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01 January 0001

Classic

Our Classic price category (1st to the 15th December)

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. 

Our Classic price category (15th December to the 1st January)

From around the 15th December, the rates increase significantly as camps make the most of peak season. The key at this price bracket is still to stay in the mobile camps to maximise game viewing. As mentioned in the value bracket, the camps are much more comfortable than you might expect – some have four-poster beds etc ! Here is my pick of the best mobiles: 

Your budget lets you cherry-pick from the best. I’ll start with Lemala Ndutu – the first of the luxury mobiles. Lemala are a company whose reputation seems to be growing year on year; it’s a great option for clients looking for a luxury mobile camp at an affordable price. 

Step up a level in price and the Serengeti Safari Camp is the first and arguably the best of the mobile camps. Nomad Tanzania run this camp – a company known for owning some of the finest authentic product in Africa. The guiding here is superb whilst a high quality, authentic experience is the companies focus. I cannot speak of them highly enough and with the four nights for the price of three its seriously good value for a camp of this quality. 

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 permanent camps Dunia Camp and Namiri Plains are exceptionally good properties whilst their mobile camps Olakira and Ubuntu are also well worth a look towards the end of the month when their areas tend to have the larger herds. You'll definitely push the boat out at this price bracket but the saving on lower-cost tiered rates is attractive...if you can get them!