How to get the most from
your Great Migration safari
Our camps offer you a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth. We have carefully chosen prime spots for our camps along the Migration route to offer you exclusive access to the highest possible density of game, far away from the masses.
You can choose an authentic safari experience at our migration camps that move to excellent locations a few times a year to follow the migration, or stay in one of our permanent camps close to the river crossings. All are supremely comfortable, low-key, relaxed and put you in the right spot every time.
Mobile vs Permanent Camps
Our tented mobile camps move location up to three times a year to ensure that our guests are always at the heart of the migration action. These camps offer an authentic safari experience in tented accommodation with all the comfort of a brick-and-mortar camp. We have three mobile camps; Olakira Camp, Kimondo Camp, Ubuntu Camp.
Our permanent camps remain in the same location all year round and offer a few added extras such as WiFi and swimming pools. Our permanent camps along the migration route include: Rekero Camp, Sayari Camp, Mara Bush Houses, Naboisho Camp, Dunia Camp and Namiri Plains.
Common Migration Questions
The choice between visiting Kenya or Tanzania for your migration safari will, for the most part, be influenced by when you’re likely to be visiting, as well as where the herds will be and what you’re hoping to see.
Both countries offer superb viewing of the river-crossings, as well as fantastic game viewing even outside of migration season.
Whether you choose a safari in Kenya or Tanzania, you’re assured of a magical experience. Both reserves offer a superb wildlife safari including possible sightings of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo, and rhino – although rare), as well as giraffe, zebra, wild dog, hyena, cheetah, and a multitude of fascinating bird species.
Safari activities outside of game drives will largely depend on where you choose to stay, but can include cultural visits, walking safaris, bush breakfasts, picnics and dinners, and hot air balloon safaris
All our mobile camps are designed to follow the migration and offer our guests a front row seat. The locations are handpicked to ensure the best migration viewing, and each camp features unique design and décor.
Olakira Camp comprises nine authentic tented suites with a rustic and traditional safari feel. The camp moves twice a year to offer a prime view from camp of the spectacular sight of the wildebeest crossing the Mara River in the north, and then to Ndutu in the south, bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
A romantic, Arabic-inspired camp, Kimondo Camp offers a very personal and intimate stay. The romance of the 8 tented suites is complemented by the exclusive and quieter locations that the camp visits throughout the year – from the Lamai Wedge in the north to Kusini in the south.
The only one of our camps that moves three times in a year, Ubuntu Camp offers a warm and friendly retreat from which to experience traditional Tanzanian hospitality. In the north and west, Ubuntu is pitched close to the Mara and Grumeti Rivers respectively, offering spectacular viewing of the wildebeest plunging across the waters. When the camp moves south to the Kusini region, guests can benefit from the more remote and off-the-beaten-track setting.
Generally speaking, there’s no such thing as too short or too long when it comes to being on safari, it really does depend on how much time you have available.
As a general rule, the average length of stay at any camp is around 3 nights, and if you’re planning a migration safari, it’s a good idea to plan a stay at a few different camps to ensure that you’ll experience the different regions as well as increasing your chances to see the migration. Our permanent camps, like Sayari Camp, lend themselves to a slightly longer stay as there’s more to experience in terms of amenities and nearby activities such as hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris and a spa.