Low rates, excellent value! This is an unbelievably good time of year to travel for value at this price bracket. The first place to mention is Nasikia’s Naona Moru; a great camp in a very good location near the game-rich area around the Moru kopjes. Naona competes hard with Lemala’s Ewanjan, another excellent location for this time of year. Both camps are in approximately the same location.
However, if I was cherry-picking the very best location for early December then I'd head for the area to the east around Lemala Nanyukie and Nasikia's Ehlane Plains. Located in the eastern side of the central plains this is the perfect location to catch the herds on their way south. I am a big fan of both of these camps, their location is unbeatable, but the comfort levels you get at Lemala's Nanyukie, with private plunge pools etc, cater for a much more luxurious property client. Ehlane Plains is a permanent tented camp, similar to the Serengeti mobile style of property.
Stepping up slightly in budget is the adventure styled Serengeti Safari Camp which becomes especially very good value when clients are staying for four nights due to a four for three deal. Run by one of the best operators in the business this little camp is a classic Serengeti mobile...a truly great camp.
The final company to mention is Asilia. Asilia work on the basis of a 'tiered' pricing system whereby less busy days offer better value...so rates can change day by day. Their camps Dunia Camp and Namiri Plains are exceptionally good properties. You'll definitely push the boat out at this price bracket but the saving is attractive.