Legendary Serengeti Migrational Camp
Legendary Serengeti Migrational Camps are two seasonally mobile tented camps which move between Maswa Game Reserve on the edge of the southern Serengeti and the Kogatende and Lamai areas in the far north of the Serengeti National Park, tracking the great wildebeest migration through the year. Set only on private camp grounds, the camps provide an outstanding, undisturbed base from which to watch this spectacular journey. Children of all ages are welcome.
Accommodation & Facilities
The two Legendary Serengeti Migrational Camps, Nyasi and Songa, each have nine luxuriously appointed safari tents with en-suite bathrooms with inside showers and flushing loos. Each camp is divided into two sections with six tents on one side and three, including a family tent, on the other side. The family tent comprises two en-suite bedrooms with a shared lounge area. Each bedroom can host two beds, and the usual configuration is a double for the parents and a twin for children. An extra bed can be added to the shared lounge area to accommodate an additional child. Both sides of each camp has its own dining and lounge facility, allowing a personal and intimate feel to each part of each camp. Six or more guests are guaranteed an exclusive use section of the camp, while smaller parties have semi-exclusivity where another couple or family may be booked simultaneously. A private guide and safari vehicle is automatically included for all bookings.
Eating & Sleeping
Children can have separate mealtimes at times to suit and the chefs are happy to customise menus to suit children’s preferences. Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice. A member of the camp staff (normally a housekeeper or tent attendant) can be made available for babysitting whilst the parents are dining. There is no extra charge for this.
Wildlife & Activities
The southern, western and northern regions of the Serengeti are renowned for outstanding wildlife viewing. Activities include game drives during which guests can have close encounters with astonishing numbers of animals which can include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Breakfast and lunch picnics are often part of a day on safari here, and in the southern region around Maswa there are walking safaris and cultural activities on offer. Hot air ballooning is available at an extra cost from Kotatende.
Specifically for children …
Tanzanians in general tend to be fantastic with children, and very much enjoy engaging with them. Most members of the team have families themselves and have spent extensive time with children. Game viewing is the main activity here and each party is given a private game viewing vehicle and guide. This enables the family to have the flexibility to schedule game drive departure times and durations. It also allows the guide to give the kids their full attention bringing the bush alive with facts and stories and customizing the experience according to the kid’s interests and attention span.
When the camp is in Maswa, there is the opportunity for great cultural experiences with the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers and Datoga, which children often enjoy. It is also possible to go on walking safaris at the discretion of the walking guide, although children below the age of 10 may sometimes be considered too young. Children under the age of seven are not permitted on hot air ballooning trips.