Northern Serengeti: see the Great Migration in luxury

September and October are two prime months to witness the great migration as it passes into and out of the northern Serengeti, Tanzania into the Masai Mara, Kenya. The uninterrupted, vast, undulated landscape of the northern Serengeti—this is African wildlife country. When the migration heads up and back down, everyone wants to experience the world’s most impressive wildlife show. Now with these luxury accommodation options in the northern Serengeti, you can watch this wildlife show all in pure luxury.

Lamai Serengeti Nomad Camp

The Serengeti is outstretched—there is more than enough space for a few speciality lodges and luxury camp grounds. And trust the Serengeti experts for having placed these unique lodgings at just the right places: secluded from the tourist crowds yet very close to the wildlife migration routes. The Lamai Serengeti Nomad Camp is an acclaimed luxury facility in northern Serengeti. Nomad Tanzania tells about their prime site with panoramic views looking out onto the Serengeti, and their lodge accommodation has made the most of this dramatic setting. Fine dining, bar and swimming pool—with the big luxury of remoteness and a true wilderness experience—all in comfort and style.

Lamai Serengeti

Serengeti Migration Camp

On the banks of the Grumeti River (a wildlife magnet of course), the Serengeti Migration Camp is not only an enviable spot to watch wildlife and the great migration, but it is a place to do so in five star luxury. The Serengeti Migration Camp adds a new dimension to camping as you know it, because this is total and utter lavishness. Elevated on stilts, these tents hardly resemble the status quo of camping. Furnished bedrooms with a veranda and view all-round give you the best opportunity to view passing wildlife without moving a muscle. The luxury tents are cleverly designed to fit right in with the Serengeti environment, while the main camp facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant—all designed and equipped with luxury as the central feature. It’s an award-winning luxury facility, including Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor for consecutive years 2013 and 2014.

Serengeti Migration Camp

&Beyond Klein’s Camp

Small and intimate cottages with every luxury you can dream of—24hour electricity to super comfortable furnished armchairs—this is high-end northern Serengeti and the &Beyond Klein’s Camp is another outstanding option available to safari goers. Klein’s Camp is private and remote, yet its magnificent setting overlooking the Serengeti Valley offers the best opportunity for watching wildlife, from the comfort of the camp. Of course you can roam beyond the camp (they even offer helicopter trips for real migration viewing!). Klein’s Camp is one of a kind and you can count on the best service and luxuries around, with the great migration right at your feet.

Klein's Camp

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

Lemala Kuria’s location in the Wogakurya Hills next to the Mara River should already tell you this: this lodge is in the main center of wildlife activity. Now add to that all-important fact, the lodge’s luxury accommodation including ten permanent luxury ensuite tents and a ranking among the northern Serengeti’s finest and most luxurious accommodation offerings, and you have a winner. Lemala Kuria’s tented accommodation is designer accommodation, with huge glass front faces giving you beautiful views over the Serengeti. Its eco-friendly too, as the luxury units have largely been built using local and sustainable material. With restaurant, room service and even wifi, this is total glamping in the northern Serengeti.

Lemala Kuria

Bushtops Serengeti Camp

One of three five-star Bushtop Camps, the Serengeti Camp with its views over the northern Serengeti (did they mention you get this view straight from your private hot tub), is nothing other than top luxury for pleasure seekers. Another brilliant glamping experience right in the centre of the Serengeti migration action, Bushtops promises a stay that will give new meaning to an African safari.

Serengeti Bushtops

Bushtops is all about privacy, luxury, wildlife and personal service, with a tent serving as your very own top-notch hotel suite. Some reckon the service at this bushcamp is superior even to a high-end resort or lodge — hence why you should not be overlooking the so-called camping site. Bushtops Serengeti Camp is a stone’s throw away from the Mara River, guaranteeing wildlife migration action right where you are.

Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp

With the Serena stamp of quality, book a luxury camp at the ‘place of the klipspringer’ or the mbuzi mawe, nestled under granite towers that tell tales of ancient earth. As experiencing the migration is the greatest desire of everyone setting foot in the Serengeti, the Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp has taken your desire to heart and developed their camp in close proximity to an important wildlife migration route within the Serengeti National Park. It’s crowded with wildlife during migration times—but it will not be crowded with tourists as the Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp only offers accommodation to an elite few. Mbuzi Mawe is cleverly placed away from well-known tourist routes, giving you the perfect opportunity to escape into the African Serengeti. If you are lucky enough to book in at one of Mbuzi’s 16 luxury tents, you are surely in for a treat with first class dining and service, all under the majestic African sky.

Mbuzi Mawe Camp

The uninterrupted, vast, undulated landscape of the northern Serengeti — this is African wildlife country. When the migration heads up and back down, everyone wants to experience the world’s most impressive wildlife show. Now with these luxury accommodation options in the northern Serengeti, you can watch this wildlife show all in pure luxury. It is the world-famous wildlife migrations for which the northern Serengeti is so well known. It hosts the greatest population of wildlife in Africa, and the migration of these huge populations is a spectacle that cannot be described as anything other than one of Earth’s most impressive nature events. Add to that the fact that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you have found yourself one of the most unique natural locations in the world. But, there is even more. The northern Serengeti has a number of fabulously luxurious accommodation stays—some world acclaimed, others with brilliant designer touches.

Who said Africa cannot be a world of pure style?

Javier Luque is a Co-Founder and Director of Your African Safari.

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