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
A serene place to relax and rejuvenate before or after your safari, this boutique inn in the shadow of Mt. Meru exudes 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.
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 small and isolated. 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 elegant new tented camp in a far-flung sector of the eastern Serengeti enjoys an exceptionally isolated location with thrilling proximity to big cat sightings and the annual wildebeest migration.
Ehlane Plains Camp
Ehlane Plains Camp offers the newest safari camp experience on the Serengeti's eastern edge. Located in an area that was previously off-limits to visitors for more than 20 years to further feline conservation efforts, Ehlane Plains Camp provides exceptional access to some of the Serengeti's most thrilling wildlife encounters. Ehlane is a Zulu word meaning "wilderness," which is what you’ll experience in this exceptionally isolated location in the Soit le Motonyi region, far from the main Serengeti transit areas. Yet you'll also experience genuine elegance at this refined outpost in the African wilds. Located near the Ngare Nanyuki underground river, the camp offers outstanding proximity to the Serengeti's annual wildebeest migration. And it has some of Africa’s best big cat viewing, with the immediate region especially famed for its sightings of abundant cheetah. In and around the open camp, other wildlife comes and goes at will.
Eight enormous tented suites have a clear vista on the wilderness beyond. Airy suites are furnished in retro-modern decor in a neutral palette accented with yellow and chartreuse. Each features a private lounge with comfortable couch and chairs, writing desk, dressing area, net-draped king-size bed outfitted with crisp cotton linens, full-length wall mirror and en suite bathroom with shower, wash basins and flush toilet. Wi-Fi is available in the central lounge area, and solar panels provide electricity for lighting and camp operations. Or let darkness reign as you fall asleep under a natural planetarium of some of the world's starriest skies.
Our own deluxe mobile tented camp is situated to dovetail with the usual flow of the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti ecosystem, optimizing our chances to witness the migration at close range.
Nat Hab'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 December until March, the camp is ideally situated to intercept the migration in the Southern Serengeti. From June through 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.