“A simple camp in the Serengeti, perfectly located for wildebeest and zebra migrations”
There are only 9 tents in the camp, so the atmosphere is remote, intimate and utterly tranquil. Heavy duty canvas, mozzie-netted drop-down window flaps and simple director-style chairs impart an authentically ‘safari’ guise, whilst inside every effort has been made to make your bush experience as comfortable as can be.
Twin beds are joined (unless you specify) to make huge, kingsize doubles, there are attractive carved bedside tables, bright durries on the groundsheets and eye-catching African fabric bedspreads and pillows. Lighting is from low wattage eco-bulbs powered by a 12V battery which is brought along to your tent at nightfall; during the day it is recharged by solar power.
Behind a first canvas partition is a small dressing room, with a tin sink set into a simple wooden vanity unit, a wooden rack with white towels and a hanging space for clothes. Partitioned off behind a second flap are the toilet and shower. Hot water is supplied by a large canvas bucket, which is hoisted up for you first thing in the morning; ask if you would like extra hot water delivered for your pre-dinner ablutions.
At night it all looks simply magical when paraffin lamps are lit along the pathways threading out from the dining tent to the tents. We chose to sleep with our window flaps open and awakening to the sound of birdsong with the sun rising over the Serengeti was an experience that no words could ever describe.
As with most safari camps, meals are taken in a communal dining tent which, in its simplicity, felt utterly in synch with the bush setting: dark wooden table, canvas-style director's chairs and side flaps raised high to open out the view of the surrounding bush.
Breakfast generally gets on the go at 7am though it can be earlier if you’re keen to head off on a game drive at first light. When we stayed things were a little slow to amble into action but this was hardly a problem: the animal world was waking up and the dining tent was a perfect place from which to watch the action.
The chances are that you’ll be out of camp at midday so lunches tend to be of the boxed variety; ours was just fine with excellent homemade quiche, chicken rolls, carrot and cucumber sticks, cold juice from our jeep’s fridge, fruit and yummy chocolate cake.
However, it is dinner that steals the show. It begins with drinks round the boma, followed by a similar formula: homemade soup, a hearty stew or roast meat, and a freshly baked. A house red or white is always included, although wine lovers might prefer to choose amongst a small selection of cellar wines - and there’s even champagne if you’re in celebratory mood. Some nights tables are moved to a small clearing just beyond the tent and you dine out beneath the stars.
There are 2 game drives a day included in your tariff. (If you have booked for shared drives, these usually take place in the morning and afternoon, and you return to camp for lunch. If you have booked private drives, or if your shared group agrees, you can ask for your drives to be back-to-back, so you go out from 8-4pm, with a picnic lunch en route - the advantage of this is that you can go further afield.) If you have a private driver, he'll act as your guide too; if you're part of a group drive, there may be a driver and separate tracker. Either way you'll be in expert hands. Depending on when you visit, you'll see the vast numbers of zebras and wildebeest as part of the Great Migration, or more relaxed plain animals, plus (hopefully) cheetahs and leopards.
Children under 5 are not allowed unless the camp is booked exclusively. Children aged 5+ are welcome and staff are happy to prepare special meals and arrange earlier meal times for children. Kids aged 5-18 years are charged 50% of the adult rate when sharing with 2 adults. Extra beds can be provided.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Extra Beds Available