Serengeti Green Camp is a camp of two locations – from December to March it’s based on the Central Serengeti’s Naabi Hill, and from July to November it’s in the northern Kogatende area. It’s owned and operated by Wayo Africa, a company specialising in authentic safaris within some of the remotest regions of Tanzania. Although the camp is fairly new to the safari scene, reviews so far are very positive! The accommodation is booked on a full-board basis, including all meals, and a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. And children aged 16 years and younger incur just 50 per cent of the adult rate.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
At both locations, the camp is accessed via road transfer from the local airstrip – Seronera or Kogatende. At Naabi it’s set up in the shade of acacia trees, and at Kogatende it’s positioned on the lower slopes of the Nyamalumbwa hills.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Guest accommodation at both camps consists of ten bell tents, all measuring 4.5 by 4.5 square metres. Room features include a double bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, and luggage racks. Triple beds are available too. At the front of each tent, there’s a lovely private veranda set with a couple of chairs and a small table – here, you can sit back and enjoy your views! The washing facilities are found in a small structure at the back, and they comprise low-flush composting toilet, washbasin with hot and cold running water, and classic bucket shower. The camp supplies soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
The communal facilities at Serengeti Green are divided into four separate areas, each with its own dining space, campfire, and private butler too! This lends a feeling of exclusivity. Meals are prepared by the camp’s talented chef, and served either plated or buffet style. All involve three courses of delicious local fare. The campfire is a great spot for relaxing in the evening – and of course you can socialise with other guests and chat about your safari day!
There’s just one activity available from both camps – expertly guided game drives that follow the Great Migration! Frequently described as Mother Nature’s most spectacular show, the migration involves huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles, all moving around the Serengeti and often up into Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve in their search for food to sustain them throughout the year. December through to March sees the herds grazing on the Central Serengeti’s short-grass plains, with the calving season usually taking place during three weeks of February. From July to November, the herds are pushing to the northernmost parts of the park, and during these months the route includes dramatic crossings of the crocodile-strewn River Mara! There’s plenty of other wildlife to see, not least the lion, leopard, and cheetah that pursue the herbivores along their way. Elephant and buffalo abound, and you can also expect to see a fine assortment of antelopes. There’s a lot of birdlife too!