A luxury Great Migration safari experience awaits you in Northern Serengeti.
From never-ending savannah plains to rolling hills dotted with acacia trees and rocky outcrops, the Serengeti National Park is famed as a classic safari destination in Africa. As part of Tanzania’s northern circuit of national parks, the Serengeti is among good company alongside Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has the largest concentration of wildlife in the world, with an impressive species count of 320 mammals, 1200 birds and 10 000 plants.
It is in the northern highlands of the Serengeti that seasoned safari enthusiasts go to escape the crowds in this more remote part of the park. The millions of wildebeest, zebra and antelope that migrate annually between Tanzania and Kenya do so using this northern corridor from July to September, where they are forced to cross the notorious crocodile territory of the Mara River. It is also the site of the park’s greatest concentration of elephants, healthy populations of giraffe, impala, buffalo and hippo, and regular big cat sightings.
In the Northern Serengeti, remote does not mean rustic! Here are our top permanent and mobile camps that offer luxury and comfort whilst on a Great Migration safari in the Northern Serengeti:
Our pick of the best permanent camps
Looking out over the northern plains from a rocky outcrop, Lamai Serengeti by Nomad Tanzania is a gorgeous example of a permanent camp that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Furnishings and décor have all been designed and handmade by local East African artisans, and successfully bring nature’s beauty indoors. From the almost completely open-fronted private rooms to an alfresco dining experience on the main deck, the camp makes the most of the glorious views.
Mara River Tented Camp by Singita is an elegant and sustainable safari experience in Northern Serengeti, which minimises its ecological footprint by relying on solar power, using upcycled and natural materials, and eliminating the unnecessary use of non-biodegradable substances. This camp offers a full sensory indulgence through its spa treatments, fine wining and dining, and plunge pool from which to enjoy the breath-taking views.
Our pick of the best mobile camps
A classic mobile camp by Nomad Tanzania, Serengeti Safari Camp is made up of comfortable and stylish Meru-style tents that offer an intimate under-canvas safari experience. This camp moves up to five times a year to follow the migration of wildebeest, zebra and antelope across the Serengeti. Each of the private tents have en-suite facilities in the form of a bush-style bucket shower with hot water and flushable eco-toilets.
Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp by Tanganyika Wilderness Camps is a mobile camp that moves across the Northern Serengeti, exploring the wildlife-rich plains and taking in this iconic Tanzanian landscape. This is an authentic and exclusive camp that offers comfortable lodgings in canvas tents, each with its own en-suite bathroom equipped with flushable toilet and bucket shower.
If you are considering a Great Migration safari in Tanzania, chat to us about where to be and at what time of the year to catch the full intensity of this ultimate bucket-list goal.