Ubuntu Camp guests enjoying sunset drinks on the open plainsUbuntu Camp guests enjoying sunset drinks on the open plains

Ubuntu Migration Camp -Serengeti

From: $413.00

Ubuntu Migration Camp stops at three spectacular locations across the north, west and south of the Serengeti. The camp follows in the tracks of massive herds of wildebeest as they cross the vast plains of the Serengeti in an ancient migration cycle. Ubuntu uncovers fascinating and unexplored corners of this great wilderness ensuring first-class game viewing every single day.

Description

Ubuntu Migration Camp is a small mobile camp in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The camp moves three times a year to optimise 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 has her sister camps Olakira and Kimondo that are in the same area of the Serengeti.

Locations

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 across waters populated with Nile crocodiles. 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 an astounding array of birdlife with over 500 species recorded in the area.

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.

How to Get There

Ubuntu 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 Kogatende, Grumeti 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 45 or 90 minute drive.

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

Activities

Game drives

Ubuntu’s experienced guides help you to explore the finest areas of the Serengeti on morning and evening daily game drives. We have both open and closed game-viewing vehicles.  All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

Hot-air balloon safaris

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)
Available at Ubuntu North

Cultural & community visits

The friendly atmosphere at Ubuntu focuses on community, and when Ubuntu is in the north (July to October) it is possible to visit the nearby local villages for a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the Kuria people.

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

$413,50 – $830 per person, per night season dependant.

Rates include: Full board accommodation, all house drinks (except champagne), scheduled open-vehicle game drives, transfers to/from Serengeti South Airstrip (16 Dec – 15 Mar), Kogatende Airstrip (25 Jul – 15 Nov), and Grumeti Airstrip (1 May – 16 Jul), laundry service.

Rates below exclude: Park fees, concession fees, transfers, 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.