Kisima Ngeda offers all the romance and comforts of a traditional tented camp. The tents are set in a stunning position on the shore of a soda lake, at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Views across the lake, especially those from the huge granite boulder behind the camp at sunset, are superb.
It offers an exclusive destination plus awesome scenery and a chance to visit the Hadzape, one of the last click-speaking hunter gatherer tribes. There is also some great walking to be done here, with possible sightings of striped hyena, bushbuck, reedbuck, hippos, dik dik, African hares, various smaller wild cats and mongoose, plus spectacular birds.
If you have never experienced a tented camp then forget what you know and picture something closer to a small bungalow. The floor is solid underfoot, the en-suite bathroom has hot and cold running water, and is built from stone.
It is a tent because the bedroom has a high canvas roof and sides that roll up to let in cool evening air and give views of the surrounding scenery. But there is a real bed, wooden furniture, electric lights and plenty of space. With young enthusiastic hosts, the standards of service are high and food excellent.
Ngorongo Sopa Lodge is located on Lemala Hill on the uppermost, eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only tourist development on the eastern rim of the crater and thus offers you unique and spectacular views down into the crater floor and of the sunsets from the west. Another major advantage of this location is that you can embark on your crater safari within five minutes of leaving the lodge.
The lodge has 100 suites, all of which enjoy magnificent views into the crater. Each suite is carpeted and heated by oil fired central heating radiators. The spacious bedrooms contain two comfortable queen sized beds and fully tiled bathrooms equipped with baths, showers and WCs. Each suite has an enclosed ‘solarium’ with comfortable rocking chairs perfect to relax in.
A small private lounge with a writing desk and a drinks refrigerator provides extra privacy to the suite. The lodge prides itself of its high standards of service and friendliness
Located in a secluded valley in the Serengeti lies the tented Grumeti River Camp. It is nestled beneath tall trees along side a tributary of the Grumeti River. Crocodiles lie awaiting the great migration as wildebeest and other herbivores try to make their way across. Other animals to see in this area include hippos and high concentrations of cheetah.
Grumeti River camp offers you ten spacious tents on raised platforms, with en suite bathrooms and open top showers giving great views of the stars. The rooms are made of cream and ivory interiors, a colourful bed, offset by a wooden headboard and you have a view of the waters edge from your room.
If you’re not out on a game drive you’re spending your day relaxing in the plunge pool or sipping sundowners in the lounge or bar. Gourmet Pan African cuisine is served in the open-air boma, and private dinners may be arranged for special occasions. Grumeti is ideal for honeymooners or for celebrating a special occasion.
Olakira Camp is a mobile tented camp that moves through the Serengeti, following the Great Migration, one of the world’s natural wonders. The camp is in Ndutu from 10 December until the end of March, the magical period during which the Great Migration takes over the Ndutu plains to give birth to their next generation
It moves up to the central Serengeti for the months of June and July, when the Migration is in this area. In these months, Olakira Camp can be combined with a balloon flight in the central Serengeti. From August 1 to November 30, the camp is in Soit Sambu, an exclusive concession in the north-eastern part of the Serengeti eco-system, just outside the Serengeti and very close to the Klein’s Gate.
The Serengeti is fantastic for extended game drives and wildlife photography. On top of game driving, the Soit Sambu locations allows for walking safaris, night driving, fly camping and cultural tourism (Maasai, Wakuria).
The eight luxury mobile tents are spacious and comfortable with large king-size or twin beds and convenient bathrooms. Each tent has its own private verandah with a private view overlooking the Serengeti. Bathrooms are very comfortable for a mobile camp, having a shower, a wash basin and an environmentally friendly toilet, using water and environmentally friendly chemicals.
Central to the camp are two common tents that are open to the surrounding nature. When the camp is occupied by multiple small groups, one tent will serve as a dining tent and the other one as a lounge, where drinks are served and safari stories are shared.
When a somewhat larger group (e.g. eight people) visits in the camp, one of the common tents can be made the exclusive lounging/dining tent for that group. The other tent will then be set up as a lounging/dining tent for the other guests of the camp.
Fantastic meals are served in the dining tent or in a private location: your own veranda or under the Serengeti stars.
Sayari camp is a seasonal camp that moves at certain set dates throughout the year to follow the great migration. It is located in the Gol Mountains (Piaya concession, just outside Serengeti ) for December 10 to March 31 and at the Mara River (northern Serengeti) for June 1 to November 20 (the camp is closed during April and May, the season of the long rains).
The locations of the camp are all near the border of the national park (Mara just inside the park and Piaya and Soit Sambu just outside the park), to allow for the superior combination of top wildlife viewing and walking safaris and interaction with local cultures. While the lodge locations do not guarantee that you will see the migration, the seasonal moves do give you a good chance of seeing excellent game.
Sayari Camp is an intimate seasonal tented camp of 8 guest tents equipped with fully en-suite bathroom facilities. Guest tents are very originally designed, spacious and each tent has its own spacious private verandah with a very comfortable couch and chairs, overlooking the vast Serengeti that is spread out before you.
