Every year, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles migrate across Kenya and Tanzania in a journey that is often called “the greatest show on Earth” – the annual Wildebeest Migration.
For those who want to witness this incredible phenomenon up close and personal, there are several world-class safari lodges and camps located near the migration route. We’ve rounded up six of the best campsites in Kenya and Tanzania so you can experience an unforgettable African safari adventure.
Located near the famed Grumeti River in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, Serena Serengeti offers stunning views of the Tanzanian plains as well as proximity to the migration route. Guests can expect luxurious accommodations featuring private verandas, outdoor showers, and even plunge pools. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloon rides, cultural visits with local Maasai tribespeople, and bird watching tours.
Singita Mara River Tented Camp
Situated in the northern most tip of the Serengeti National Park in the Lamai Triangle (a major part of the annual Wildebeest Migration), Singita Mara River Tented Camp offers guests an intimate and environmentally conscious luxury safari. Accommodations here feature plush king-sized beds and private decks overlooking some of Africa’s most magnificent landscapes. Guests can enjoy daily game drives with expert guides or take part in bush breakfasts or sundowners along the riverbank while they watch wildlife pass by.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
This exclusive mobile camp is located within the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and features 10 luxury campaign tents that provide breath-taking views of rolling grasslands and nearby watering holes where the animals gather during their annual migration. Each tent is styled to reflect the traditional mobile safari experience of yesteryear, with their own private wooden deck and authentic bucket showers with personal attendant. Guests can enjoy unbeatable game viewing on game drives, while on the lookout for the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala.
andBeyond Grumeti River Camp
Located in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti National Park and close to surrounding Lake Victoria, this camp is ideally placed for witnessing one of nature’s most remarkable spectacles—the annual Wildebeest Migration, as well as some of the most spectacular game viewing in the park. Resident hippo pods and lion prides regularly make their appearance. Guests here can stay in their own luxury tent complete with en suite bathroom facilities or enjoy nature walks with experienced guides who will share insights into local wildlife behavior. There is also a special family tent available.
This five-star luxury lodge takes its name from its spectacular views overlooking a vast savannah plain teeming with wildlife including migrating wildebeest as well as gazelles and other grazers like giraffes and elands. Aside from game drives lead by expert rangers, guests can also take advantage of spa treatments amidst natural surroundings or join bird watching tours around nearby watering holes filled with flocking flamingos during certain times throughout the year. Serengeti Bushtops also offers private hot tubs in the comfort of your own tent, private butler service, an infinity pool and a bar overlooking the plains.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
This luxury lodge, situated within the Serengeti National Park, offers a serene escape surrounded by grassy plains dotted with acacia trees, which attract a variety of wildlife. Alongside classic game drives through Africa’s oldest wildlife preserve, guests can also partake in cultural visits to local villages where they will be able to learn more about traditional customs while getting up close to colorful birds like hornbills which frequent these same areas throughout much of year. The Four Seasons Safari Lodge offers elegant and fully quipped luxury rooms, the Boma Grill featuring authentic African cuisine and Maasai dancing, and various excursions.
Staying at one of these top camps or lodges while witnessing one nature’s greatest spectacles—the annual Wildebeest Migration—provides travellers a chance to experience luxury accommodations within some Africa’s most stunning landscapes populated by diverse flora and fauna.
Whether you are looking for relaxing spa treatments or thrilling safari experiences such as hot air balloon safaris, we guarantee that you will find something special, whenever you plan on visiting East Africa.
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