Kimondo Migration Camp (Serengeti Game Reserve) Tanzania

 
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Kimondo is a mesmerising mobile safari camp that tracks the seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration from the dramatic Lamai Wedge and Mara River in winter to the lush southern Serengeti grasslands in the height of summer.

Handcrafted from wood and canvas in an exotic blend of traditional East African safari style with a subtle Moroccan influence, Kimondo Migration Camp has just eight elegant and airy tents, each with a king-sized cast-iron bed, en-suite bathroom and private veranda. This mobile safari camp offers a truly intimate Big Five adventure in vintage East African style and comfort.

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Accommodation

The nine traditional tents at Kimondo are an exercise in spacious and elegant safari style. Each tented suite is furnished with cast-iron king-sized beds (twins available) that rest under the canvas ceilings. The private en-suite bathroom features safari bucket shower, hot and cold running water and flushing toilet. Private verandas are furnished with a comfortable chaise longue – the perfect place for a siesta during the long, lazy afternoons.

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Camp Experience

Kimondo Migration Camp pays tribute to an age when merchants from North Africa crossed the Serengeti on camels to trade ivory and spices along the East Coast. The mobile camp constructed of wood and canvas reflects traditional safari style with a Moroccan accent – simple, elegant and totally at home in this unspoilt landscape.

Rich, handwoven rugs line the floors in the mess tent, where burnished copper lanterns glow into the night. Dinner is served either in the dining tent or under the African night sky. Afterwards, trade stories of the day’s sightings beside the crackling campfire.

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Meals

Our camp chefs prepare all meals in camp, and bake fresh bread, biscuits and muffins daily. Breakfast is a tempting buffet-style spread – choose from a Continental or a full English breakfast. Light, buffet-style lunches in camp include fresh salads and vegetables with your main course. Alternatively, ask for a picnic lunch basket or bush lunch to maximise your time in the bush. Dinner is a three-course silver service affair.

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements – our camp chefs will be happy to cater for your needs.

Featured Wildlife

When Kimondo is in the north, look out for:

Lion
Cheetah
Leopard
Wildebeest
Klipspringer
Nile crocodile
Oribi
Elephant
Spotted hyena
Black rhino (rare)

When the camp migrates south on the seasonal trail of the massive herds of wildebeest, common sightings include:

Lion
Cheetah
Leopard
Wildebeest
Bat-eared fox
Zebra
Golden jackal
Spotted hyena
Serval (rare)
African wild dog (rare)

A Typical Day on Safari

The very best time for rewarding game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and late afternoons, when the animals are at their most active. Depending on the season, your day may start slightly earlier or later, but the general pace of life in camp is focused on giving you the very best possible game-viewing experience. If you have booked a private game-viewing vehicle do discuss personal schedule preferences with your guide.

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05:30–06:00 Wake-up call with hot tea & coffee
06:30–07:00 Following breakfast, depart for a morning game drive or walk, or take a packed breakfast with you and leave slightly earlier
09:30–11:30 Arrive back in camp, followed by breakfast (if you are peckish)
12:30 Lunch
13:30–16:00 Siesta time: read a book or just relax
16:00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Depart for afternoon/evening game drive or bush walk with sundowners
18:30 Arrive back in camp
19:30 Drinks at the bar followed by dinner under the stars

Family Safaris

FAMILY SUITABILITY LEVEL
✓ GOOD
☐ BETTER
☐ BEST

Families with children aged five and older are warmly welcomed in Kimondo Migration Camp, however we do not offer special family tents, activities for children or personal guides. Children are accommodated in a separate tent or by adding a third bed to a tent. Note that children below 12 should always share a room with an adult.

Snapshot of Kimondo Camp

East African safari romance in this intimate, traditional tented camp
Follows the herds to ensure the best locations for Great Migration viewing
Specialist guides offer superb insights into the Great Migration

Perfect for

Romantic Safaris
Classic Safaris

Activities

There is no ‘right time’ to experience the Great Migration, whether it is in the serene southern grasslands or in the north with its treacherous river crossings. Kimondo is always pitched in the heart of the action, away from the crowds yet within striking distance of the most memorable moments.

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Game drives

Let Kimondo’s specialist guides draw you into the inner workings of the migration on twice daily game drives, ensuring you live the migration and don’t merely see it. Kimondo utilises open-sided vehicles (with a canvas roof) and closed vehicles (with a pop-up roof). All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks chilled.

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Cultural & community visits

In the north (July to November), Kimondo is within driving distance of several communities and villages. Visit a traditional homestead and be entertained by the local Kuria dancers, or spend the morning at the market, shopping for crafts and handmade souvenirs.

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Bush breakfasts, picnics & dinners

Maximise your time on the game-filled plains by enjoying a delicious packed breakfast or lunch provided by camp chefs while you’re on the move.

  Accommodation Rates:- From $713 per person per night sharing. Please contact us for a suggested itinerary and quote