Experience the Great Wildebeest Migration
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.
Great Migration Camps Mobile follows the wildebeest migration on a micro scale, guaranteeing migration sightings and experiences. The wildebeest migrate all year, moving in a circular pattern which encompasses the greater Serengeti/Mara eco system. GMC mobile camp moves location as the wildebeest move, with the ability to move camp in a day. Like the wildebeest we stay in tune with the natural environment, weather conditions and where the herds are gathered.
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Experience the Great Wildebeest Migration
Karibu Great Migration Camps
Great CoffeeAll Day, hot good coffee & tea
Great TentsSmall intimate camp. 5 tents.
Great ShowersGravity fed hot outdoor showers
Great Braais (Bbq)Open fire cooking & fireside chats.
Great Meals3 healthy meals. Fresh bread baked daily.
Great Birding & GuidingDon’t follow us, we’re birding
Great Wildife SightingsAvoid the crowds, we find our own sightings
Great Sunrises & setsDawn departures for golden hour
About Great Migration Camps mobile
The Great Wildebeest Migration happens 365 days a year but we’re the only ones that can guarantee you’ll see it. We don’t wait for the herds to come to us, we take you to them – leaving no trace.
Great Migration Camps experience
Great Migration Camps mobile focuses on the experience of being in the bush and encountering wildlife. The important stuff is done really well: first-class guiding with comprehensive knowledge of the terrain, geology, history, geography, environment and birds and wildlife, reliable vehicles & remote and intimate camping spots.
Your everyday requirements are not left to chance – good coffee, cold beers, hot showers, ice for your drinks, comfortable bedding and tasty wholesome food cooked over an open fire all add up to truly unforgettable experiences.
GMC is mobile
GMC_mobile camp moves as the wildebeest migration moves so exact location months in advance is hard to predict. We will always know our location before you arrive as well as the closest airstrip.
There are two fairly consistent events in the migration cycle, where you will be sure to find us.
Calving Season (Feb-March): Ndutu area, Southern Serengeti
Crossing Season (July-Oct): Mara River, Northern Serengeti.
Kilimanjaro International Airport, (JRO) in Arusha, Tanzania
Daily flights to and from the Serengeti National Park from Arusha or Kilimanjaro airports. GMC will collect you from the closest airstrip to camp.
Starting in Arusha, your professional English speaking driver guide will take you from your accommodation on a journey with multiple stops to GMC mobile camp. Drive or fly back.
Hire a fully equipped 4×4 vehicle, with or without camping equipment, and explore Tanzania at your own pace. We’ll send you directions to camp or arrange a meeting point.
A Bedouin-style stretch tent forms the mess tent and communal dining area and provides shade from the African sun. Side panel shade-netting protects against the elements and prevailing winds. Underneath the shelters are the dining tables and camp chairs, which can be moved around the campfire for sundowners and fireside stories of an evening.
The camp is run off solar power and we do not use a generator. We avoid single use plastic to the best of our ability. Charging station available but please no power intensive appliances.
Fresh drinking water available – we try to avoid single use plastic – please bring a refillable water bottle. Water is precious – kindly use wisely when showering.
Our trash is separated, then re-used, recycled or taken out of the park for disposal.
The trailer is a working trailer, containing the camp kitchen. Please take care when accessing the kitchen.
GMC mobile has waterproof durable dome shaped canvas tents, offering double or twin occupancy up to 10 – 12 clients. Each tent is high enough to stand upright. There is a front awning, side windows and an internal vent and mosquito netting. Amazingly comfortable warm and durable linen with Masai Shukas. Super thick memory foam mattresses and pillows for a great sleep – better than at home. Towels are provided. Solar lantern provided.
Each morning, hot water is brought to your tent for ablutions at your private wash basin. None of the tents are en-suite. Our communal outdoor ablution block, has two gravity -fed shower cubicles for steaming hot showers every evening. BEST shower in the bush. We make use of a bio-chemical toilet – like those on used when hiking the mountain or a boat with pump flush system. It has no smell.
Great Migration Camps Mobile provides 3 meals per day. Bread is baked daily. Vegetarians and vegans welcome. We cater for kids.
Main course for dinners usually comprise of meat barbequed over an open fire, a starch or grain & vegetables and/or salad, preceded by hot soup.
Breakfasts are quick and early to get out on game drive early.
Bush lunch or camp lunch depending on sightings of the day.
We provide clean filtered water and unlimited teas & coffees all day. There is an honesty bar for alcoholic beverages and sodas. Drinks supplement available. Local beer, house wines, non-premium gin, rum, whiskey.
Our experienced in-camp staff take care of the cooking, day-to-day management, resupply and relocation of the camp so you are not required to do any camp chores allowing you to maximise your time in the bush on safari.
Please let us know any requirements in advance, so we can try to accommodate your needs within bush limitations and practical logistics. Our friendly staff are available to help. They don’t work for tips, however gratuities always appreciated if service is deserving.