Kirurumu Serengeti Camps
3 Serengeti locations
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Kirurumu Serengeti Camps
If you’re keen to see the wildebeest migration one of these camps may be perfect for the season you’re there. There are two small, reasonably priced yet good quality mobile camps with three locations – north, centre and south. The central camp stays in central Serengeti but the ‘swing’ camp is in the northern Serengeti from June to October and moves to the southern Serengeti from December to March.
This authentic, small mobile camp offers guests a comfortable base from which to explore the wildlife of the Serengeti. There are two twin camps – one stays in central Serengeti to the west of Seronera, while the other moves between the Kogatende area of northern Serengeti (June to October) and the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti’s short grass plains (late December to March).
Whilst we can never guarantee that you’ll see the migration, these different locations give us the chance to get you as close as possible to the migration at different times of the year.
Whilst not the most luxurious camps, they are really comfortable, have all you need (unless you need Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, aircon … they’re just not that kind of camp), and the attentive service and friendly atmosphere allows for complete relaxation and reflection after a busy day’s game viewing. We also love the fact that the camps are ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable. We know the owners, and know they care not only about their guests, but also their staff, and the environment and wildlife too.
We have had many happy guests at these sister camps, and we continue to recommend them without hesitation.
Times to Go
The Ndutu region (southern Serengeti) plays host to the migration from about December to March and is the site of South Camp at this time. The wildebeest and other plains game calving season occurs here around mid-February to early March. Predators love this time of year!
The herds then move north and west, passing Central Camp, and whilst the main bulk of the herd continue further north by about July, central Serengeti always has good resident wildlife. The main herds pass through once again in November and December.
Up in the very north of the park, bordering the Masai Mara, North Camp is open June to October. Whilst it’s dependant on the rains, the migration tends to reach the north by about mid-July and stay here (and move into the Mara too) until around the end of October. It is up here in the north that you might get the chance to see migration river crossings.
Kirurumu Serengeti Camps highlights
- Traditional friendly camps with great staff
- Three locations for best migration chances
- Exciting game drives in the Serengeti plains
- That ‘Out of Africa’ feeling
Kirurumu Serengeti Camps locations
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp - Ndutu
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp - North
Kirurumu Serengeti Camp - Central Serengeti
- 7 safari tents
- North – mid-June to late October
- South – mid-December to late March
- Central – Mid-June to end October and mid-December to end March
- Children are welcome
- Game drives
- Optional hot air balloon trips from central Serengeti
Kirurumu Serengeti Camps
Both camps have seven traditional canvas guest tents have large gauze windows and either double or twin beds draped with white mosquito netting. Hurricane lamps are on the bedside table. The tents at North and South Camp are slightly larger than at Central Camp,
A wonderful old wooden chest acts as a safety box and table in one, and there is a luggage rack at the foot of the bed.
There is clothes hanging storage, a table and chairs, and at the rear of the tent is an en-suite bathroom with, at Central Camp, a safari bucket shower and chemical loo. North and South Camp has solar heated showers.
There is also a shaded deck at the front of the tent with ample space for a table and a pair of chairs.
Twiga the giraffe likes this because…
“The mobile camp’s small carbon footprint is furthered by using eco-charcoal briquettes made from coconut husks and sustainable Cyprus wood on the campfires. The Tanzania-owned company also actively supports the TATO conservation and anti-poaching committee and backs various community projects in northern Tanzania.”
And don’t forget… for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.