Destinations

Ubuntu Camp

About Ubuntu Camp, serengeti

The word ‘Ubuntu’ refers to generosity, humane-ness and consideration to others. Sister camp to luxurious Olakira, Ubuntu Camp is small and semi-permanent, moving seasonally to be in the right place at the right time for the great wildebeest migration. With a true wilderness feel, simple set up and an intimate setting, this is the real bush experience.

A group of local Tanzanians will ensure your stay is as wild and magical as possible, sharing the knowledge they gain from being in the field 11 months of the year and greeting you with an unbeatably warm hospitality. 

This is the bush at its best, and the moving location ensures excellent wildlife viewing whenever you go.

Lodge Details

Style

Simple and comfortable, the camp has an intimate atmosphere and wonderfully wild surroundings.

Setting

Moving with the flow of the wildebeest migration within Serengeti National Park, location depends on your time of visit. July to October the camp lies in the untouched Northern Serengeti, excellent for river crossings at the Mara River. From December to March it is in the south where the open plains provide ample grass for the herds to graze. Then from May to July, it is set up in the Western Corridor, fantastic for river crossings at the Grumeti River.

The closest airports throughout the year:

July to November: Kogatende (one hour drive)

December to March: Ndutu (2 hour drive)

May to July: Grumeti (1 hour drive)

Accommodation & Facilities

There are just 6 canvas, safari-style guest tents, each a double or a twin (triples can be available), decorated using subtle colours, then jazzed up with bright rugs.  In your tent you will find the bed is sturdy, joined by bedside tables, a writing desk and some director’s chairs. Tents have en-suite bathrooms, separated from your bedroom area by canvas, with running water in the basin, a bucket shower (filled up on request) and a flush toilet. There is a little area at the back of your tent to hang your clothes and a safe for any valuables.

The lounge tent is designed to feel open and always looking out over the plains, so you won’t miss a thing. The dining tent, also made from canvas, is perfect for enjoying a drink whilst watching the sunset over your surroundings.

There is a laundry service here, as well as battery charging facilities.

Dining

Wonderful food is served both indoors and outdoors. For breakfast, you can expect fresh fruits and cereals or a cooked breakfast, then lunch is usually light and fresh (you can choose to take a packed lunch out with you) and dinner is over three sumptuous courses.

Activities

Whichever time you are headed to Ubuntu Camp, game drives are always available, but other activities will depend on the time of year you go. Walking safaris, off-road driving and cultural visits are usually available from December to March.

Child Policy

Children over the age of 6 are welcome. This is a very family friendly camp, and you will all be made to feel welcome, however there are no specific facilities for children. You must also remember that this is a very wild camp, and children must not go anywhere without being escorted.

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