Ubuntu Migration Camp Experience
Ubuntu Migration Camp is designed to make the most of the vast plains. Spend afternoons relaxing in front of the main tent watching the wildebeest herds or curled up in an armchair with a book. We serve breakfast and lunch under canvas, but dinner can be enjoyed under the stars, followed by a nightcap around the campfire.
‘Ubuntu’ means humanity and it’s a word that suits our small, intimate camp. Our close-knit team offers warm hospitality, great food and a relaxed atmosphere.
A typical day on safari
We like to make the most of the cooler weather, heading out on game drives first thing in the morning and again in the late afternoon, when animals are more active. Specific times change with the seasons. If you have a private vehicle, plan your personal schedule with your guide.
Start the day with a wake-up call and tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast after your morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic). Arrive back at camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch.
After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta time. Take a nap, read a book or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. Refuel with afternoon tea before we depart for an afternoon/evening game drive. You'll be back in time for drinks around the campfire and dinner — the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush.
Meals and refreshments
After the morning game drive, have breakfast back at camp with a choice of a continental buffet or a full English. For lunch, it’s a light buffet with fresh salads, or we can pack a picnic to enjoy in the bush. In the evening, we’ll either cook up a feast on the barbecue or serve a three-course dinner.
When Ubuntu Migration Camp is in the north, we source fresh fruit and veggies from our community-upliftment programme in the nearby village.
We can cater to most dietary requirements, from gluten-free to vegan. Please let us know in advance.
At Ubuntu Migration Camp, we have eight canvas safari tents, including one family tent. They all have mesh side panels to let the light in during the day and king-sized or twin beds for a good night’s sleep. The en suite bathrooms have hot-water bucket showers and flushing toilets. Spend afternoons relaxing on the porch outside your tent, watching the nearby herds or immersed in a good book.
The wildebeest migration moves in a continuous cycle throughout the Serengeti and the Masai Mara of Kenya. To give you the best chance of seeing these restless herds, our mobile camp moves between three sites in the Serengeti.
Ubuntu Migration Camp West: May to July
We set up camp in the Western Corridor, watching the herds head north. Here, we’re in a peaceful setting between the Nyakoroma Hills and the Serengeti border. Spend your days watching the wildebeest cross the Grumeti River and spotting predators moving in to prey on the stragglers.
Ubuntu Migration Camp North: August to November
In late July, we head up to the north of the Serengeti to watch the wildebeest cross the Mara River. This is one of the most dramatic parts of the migration, with hungry crocodiles lying in wait. The huge herds attract a healthy number of predators to the area, with lions, cheetahs and leopards prowling the plains. Herds of elephants are also found browsing in the lush woodlands along the river and there are more than 500 species of birds to spot.
Ubuntu Migration Camp South: December to March
After all the excitement of the river crossings, we move to the lush grasslands of the south where herds gather to rest, graze and calve. Watch tiny newborn wildebeest quickly learn to steady their wobbly legs and prepare to begin their endless migration.
Ubuntu Migration Camp is great for families. We welcome children over the age of 5 and have a family tent. Children under 12 should share a tent with an adult. Please speak to an agent about booking a private vehicle for your family’s safari.