Serengeti Under Canvas

This mobile camp moves 5 times a year to be as close as possible to the Great Migration

Flush loos and bucket showers for a truly authentic safari experience

Maximum 21 guests per camp

Facilities at Serengeti Under Canvas

Game Drives

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Serengeti Under Canvas is actually made up of two camps, each identical and spaced far apart, each in private wilderness campsites. Whilst they are tented camps designed to give guests a traditional safari experience there is an element of luxury as well designed to make stays as comfortable as possible. Think private butler servicer, silverware, chandeliers, ensuite flush loos and comfortable beds right in the middle of the wilderness.

Each camp contains only nine tents, one of which in each camp is a family tent. Booking of the family tent also includes the use of a private vehicle. The camps have recently been revamped and now boast even more spacious tents, each with its own indoor sitting area and plenty of storage space. Along with the ensuite flush loos there are alfresco his and hers bucket showers and of course seating areas just outside each tent, the perfect spot from which to enjoy your morning cups of tea or coffee.

It’s all about the game viewing at Serengeti Under Canvas and the camps really are set right in the thick of it. Should you wish for a change one day though you can go hot air ballooning nearby almost all year-round at an additional charge or head off on a day trip to Oluvai Gorge and Shifting Sands if the camp is in the correct location.

As an &Beyond camp guests can expect the highest levels of hospitality and guiding. The vehicles are also exceptionally comfortable and have power outlets in them for keeping your cameras charged. Days are always tailored to your preference, usually with either twice-daily game drives or a full day drive if you want to head further afield with a bush lunch set up for you somewhere on route.

Serengeti Under Canvas is a luxurious semi-permanent camp in the Serengeti that moves 5 times throughout the year with the air of placing their guests in the best location for witnessing the spectacle that is the Great Wildebeest Migration. It is always based within the Serengeti but the exact location will vary year on year depending on where the migration is predicted to be. To reach the camp you will be flown to the Serengeti airstrip nearest to the current location of the camp, either Seronera, Ndutu, Grumeti or Kogatende depending on the time of year.

Mobile camps aren’t usually particularly comfortable but Serengeti Under Canvas is certainly an exception to the rule. You are still able to enjoy the authentic Out Of Africa experience but without the inconveniences you’d find at a less luxurious camp. The guiding is also out of this world and you’ll be hard pressed to find something about the flora and fauna of the Serengeti that the &Beyond guides won’t be able to tell you about.

Serengeti Under Canvas is an &Beyond camp consisting of two camps, each with 9 luxurious ensuite safari tents. 

There are scheduled daily charter flights into the Serengeti airstrip nearest to the current position of the camps (Seronera, Ndutu, Grumeit or Kogatende). This would then be followed by a short game drive to camp. 

Children over the age of 6 are welcome and one family tent is available per tent. Family tent bookings include the use of a private game viewing vehicle. 

There is intermittent mobile reception. 

Please note that drones are not permitted at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas.

Twice daily game-drives
All day game drives
Bush meals and sundowners
Day trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands (additional cost and only when camps are located at Ndutu)
Specialist photographic safaris (additional cost)
Hot Air Ballooning (additional cost)

Honeymoon Offer - 50% discount for one partner whilst the other partner pays full rates. Rate and honeymoon discount based on 103 night stay rate. Offer is not applicable to family suites and family tents. Valid for travel within 6 months of date of marriage. Minimum 2 night stay. Valid from 11th January 2019 - 10th January 2020.

Fly me around East Africa - Stay for 7 nights at &Beyond's Kenyan or Tanzanian lodges and they'll include your domestic flights. (Excludes Mnemba Island and Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp). Valid from 11th January 2019 - 10th January 2020. May not be combined with other offers.