Great Migration Camps
Migration Game Drives - Unlimited
Full Day or 2 x Half Day Game Drives
Set against the backdrop of the great wildebeest migration, our completely mobile, self-sufficient and environmentally-friendly camp can travel anywhere in the Serengeti depending on the time of year and the stage and location of the migration, giving you a front row set to one of Mother Nature’s greatest events. It was scientist Anthony R. E. Sinclair who described the Serengeti as “the world’s greatest wildlife region” and Great Migration Camps is expertly positioned to take you right into the heart of it.
Classic Safari Game Drives - Unlimted
Full Day or 2 Half Day Game Drives
Wildlife moves freely throughout the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, constantly recreating an ageless natural cycle. One of the highlights of most visits to the Serengeti is the wildlife drives and the Serengeti is known for its migrating wildebeest, its dense lion population, and its good birding opportunities.
The Serengeti is a massive area and it's virtually impossible to explore the whole National Park in a few days - and you shouldn’t try. The distances are long and the roads can be rough so expect plenty of “African massage” along the way. The Serengeti NP is a place of abundance - plains game, hyena, jackal, cheetah, hippo, giraffe and many many more.
There's a good chance of seeing the “Big Five” - except perhaps the elusive and rare black rhino. We definitely look for the Little Five (ant lion, the leopard tortoise, the elephant shrew, the rhino beetle and buffalo weaver), the Ugly Five (hyena, wildebeest, vulture, warthog and the marabou stork), the Shy Five (the meerkat, the aardvark, the porcupine, the aardwolf and the bat-eared fox), and do our best with the Impossible Five (aardvark, Cape mountain leopard, pangolin, riverine rabbit and white lion) - although not all of them are found in the Serengeti!
All game drives are in a 4x4 with a pop-up roof for viewing and every guest has a window seat.
Safari from the Sky!
Rise before the sun and prepare to take off on an exciting hot air balloon flight in the early light of dawn. You will rise to the skies as the sun comes up in a kaleidoscope of colour. You'll float in a huge woven basket, firmly attached to a colourful balloon, and directed by an experienced pilot above the vast plains or along the river flight path. After landing, enjoy a scrumptious bush breakfast.
Game-viewing trips can be taken for around or over three hours in the early morning and later in the afternoon, or even extended full days to include meals in the bush as picnic lunches. Bush lunch is always packed in the vehicles as you never what you might encounter along the way.
Making use of public facilities, safe sites and shady trees, lunch is a relaxed affair and a good time for bird watching and learning about the great migration.
We love birding. Bring your binoculars, bird book or bird app - the latter is best for bird call identification. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem has more than 500 bird species recorded. Bird watching in the Serengeti is good year-round. The forests, lakes and savannas of East Africa teem with birds, including a suite of Serengeti endemics.
The Serengeti is a very large and vast ecosystem. Most visitors only expereince a small corner of this great reserve. Great Migration Camps owner Carel Verhoef, has explored virtually every corner and driven every road, understanding the subtle changes in this remarkable eco-system. He is a migration expert, knows secret locations and is a photographer himself ensuring he gets you to the right place at the right time for the best wildlife opportunities with the correct light. The shot is up to you!