Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp
A Beautiful luxury tented camp site that follows the great migration in nomad style. Each year the camp breaks away from the Lamai National Park and follows the same route that the herds have travelled for hundreds of years. Six walk in tents (twelve beds) are fitted with private en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom has eco flush toilets, bucket showers en warm water on request and a dressing area separates the bed and bathroom areas. a Main communal tent consists of a shared dining area, fireplace, library and bar area. This African tented camp is ideal for Romantic getaways, Honeymoons and Affordable Family Holidays. This camp can be removed at a moment’s notice and leaves no trace of its existence behind.
One of the available tents is a family tent with two bedrooms. Walking and Camping activities have an age restriction of 12 years and the serving times of meals can be adjusted to suit the requirements of younger guests.
Your wakeup call will be accompanied by a lovely cup of freshly brewed tea or a steaming cup of aromatic coffee delivered to your tent to start the day. Before departing on an early morning search for the Big Five, a light breakfast will be served in the dining room. Upon your return to the camp a generous brunch will await you.
On full day trips a picnic lunch is served under a shady tree in the savannah and busy days are ended off by cocktails by the fire and an extravagant dinner is served by candlelight under the Serengeti’s dazzling canopy of stars.
Check in / out times
Check in: 14:00 – Check out: 10:00
Available activities include
- Shared game drives. (Both morning and afternoon drives are available)
- Private game drives. (Both morning and afternoon drives are available)
- Game Viewing and bird watching.
- View large herds of game
The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant. An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal. The biggest can be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne. That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms. The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.
The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.
Last but not least – Viewing the great migration
Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.
Fascinating facts about the migration:
- The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
- Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
- Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
- There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.
Interesting facts about the Serengeti
- The Serengeti National Park eco-system is the oldest on the planet boasting diverse fauna and flora unavailable anywhere else in the world.
- The Masai people have grazed their life stock here for around 200 years.
- All three large cats are homed here: Lion, Cheetah and Leopard.
- More than 90 000 people from around the world visit the park yearly.
- In Masai Language, Serengeti means “endless plain”.
- The Serengeti has the largest population of lions in the World. More than 3000 lions live in this ecosystem.
Please take note: The timing of the migration varies slightly each year depending on rainfall.
What to Pack
Items that you must bring:
- Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
- a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
- Airline Tickets
- Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
- Correct Currency
- Travel Insurance
Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended. The following items should be included:
- Prescription Medications
- Malaria Medication
- Motion sickness tablets
- Allergy treatments
- Insect repellents
- Band aids
Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.
The most practical items to pack:
- Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige. Avoid bright colours as you would like to blend in as much as possible.
- Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
- Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
- Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
- a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
- Remember to pack all prescription medications.
Comfort is key when going on a safari. Remember that game drives or walks can be up to 3 hours or longer so make sure you are comfortably dressed. Tip: Wear layers of clothes as the day can start chilly but warm up rather quickly.