SERENGETI, TANZANIA
The Serengeti is truly one of the most amazing places on the planet. It encompasses an enormous chunk of northern Tanzania, as well as the majestic Mara River snaking down from Kenya, bringing life and vitality, and staging the unbelievable spectacle of the wildebeest river crossings. Most remarkable is its sheer magnitude: think vast expanses of wide-open spaces, a million acres of sky, and mega-herds that have to be seen to be believed. Roaming like nomads, our mobility allows us to move with the migration. In Northern Serengeti, we set up camp in close quarters to the river crossings. Then we re-emerge in Southern Serengeti: the nascent origin of the wildebeest, where they migrate back to for birthing season.

SERENGETI (TANZANIA)
Serengeti North


Our location for this intimitable seasonal camp is governed by The Great Migration’s dramatic river crossings.


Serengeti Mobile Lamai


A cosy and inviting mobile camp located north of the river in the famed Lamai Wedge: a photographer’s dream.


Serengeti South


Set in a bay of acacia woodland at the southernmost extent of the Serengeti Plains, for the wildebeest birthing season.


Serengeti Mobile Kusini


Perched on the edge of the short grass plains, the Great Migration amasses to give birth to thousands of young.


“Words cannot describe this trip. “Jungle book,” “Madagascar” and “The Lion King” were all brought to life.” – David, Fiona & Katie Knight

SERENGETI NORTH
From July to mid-November, we are a mere 2 kilometres from the Mara River – a stone’s throw from the time-worn crossing points that the herds return to every year.

Our camp is often steeped in a swarm of grunting gnus for days on end as they graze down the grass around the tents, and the hum of energy is palpable as they start to stampede toward the river. Watching them explode across the water is deeply, fundamentally and primordially thrilling: the dust, the thundering noise, the panic and trauma as they struggle against the current, the crocodiles, and their own seething masses – all resonates with a primal core inside us, that instinctively quickens at the fight for life.

SERENGETI SOUTH
In mid-December, we set up on the southernmost extreme of the short grass plains. We have access to a million acres of a stunning acacia-dotted conservation area – an idyllic environment for walking safaris. To the south is Lake Eyasi: home to our Hadzabe and Ndorobo guides, who have centuries of bush craft at their fingertips and can open your eyes to the secrets of this beautiful space.

Dramatic savannah storms sweep in nourishment and new life, and an innate primordial urge pulls the wildebeest to the site of their origins to reproduce. This is a time when the plains literally come to life for the birthing season. Millions of wildebeest and zebra dominate the landscape, seeking out the fresh green grass that follows the first rains – and to give birth to their young.

A few kilometres away, our mobile camp Kusini has an incredible vantage point of the vastness of the plains. Ancient trails weave the migration past and through the camp. Given the sheer numbers of plains game and their brand new babies, the big cats are never far behind for an easy meal: this is prime cheetah country, and there is ample opportunity to watch these impressive predators in action.

giraffe

18


FEET HORN TO HOOF

elephant

40000


MUSCLES IN AN ELEPHANT’S TRUNK

lion2

6-7


KG EATEN PER DAY

lion2

3000


LIONS IN THE SERENGETI

birds

500


BIRD SPECIES

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Photo Credits: Rachel Ambrose, Gerard Ambrose, Andrew Brown, Eliza Deacon, Peter Haygarth, John Moller, Paul Sheen, Angus O'Shea, Roisin Perret, Anup Shah, Manoj Shah & Alex Walker.
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