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Kimondo Migration Camp – Tanzania

From: $713.00

Kimondo is a mesmerising mobile safari camp that tracks the seasonal migration from the dramatic Lamai Wedge to the lush southern Serengeti grasslands. Kimondo moves its location to follow the migration. Between July and October it’s situated in the Lamai Wedge, a small pocket of the Serengeti north of the Mara River. From mid-November to mid-March Kimondo moves to the south-east of the Kusini area.

Description

Kimondo Migration Camp is a rustic yet comfortable camp and is the sister camp to Olakira and Ubuntu. Like its sister camps, Kimondo moves between two different locations. There are eight tents at Kimondo Camp, five to one side of the main area and three to the other. All the tents are spacious and have their own en-suite bathrooms.

July to October: Northern Serengeti

From July to October, home for Kimondo Migration Camp is in the northern Serengeti on the famous Lamai Wedge.This is a golden triangle of grassland between the Mara River and the Kenyan border. The area is regularly hailed as one of the highlights of the entire Serengeti ecosystem. A gathering point for the Great Migration in winter, the area is rich in wildebeest and antelope … and the predators that pursue them.

Kimondo-Location - Kimondo-camp-great-migrationThe Mara River, famed for dramatic scenes as the herds attempt the treacherous crossing past the jaws of Nile crocodiles, is only a short drive from camp, making Kimondo North the ideal place from which to experience the drama of the migration and the stillness of the Serengeti.

December to March: Southern Serengeti

As winter eases into summer the herds lift their noses and move to the luscious grasslands in the south. Kimondo is never far behind. In November the tents are packed and come December the camp is pitched anew in a spectacular location in the southern Serengeti. It is on these grassy plains that the millions of wildebeest have a chance to graze, rest and calve. Enjoy superb sightings of the herds during daily game drives or simply watch from camp and let the migration come to you.

How to Get There

Kimondo is easily accessible from Arusha in Tanzania. Fly into Arusha with Kenya Airways via Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam. On arrival in Arusha you will be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for a flight to either Lamai or Serengeti South depending on the time of year.

At the airstrip you will be met by a guide who will transfer you to the camp which is a 20 or 45 minute drive.

For assistance with travel arrangements please contact us, we will ensure your transport is seamless.

Activities

There is no ‘right time’ to experience the Great Migration, whether it is in the serene southern grasslands or in the north with its treacherous river crossings. Kimondo is always pitched in the heart of the action, away from the crowds yet within striking distance of the most memorable moments.

Game drives

Let Kimondo’s specialist guides draw you into the inner workings of the migration on twice daily game drives, ensuring you live the migration and don’t merely see it. Kimondo utilises open-sided vehicles (with a canvas roof) and closed vehicles (with a pop-up roof). All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks chilled.

Cultural & community visits

In the north (July to November), Kimondo is within driving distance of several communities and villages. Visit a traditional homestead and be entertained by the local Kuria dancers, or spend the morning at the market, shopping for crafts and handmade souvenirs.

Bush breakfasts, picnics & dinners

Maximise your time on the game-filled plains by enjoying a delicious packed breakfast or lunch provided by camp chefs while you’re on the move.

Rates

$713,50 – $948,50 per person, per night season dependant.

Rates include: Full board accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), scheduled open-vehicle game drives, transfers to/from Lamai Airstrip (Jul-Oct) or Serengeti South Airstrip (Dec-mid-Mar), laundry service.

Rates below exclude: Park fees, camping fees, transfers (other than to/from airstrip), flying doctors/medical evacuation insurance, flights and airport taxes, gratuities, items of a personal nature, additional lunch (picnic or in house) US$25 per person.