The bygone days of African safaris are evoked in the luxury tents of andBeyond’s Serengeti Under Canvas camps. These mobile camps move to follow the path of the legendary Great Migration across the plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti, placing guests within easy distance of the vast herds of wildebeest and plains game in season and with magnificent game viewing year-round. Private camp sites ensure an intimate atmosphere and the spacious, very comfortable tents hardly feel like camping with their big beds, chandeliers and en-suite bathrooms. Butler service and extremely skilled guides make this a classic luxury safari second to none.
Just nine Bedouin style tents make up each of the two mobile Under Canvas camps. While it is true close to nature camping without mains electricity or running water, the luxury touches are in the details: crisp linen on the very comfortable big beds, hot water regularly provided for the traditional outdoor bucket showers and even a flush toilet in the en-suite bathroom.
The lounge and dining tent could have been magically transported from a luxury hotel with its comfortable sofas, Indian rugs and polished brass evoking safari romance from every angle. The electronics tent takes care of charging camera batteries and internet access to keep you in touch.
The true magic however is in the front row location right where the wildlife action is. Wake up to zebra grazing outside the tents and after morning coffee with homemade biscuits, head out to the drama of a river crossing, or experience the wonder of the wildebeest calving season at Ndutu. Morning and evening game drives explore the best sightings whatever the season, and there is much resident wildlife including big cats even when the Migration has moved out of the Serengeti.
Sometimes an all day game drive with picnic lunch explores more distant parts of the park, but usually guests return to camp for a leisurely late breakfast, relax with a book or binoculars before lunch, followed by a siesta and afternoon tea before the evening game drive.
The ultimate remote getaway, this is the best way to experience the Serengeti in style.