Awarded: Bronze

Serengeti Under Canvas offers an immersive camping experience within the wildlife-rich Serengeti plains, softened by the luxurious comfort of its deluxe tents. These two mobile camps migrate alongside the wildebeest, granting superb views across the Serengeti as it hosts one of nature’s most visually striking phenomenons.


Plan your journey

Location

The two camps move throughout Serengeti National Park as they chart the progress of the native wildebeest. There are five locations per year, however, the camp will not move during your stay.

To reach the camp, fly to the Serengeti airstrip nearest to the camp’s present location (Seronera, Ndutu, Grumeti or Kogatende). A road transfer will be pre-arranged to take you to the camp.

Facilities

The central area of the camp contains a formal dining tent complete with silver cutlery and crystal glassware, although meals are often served around the campfire. If you would like more privacy, individual tables can be requested in the private dining tent. With its exotic antiques, brass and wood furniture, and rich mustard yellow theme, there are strong echoes of colonial style to the camp’s décor.

Another communal tent hosts a lounge and bar area, furnished with comfortable sofas and rich Indian rugs. The day will end with sundowners and safari stories around a blazing campfire, and with the starry night sky above and the glowing lanterns dancing below, it is a beautifully atmospheric experience.

Rooms

There are nine Meru-style tents at each of the campsites, each of which is spacious and comfortable with high-quality bedding, elegant Persian rugs, and soft furnishings. A day bed, two deckchairs and plump cushions add extra comfort. Each tent has an en suite bathroom containing flush toilet, hand basin and open-air double bucket showers. A personal butler is also assigned to each tent, and will provide a hot drink of your choice along with the morning wake-up call.

One family tent sleeps up to four guests, and children aged twelve and older are welcome to stay. Being so immersed within the wilderness, expect frequent encounters with buffalo, elephants and big cats in search of water.

Activities

Guests can choose from morning, evening, or all-day safaris. A picnic lunch will be provided, and the spacious 4×4 seats up to six people. Guides are highly knowledgeable about the natural landscape and the exceptional variety of game inhabiting it, particularly the wildebeest and big cat population. Hot air balloon trips can be arranged at an additional cost. Other seasonally-dependent activities include day trips to Olduvai Gorge and the Shifting Sands.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives
Laundry service

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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