RESERVATIONS OPEN 1 APRIL 2018
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. Following the seasonal rainfall, over one million white-bearded wildebeest and other species migrate from Masai Mara in Kenya to 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, the perfect site from which to witness the migration and the wonders of calving season. 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, which offers equally sensational viewings of the migration and convenient access to the Lobo Airstrip. 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.
The Serengeti Explorer Camp comprises twelve tents in total, each decorated exceptionally with both luxury and comfort in mind, thus allowing guests to explore the best of nature in style. The tents are spacious, well-appointed and offer a great sense of privacy, catering to couples and families. The accommodation and service both live up to impeccable 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 at Serengeti Explorer Camp
Perfectly complementing the overall Serengeti experience, dining is likewise a special occasion at these camps – 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 meals tailored to their likes and dislikes.
As visits to 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 National Park.
The camp can be booked on drive-in basis where travellers arrive and depart with their safari vehicle 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. 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 from both camp locations, providing guests with the chance to see the Serengeti from a different, majestic perspective. This is a remarkable experience that tops off the whole African adventure perfectly.
Unfortunately, there are no special offers available at present.
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Tel: +27 21 427 5900
Fax: +27 21 427 5901
Ndutu, Southern Serengeti (15 December to 31 March)
Lobo, Northern Serengeti (1 June to 31 October)
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