Follow the great migration through the Serengeti with this authentic and comfortable mobile camp. Moving seasonally, Chaka Camp remains in the heart of the Serengeti wilderness, combining a true bush experience with the comforts of home. A stay at Chaka is perfectly combined with a few nights at its sister camp Kiota, based in the Central Serengeti year-round.


Plan your journey

Location

Chaka Camp moves twice a year to be in the best spot to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. From December to March, the camp is located in the Ndutu region of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of the Serengeti.  This location places guests in a prime game viewing area around Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek. From December to April, the camp relocates to the Southern Serengeti, then moves onto the Northern Serengeti from May to November. The latter places guests close to the Mara River and several river-crossing points.

Rooms

Nine spacious tents are spread around 20m apart for added privacy and options range between twin, double, triple and family-sized. Each tent has electric lighting, a writing desk, a safe for valuables and a veranda with lounge chairs for overlooking the vast Serengeti. En-suite facilities offer a flush toilet, running water and ‘safari’ bucket showers.

Communal Areas

Two wood and canvas tents make up the communal areas of Chaka, decorated with colourful fabrics and cushions. A large tent houses a living room and dining space with lounge furniture and dinner tables. For dining al fresco, chairs are simply moved outside to the veranda. A second tent houses the restroom and guests can also enjoy a small library, bar and fire pit for a night under the stars sharing stories.

Activities

Game drives are the main activity at the camp with a focus on following the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra across the endless Serengeti plains. When Chaka is based in Ndutu, guests can visit Olduvai Gorge, one of Tanzania’s most important paleoanthropological sites. The camp can also arrange walking safaris, balloon safaris and Masai cultural trips, as well as bush breakfasts and dinners.

Full Board

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
Tea & coffee

When to go

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'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'SHOULDER' DRY SEASON

A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains. The migration will be generally located within the southern regions of the Serengeti ecosystem during this period.

This period coincides with the birth of many young calves and is, therefore, is justly known as the calving season.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year, making travel to and from lodges potentially a little tricky at times. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain.

During this period the great migration starts to make its way north towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti ecosystem.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

'MAIN' DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies.

During this period the great migration will start to gradually move its way into the Lamai region of the Serengeti (the Northern most point) as well as the Masai Mara in Kenya.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT' RAINS

A rather unpredictable time of the year with the occasional heavy shower or thunderstorm, but usually plenty of sunshine in between. While technically the wet season the rains are not as intense during this period as the ‘long rains’, it can therefore still be a great time to visit.

The migration will start moving back towards the Southern Plains of the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. Given the distance involved, we tend to see a more ‘fragmented’ movement.

Its location so close to the equator means that the Serengeti has very consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the high altitude (1,140 to 2,099m or 3,740 to 6,886 ft) moderate these to a very pleasant 25°C/77°F to 27°C/80°F. The mornings can, however, be a little chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece!

There are two wet seasons in Tanzania. The first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between November and December.

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