Great Migration Camps
WHAT IS A MOBILE CAMP SAFARI?
At Great Migration Camps, we have drawn inspiration from the pioneering safari days of old to recreate an experience that gets you right into the very heart of the incredible bio-diversity that exists there in the Serengeti.
Great Migration Camps Philosophy & Location
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.
Great Migration Camps follows the herds
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.
Great Migration Camps Experience
GMC mobile camp focuses on the experience of being in the bush and encountering wildlife, especially the migration. First-class guiding with comprehensive knowledge of the terrain, geology, history, geography, environment and birds and wildlife, reliable vehicles & remote and intimate camping spots. Everyday requirements are not left to chance – we have great coffee, comfortable bedding and tasty wholesome food cooked over an open fire – all of which add up to truly unforgettable experiences.
The Great Migration Guaranteed
With a combined experience of over 40 years in the African bush, join us for a truly unforgettable safari in one of the world’s premier places to view and experience African wildlife. 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 MOBILE
Following the Great Wildebeest Migration
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 and will include NCA, Serengeti, surrounding reserves, Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara Triangle.
GMC is mobile
GMC_mobile camp moves as the wildebeest migration moves so exact location months in advance is hard to predict. Much like the wildebeest the GMC mobile camp migrates according to the signs and symptoms of life in the bush – staying in tune with the natural environment, weather conditions and where the herds are gathered. The camp is small enough and mobile enough to move location in a day.
5 star wildlife experiences
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, comfortable bedding and tasty wholesome food cooked over an open fire all add up to truly unforgettable experiences.
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. Charging station available. 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. Unlimited clean filtered water is available at the mess tent. A fridge with chilled beverages and sodas is available at the mess tent, with a self service, honesty bar system. The camp operates on solar power and we do not use a generator. We avoid single use plastic to the best of our ability and our trash is separated, then re-used, recycled or taken out of the park for disposal.
Sleep under the Serengeti Stars. GMC mobile has 5 waterproof durable dome shaped canvas tents, offering double or twin occupancy up to 10 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. 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. Our outdoor ablution block, has two gravity -fed shower cubicles for steaming hot showers every evening. BEST shower in the bush.
This truly mobile safari is a moving experience that follows the wildebeest all year round. We move throughout the Serengeti-Masai Mara Eco-system, with more time in Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park. The camp moves regularly to campsites within close range of the wildebeest – guaranteeing migration sightings, amongst other wildlife sightings. GMC Mobile uses special (private) & occassionally public campsites in the National Parks. We try and stay within the National Park at all times – allowing for dawn departures and the golden hour for wildlife photography and filming.
Moving Around: Supporting the camp throughout your safari is a rugged all-terrain, 4×4 off-road vehicle that transports everything you need during your time in the bush. Pulling a unique, custom designed and built trailer complete with 80L of solar-powered refrigeration and freezer space, mobile kitchen and gas hobs for cooking, we also have a camp oven to compliment the food we freshly prepare and cook for you on an open fire. The camp travels separately from the guests.
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.
Great Migration Camps Mobile provides 3 meals per day. Main course for dinners usually comprise of meat barbequed over an open fire, a starch or grain & vegetables and/or salad. Bread is baked daily. We provide clean filtered water and there is a cash bar for alcoholic beverages and sodas.