Premier Serengeti Camp Welcomed to Newmark Collection

Unimaginable proximity to nature is now proudly offered by Newmark Hotels, Residences, Reserves & Lodges. The distinguished hotel property group is pleased to announce its acquisition of Serengeti Explorer Camp – a majestic camp that changes location within Serengeti National Park [see editor’s note 1] twice a year, following the masses of wildebeest and other animals.

From April 2018, Newmark will officially take over the ownership and management of this world-class camp, adding to its portfolio of top-end hotels, reserves, residences and lodges in Africa.

Comments Neil Markovitz, Founder and Managing Director of Newmark: “Welcoming Serengeti Explorer Camp to the Newmark portfolio is a tremendous milestone. Everything about this property – the setting, the experience and the accommodation is truly remarkable.

“Serengeti Explorer Camp comprises 12 spacious and incredibly private tents, each offering top-end “glamping” accommodation which is ideally suited to couples and families. To mark the beginning of a new chapter, Newmark will be carrying out a soft refurbishment on the existing accommodation by introducing new décor and fittings, taking the property to even greater heights.

The gentle overhaul, which is set to be complete by July 2018, will include the introduction of neutral tones, wooden features and African-inspired patterns which perfectly complement the camp’s striking surroundings in each of its two locations.

From 15 December to 31 March, the camp is located in the Ndutu region on the park’s border, near to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From 1 June to 31 October, the camp is situated in the Lobo region in the northern part of the park, closer to the Kenyan border.

Given the migratory nature of Serengeti Explorer Camp, it allows for unmatched game viewing opportunities, which can be enjoyed by safari vehicle or by hot air balloon. Ensuring that children have an equally thrilling experience at the camp, the Rafiki Explorer Club is offered as an added value to families travelling with children aged six to 15.

Neil Markovitz concludes: “I can confidently say that a visit to Serengeti Explorer Camp will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of guests from around the world, we also look to the future and envision spectacular opportunities for our guests to experience Tanzania’s diversity by combining a visit to Serengeti Explorer Camp with a trip to our chic island destination, Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge. We take pride in offering guests a premier experience at each of our properties and are excited to do so with greater reach in eastern Africa.

1. Serengeti National Park spans a large region of Tanzania and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is contiguous with the Masai Mara in Kenya. The Serengeti migration area, is where over one million white-bearded wildebeest and other species migrate from Masai Mara in Kenya to Serengeti in Tanzania on an annual basis. This area comprises of Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania and Masai Mara Game Reserve, in Kenya, among other game reserves and conservation areas.

2. Serengeti Explorer Camp opens for reservations from 1 April 2018. The Camp is not operational during the months of April, May and November, as well as early December.




The collection includes a number of neighbouring properties in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in addition to other trendy properties spread out in Cape Town. It also includes private game reserve offerings in Mpumalanga, Timbavati and Serengeti; a historic hotel in Graaff-Reinet, located in the Eastern Cape; a chic property in the bustling Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg as well as a beach-side lodge in Zanzibar. Newmark further continues to keep a look-out for new, suitable opportunities and developments.

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