Ubuntu Camp

Ubuntu Camp is a small, seasonal camp located in the Serengeti National Park. It moves with the Great Wildebeest Migration across the Serengeti and consistently offers spectacular game viewing opportunities. Ubuntu Camp travels with the natural flow of the wildebeest through the Serengeti. From late July to October the camp is positioned to intercept the migration in the North of the Serengeti before it relocates to the south close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area from December to February. As the herds move west so does the camp and it is positioned in the Western Corridor from May to mid-July to rendezvous with the migration as it moves north again.

The camp itself is an intimate, traditional canvas safari camp designed to give you as much of an under-the-skin Serengeti adventure experience as a truly authentic and comfortable one. A close-knit team of friendly Tanzanians ensure that traditional hospitality, great food and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere remains at the heart of Ubuntu Camp.

Tents at Ubuntu Camp

Ubuntu Camp is a seasonal camp of eight tents with two lounge/dining areas. The camp itself is a traditional under-canvas camp designed to balance safari authenticity with comfort. Each tent is either a double or twin (triples are also available) with toilets and ‘pukka’ safari bucket showers in en-suite bathrooms.

The communal area is an open plan design spilling into the surrounding wilderness. Here you can enjoy a drink whilst relaxing in the lounge and bar with views that extend as far away as the horizon allows you to look. The dining room is also pure Africa—under canvas and entirely at one with nature.

Activities at Ubuntu Camp

Wildlife viewing and bird watching game drives are offered twice per day. Experienced guides encourage guests to see and experience the Serengeti through their eyes, sharing a world of small and large wonders that only they truly know and understand.

Walking safaris are offered during December to March when Ubuntu Camp is in the south. Officially situated inside the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), it allows Ubuntu’s highly trained guides to offer walking safaris within the NCCA while game drives take place in the NCCA and across the border in the southern Serengeti. The privilege of walking in this area gives you a thrilling feeling of adventure. Although you'll usually get close to large mammals such as elephant, giraffe, buffalo or even lion, walking safaris are perfectly safe. The experienced guides of Ubuntu Camp and armed national park rangers will accompany you on every walk. Walking safaris can last for as little as an hour, or a whole morning or afternoon.

Ubuntu in the North (July - October)

From late-July to October Ubuntu Camp is surrounded by untouched wilderness in the Northern Serengeti. While, daily game drives regularly stop at the Mara River to observe the dramatic crossings across waters populated by hippo and crocodile, the surrounding area is rich in biodiversity.

The Northern Serengeti plains are home to large herds of plains-game throughout the year, drawing lion and cheetah to the grasslands where they constantly search for an opportunity to bring down easy prey. In the lush woodland that thrives alongside the Mara River you’ll find herds of elephant and shy leopard, as well as astoundingly diverse bird life; over 500 species can found here throughout the year.

Ubuntu in the South (December - March)

As they've done for millennium, the herds will eventually answer the call of the migration and head for the southern Serengeti’s endless grasslands; the perfect place to calve, graze and rest. They won’t be left alone here though; lion and cheetah will follow in their wake to claim their share of the spoils.

And so Ubuntu Camp will continue to follow; in November the camp is closed to visitors as Ubuntu is dismantled and moved to the southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Ubuntu in the West (May - July)

In May, Ubuntu Camp moves to the area known as the Western Corridor, setting up camp near Handajega, which is between the Nyakoroma Hills and the border of the Serengeti. The camp is perfectly located to catch the wildebeest herds crossing the Grumeti River.

Ubuntu Camp


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