Serengeti Under Canvas SouthAugust 10, 2021
Manyara Tree CampAugust 13, 2021
Linger longer on the endless plains for the Wildebeest birthing season and beautiful safaris on foot with traditional Masia and Hadzabe hunter-gatherers at Serian Serengeti South.
Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp, and from mid-December to May, we set up on the southernmost extreme of the Serengeti’s short grass plains: prime position to spectate the wildebeest birthing season. 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. The plains literally come to life for the birthing season. Millions of gnus and zebra dominate the landscape, looking for the fresh green grass that follows the first rains – and to give birth to their young.
This part of the world is remarkable for its sheer mind-boggling immensity: think unending savannah, massive vaulted skies – and 2 million wildebeest giving birth to 400,000 calves within a period of 3 to 4 weeks. It’s vastness and numbers on a scale that stretches the boundaries of the imagination.
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 multitude of plains game and their brand new babies, the big cats are never far behind for an easy meal: this is especially prime cheetah country, and there is ample opportunity to watch these impressive predators in action.
Birthing season aside, we have access to a million acres of a stunning acacia-dotted conservation area – an incredible environment for exploring. Just south of us is Lake Eyasi: home to our Hadzabe and Ndorobo guides, who have centuries of bush craft at their fingertips. Being among these people and their ways is one of the best things about this spot: they can open your eyes to the secrets of this beautiful space.
Serian Serengeti South is located in the southern part of the Serengeti, boasting 6 lavish and spacious tents, all with an ensuite bathroom, a flushing toilet and a bucket shower, and each tent has their own private veranda. The camp is small and intimate and provides guests with privacy. This camp is also ideal for couples, small groups or families and provides guests with a raw safari experience.
Serian’s Serengeti South strikes the perfect balance between colonial camping style, and elegant accents of comfort – home away from home, in the form of 6 spacious, lavish tents.
Traditional Safari Tents
Six large en-suite tents, decorated in classic safari style with large beds and opulent rugs. Swathes of cotton soften the luxuriant bedroom furniture whilst the bathroom houses flush toilets, safari showers and vases of wild flowers conjure up idyllic East Africa. The custom made tents have two skins with shade cloth softening the heat of the noonday sun. All tents are positioned to take advantage of the camps immense views north over the Lamai Wedge. The bathrooms offer organic toiletries made in Kenya by Cinnabar Green and each tent has its own dedicated 240-volt power outlets so that you can charge your batteries and devices at any time of day.
A suite comprises two separate tents joined by a communal living space – and we’ve found that families especially value this balance of proximity and privacy. With parents in one half and kids in the other, each has their own en suite bathroom – and if needs be, a third child can sleep in the living room. By day, the living room is ideal for lounging and reading, lazy snoozing, playing board games or sorting through the day’s photos… In short, anything that entails spreading out and relaxing in a comfortable space. While couples travelling together might find the arrangement a little too cosy, single friends on safari can enjoy the luxury of having their own space, but being close enough together not to fear those night noises that always seem louder when alone…
In Room Safe
Hot Air Balloon
Full Day Game Drive
Night Drive Safari
Optional Fly Camping