists of 12 safari designed tents, each tent has a double bed with a walk-in mosquito net, en suite bathroom, toilet, and bucket shower. The Camp can be accessed 45 minutes drive from Lobo airstrip and 25 minutes drive from Ndutu airstrip.
Nasika Naona Moru Camp is located in the central Serengeti near the famous Moru Kopjes, and the closest airport is Seronera airstrip, approximately 40 minutes drive to the Camp. The Camp consists of 10 luxurious tented suites; all rooms have WiFi, a comfortable sitting area, en suite bathroom with hot water, double bed, charging facility, wooden table, and comfortable chairs where you can edit your photos on your laptop. Each tent has a small veranda where you can enjoy a cup of coffee overlooking the park environs. Atrip to this park is amazing any time of the year as experienced guides seek out the big game.
These mobile tents are located just one kilometer from the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti. The camp comprises 6 tents, all rigged up under magnificent acacias for some pleasant cooling shades. Each tent has a double bed, walk-in mosquito net, a writing table and chair, a veranda, en suite flashing toilet sleep-in bucket shower, washstand mirror, and a basin. The Camp offers great views of the Mara River and the endless plains. The Camp has a lounge which is equipped with comfortable chairs, sofas, animal paintings on the walls, and a library. Meals at the camp are excellent.
Located just a short drive from Kogatende Airstrip, Kaskaz is set in the northern region of the Serengeti near the Mara River. The guest accommodation at Kaskaz Mara consists of eight tented suites. These are very spacious and comfortable. Each has a veranda with a table, cushioned seating, a hammock, and amazing views over the Serengeti’s rolling plains! Inside, there is an oversize double bed or twin beds, a sumptuous lounge area, a writing desk and chair, and ample storage space. Each en-suite boasts a flush toilet, double washbasins, and luxurious shower. The tents have a very pleasant breezy feel, as they have large netted windows with cotton curtains, allowing plenty of fresh air to waft through. Each can be configured according to guest requirements – from a family holiday to a romantic honeymoon, and everything in between. The main areas at Kaskaz Mara are housed in one large mess tent. The lounge contains an assortment of comfortable sofas and armchairs – and there is even a fireplace, ideal for the chillier nights! The dining tent has a couple of large wooden tables surrounded by upright chairs. The style overall is authentic Africa, with a palette combining earthy tones and splashes of color. Guests can also dine outdoors, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – at night, lanterns are hung from trees, which lends a charming atmosphere.
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge is remotely located in the Wogakuria Hills of the Northern Serengeti. A scenic region characterized by grassy rolling hills, open woodland, and tree-lined watercourses, it is a habitat that attracts wildlife throughout the year. Lemala Kuria Hills is close to the Mara River on the Serengeti’s border with Kenya’s Maasai Mara so is also within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration between July and October.
Large granite boulders and kopjes are the prominent feature of Lemala Kuria Hills, and each of the 15 spacious, glass-fronted tented suites have been discreetly set amongst the giant rocks to ensure maximum privacy and spectacular views from the open decks. Each suite has an elegant and contemporary design, with comfortable, modern interiors enhanced by authentic African touches. The public areas are dominated by magnificent kopjes, and guests can enjoy the broad views of the grasslands from the bar, sitting and dining areas, and swimming pool. There are several dining options at the lodge or out in the bush, and delicious meals include a choice of starters, main courses, desserts, and house drinks. Afternoon tea is served before your game drive, and cocktails at sunset are taken on one of the kopjes with distant views of the Isuria Escarpment in the Maasai Mara.
The camp is situated amongst acacia woodland in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the border of the southern Serengeti. It sits on the edge of a permanent marsh which attracts large numbers of game, including elephant and giraffe, as well as predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, and hyena. The 12 tents of Lemala Mara Tented Camp are set up under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti between June and October. It’s very close to the Mara River, but yet the camp is far enough away to remain discreet and not interrupt wildlife behavior as the wildebeest mass along the steep banks during their frantic crossing on their way north to the Maasai Mara. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are always high, but nothing compared to the dramatic scenes during the migration as tens of thousands of animals gather to then plunge into the crocodile-infested river.
Lemala Mara & Ndutu is a mobile tented camp offering an authentic bush experience, but the tents are spacious and each is furnished with two queen-size beds and all the little luxuries that make them surprisingly comfortable. After an evening game drive, your tent attendant ensures your safari shower is filled with hot water to wash away the dust of the African savannah. Tasty meals are freshly prepared, and the camp organizes great picnic breakfasts and lunches for those who want to go on extended full-day game drives.
Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic intimate tented camp set in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. The Seronera region is an important wildlife transition zone between the southern grasslands and the northern woodlands and is renowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers, as well as for its large populations of resident big cats. Additionally, between April and June, and again between November and January, this area is crossed by the annual wildebeest migration, which provides always thrilling wildlife drama. The 12 en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, a large safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting, and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees and refreshing afternoon gin and tonics. The mess tent with its separate bar, sitting and dining areas is beautifully decorated with leather sofas, side cabinets, rugs, and chests. In the evening, guests can gather inside under the chandeliers or outside around the campfire under starlit skies for sunset cocktails and share their safari stories.
