Bid your private guide farewell at the Manyara Airstrip and meet the light aircraft flight to the far Northern reaches of the Serengeti. You will be met by vehicle(s) and guide(s) from your luxury tented camp and head to camp unpack and have lunch.
Southward-moving herds of the Great Migration pass through the vicinity from August through November, and your camp’s location seven miles from the main concentration of game lodges in the park’s northeastern Lobo district means a sense of privacy rarely achieved in the far more visited western and southern park corridors. One further advantage: The camp is within driving distance of the other great wildebeest crossing point, the Mara River, on the border region between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park.
This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. During the dry season, the herds mass on both banks of the Mara River, frequently crossing – and braving the crocs – in response to local weather patterns that only they seem to understand. The landscape is reminiscent of scenes from Out of Africa, and there is plenty of freedom to roam and explore. Away from the river, this area of rolling savannah, boulder-strewn hillsides and fig-tree groves, is littered with inconceivably enormous herds of wildebeest, topi and zebra – as well as all the predators that gorge on this movable feast. Needless to say, the game-viewing you have access to is world-class. Cheetah, lion and elephant especially make for fantastic sighting, but it’s not unheard of to see the Big Five in a day.
You will explore with your camp guide on shared game drives. Three nights at Migration Camp. All meals, local drinks and laundry included.