For the best safaris for seniors in Tanzania, the Serengeti will often be a key element of the safari. We would always start by talking to travellers about the advantages of a mobile camp in the Serengeti. Have no fear though; these camps are far more luxurious than the name suggests!
The mobile camps follow the great migration as it makes its annual migration around the Serengeti and Maasai Mara eco-system. These camps are located to give you the best possible chance of seeing the Great Migration. As they are mobile camps they do not have some of the extra luxuries that you get from a permanent lodge – swimming pools, decking areas, balconies to the rooms - however, the levels of comfort and service, with four-poster beds in some (!) are still seriously good!
This level of ‘adventure’ is something that all clients need to consider, but it is especially relevant to our older clients. It’s the sheer quality of the authentic safari experience that these mobiles get right; their proximity to the wilderness is difficult to beat and its often the time in the Serengeti mobiles that clients remember the most. That said, they often have bucket showers and in the hotter months, the tents can get warm in the heat of the day.
Our top three mobile camps are Serengeti Safari Camp and Alex Walker’s Serian at the top end of the market whilst Lemala Mara and Lemala Ndutu as well as Nasikia’s Migration camp are the properties we love for great value.
As we've mentioned, there is also the option to stay in a permanent lodge in the Serengeti. There are so many to mention that we always recommend a chat to discuss these over the phone; time of year plays a key part in decisions for permanent lodges. However, the likes of Lamai Serengeti, Kuria Hills, and Sayari are all fantastic lodges and very well located for the Great Migration’s river crossing season from early July to mid-October.
If we had to cherry-pick anywhere, then Lamai Serengeti has a stunning location in the rock kopjes of the northern Serengeti – views across the entire park! Just beware, those top rooms are a trek from the main area, so make sure you speak to your specialist about reserving a room lower down if you feel you’d prefer one!