The absolute premier game experience, Serengeti Explorer Camp offers guests the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to merge with nature and witness wildlife up close, in a setting quite unlike any other, raw Africa; Serengeti National Park. Untamed wildlife which moves freely in its natural habitat offers an abundance of indescribable encounters – palpable, adrenaline-filled moments that will forever be cherished.
Following the seasonal rainfall, over one million white-bearded wildebeest and other species migrate from Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti in Tanzania on an annual basis, offering spectacular game viewing opportunities.
Uniquely, the elite tented camp moves twice a year within the national park to ensure the best possible sightings of this phenomenon. From mid-December to the end of March, the camp is located in the Ndutu region, on a hilltop site – the perfect location from which to witness the migration and the wonders of the calving season. From this vantage point, stunning views of Lake Ndutu and iridescent sunsets can be absorbed too.
From the start of June to the end of October, the camp is located in the Lobo area, in proximity to both the Grumeti and Mara River, with convenient access to the Lobo Airstrip. It offers an equally sensational experience of the migration and the surrounding environment. The particular region in which the camp is located is highly exclusive, with few other camps in the area, offering raw and uninterrupted nature viewing.
The Serengeti Explorer Camp is not operational during the months of April, May and November, as well as early December.
Serengeti migration area, otherwise known as the greater Serengeti area, comprises Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania and Masai Mara Game Reserve to the north, in Kenya, among other game reserves and conservation areas. The southern, Ndutu region – located in Tanzania, on the border of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – is predominantly characterised by sweeping grasslands but further boasts forests around Lake Ndutu. The northern, Lobo region – also located in Tanzania, but closer to the Kenyan border – is typically defined by its hilly and wooded landscape.
The climate in the Serengeti is mostly warm and dry although evenings can be chilly, especially during cooler months of the year, from June to October. The main rainy season takes place from March to May, but lighter rains also fall from October to November. When the lush vegetation dries up some time after the rains, animals seek out waters, driving migration patterns.
This package is ideal for guests who pre-booked their safari trip through an operator and traveling to Serengeti National Park and the Serengeti Explorer Camp independently with their guide and safari vehicle.
This package is ideal for guests who choose to fly to the nearest airstrip and enjoy transfers to the respective camp in exclusive vehicles. These custom-built vehicles have open sides and a pop-up roof.
The Serengeti Explorer Camp – a completely solar powered setup – comprises twelve tents in total, each decorated exceptionally with both luxury and comfort in mind. The tents are spacious, well-appointed and allow for the sounds of nature to permeate even the indoor space. Only one entrance to each tent exists, meaning that all services, except housekeeping and the nightly turndown routine, take place within the peripheral areas of the tent. This provides guests with a wonderful level of privacy. The accommodation and service – offered by four dedicated “tent valets” who take care of guests’ comfort and safety – live up to outstanding standards and take "glamping" to the next level.
The ten Deluxe Tents offer a top-end bush abode, with a selection of bed configurations and a sizeable living area with luxurious, homey touches. These tents and are ideally suited to couples or families of two adults and one child.
The two Family Tents are equally stylish, but more spacious than the Deluxe Tents. These are the perfect option for couples travelling with two children, a comfortable environment in which the whole family can unwind.
Services & Facilities
Perfectly complementing the overall Serengeti experience, dining is a special occasion at this camp, glorious cuisine in a dream setting.
A lovely dining tent sets the location where personalised meals are served. Occasional bush meals are served near to the camp,
and camp-fires are lit when conditions allow, adding a vibrant atmosphere. Private dining can also be arranged on request.
With advance notice, special dietary and drink requirements can be catered to, and children may be provided with tailored meals.
As visits to the Serengeti Explorer Camp are offered on a partial all-inclusive basis, all meals, soft drinks, domestic beer
and house wines are included in the price.
Spirits, premium wine, champagne and other drinks are available at an additional cost.
Not only is Serengeti National Park rich in game viewing opportunities, but it offers a number of adventurous activities for adults and children that are bound to add to the excellent memories made at the Serengeti Explorer Camp.
The camp can be booked on drive-in basis where travellers arrive and depart with their safari vehicle; pre booked with their Safari Operator or on a game package where shared transfers and game drives are provided by the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicles. For an additional cost, the camp’s vehicles can be arranged on a private basis.
Dedicated vehicles are available for travellers wishing to fly into the nearest airstrip for their stay at the camp; this is included in your game package directly with the lodge. These custom-built vehicles have open sides and a pop-up roof. They are driven by highly experienced English speaking guides who are familiar with Serengeti National Park, the migration and the other wildlife found near the camp.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
Hot air balloon safaris are offered at Serengeti Explorer Camp, providing guests with the chance to see this majestic region from a different perspective. This remarkable experience, a notable highlight of guests’ stay, is offered in the following locations during the respective season: Central Serengeti: 15 December to 31 March Northern Serengeti: 1 June to …
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Tel: +27 21 427 5900
Fax: +27 21 427 5901
Ndutu, Southern Serengeti
(15 December to 31 March)
Nearest Airstrip: Seronera Airstrip
(60-minute drive to camp, excluding game viewing en route)
380 km from camp to Arusha city centre
Lobo, Northern Serengeti
(1 June to 31 October)
Nearest Airstrip: Lobo Airstrip
(30-minute drive to camp, excluding game viewing en route)
500 km from camp to Arusha city centre