How to get the most from your Great Migration safari

By Asilia Africa News | 22 February 2017

By Britta Foulis

The Great Wildebeest Migration is known as the greatest show on earth, a natural spectacle like no other, and a life-changing experience. With our presence all along the migration route, let Asilia transport you to the best seat in the house.

In previous blog posts, we covered the what, when and where of the Migration – now we’ll let you know exactly how to experience this extremely popular event.

We have purposefully chosen to position our camps in prime positions along the Migration route in order to offer you the most exclusive access to the action.

Mobile Camps vs. Permanent Camps

Our mobile camps,Olakira Camp;Kimondo Camp,andUbuntu Camp, move locations up to three times each year and ensure that you are always at the heart of the herding wildlife. With all the added comfort of a permanent camp, these tented mobile safari camps offer you an authentic safari experience.

Our permanent camps are located in one spot year-round – with this come additional benefits of course! Some of these benefits include features such as the highest whiskey bar in Africa at The Highlands and the stunning pool with a view at Sayari Camp. Our permanent camps along the migration route include;Rekero Camp,Sayari Camp,Mara Bush Houses,Naboisho Camp,Dunia CampandNamiri Plains.

I love the idea of a Mobile Camp, how do I choose the right one?

All our mobile camps are designed to move with the herds as they make their way across the plains of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara. Choosing the one for you depends on what it is you are looking for, below is a quick overview of each camp and what makes it special.

Olakira Campis made up of nine tented suites with a rustic and traditional safari feel. The camp moves twice a year – from December to March it is located in the Ndutu region, and from June to November the camp is situated in the North of the Serengeti.

A romantic, Arabic-inspired camp,Kimondo Campoffers a very personal and intimate stay. The 8 tented suites are romantic and complement the exclusive and quieter locations that the camp visits throughout the year – from the Lamai Wedge in the north to Kusini in the south.

Ubuntu Campis our only mobile camp that moves three times a year and is know for being a wonderfully warm and friendly retreat from which to experience the Great Migration. In the north and west, Ubuntu is pitched close to the Mara and Grumeti Rivers respectively. When the camp moves south to the Kusini region, guests can benefit from the more remote and off-the-beaten-track setting.

How long should my safari be?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to how long a safari should be – it really does depend on how much time you have to spare!

We generally say that you should try to spend around 3 nights at any camp. Specifically for someone wanting to view the Migration, combining two or three camps would be a great option as this ensures that you’ll experience the different regions as well as increase your chances to see the migration.

Still unsure of what you want to do? Brush up on our Great Migration blogs below for more information to help you make the right choice.

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