The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most famous parks, due to the variety and abundance of wildlife. It is home to the largest migration of animals anywhere on the planet ‘The impressive Great Migration’. The Park is divided into 4 main areas: the Southern Serengeti, where from January onwards thousands of wildebeest and zebra give birth; the Central Serengeti of the Seronera Valley and Seronera River, which is home to the migrating animals around April; the Western Serengeti, where the migrating herds have to cross the Mara River; and the extremely remote Northern Serengeti, that stretch right up to the border with Kenya and the Masai Mara.
The best accommodation in the Serengeti:
Dunia is a luxury camp set behind a rocky kopje on a major wildebeest migration corridor in central Serengeti. From March until June and from November until January Dunia Camp offers great migration viewing and superb sightings of lions, leopards, cheetahs and rhinos. The 8 beautiful tents at Dunia all feature carpeted floors, pocket sprung mattresses, showers, flush toilets and comfortable chairs. They paid attention to every detail. Looking out to the open grasslands of the Serengeti, these luxury tents offer a good amount of privacy and a feeling of really being part of the bush.
Price range: $700 to $840 pp (fullboard incl. drinks)
Kati Kati Camp is a one of the more simple tented camps located in the Central Serengeti near to Seronera. Accommodation comprises 10 tents with en-suite facilities and a cosy mess tent located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. In the evening you can enjoy snacks and drinks around the campfire, sharing stories of the safari adventures with your fellow guests. Or you can sit on your private veranda during the day while looking out for passing wildlife. This camp is basic, but has everything you need for a real bush experience.
Price range: $230 to $275 pp (fullboard)
Serengeti Pioneer Camp is a stunning gateway to the annual great migration and the Big 5, offering luxury accommodation and outstanding game viewing. From the camp guests have wide views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains. 10 tented accommodations provide luxurious comfort with safari-chic-style furniture, hot solar showers and wide verandas to relax and soak up the wild surroundings. Pioneer Camp aims to be green and leave little footprint on the land all the while bringing guests as close to nature as possible. Set in the South Central Serengeti, the scenery is to die for.
Price: from $745
This small and very exclusive camp has great views over the endless Serengeti plains that surround it. This area is ‘big cat country’ and offers East Africa’s best cheetah viewing opportunities. The cheetah numbers here are vast and there’s plenty of everything else too. Namiri Plains is extremely remote. There are 6 traditional lovely safari tents with comfortable beds, an indoor bathroom, impressive outdoor showers and spacious verandas. You can enjoy sunrise breakfast picnics on top of the Soit Le Motonyi Rock before continue on your game drive.
Price range: $435 to $1000 pp (fullboard incl. drinks)
This very large, luxury lodge is located in the centre of the Serengeti National Park with a waterhole nearby. It lies 25km north of the wildlife area around Seronera, which has excellent permanent game. With 72 rooms and 5 villas the Four Seasons Safari Lodge is the largest property in the Serengeti and certainly the smartest. The furniture and accessories are carefully chosen for their luxurious feel and contemporary safari style. These elements are enhanced by modern comforts and top facilities such as air conditioning, internet access, a spa and a gym.
Price range: $967 - $1,907 pp
Soroi Serengeti Lodge is set high on a natural plateau with endless views of the Musabi Plains. With its unique architecture and design Soroi is a stunning lodge located in a prime spot in the western corridor of the Serengeti. It offers 20 chalets and 5 suites with hardwood floorboards, which are linked to the main lodge pathways by raised timber walkways. The chalets also feature large expanses of glass and spacious viewing decks for better game viewing. The three-tier decked main area, with swimming pool, fire place, open plan restaurant and kitchen, is where delicious meals are served. Enjoy the fireplace deck and infinity pool, overlooking the game scattered on the plains.
Price range: $210 to $455 pp (fullboard)
Mbalageti Lodge is a beautiful accommodation in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, about half an hour drive from the Grumeti airstrip. The views from the camp of the Dutwa Plains are fantastic for watching the game as it meanders past. The lodge is made up of 40 well decorated rooms, with lots of space, comfortable beds, bathrooms, private verandas and handcrafted furnishings. You can watch the migration as it moves north around June time, but is also does have some great residential game. The swimming pool with its 360 degree view of the Serengeti is a real oasis in the wild.
Price range: $215 to $420 pp (fullboard)
Kirawira Tented Camp combines colonial elegance with modern amenities. Its hilltop position, close to the Grumeti River, gives fabulous views across the plains of the Serengeti. This luxury tented camp is larger than most camps, being part of the Serena chain, but it offers a good level of service and quality. The décor mesmerizes the atmosphere of the old hunting camps, a blend of elegant Victorian and African elements. The tents, raised on timber platforms, have great views and you should be able to see the migration from your room in June and July. Enjoy the sunsets and its many lamps twinkle to life in the African night.
Price range: from $210 pp sharing
This luxurious lodge sits upon the Kogakuria Kopje, with breathtaking views down onto the Mara River and Lamai wedge. It is a remote location in the far north of the Serengeti, just south of the border with Kenya. Between July and October the camp has a prime position for the great wildebeest migration, and is close enough to the Mara River for guests to witness river crossings. Nomad Lamai is pleasantly small, with just 11 lovely guest rooms and a nice swimming pool. In the heart of the camp is the main guest and restaurant area. It is comfortable and luxurious. he beautiful interior design is unique yet rustic. It really suits those looking for great service, superb views and a touch of understated luxury.
Price range: $730 to $1275 pp (fullboard, incl. drinks)
Sayari Camp is a luxurious stylish tented camp located next to the Mara River. Guests have the opportunity to witness millions of zebra and wildebeest crossing the river. From July to November it is the best position for witnessing this. But also during the year this spot has a high density of big cats, elephants and hippos. This safari camp provides superb accommodation. The 15 tents boast comfortable beds, wide verandas, showers and baths with panoramic views of the vast Serengeti plains. Sayari is a well-run camp, with high levels of very personal service and great food.
Price range: $663 to $1130 pp (fullboard, incl. drinks)
Olakira is a comfortable, stylish and personal little camp. It is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves twice a year between two locations (Mara and Ndutu) following the wildebeest migration within the Serengeti. In this camp you really feel a part of the surrounding bush, without having to sacrifice comforts such as hot showers and flush toilets. The tents have comfortable beds, ensuite bucket showers and an outside covered area to relax during the day or watch game as it wanders through and past the camp. These tents are a great way to get the feel for the bush.
Price range: $645 to $850 pp (fullboard)
This is a quality intimate bush camp, aiming to give guests an authentic bush experience. The camp moves seasonally between the northern and the southern plains of the Serengeti, in time with the movement of the wildebeest migration. The camp opens in the Kogatende region in the north of the Serengeti, close to the great migration, in June and will stay there until early November. Serian Camp has six luxury tents, all classic in style. The tents are large, with big comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot showers on request. Dinners are mainly taken under the stars. Serian is a relaxed and friendly camp which retains a luxurious edge.
Price: from $750 pp sharing
AndBeyond Under Canvas is one of the most luxurious mobile tented camps in the Serengeti. This small camp moves at different times of the year to track the wildebeest migration. With only nine tents, guests can enjoy the complete comfort combined with the authenticity of nights spent in the African bush. The tents have a very high standard with the finest cotton sheets, chandeliers and ensuite bathrooms with large bucket showers. It is intimate camping in the most luxurious manner possible, with unrivalled service and delicious food.
Prices: from $1090
Feel free to mix and match the different accommodation styles to create your dream safari!
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