Think Serengeti great migration and images of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest hurtling themselves into raging rivers (described as ‘Africa’s great leap of faith’) are sure to flood your mind. It is here, in the northern Serengeti with its gentle mix of rolling hills, riverine forests and occasional granite ‘kopjes’ (outcrops), where one of nature’s most impressive annual spectacles takes place. The Mara River is a hive of action between July and October as countless travellers make their way across the river and across to Kenya, dodging hungry crocs who seem to have been waiting all year for the feast that awaits. It’s no surprise that this phenomenon is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.
It is here, in one of the world’s most renowned National Parks, that Wild Frontiers runs three camps and lodges:
- Serengeti Wilderness Camp (open year round)
- Ndutu Wilderness Camp (open December to March)
- Serengeti North Wilderness Camp (open July to October)
Today, we’d like to take you on a quick tour of our Serengeti North Wilderness Camp.
At a Glance:
- Located close to Kogatende Airstrip, making it ideal for fly in safaris
- Eco-friendly seasonal camp located close to the Mara River
- 12 spacious en-suite tents with bush showers and flush toilets
- Central dining and lounge area with well stocked bar
Activities in the Area:
- Game drives
- Walking safaris (these must be pre-booked)
- Bird watching
- Balloon flights
When to Go:
The camp is open during peak migration river crossing period (July to October). We recommend combining a few nights here with a few nights at our Serengeti Central camp to give you the best of the Serengeti. If you have anymore questions or would like an overview of the Serengeti migration, be sure to read our article Your Guide to the Serengeti: Frequently Asked Questions.
- 12 hour drive from Arusha (it’s long and hot – not recommended to be done in one day).
- Fly from Arusha to Kogatende Airstrip, about a 30 minute game drive from camp. We highly recommend this option, as it will cut down your travel time, allowing you to see more of the Serengeti.
Reviews and Guest Comments:
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