Ubuntu Migration Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Ubuntu Migration Camp follows the colossal herds of wildebeest as they journey around the Serengeti. From the dramatic river crossings in the north to the fertile grasslands in the south where the wildebeest give birth, we set up camp nearby to ensure you’re always close to the action.

 

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

ABOUT UBUNTU MIGRATION CAMP

Our traditional tented camp is designed to leave no trace. We can quickly disassemble it and move with the herds to new pastures. Every day, we’re out in the bush looking for wildlife such as lions or cheetahs attracted by the huge gatherings of prey. Over morning coffee, watch wildebeest males chasing each other or zebras tussling. For a sunrise to remember, start the day by gliding above the plains in a hot-air balloon. In the evening, look up as the stars reveal themselves. 

  • Calendar

    Open: Mid-November to mid-March (southern Serengeti), mid-June to October (northern Serengeti)
    Closed: Mid-March to mid-June, beginning to mid-November

  • Airplane

    Closest airstrip: Lamai (mid-June to October); 1-hour 40-minute drive from camp. Serengeti South (mid-November to mid-March); 90-minute drive from camp.

  • 1 Families

    Families: children aged five and older

  • 43 Migration Season

    Year-round

     

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

 

ACCOMMODATION AT UBUNTU MIGRATION CAMP

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Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

 

Accommodation & Amenities

Our traditional tented camp is designed to leave no trace. We can quickly disassemble it and move with the herds to new pastures. Every day, we’re out in the bush looking for wildlife such as lions or cheetahs attracted by the huge gatherings of prey. 

  • Tents

    10 tented suites (including 1 four-sleeper family tent)

  • 3 En Suite Bathrooms

    En-suite bathrooms

  • 13 Shower 2

    Hot-water safari bucket showers

  • 24 Flushing Toilets

    Flushing toilets

  • Complimentary Laundry Service

    Complimentary laundry service

  • 26 Solar&Generatorpower 2

    Solar and generator power

  • Battery Charging Facilities

    Battery-charging facilities

Rooms

At Ubuntu Migration Camp, we have ten canvas safari tents, including one family tent. They all have mesh side panels to let the light in during the day and king-sized or twin beds for a good night’s sleep. The en suite bathrooms have hot-water bucket showers and flushing toilets. Spend afternoons relaxing on the porch outside your tent, watching the nearby herds, or immersed in a good book. 

 

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

 

LOCATION

Location of Ubuntu Migration Camp

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 these restless herds, our mobile camp moves between the northern and southern Serengeti.  

Ubuntu Migration Camp North – June to mid-November

In mid-June, we head 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, with lions, cheetahs, and leopards prowling the plains. 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 – mid-December to mid-March

After all the excitement of the river crossings, we move to the lush grasslands of the south where herds gather to rest, graze and calve. Watch tiny newborn wildebeest quickly learn to steady their wobbly legs and prepare to begin their endless migration, while predators enjoy the easy pickings the newborns offer.

 

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

 

EXPERIENCES

The ultimate Migration camp

Ubuntu Migration Camp is designed to make the most of the vast plains. Spend afternoons relaxing in front of the main tent watching the wildebeest herds or curled up in an armchair with a book. We serve breakfast and lunch under canvas, but dinner can be enjoyed under the stars, followed by a nightcap around the campfire.   

‘Ubuntu’ means humanity and it’s a word that suits our small, intimate camp. Our close-knit team offers warm hospitality, great food, and a relaxed atmosphere.  

 

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

A typical day on safari at Ubuntu Migration Camp

While specific times for game drives may change with the seasons, if you have a private vehicle you can plan your schedule with your guide.

Start the day with a wake-up call and tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast after your morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic). Arrive back at camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch. 

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time. Take a nap, read a book, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. Refuel with afternoon tea before we depart for an afternoon/evening game drive. You’ll be back in time for drinks around the campfire and dinner — the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush.

 

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

Game drives

Safari is at the heart of Ubuntu Migration Camp and we run twice-daily game drives. Our customized open-land cruisers provide unobstructed wildlife viewing and a comfortable ride across the open plains. All vehicles have power points to keep cameras fully charged and drinks cold throughout the day.

