Dunia Camp, Serengeti
Pitched on a major wildebeest migration corridor in the Central Serengeti, Dunia Camp offers easy access to the scenic Moru Kopjes and superb sightings of the big cats, leopard and rhino that roam the forests on the fringes of the Seronera River.
Out of all the Serengeti Lodges and Camp, Dunia Camp is the only one run by a team of only women. Dunia is a tranquil semi-permanent camp with just eight spacious tented suites, each with expansive views of the pristine wilderness and game-filled plains from a large private veranda. Attention to every detail is balanced by a graceful simplicity in harmony with the serene location. Enjoy an exclusive Serengeti safari with superb sightings of resident game and migration viewing twice a year, and round it all off with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight.
Snapshot of Dunia Camp
- Exceptional location & resident game in a secluded valley in the heart of the Serengeti
- Easy access to the key areas of Seronera, South Serengeti & Moru Kopjes
- On major migration corridor – wildebeest pass camp in May/June & November/December
- Family Safaris
- Romantic Safaris
- Classic Safaris
Dunia Camp 2018 Rates
Accommodation & Amenities
Dunia Camp embraces the philosophy of leaving the lightest possible footprint on the earth. Weathered wood, sturdy canvas and elegant linens make the mess tent comfortable and atmospheric, while brass hurricane lanterns add a flicker of traditional charm. Settle into one of the old leather armchairs and watch as the sun drops behind the iconic granite outcrops before enjoying dinner in the beautiful mess tent or outdoors under the stars.
All food at Dunia is homemade by our chef’s in our camp kitchen. During the wet season we buy our fresh vegetables from the communities at nearby Mugumu. A cooked breakfast is served on the deck overlooking the Serengeti plains, either before you set off on your game drive or afterwards. Another great option is to set off early with a packed breakfast to enjoy in the bush as the sun rises.
Light buffet-style lunches are on offer, although packed lunches that allow you to do a full-day game drive are a popular option. You can enjoy a silver-service communal dinner or choose a bush dinner up to 5km from camp. Bush breakfasts and lunches up to 10km from camp are available by arrangement.
Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements – our camp chefs will be happy to cater for your needs.
As you relax in camp or on your private veranda, look out for the creatures both large and small that could be spotted strolling past.
- Bat-eared fox
- Golden jackal
- Spotted hyena
- Serval (rare)
- African wild dog (rare)
The very best time for rewarding game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when the animals are at their most active. Depending on the season, your day may start slightly earlier or later, but the general pace of life in camp is focused on giving you the very best possible game-viewing experience. If you have booked a private game-viewing vehicle do discuss personal schedule preferences with your guide.
05:30–06:00 Wake-up call with hot tea & coffee
06:30–07:00 Following breakfast, depart for a morning game drive or walk, or take a picnic breakfast with you and leave slightly earlier
09:30–11:30 Arrive back in camp after game viewing, followed by breakfast (if you wish!)
13:30–16:00 Siesta time: read a book or just relax
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Depart for afternoon/evening game drive or walk with sundowners
18:30 Arrive back in camp
19:30 Drinks at the bar followed by dinner under the stars
FAMILY SUITABILITY LEVEL
We have a larger family tent with separate bedrooms to accommodate up to five family members. We love catering for the individual needs of families, however safety is always our top priority and the wilderness environment here is not conducive to providing a specific outdoor safari programme for children.
Families of six or more are guaranteed a private safari vehicle at no extra cost in low season. In high season, families with children under 12 are obliged to use a private game-viewing vehicle at an additional cost.
The minimum age at Dunia Camp is five years old. There is some flexibility and exceptions can be made depending on camp occupancy. Please chat to us about your needs – we will make every attempt to accommodate your wishes.
Enjoy luxurious simplicity in each of the eight tranquil and spacious tented suites. Each tent has a king-sized bed (twin beds are available), en-suite bathroom with hot-water safari bucket shower and flushing toilet. The large, raised veranda is a tranquil spot where you can relax in canvas safari chairs and soak up views of the golden grass plains in total privacy.
Setting Dunia apart from other camps is its location, a serene and peaceful spot in the heart of the Serengeti that offers access to the three exceptional game-viewing areas of Seronera, the Moru Kopjes and the southern Serengeti plains.
At the breathtakingly scenic Moru Kopjes, big cats take advantage of the elevated granite protrusions to scan their territories for prey, and the endangered black rhino is often spotted in the area. Nearby, the languid Seronera River sustains large populations of plains game year round, which ensures superb sightings of the predators that track this food source.
Pitched on an age old migration route, the camp is surrounded by golden grass plains that host the Great Migration. Twice a year, in May/June and November/December, hundreds and thousands of wildebeest and accompanying zebra, topi and gazelle pass virtually through the camp on their great trek through the Serengeti in search of fresh grass. Relax on your veranda and simply watch as the Great Migration comes to you.
Within Dunia’s wide valleys around camp you will discover that there is far more to the Serengeti than infinite seas of waving grass. Seronera, South Serengeti and the Moru Kopjes are all easily accessible from here, too.
Wildlife-viewing and birdwatching game drives are offered twice a day from Dunia, allowing you to explore the hidden corners of the central and southern Serengeti with an expert guide. Dunia utilises both open vehicles (with canvas roof and canvas sides that can be rolled down if it rains) and closed vehicles (with closed sides but windows and roof hatches that allow you to stand). Rain ponchos and Maasai shuka blankets are available to keep you comfortable if it is wet or cold. 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
This is a romantic and evocative way to experience the wilderness of East Africa. Nothing can beat the feeling of gliding silently over the game-filled plains on a balloon safari, as the early-morning sun rises over the horizon. (at an additional cost)
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.
The dedicated team at this small camp makes every effort to minimise the environmental impact of hosting an unforgettable safari in the world’s greatest wilderness area. Dunia Camp aspires to leave no traces behind. The tented camp has no permanent structures and can be broken down and moved, to leave this precious site as we found it with the exception of a couple of footpaths – quickly reclaimed by the resilient African bush.
In camp we strive to be carbon neutral but any emissions from our fossil-fuel consumption are offset through a local community forestation programme.
Our team works actively with local rangers and park authorities to share information on animal sightings, especially the rare black rhino, in an effort to prevent poaching.
Dunia is recognised by Responsible Tourism Tanzania for integrating its working culture and daily operations into a sustainable and responsible management approach. Systems are in place to monitor and direct operations. All employees understand the triple bottom line, which forms the core of the company culture. Dunia is also recognized by Fair Trade Tourism which benchmarks responsible tourism standards across the continent.
Our 2018 Rates
Dunia Camp Game Package rates include: Full board accommodation, all drinks (except champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits), laundry service, scheduled open vehicle game drives, transfers to/from Seronera airstrip.
Rates below exclude: Any applicable park/conservancy fees, any applicable camping/concession fees, and conservation charge, totalling approximately US$ 140 per person per night. Champagne, cellar wines, premium brand spirits, transfers (other than to/from Seronera), flying doctors/medical evacuation insurance, flights & airport taxes, gratuities, items of a personal nature, additional lunch (picnic or in house) US$ 25pp.
1 April – 31 May: US$ 433 per person per night based on 2 people sharing accommodation
1 January – 28 February; 1 June – 31 October and 20 – 31 December: US$ 878 per person per night based on 2 people sharing accommodation
1 -31 March and 1 November – 19 December: US$ 773 per person per night based on 2 people sharing accommodation