Joe Charleson: Elephant & Vehicle
Patrick J. Endres: Zebra
Roberto Marcon: Crater
Irena Kofman: Flamingo
Paul Joynson Hicks: Lion with Birds, Sunset over Namiri
Quinton Miller: Walking Safari Eric Rock: Morning tea
Doug Steakley: Lion cubs Suzanna Spencer: Soup on the Serengeti
A serene place to relax and rejuvenate before or after your safari, this exclusive boutique hotel in the shadow of Mt. Meru radiates the colonial ambience of East Africa's historic coffee plantations.
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Arusha Coffee Lodge is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate before or after your safari. This exclusive boutique hotel radiates the warmth and ambience of the old colonial homes historically distinctive to East Africa's coffee plantations. Accommodations are in individual plantation-style houses lavishly designed with glossy hardwood floors, canopied four-poster beds, Egyptian cotton linens, large bathrooms, split-level living room areas, and a private deck patio overlooking the coffee bushes. Laze around the swimming pool, stroll through the landscaped gardens and absorb the fragrant aroma of lavender. Enjoy a sundowner before the open log fireplace at the Safari Bar, then unwind with a quiet drink in the lounge after a delectable meal. Luxurious accommodations, warm hospitality, fine cuisine and intimate ambience will delight the senses of even the most seasoned traveler.
Vintage East African safari meets some of Africa's densest wildlife concentrations at a deluxe tented camp offering genuine wilderness, with off-roading, night drives, safari walks and bush breakfasts.
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Steeped in the atmosphere of the East Africa safari camps of old, Oliver's Camp is set in a remote sector of southern Tarangire National Park among some of Africa's densest concentrations of wildlife. Established by pioneer Paul Oliver in 1992, this camp is for safari enthusiasts who want a genuine wilderness experience in one of the most uncrowded corners of East Africa. Off-road adventures, night drives, walking safaris, bush breakfasts and wilderness 'fly camps' are all on offer in this slice of untamed Tanzania – though they're typically off limits for guests in the busier, more standard national park settings to the north. Though far from the typical tourist circuit, this simple yet deluxe tented camp spares nothing in comfort, from hot showers to gourmet dining and conversation around a crackling campfire under the stars. Ten classic, spacious canvas tents have en suite facilities with flush toilet, heavy wood furnishings and geometric-patterned woven rugs. The camp is partially powered by solar-generated electricity and is designed to blend in with its wild environs, making a minimal footprint on the wild land that envelops it.
This luxury camp within a private reserve is optimally located on the crater rim near a less-traveled access road that provides a quick entry into the crater, beating crowds to maximize wildlife-viewing time.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Lemala Ngorongoro is a luxury seasonal camp located in a private reserve on the north side of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its optimal location near the less-traveled Lemala access road provides quick and easy entry into the crater, a mere 15-minute descent that maximizes wildlife-viewing opportunities by allowing for full days on the crater floor. Often, the first hours of a morning safari drive are enjoyed in solitude before others arrive. Set in an acacia forest on the crater rim, the intimate camp offers secluded accommodations under canvas in deluxe tents. Each of the nine spacious tents is outfitted with a gas heater, large single or king-size beds with warm duvets, wooden flooring with rugs, 24-hour solar lighting, and en suite bathrooms with a dressing area, flush toilet and safari-style bucket shower. The mess tent is lavishly furnished with grand sofas, lamps, chests, rugs, and book cases and corner cabinets in old wood. In the evening, guests gather around the campfire for sundowners before enjoying a sumptuous dinner. The camp works closely with the local Maasai community, members of which often offer dances and talks on Maasai culture, traditions and ceremonies, an engaging way for guests to learn more about their traditional lifestyles.
Surrounded by acacias and dramatic rocky outcrops, this exceptionally secluded camp enjoys a superb location for watching the annual wildebeest migration as well as some of the best cat viewing in Africa.
Namiri Plains Camp
Namiri Plains Camp provides an exceptional experience of seclusion within the Tanzanian wilderness. Nestled along a bend in the Ngare Nanyuki underground river and surrounded by open plains dotted with acacias and dramatic rocky outcrops, the camp is the only one for miles around. Just eight tents are located approximately 50 feet apart from one another, offering the ultimate in private accommodations. Each has en suite facilities with flush toilets. The camp is run on solar- and generator-powered electricity and has battery-charging facilities for guests. Laundry service is also available.
Enjoying a superb location from which to watch the annual wildebeest migration, Namiri Plains also enjoys some of the best big cat viewing in Africa. These felines thrive here where great herds of game also flourish, nurtured by the Ngare Nanyuki underground river that creates pockets of permanent water that support year-round wildlife. Such close encounters with the Serengeti’s apex predators are sure to enthrall even the most seasoned safari traveler!
This deluxe mobile tented camp is designed to travel with the natural flow of the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti ecosystem, optimizing our chances to witness the migration at close range.
Natural Habitat's Migration Base Camp–Serengeti
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This deluxe mobile tented camp is designed to travel with the natural flow of the wildebeest migrating through the Serengeti ecosystem. The camp’s mobility allows us to follow the herds, optimizing our chances to witness the migration and ensuring outstanding wildlife viewing at all times. From mid-December until mid-March, the camp is ideally situated to intercept the migration in the Southern Serengeti. From May to early July, the camp is placed in the Western Corridor to meet the migration on its turn north. From mid-July through to October, the camp is positioned to intercept the migration in the Northern Serengeti.
The camp is comprised of eight canvas tents with two lounge/dining areas. Each tent is either a twin or double (triples are also available) with toilets and safari-style bucket showers in en suite bathrooms. The open communal area surveys the plains, so you can enjoy wildlife viewing over a drink as you relax in the lounge or bar. The dining room, also set beneath canvas, offers a classic bush dining experience. And after dark, classic lanterns provide a romantic glow throughout camp.
Guests will enjoy the intimate ambience of this traditional canvas safari camp that provides an authentic experience of the wild Serengeti as much as it does rustic luxuries. Our close-knit Tanzanian camp staff ensures that personalized hospitality, excellent food, and a warm, relaxed environment are hallmarks of a stay at our Migration Base Camp. And, since our staff follows the migration with our camp year-round, they are a font of detailed information about the wildlife and the overall experience.