Serengeti Under Canvas

Northern Safari, Tanzania

On Request

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Serengeti Under Canvas

Carefully planned to bring guests as close as possible to the magnificent natural spectacle of the Great Migration, the two ‘Serengeti Under Canvas’ camps provide the ultimate viewpoint for this amazing animal spectacle. Situated at a variety of private campsites throughout the national park, they move according to the path of the migratory herds.


We Love
  • Authentic back to nature experience with nothing separating you from your surrounding landscape
  • The rustic charm of camping combined with true comfort and luxury, including a private butler, hot bucket shower and flush toilet
  • Seasonal sightings of the Grumeti and Mara River crossings and wildebeest calving
  • Exceptional resident game, fantastic big cat sightings and magnificent night skies
Need to Know
  • The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. &Beyond staff accompany guests at all times when walking around the lodge at night.
  • No single supplement is charged for the first two single rooms of a booking. Any additional rooms will be levied with a 50% supplement.
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.

The Review

Famed for its vast open grasslands and exceptional wildlife sightings, Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti National Park boasts 35 species of plains-dwelling game, as well as prolific birdlife. Most significantly, it is part of the route of the famed Great Migration, an annual movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystems, considered one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world.

Over two million animals participate in the Great Migration, with some 200,000 zebra moving ahead of and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle coming behind the main players – one and a half million wildebeest. The wildebeest spend the wet season on the south-eastern plains of Tanzania, moving across to Kenya’s Masai Mara when the Serengeti experiences its dry season.

Why Stay
The Serengeti Under Canvas camps attempt to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing guests as close as possible to the wildebeest action, as well as exploring magnificent resident game.

The luxurious tented camps of Serengeti Under Canvas move around the park year-round, attempting to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration and exploring the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. Using only private campsites, these mobile camps are entirely intimate and exclusive, featuring spacious safari tents, each with a double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c and al fresco bucket shower. Redolent of classic safari style, custom-made Indian rugs, crisp linens, sparkling crystal and polished brass lend flair to the simplicity of camping.

Carefully planned according to the projected movements of the Great Migration, the camps aim to bring guests within comfortable driving distance of the herds. However, the wildebeest masses move with the rains, which may occur at a different time each year, so it is not always possible to accurately predict where they will be. Expert guides will always try to place guests in the midst of the thronging wildebeest but, should the animals not appear when expected, the guides’ intimate knowledge of the ample resident game will ensure a rich game viewing experience.

Getting There

There are scheduled charter flights into the Serengeti airstrip nearest to the current position of the camps (Seronera, Ndutu, Grumeti or Kogatende).  A vehicle from the camp will be waiting to collect guests, who can enjoy a game drive on the way to the camp. 

Serengeti Under Canvas Northern Safari, Tanzania