Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp


South-central Serengeti

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented camp

Accommodation Level
DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
Price Guide

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s décor and name harks back to the intrepid travellers of the 1930s. Here you’ll find style, luxury and superb wildlife watching, and some truly stunning views.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp brings the gracious living of a bygone era to the African bush. Large canvas tents, leather bound storage chests, copper basins, brass fittings and hurricane lamps all evoke memories of the pioneering spirit of the travellers of the 1930s. The Elewana hotel group offer high spec camps, and the fact that it doesn’t move locations means that the level of luxury can be higher than in the mobile tented camps.

Recline on a velvet sofa in the lounge as you talk to other guests and leaf through a book, and enjoy meals at your own table in the dining tent, its canvas sides drawn back to reveal the scenery, and outside on the terrace. The pool is prefect for cooling dips between safaris.

Guest tents have sleeping and sitting areas as well as a bathroom with a period-style shower, and has a covered veranda running the whole width of the tent. After dark the sides and front of the tent are drawn shut, making the interior cosy and private. On top of this you have your very own room attendant to make sure you have all you need.

From this elegant backdrop you venture into the Serengeti for game drives to see the Big 5, plus a wide range of other wildlife, with the added excitement of the migration between December and May.

Times to Go

There is good wildlife viewing all year, with the added bonus of the wildebeest migration which passes through usually around March to June. The migration is also not too far away, just a little further south, in December to March and it’s at the start of the year that the wildebeest are calving.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp highlights

  • Stunning Serengeti plains views
  • A luxury choice
  • Chance to see the big 5 and the
    migration (in season)
  • Styled after a bygone era
  • Swimming pool

Serengeti Pioneer Camp location

Serengeti Pioneer Camp


  • 12 safari tents
  • Open all year
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi


  • Game drives
  • Nature walks
  • Bird watching
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners (optional)
  • Balloon rides (optional)

Serengeti Pioneer Camp rooms

There are 12 tented rooms in all, including a family tent composed of 1 twin and a double bedroom .

Each bedroom has a queen size bed that can be arranged as a twin or double, then there are bedside tables, campaign furniture, a desk and stationery, easy chairs and an en-suite bathroom with solar-heated shower, hand basin and flush toilet.

There is a shaded sitting area that stretches across the entire front of the tent with a table and chairs.

Each tent has a personal attendant.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“This camp is part of the Elewana Collection whose charity, Land and Life Foundation, supports conservation education programmes to help communities live alongside wildlife across Tanzania and Kenya.”

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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Amanda Marks

Managing Director
Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
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 Bailey

Travel Consultant
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.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
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.