 

Ubuntu Migration Camp
Ubuntu Migration Camp

 

Hot-air balloon rides

When in the south, watch the sunrise 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 an extra cost and is weather-dependent

 

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari
Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

Family safaris

Ubuntu Migration Camp is great for families. We welcome children over the age of 5 and have a family tent. Children under 12 should share a tent with an adult. Please speak to an agent about booking a private vehicle for your family’s safari. 

 

Family Safari in Tanzania
Family Safari in Tanzania

Meals and refreshments

After the morning game drive, have breakfast back at camp with a choice of a continental buffet or a full English. For lunch, it’s a light buffet with fresh salads, or we can pack a picnic to enjoy in the bush. In the evening, we’ll either cook up a feast on the barbecue or serve a three-course dinner. 

When Ubuntu Migration Camp is in the north, we source fresh fruit and veggies from our community upliftment program in the nearby village. 

We can cater to most dietary requirements, from gluten-free to vegan. Please let us know in advance. 

 

Bush Lunch
Bush Picnic Lunch

 

WHEN TO GO

What to expect during the year

Ubuntu Migration Camp follows the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti, so guests can see the Great Migration at any time. The camp is closed from mid-March through mid-June and the first half of November. July and August are the busiest months for tourism, and we recommend traveling outside this time. January, February, September, and October have fewer crowds and great wildlife viewing.

 

JANUARY – MARCH

Ubuntu is in the southern Serengeti, where the wildebeest herds are grazing and calving until mid-March. There’s usually a break in the rains during January and February and fewer crowds. Migratory birds are in the region as well.

APRIL – MAY

Ubuntu closes for the traditionally wetter period of mid-March until mid-June, using this time to migrate the camp to the northern Serengeti.

JULY – OCTOBER

Ubuntu packs up in mid-March and reopens in mid-June in the north, where the famous Mara River crossings take place. The dry season is great for wildlife sightings.

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

The last of the river crossings usually take place in October, as the herds travel back into the Serengeti. In early November, Ubuntu closes and reopens two weeks later in the south, where the wildebeest spend the next few months grazing and calving. The short rains refresh the parched grasslands and the migratory birds arrive from Europe and Asia.

 

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Olakira Migration Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

The mobile Olakira Migration Camp follows the wildebeest migration around the Serengeti, from the epic river crossings in the north to the southern plains where they give birth to thousands of calves each year. Stay with us to witness the greatest animal migration in the world.

 

Olakira Migration Camp

ABOUT OLAKIRA MIGRATION CAMP

Between June and October, Olakira is in the north to witness the crossing of the Mara River. Here, watch thousands of wildebeest take a leap of faith into the water, facing hungry Nile crocodiles and cantankerous hippos. When the herds are on the move, the air is full of grunting, thudding hooves, and billowing dust. From December until March, we move camp to the southern plains of the Serengeti, where the wildebeest go to give birth and graze on lush grass, and predators such as lions and cheetahs gather to prey on the young.

Even at night, the Olakira Migration Camp experience is special. Our mesh-covered stargazing tents allow guests to sleep under a sky of glittering stars.

  • Calendar

    Open: June to October, December to March
    Closed: April, May, November

  • Airplane

    Closest airstrip: Kogatende (in the north – June to November): 45-minute drive from camp. Ndutu (in the south – December to April): 20-minute drive from camp

  • 1 Families

    Families: children aged five and older

  • 43 Migration Season

    Year-round

     

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Accommodation & Amenities

Olakira Migration Camp follows the migration throughout the year, offering the closest possible view of the action. The canvas tents are designed to blend into the bush without leaving a trace, though that doesn’t mean we scrimp on comforts. Admire the sprawling plains of the Serengeti or Ndutu region from the dining tent, or spend a leisurely afternoon in an armchair, watching zebras or Thomson’s gazelles pass by. After dark, dinner is served under the stars.

  • Tents

    9 tents (including 1 family tent)

  • Stargazing Tent

    Stargazing tent design

  • 3 En Suite Bathrooms

    En-suite bathrooms

  • 13 Shower 2

    Hot-water showers and bath

  • 24 Flushing Toilets

    Flushing toilets

  • Complimentary Laundry Service

    Complimentary laundry service

  • 26 Solar&Generatorpower 2

    Solar and generator power

  • Battery Charging Facilities

    Battery-charging facilities

     

    Rooms

There are nine tents at Olakira Migration Camp, including one with two bedrooms ideally suited to families. The tents have king-sized beds (twins are also available) and en suite bathrooms with flushing toilets and solar-heated hot water showers. Our tents have been perfectly designed for stargazing; a portion of the tent boasts a 270°-view from beneath a net, offering you the best of the outdoors while remaining indoors. At night, roll your bed into the meshed area to spend the night with the stars glittering above while dreaming about the day’s adventures. It truly is an experience you don’t want to miss.