The camp is accessed via 45–60 minutes’ road transfer from the Sasakwa airstrip. Most travelers approach the airstrip via flight from Arusha (1 hour) or Kilimanjaro (1 hour 15 minutes). Sabora is situated on the Sabora Plains within the Singita Grumeti Reserves, an area of sprawling grasslands studded with acacia trees. There are nine one-bedroom tented rooms, all elevated above ground level on wooden decking. The entrance to each tent is at the back. Once inside the tent, you’ll find a very spacious combined bedroom and lounge, decorated in a 1920s explorers’ style. The floors are covered with neutral-tone carpet, with Persian rugs adding a little color. The bedroom area contains a four-poster double bed, bedside tables and lighting, a standing fan, an explorer’s chest, and a luggage rack. Moving to the lounge, there’s a comfy sofa or armchairs, a few floor cushions, and a coffee table laden with board games including chess and draughts. The en-suite washroom, located through a dividing wall, has a flush toilet, twin washbasins with mirrors over, and a bathtub with shower attachment. It also has a lot of storage furniture – a chest of drawers, a hanging unit with shelves, and a hat stand! A canvas door leads from this space to an outdoor shower, with joined wooden poles providing ample privacy. Complimentary toiletries are supplies, and additional amenities include a hairdryer, an internet phone, and Wi-Fi. Returning to the bedroom/lounge, guests can part the canvas walls at the front of the tent to stroll out onto a private veranda. This is set with lounge and dining furniture and it’s perfect for relaxing and enjoying spectacular views across the plains.
The communal areas at Sabora are focused around the camp’s deck and its sparkling swimming pool. These are the most popular places for guests to socialize and to take a refreshing dip. The deck links two large tents, one for lounging and one for dining. It too has dining and lounge areas – within the latter, a medley of well-cushioned sofas, classic campaign chairs, and poufs surrounds a long coffee table. The bar is set up conveniently close by! Sabora’s indoor lounge features additional comfortable seating, explorer’s chests for coffee tables, a few books, and wildlife artwork. Its canvas wall is usually rolled up at the front, allowing guests to marvel at breathtaking views while taking time out to unwind. The indoor dining room contains chic separate tables and upright chairs. Either here or on the deck, guests tuck into delicious buffet breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon teas, and lavish three-course dinners! The camp has a boutique and gallery too. Fitness fans can make good use of the gym, while any traveler in need of a little pampering can head to the spa – in-room treatments are also available.
The campsite is approximately one-and-a-half hours via road from Seronera’s airstrip, Ehlane Plains consists of eight tented suites, all designed to blend beautifully with the natural surroundings. Each will have a sturdy canvas roof. Inside, every standard suite will boast a king-size bed draped in mosquito netting, bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair, a lounge area with comfy sofas and a coffee table, and a dressing area with carefully handcrafted cupboards. The floors will be covered in soft carpeting. There will be en-suite facilities comprising a flush toilet, twin washbasins, and a shower. Excitingly, two suites will have a star dome. Inspired by Arabian architecture, this will be an open rooftop providing views of the sky. Guests choosing this option will enjoy breathtaking vistas of stars, planets, and the Milky Way, as well as sunset and sunrise in all their radiance. And there will be two family suites, large enough to sleep up to two adults and three children.
The camp is accessed via 15 minutes’ road transfer from Makao Airstrip (private charters only) or 45 minutes drive from Mwiba Airstrip. It’s positioned on the edge of a tree line within the Maswa Game Reserve. This location is very enticing, as it affords breathtaking vistas over the vast short-grass plains of the Serengeti, as far as the Ngorongoro Crater.
Guest accommodation consists of 11 standard tents and one family unit, divided into two camps as 6 and 5 or 7 and 4 in addition to the family tent where appropriate. All tents are very well appointed. Each standard has a double bed with mosquito nets, bedside tables, and lighting, end-bed seating, a wardrobe, a storage chest, and a tea-and-coffee station. Snug rugs adorn the floor, and curtains may be drawn across the windows at night and to keep cool. The en-suite facilities are accessed through a zipped opening to the side of the tent. They comprise a toilet, washbasin/s, and classic bucket shower. At the front of the tent, a zipped door leads out onto a private seating area, perfect for watching the wildlife wander through! The family tent benefits from all these furnishings and amenities, plus additional space for children. Each separate camp within Legendary Serengeti South has a communal mess tent. This tent is open-sided and contains a comfy sofa and armchairs around a coffee table, a dining table and campaign-style chairs, and a bar. There’s some reading material too, as well as wildlife artwork, a mobile phone signal, Wi-Fi, and, of course, amazing views over the Serengeti plains! The fire-pit area is usually set up as a short stroll from each mess tent and provides additional space for social gatherings. It’s a great spot for enjoying a drink and chatting with your fellow travelers. For more information about Safaris in Serengeti National Park, kindly contact Gorilla Tracking Africa so we can tailor your remarkable Safari in Tanzania.