Ubuntu Tented Camp
Three Serengeti locations
Mobile tented camp
Mid-rangeOverall good quality. This is a wide category, but you can expect a comfortable stay.
Ubuntu Tented Camp
Keeping pace with the Serengeti migration is not an easy task. However if you are canny you pick a camp that moves with the herds – but not while you’re staying! Asilia’s Ubuntu Camp offers a high end mobile camp in three carefully chosen locations throughout the year, ensuring you are never very far away from the main herds and dramatic action.
Asilia’s Ubuntu Camp offers a true wilderness experience, and due to the fact that it moves three times a year, it should always be in or near the best places for wildlife viewing in the Serengeti.
Ubuntu Camp offers a tranquil bush home from home. Literally translated Ubuntu means kindness to others, and this ethos is found in camp. You will enjoy tasty food served at one communal table for that family feel, and friendly and hospitable staff, topped off with good guiding.
Asilia camps are well-run and simply stylish. Price-wise Ubuntu camps sit in the mid-range between other Serengeti mobile camps, such as Kirurumu Serengeti for a lower price and Alex Walker’s Serian at the top end.
Times to Go
December to March: The herds of the migration have back down south to the southern short grass plains. Here they will rest and graze, and start to give birth in around February. It’s a time of plenty, and don’t the predators know it! This is high season in this region.
May to July: The camp is in the western area of Serengeti and this is the time the migratory herds of wildebeest are heading north and north-west on their way to the northern Serengeti grasslands and the Masai Mara. The Grumeti River is one of the croc-infested obstacles some will have to tackle on this leg of their journey. Fewer visitors make it over to the west, and May is a rainy month, so not for everyone.
August to November: When the herds arrive in the northern reaches of the Serengeti, they tend to cross to and fro over the Mara River, giving rise to some heart-stopping moments. This is prime wildlife watching season, but of course it is also one of the busiest times. Currently, it’s not quite so busy as it is in the Masai Mara though.
Ubuntu Tented Camp highlights
- A mobile camp with 3 Serengeti locations
- Great migration viewing from river
crossings to calving
- Small and romantic
- Simple but stylish tented rooms
- Perfect for honeymooners
Ubuntu Tented Camp location
Ubuntu Tented Camp - South
Ubuntu Tented Camp - West
Ubuntu Tented Camp - North
- 7 en-suite tents
- Ubuntu South – open Dec to Mar
- Ubuntu West – open May to July
- Ubuntu North – open Aug to Nov
- Children 5+ are welcome
- Game drives
- Bush breakfasts and dinners
- Balloon safaris
(Ubuntu North. Optional)
- Short game walks
Ubuntu Tented Camp rooms
Ubuntu has 7 comfortable Meru style tents, including 1 family tent that sleeps 4.
A small covered veranda forms the front of your tent with two safari director chairs, carrying on into the main tent, a large double or twin bed face you with a neat bed head with bedside light.
Behind the sleeping area is a plenty of space to hang your clothes. Here you will also find very useful wellies, in case of rain!! Together with bathrobes and a small lockable safe.
The ensuite facilities are separated by a canvas curtain, where a flushing loo and wash hand basin can be found, there is a small shower cubicle which works on the safari style bucket shower model, where staff fill the canvas bucket with hot water from the outside when you request it.
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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.