 

OLAKIRA MIGRATION CAMP

Location of Olakira Migration Camp

As a mobile camp, our location changes with the seasons. We pack up camp and move twice per year. Note that the camp does not operate in April and May.

Olakira Migration Camp North: June to October

Between June and October, we are in the Bolongoja region in the northern Serengeti, watching the wildebeest herds crossing the Mara River. Watch hundreds of thousands of wildebeest plunge into the water and hurry across in a bid to avoid the crocodiles that lie in wait.

Olakira Migration Camp South: December to March

In December, we move to our southern base in Ndutu, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the camp is conveniently close to an airstrip, besides being well positioned for excellent wildlife viewing. From here, we look across grassy plains, on which the wildebeest gather to give birth around February each year. Watch thousands of wobbly-legged young finding their feet, something they have to do quickly to avoid the watchful big cats that stalk these plains.

 

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EXPERIENCES

The ultimate Migration camp

Olakira Migration Camp follows the migration throughout the year, offering the closest possible view of the action. The canvas tents are designed to blend into the bush without leaving a trace, though that doesn’t mean we scrimp on comforts. Admire the sprawling plains of the Serengeti or Ndutu region from the dining tent, or spend a leisurely afternoon in an armchair, watching zebras or Thomson’s gazelles pass by. After dark, dinner is served under the stars.

A typical day on safari at Olakira Migration Camp

The best time to see wildlife is at dusk and dawn when the temperatures are cooler and nocturnal animals are either beginning their night’s activities or winding down. We head out on our first game drive just as it begins to get light, so the time differs slightly depending on the season.

Start the day bright and early with a wake-up call and tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast before you depart for a morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic to take with you). You’ll arrive back at camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch.

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy some downtime. Read a book or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. Refuel with afternoon tea before we depart for an afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners. Return in time for a relaxing evening of drinks around the campfire and dinner

Game drives

Game drives are led by expert local guides. We depart early in the morning and again late in the afternoon when it’s coolest and we’re most likely to see predators on the move.

 

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Hot-air balloon rides

Don’t miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soar above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon, appreciating the full scope of the wildebeest migration and watching the colors change as the sun rises. This experience is at an additional cost and is weather-dependent.

 

Serengeti National Park

Family safaris

We welcome families with children over 5 years old and have a large family tent with two separate bedrooms. Depending on camp occupancy, we may be able to accommodate younger children. Please enquire and we can advise further. Note that, although our guides and camp team happily cater to younger guests, Olakira has no specific program for children. Please ask your agent for information regarding private vehicles for your family’s safari.

Meals and refreshments

We source our organic produce from local farmers for a menu of wholesome, delicious meals. Start the day with a continental buffet or a full English breakfast. At lunch, the light buffet includes fresh salads and homemade bread. Dinner is a three-course affair served in the dining tent or under the stars.

 

OLAKIRA MIGRATION CAMP

 

What to expect during the year

Olakira Camp follows the wildebeest herds through the Serengeti, which ensures you’ll see the Great Migration at any time of year (except April, May, and November, when the camp is closed). July and August are the busiest months in the Serengeti, when there will be many other visitors in the area.

Great Image Expedition Ltd offers a safari experience like no other. From witnessing the incredible Great Migration to enjoying luxury glamping, this camp has it all. Immerse yourself in the beauty and drama of the Serengeti while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

FAQs

1. What is the accommodation like at Olakira Migration Camp?

  • The camp offers luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms and stunning Serengeti views.

2. How can I book a safari at Olakira Migration Camp?

  • You can book directly through our website / trusted safari operator.

3. Is Wi-Fi available at the camp?

  • While the camp prioritizes a natural experience, limited Wi-Fi is available in the main common areas for guest convenience.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you into the wilderness of Tanzania
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Explore at the pace of the wild, sync your pulse with the earth, and discover true freedom.
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