Photo Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp
Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp
As the camp’s name indicates, the main reason to stay here is to catch the Great Migration, the annual movement of more than one million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle making an 1,800-mile circuit that passes through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, and into the Maasai Mara in Kenya before circling back. Large, tented chalets on stilts have wraparound decks affording a 360-degree view of the landscape and its denizens. The lodgings blend into the surroundings on the bank of one of the great migration obstacles: the crocodile-, hippo-, and boulder-filled Grumeti River. Herds pass through the vicinity from August through November, and the Elewana’s northern Serengeti location miles from the main concentration of game lodges means a sense of privacy rarely achieved in the far more visited western and southern park corridors. One further advantage: The camp is within driving distance of the other great wildebeest crossing point, the Mara River, on the border region between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park. Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp’s atmosphere is cheerful and relaxed. Huge tented suites, divided by canvas walls into bedroom and bathing areas, have comfortable queen or twin beds, wood floors, colonial-style leather chairs, African textile accents, and, unlike most mobile migration safaris, hot water and electricity 24/7.
By Susan Hack, AFAR Contributor
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