Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti Migration Camp

Serengeti Migration Camp is a fairly large, upmarket safari camp, furnished in the style of a classic bush camp but offering the facilities and comforts of a good safari lodge.

Serengeti Migration Camp lies tucked away among the rocky outcrops, or kopjes, that dot the northern Serengeti landscape. As its name implies, it is ideally positioned for viewing the annual wildebeest migration, which usually reaches this region of the Serengeti (Lobo sector) between July and August, and also briefly in November. Thanks to its high location, the camp offers a superb vantage point from which to survey the surrounding landscape, which in this area is notable as much for its rocky hills and thick bush as it is for the savannah plains that one associates with the Serengeti.

Serengeti Migration Camp is a comfortable upmarket safari camp. It is furnished in a classic safari style, with colonial-era features, polished wooden floors, dark leather furnishings, and lots of canvas. The rooms are technically tents, but built on raised wooden decks, enclosed between stone and canvas walls and high ceilings, and accessed via wooden doors, giving them the appearance and feel of lodge rooms—not quite a camping experience, then, but perfect for those not keen on camping but also wanting to experience all the comforts and trappings of a classic bush camp.

Serengeti Migration Camp’s public areas lend the place the feel of a comfortable lodge, with the main lounge/reception area a permanent structure constructed of wood and canvas, and raised on a large stone platform. Beneath this is a generously-sized swimming pool. Other facilities include a bar, dining area and curio shop.

Serengeti Migration is a very comfortable, very well-located camp. It doesn’t have quite as much character as some of the finest camps in the Serengeti, but it also doesn’t lack any comforts. Its only real disadvantage is its size. At 20 tents/rooms, some of them triples, this is a fairly large camp, and doesn’t have the intimate feel of many others.

Serengeti Migration Camp is open throughout the year. The best months to visit are July and August, when the migrating wildebeest tend to be found here, but the northern Serengeti offers reliably good game-viewing throughout the year.

Accommodation

Migration Camp's 20 en-suite tents are enclosed in mosquito netting and feature private wrap around verandahs offering stunning views of the surrounding plains. The rooms are very spacious, each with a comfortable lounge area, large bedroom and bathroom en-suite, which is separated from the bedroom by a canvas partition.

The rooms are located a bit too close together to allow for total privacy, but the dense vegetation on the kopje somewhat mitigates this issue.

Dining

Serengeti Migration Camp offers creative menus which utilise lots of local produce. Dinner is a 4-course affair. There's a cosy bar.

Meals at Migration Camp are served at individual tables in the dining area, rather than around a communal dining table as at most safari camps. Bush dining is also offered.

Facilities

- Swimming pool
- Lounge
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Sundeck
- Gift shop

Activities

- Game drives
- Bush walks
- Sundowners

Environmental Policy

Serengeti Migration Camp is managed by Elewana, who claim to work with and support the local community through employment, education and by buying local produce. Waste management policies are in place at all of their camps to try and limit any damage to the environment.