Ubuntu Migration Camp
Serengeti National Park
Ubuntu Migration Camp is a small mobile camp in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The camp moves three times a year to optimize the chance of witnessing the wildebeest migration. Between late November and March it’s situated on the southern plains where the animals spread out to graze. From May to mid-July it is in the western corridor. It then moves to the north of the Serengeti until early November where it’s perfectly positioned to witness the crossing of the Mara River.
The Swahili word ‘Ubuntu’ stands for kindness and generosity towards others. The close-knit team of friendly staff and experienced guides ensure that warm hospitality, great food and a relaxed atmosphere are the heart of Ubuntu Camp.
The open-plan main area spills into the surrounding wilderness – impressive views of the landscape stretch as far as the horizon. Here you can explore the library or spend a lazy afternoon watching game on the sprawling plains. Breakfast and lunch are served inside while dinner is often enjoyed beside the campfire.
Ubuntu West (May to July)
In May the herds continue their cyclical trek to the North. Home is close to Handajega, a serene and peaceful setting between the Nyakoroma Hills and the border of the National Park. Spend a few hours watching the wildebeest cross the Grumeti River as predators stalk their every move.
Ubuntu North (August to November)
From late July to October the herds make their way towards Kenya and the Maasai Mara. Daily game drives stop regularly at the Mara River to observe the spectacular river crossings. The northern plains are home to large herds of resident plains game throughout the year – this draws high numbers of predators. Large herds of elephant can be found grazing along the banks of the Mara River. There is nothing quite like gliding serenely over the vast plains of the Serengeti as the wildlife teems below, on a romantic and evocative balloon safari. (at an additional cost).
Ubuntu South (December to March)
The herds eventually head for the southern Serengeti’s endless grasslands. Here they will rest and graze on the newly sprouted grasses. In February the plains are dotted with thousands of tiny wildebeest as calving season begins.
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Read more about the Masaai Mara Wilderness Trust and their conservation work.