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The Serengeti is a name recognizable the world over, and for good reason. The vast expanse of this national park is mind-boggling, and with no fences or man-made barriers, the diverse array of wildlife roams freely, predator stalking prey through the tree-less grasslands. Giraffes mingle with impala, gazelles and zebras. Warthogs trot across the plains, tails up. Hyenas and lions slink along the edges, watching for a kill. "Serengeti" truly is synonymous with wild.
Your base in the Serengeti is Migration Camp, deriving its name from its location—the twenty spacious, elevated tents are situated on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, along the Grumeti River on a kopje called Poacher's Lookout. Your 360-degree deck is your own private game-viewing sanctuary, looking out onto the undulating Serengeti hills and beyond to the rolling plains of the Maasai Mara. In this wild land, you are treated to world-class cuisine. Enjoy an elegant dining experience overlooking the Grumeti River, savouring inventive dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.
The game is so plentiful in the Serengeti that we'll likely want to be on the hunt all the while, exploring this awe-inspiring terrain with our private vehicle and guide. Perhaps we'll embark on a guided walking safari through these fertile plains, accompanied by a Maasai warrior. Or we may decide to visit a tribal village: the Maasai, Mangati and Hadzabe bushmen are all nearby.
Each evening brings a surprise. We sip bush sundowners on the side of a hill, overlooking the plains thick with game. Or a bush dinner—a lavish banquet under vast-spreading tree branches, the lanterns hanging from them adding a fairyland touch to an already enchanting evening.
Whatever we do, it is spiced with the rich air of the Serengeti: the scents of wild eucalyptus and simmering rich sauces layer with the eerie calls of owls, bushbabies and hippos. The sky is choked with glittering stars—we may even spot one or two shooting across as we stargaze over cocktails.
Migration, migration, migration. That's the buzz-word of the Serengeti, and when the animals are on the move this camp is the place to be. From your elevated tent you see it all. Herds of zebra galloping by, tossing their heads in a blur of black and white. Thousands of wildebeest graze and play, and these numbers will grow before our eyes as the animals calve. Predators lay in wait by the river—crocodiles, lions, hyenas, and leopards—preparing to lunge or pounce as the herds approach. It's a spectacle for the ages and, on the banks of the Grumeti River, Migration Camp is in the thick of it.
A note for families & children:
Migration Camp is happy to host children of all ages. Indeed, children under 12 stay for a reduced price!
Pure rustic elegance in the Migration Camp bathroom
Hemingway-style safari chic in a Migration Camp bedroom
Indoor/outdoor lounge at Migration Camp
Gorgeous views of passing wildlife at Migration Camp
The tribal people here (Maasai, Mangati and Hadzabe) have fascinating stories to tell
Watch the setting sun turn the plains pink and gold over drinks and dinner in the bush