UBUNTU MIGRATION CAMP - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Ubuntu Migration Camp follows the herds of wildebeest as they journey around the Serengeti moving between three key sites. From the dramatic river crossings in the north to the fertile grasslands in the south where the wildebeest give birth the camp is set up nearby to ensure you are always close.
This very comfortable and traditional tented camp is designed to leave no trace and can quickly be disassembled and moved with the herds to new pastures. Every day you will be out in the bush looking for wildlife such as lions or cheetahs attracted by the huge gathering of the migration.
Ubuntu Migration Camp follows the migration as the animails move around the Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. The nearest airstrip depends on where the camp is located and the time of year - May to July is Grumeti which is 45 minutes to camp, July to November is Kogatende which is 45 minutes to camp and December to March is Serengeti South which is 60 - 90 minutes to camp.
Ubuntu’s eight suites are spacious under-canvas landscape oriented safari tents designed to balance traditional safari with comfort. Each room has king-sized beds (twin beds and triples are available) and ensuite bathrooms with hot water safari style bucket showers and flushing toilets.
The camp’s family tent is made up of two bedrooms - one featuring a king-sized bed and the other - two single beds. Both bedrooms are ensuite with traditional bucket showers and flushing toilets and all connected by a communal lounge area.
Ubuntu Migration Camp is great for families with children over the age of 5. Children under 12 should share a tent with an adult.
After the morning game drive have breakfast back at camp with a choice of a continental buffet or a full English. Lunch is a light buffet with fresh salads or the camp can pack a picnic to enjoy in the bush. In the evening the camp will either cook up a feast on the barbecue or serve a three-course dinner.
When Ubuntu Migration Camp is in the north the camp sources fresh fruit and vegetables from the community upliftment programme in the nearby village.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
The wildebeest migration moves in a continuous cycle throughout the Serengeti and the Masai Mara of Kenya. To give you the best chance of seeing the migration the mobile camp moves between three sites in the Serengeti:
Ubuntu Migration Camp West: May to July
We set up camp in the Western Corridor, watching the herds head north. Here the camp is in a peaceful setting between the Nyakoroma Hills and the Serengeti border and you can watch the wildebeest cross the Grumeti River and spot predators moving in to prey on the stragglers.
Ubuntu Migration Camp North: August to November
In late July the camp heads up to the north of the Serengeti to watch the wildebeest cross the Mara River. This is one of the most dramatic parts of the migration with hungry crocodiles lying in wait. The huge herds attract a healthy number of predators to the area - lions, cheetahs and leopards . Herds of elephants are also found browsing in the lush woodlands along the river and there are more than 500 species of birds to spot.
Ubuntu Migration Camp South: December to March
After all the excitement of the river crossings the camp moves to the lush grasslands of the south where herds gather to rest, graze and calve. There is good predator action in this area too.
Game drives - The camp and runs twice-daily game drives in both open and closed vehicles, the latter with pop-up roofs so you can stand at wildlife sightings. All vehicles have power points to keep cameras fully charged and drinks cold throughout the day.
Hot-air balloon rides - watch the sun rise over the Serengeti plains from a hot-air balloon and appreciate the full scope of the migrating herds from above. Booking is essential - this activity is at extra cost and is weather dependent.
Cultural and community visits - in the north the camp can organise visits to a nearby village if you are keen to learn more about the local Kuria way of life.
UBUNTU MIGRATION CAMP IS CLOSED FROM MID MARCH TO THE END OF APRIL, MID – END JULY AND THE BEGINNING – MID NOVEMBER EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOMES CHILDREN AGED 5 YEARS AND OLDER