July 20th, 2020

Our Top 5 Mobile Camps to Experience the Great Migration

Written by:

James Handley


The Insider


It's a common misconception that the Great Migration only happens during a few months of the year. 

The wildebeest and zebra are in fact always on the move.

Just like the animals, many of the camps in Tanzania's world-famous Serengeti National Park move around this vast wilderness following the herds on their never-ending journey in search of fresh pasture. 

These camps are known as 'Mobile Camps'. They're typically slightly more rustic and simple than their permanent counterparts, but this only adds to their charm. 

Being mobile, these camps can be packed up in an afternoon and leave no lasting impact on the environment. What they might lack in facilities, they more than make up for with experience!

These are are Top 5 Migration Mobile Camps:

The Great Migration - Legendary Serengeti Camp

Serengeti Safari Camp

This first camp is one of our favourites across all of Africa. Run by Nomad Tanzania, the camp exudes rustic charm and simple elegance. 

Like all of the camps here, it moves every few months to ensure that it is in the absolute best location to see the migration in full swing.

Serengeti Safari Camp

Olakira Migration Camp

Olakira is an exquisitely designed and thought-out camp with everything you need, and nothing you don't. 

The feature we love most about this camp is their 'stargazing' tents where, if you're feeling especially brave, you can sleep under the stars as the wildlife wanders by.

Olakira Migration Camp

Legendary Serengeti Camp

Legendary are well known to run some of the best camps across East Africa. The clue is in the name! 

Their phenomenal Mobile Serengeti Camp are fantastically placed to have front-row seats to the annual procession. Enjoy a gin and tonic by the camp fire as you listen to the sounds of nature around you.

Legendary Serengeti Camp

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

This intimate and elegantly furnished camp moves twice yearly to position itself for the migration. The tented main dining area is vast and commands panoramic views over the beautiful surroundings. 

Each of the tents boasts a private deck - the perfect place to sit and admire the wold after a day on safari.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Alex Walker Serengeti Mobile

The Alex Walker mobile camps are some of the finest in all of Africa. They are the most original back-to-basic but comfortable camps - the only WiFi you'll find here is Alex's Ridgeback!

The Lamai location of their Serengeti Mobile camp is perfectly positioned to spectate the wildebeest river crossings. Away from the river, this area of rolling savannah, boulder-strewn hillsides and fig-tree groves, is littered with inconceivably enormous herds of wildebeest, topi and zebra.

Serengeti Mobile Lamai

If you'd like to find out more about the Great Migration, check out our blog below. You might be surprised to discover a few interesting facts!

This list of mobile camps in and around the Serengeti is by no means exhaustive - there are many other camps that we know well have fantastic connections with. We would love to discuss them with you.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to find out more about any of the camps listed above.

Thanks for reading,

The Bonamy Travel Team

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