Inside the tent, very comfortable king-size beds with beautiful cloth and contemporary furniture give the tent a very stylish yet homely feel. Lighting in the tent can be made both atmospheric and at reading strength. The spacious bathroom has a shower, double sinks and a ceramic flush toilet that is environmentally friendly.
The showers, sinks and flush toilets are linked to an outside bucketing system. Warm showers can be requested with your tent attendant at any moment of the day; water for toilet flushing and for sinks are available continuously.
Central to the camp are two stylish common tents. When the camp is occupied by multiple small groups, one tent will serve as a dining tent and the other one as a lounge, where drinks are served and safari stories are shared. When a somewhat larger group (e.g., 8 people) visits in the camp, one of the common tents can be made the exclusive lounging/dining tent for that group. The other tent will then be set up as a lounging/dining tent for the other guests of Sayari Camp.
The lounge tent welcomes you to completely relax, sipping on your drink while looking out over the Serengeti, reading a book or discussing the adventures of the day. A sea of cushions, a wide range of quality drinks & snacks and a wealth of books on nature & wildlife in the area make this a place where you can easily loose track of time. Dining is intimate in the dining area, but can also be enjoyed privately under the millions of stars in the Serengeti sky.
Either way, our amicable staff will prepare you a meal you wouldn’t dream possible in the middle of the camp’s remote wilderness locations. At night, be overwhelmed by the many stars whilst sitting next to the camp fire. Sayari’s shop offers local artifacts and camp gadgets: presents for the ones staying behind or reminders for an unforgettable time in the middle of one of the world’s natural wonders.
Located on a hill with awesome views across the sweeping plains you’ll find Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. Home to the great migration, the Serengeti offers you an abundance of wildlife to enjoy from all the “Big Five” to gazelle and other ungulates.
The unspoiled wilderness of the Serengeti allows you to witness big game feeding in full view from the lodge as you enjoy luxury service.
The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate “rondavel huts” house the 66 luxury guest rooms and all have their own private shower and toilet. Each room has a balcony and their own view of the vast Serengeti plains.
From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous African handicrafts and art. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas, creating a natural source of waterborne plants and provides a home to many indigenous species of reptiles, amphibians and birds.
Kirawira Camp is situated on a hilltop that overlooks the vast plains of the Western Serengeti. The building style and furniture have been styled on the Victorian era and the open-sided architecture of the public areas keeps the guests constantly in touch with nature.
The dining room, lounge and bar are situated in a large tent with raised wood flooring. Accommodation comprises of 25 tents that all have a sweeping view of the Serengeti plains, an en suite bathroom with shower only facilities and a private balcony.
The tents are also equipped with a dressing table and writing table, a wardrobe, shaver outlet and mirror, his and hers bathroom vanities, a small table and chairs on the viewing deck and hammocks on request.
Daily game drives are done on the vast grasslands of the Serengeti where a variety of animals roam, including the big five. Guests visiting Kirawira may even be treated to one of the biggest wildlife spectacles on earth: the annual great migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle.
The lodge has built its own game viewing blinds on the banks of the Grumeti River, from which guests can view the great Grumeti crocodiles and other game that visit the river for a drink. The lodge offers walking safaris, bush dining and sundowners. Fishing trips to Lake Victoria and balloon safaris can be arranged at an extra charge.
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word ‘siringet’ meaning ‘endless plain’ and at Migration Camp one experiences the vastness of the sweeping plains.
The Serengeti migration masses around the site for several months en route to the southern plains with excellent sightings of lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo year round.
The camp is uniquely set in the northern central Serengeti, overlooking the Grumeti River, and offers 13 secluded luxury tents with full bathroom facilities for the discerning traveller. Spectacular sunsets, open air dining, roaring log fires and star studded night skies reflect the romance of East Africa.
Lobo Wildlife Lodge offers simple but comfortable rooms, incredible views, friendly service, good food and is located in an unbeatable position for dry season wildlife viewing in the game rich Lobo River Valley.
The most notable feature of the lodge is that it is built on top of and around a massive kopje or large granite outcropping.
The kopje is integrated throughout the main lodge area and creates a unique and natural ambiance especially when the resident baboons are clambering around. However, the real highlight of the Lobo Wildlife Lodge has to be the spectacular views of the Lobo Valley from the swimming pool and dinning terrace.
It is possible to see a good portion of the Lobo Valley and if you are courageous enough to climb higher up the kopje an even better view awaits. With a pair of binoculars it is possible to see buffalo, impala, topi, giraffe and elephant.
Speke Bay Lodge is located on the south eastern shore of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. It is 15 kilometres from the Serengeti National Park, and resembles a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake.
The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma.
Excursions in boats on the lake or excursions on mountain bikes make a great experience. You can fish from the beach for Tilapia, go out in a boat to catch Nile perch, or wander around on the Lodge’s 100 hectares of savannah, ticking-off the many birds species on your list.
The tented camp consists of nine tents, each covered by a thatched roof, which also creates a private and shady sitting area. The tents are fully furnished and contain two beds. Hot showers and toilets are close-by.