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28 Oct 2019
9:46 am

The best camps for a migration safari in East Africa

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Singita Mara River Tented Camp nestles on the northern banks of the Mara River in the Lamai Triangle.

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Every year more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and plains game move in a circular direction between the Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya in search of the sweet pastures that have sprouted with the rainfall. 

The Great Migration Path covers over 2,890 km and is a challenging route for these animals, with deadly river crossings and a number of predators lurking in the shadows. It is important to get your front row seat to this wildlife spectacle, so here are some of the best camps for a Migration safari. 

The award-winning Serengeti Migration Camp nestles next to the Grumeti River in the Serengeti National Park, making it possible to catch all the action when the migration herd crosses the crocodile-infested waters. The camp offers an intimate experience with only ten luxury tents – each featuring indoor bucket showers, private 360-degree verandah decks and a personal attendant to care to all your needs. The safari experience includes dawn and dusk game drives led by professional guides and walking safaris that will heighten all your senses. 

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp lies in the remote western corner of the Serengeti on the banks of an oxbow lake created by the Grumeti River. The camp offers exceptional views of the migration herd and the famous Big 5 that move freely through the surrounding grasslands. The family-friendly camp has ten opulent tented suites that are spacious and feature private outdoor showers, minibars and private decks that overlook the hippo pool. The safari experience includes twice-daily game drives and the option of seasonal balloon safaris and day trips to Lake Victoria.

Singita Mara River Tented Camp nestles on the northern banks of the Mara River in the Lamai Triangle. This solar-powered camp offers an exclusive safari experience with only six luxurious tents that are equipped with an outside bathtub, an inside and outside shower, tea & coffee making facilities and a private game-viewing deck. The safari experience is exceptional, with unrivalled views of the migration herd and other incredible animal species such as lions, cheetahs, leopards and elephants. Dawn and dusk open-vehicle game drives in the private concession are part of the offering at Singita Mara River Tented Camp and offer plenty of up-close wildlife encounters. The camp can also arrange hot air balloon safaris and spa treatments. 


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