Northern Serengeti

12 Spacious Tents

En-Suite bush shower

Wireless available

Recharging facilities

Children & families

Leisure & corporate groups

Large central dinging area

Getting there

12-hour drive from Arusha. Fly from Arusha to Kogatende airstrip, about a 30-min game drive away from camp

Serengeti Camps Locations

About the area

The northern Serengeti is beautiful — a mix of gently rolling hills, riverine forests and broken by small rivers and occasional granite outcrops and ‘kopjes’. Far less crowded than the rest of the Serengeti, this is the place to be between July and October when masses of migrating Wildebeest and Zebra cross over the Mara River.

Dramatic river crossings ensue as tens of thousands of animals hurl themselves into the waters in a desperate bid to safely reach the other side.

We recommend a minimum stay of 3 to 4 nights to relax and fully explore the region.

Your safari experience

We offer game drives in our specially modified safari vehicles. If you are short of time, our ‘fly-in safaris’ are a great option.

Other activities in the area include

  • Walking safaris
  • Birding: very rewarding both around the camp and on game drives
  • Balloon safari: enjoy a bird’s eye view as you gently float above the majestic Serengeti plains

Other safari highlights in the region include

Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Ol Donyo Lengai active volcano and Lake Natron, and of course the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks

At a glance

  • seasonal camp, located in the Northern Serengeti, close to the Mara River
  • ten large en suite tents with comfortable beds and quality linen
  • bush shower and flushing toilets
  • large central dining and lounge area under canvas with well-stocked bar
  • maps and reference books, and a selection of board-games
  • solar lighting and recharging facilities available
  • children and families welcome, children 6 years plus
  • game drives, walking safaris, bird-watching and balloon flights
  • fly-in safaris available
  • leisure groups, corporate groups and think tanks catered for

When to go

This camp is only open during the peak migration period when the large wildebeest herds are specifically in the area – namely July to October. However, you may combine a few nights here with some nights in our central camp to get the best of the Serengeti.

Trip Advisor

“We visited the northern part of Serengeti last year and stayed at the Serengeti North Wilderness Camp for two memorable nights at that time. We decided to stay a little longer this time, for three nights, and once more were regaled from the moment of our arrival. This is a non-permanent camp, so we were not at the same place as last year.  The service was excellent, and, despite the difficulty of supplying such a remote location, the food was very good. Try to be here in July or August, to witness the wildebeest migration, as we did.”

“This place is fantastic. We got to stay in semi luxury tents, including private bathroom and toilet facilities (our favourite as we could have complete privacy and still lie in bed listening to nature all around us) but we also got to enjoy the “glamping” experience. A large king sized bed, private toilet and bathroom, and plenty of personal space. We got to enjoy all the home comforts, whilst also experiencing the best that nature could provide. This is a mobile camp, so the exact location changes year to year, but they are always positioned in prime position for animal viewings. The staff, including the Askari, are all fantastic. Loads of fun, and really willing to interact and share with the guests. Nothing is too much trouble, and they really make each person feel at home, whilst still feeling special.”

“Wow, what a beautiful setting, we stayed for 2 nights, and then had 3 nights at Serengeti North Wilderness camp.
The tents are discreetly placed away from your neighbour, to allow for sufficient privacy and are gloriously decked out, with very comfortable Kingsize bed, headboard with reading lamps, a solar torch, and a whistle should you need to blow the alarm, plenty of bottled water in your room, as well as extra blankets and pillows should you need, a small hanging cupboard takes care of the gamedrive warm clothes.”

“If you like to awake in your comfortable king sized bed with hot shower, flushing toilet and most of the creature comforts of home and listen to the lions, elephants, hyenas and water buffalo whilst your morning tea / coffee is delivered to your tent this place is for you. The tent is, as my wife pointed out, bigger and more comfortable than some hotel rooms we have stayed in and the bed certainly was”