Rick Guthke: Travelers on Jeep
Doug Steakley: Drinking lions Eric Rock: Wildebeest & Vehicle Greg Courter: Zebra
Patrick J. Endres: Wildebeest Michael Poliza: Hippos & Vehicle
Gary Strand - Wildebeest
Stu Porter: Bat-eared fox
Eliza Deacon: Travelers with Coffee, Migration Mobile Camp
Relax and rejuvenate before or after a safari with an unrivaled view over the Maasai steppe and Mt. Meru. This intimate nine-room boutique hotel and wellness spa is an idyllic retreat minutes from Arusha’s center.
Machweo offers a stunning setting in which to relax and rejuvenate before or after your safari. Perched atop a hill with an unrivaled panorama over the Maasai steppe and Mt. Meru, this intimate 9-room boutique hotel provides an idyllic retreat just minutes from the center of Arusha. Machweo means “sunset” in Swahili, and you won’t find a more inviting location for enjoying a classic African sundowner than its terraced gardens. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet dinner of Euro-African fusion cuisine, freshly and healthfully prepared by Machweo's experienced and creative chef.
Machweo’s cottage suites are positioned for maximum privacy. Each features a separate sitting/living area with a private balcony for magnificent sunset views. Lavish furnishings include four-poster beds draped with gauzy mosquito nets and spacious en suite bathrooms with walk-in luxury rain showers. robes and hair dryers. Rooms are also equipped with flat screen satellite TV, safe and mini bar. Guests can find refreshment in the outdoor Jacuzzi, private floodlit swimming pool with swim-up lawn bar, and the wellness spa featuring sauna, steam bath, shower, yoga classes, massage and a range of other treatments and services. A small gift boutique is also located on the premises.
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.