&Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas: Tanzania

From £660
Price is per person per night on a fully inclusive basis with park fees & game viewing activities.

This luxurious, semi-permanent tented safari, offers front-row action to one of the most incredible natural wonders on planet earth.

This luxurious, semi-permanent tented safari, offers front-row action to one of the most incredible natural wonders on planet earth.

With no fences and only the canvas walls of your tent to separate you from the expansive Serengeti, you will find yourself within spine-tingling proximity of this monumental spectacle, as millions of zebra and wildebeest race across the plains, avoiding the shadows of some of Africa's most deadly predators.

Moving up to five times a year, this camp attempts to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing guests as close as possible to the wildebeest action, and providing the perfect starting points for both day and night game drives. These adrenaline-filled game drives, delightfully contrast the still evenings under the crystal night skies as you enjoy fine dining in paradise. Other incredible activities including the option to rise above the Serengeti in your very own, private hot air balloon.

With up to nine tents nestled at each private campsite, guests can enjoy sophisticated luxury and intimate exclusivity, as they spend their nights in the bush's most glamorous tents. Enjoy your very own private butler service, chandeliers, silverware, crystal, en-suite flush WC, outdoor heated bucket style showers, comfortable beds with fluffy duvets, custom-made rugs, and polished brass samovars, for a 5-star touch of elegance and romance.

What's more, the camp's guest areas include a private sitting and dining tent, which provides luxury sofas from which to contemplate the day's events and soak up the peace of the surrounding landscapes. After dining under the velvet night skies, you'll be asked to gather around a roaring campfire to share stories of the day’s magic and listen to the African night come alive.

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Highlights

  • Safari Game Drive - see the big 5 and experience iconic wildlife encounters
  • Wildlife Adventure - Guided Great Migration Experience
  • Al Fresco Dining - Feast beneath a canvas of star as you hear lions roar in the distance
  • Hot Air Ballooning - Float above sweeping plains with a birds-eye view
  • Star Gazing Experience - Gaze up at constellations in a pristine nights sky

Amenities

Wifi is available in camp, allowing you to connect with the outside world if needed

What's more, we will provide you with Swarovski Binoculars, complimentary use for the duration of your amazing safari experience.

Camping Overview:

  • Maximum number of guests 21 (per camp, including children), with 9 rooms available (per camp)
  • Family accommodation 1 family tent is available per camp
  • Check-in / Check-out times 14h00 / 10h00
  • Private dinning and private butler service
  • 4 and 6 seater semi-open safari vehicle
  • Private 4x4 safari vehicle (on request)

Access to the world big Migration:

The Serengeti Under Canvas camp movement is carefully planned to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing you as close as possible to the wildebeest action. The campsites move up to five times a year to better enable our guests close access to this extraordinary natural wonder.

Completely Disconnect

Experience the theatre and adventure of the African bush through the charm of camping combined with true comfort. Enjoy evening drinks around the camp fire, dine under a blanket of stars and fall asleep to lions roaring.

Accommodation

  • Luxurious nine safari tents per camp
  • Spacious Family tent (one family tent per camp)
  • Private butler
  • Welcoming child policy (All ages welcome)

Old world glamour with the elegance of classic safari. Unwind in the most luxurious mobile tents in the Serengeti, with sophisticated camping in private campsites close to the annual Great Wildebeest Migration. Experience the theatre and adventure of the African bush adventure of safari in comfort and luxury with a private butler, hot bucket shower and crystal glassware.

Enjoy evening drinks around the camp fire, before dining under the stars, fall asleep to the sounds of lions roaring and the peace of the African bushveld, far removed from the chaos of the world.

Ultimate Wildlife Action

This trip will see you getting up close and personal with the big 5. Not only will you find wildebeest frequenting the camp as you rest, but the morning and afternoon game drives will allow you to feast your eyes on lions, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants and buffalo, as they roam across the vast Serengeti plains.

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Getting There:

Location: In the Serengeti National Park.

The luxurious tented camps move around the park year-round, attempting to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration and exploring the remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game.

There are scheduled flights into the Serengeti airstrip nearest to the current position of the camps (Seronera, Ndutu, Grumeti or Kogatende).

This is followed by a short drive to camp.

Tented Suite

9 tents per camp / 21 guests max. per camp (including children)

Two private camps feature luxurious en-suite safari tents entirely intimate and exclusive. Each tent boasts a double bed, en-suite bathroom and separate w.c, as well as an indoor sitting area, personal bar and his/hers al fresco bucket showers. Redolent of classic safari style, custom-made rugs, crisp linens, sparkling crystal and polished brass lend flair to the simplicity of camping.

Room Facilities: 35 sqm / Personal Bar / Outdoor Shower / Separate Toilets / In room Safe / Wifi

Beds

Double or Twin Beds

Views

The Serengeti Plains

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 people ( 3 on request)

Bathroom

Al Fresco shower

Family Tent

1 interleading family tent per camp / Max. 2 adults & 2 children (3 children on request)

The camp lends itself to family travel in the form of two spacious Tented Suites with an inter-leading passage that make up a Family Tent. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom and a private veranda and seating area.

Room Facilities: 35 sqm / Personal Bar / Personal Coffee Station / Private verandah / Indoor & Outdoor Shower / Seperate Toliets / In room Safe / Wifi

Beds

Double or Twin Beds

Views

The Serengeti Plains

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 adults & 2 children (3 children on request)

Bathroom

Indoor & Outdoor Showers

Safari game drive in the Serengeti National Park

Private, front row seats to the greatest migration in the world.

Throughout your stay, game drives will be tailored to suit your preference. Each day, you will have a choice between shorter, twice-daily drives or one full-day game drive, with a stop for a picnic lunch.

The game drives are carefully planned to anticipate the progress of the Great Migration, so you should not have to travel too far to see the herds. However, if the Migration has moved off, or the dramatic river crossings are in progress, you may choose to spend more time on the vehicle in order to maximise your chances of seeing this incredible phenomenon. When the Migration herds are not within easy reach, these properties are perfectly situated in some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti, with game drives setting off in search of the exceptional resident game and the chance to see some lions up close and personal.

Included

Hot air balloon over the Serengeti

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. As the sun begins to rise, you will greet the sun as you spend the day floating in whichever direction the morning winds will take you. Your pilot is an expert and can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and unbeatable photographic opportunities of the expansive wildlife below.

At other times you will probably ascend to 1000′ or more to see the vast magnificence and spectacular panorama of the Serengeti.

This Serengeti balloon safari is an extraordinary opportunity to relish a bird’s eye view of the phenomenal sweeping plains below. Experiencing unparalleled sights, you will begin to tick off herds of zebra grazing quietly on the vegetation, enormous grey elephants meandering by a waterhole, wiry warthogs foraging in the grassy scrub and subtle swishes of puffed golden tails will reveal lions resting under shady trees.

Tour the Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands in Tanzania:

Visit the world famous archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind.

Amazingly, the earliest remains of homo sapiens were discovered here and anyone with an interest in mankind’s ancestors will be fascinated by this extraordinary place. Explore the quaint little museum and marvel at the rugged landscape. This paleoanthropological site in the eastern Serengeti Plain is a steep-sided ravine composed of two branches that have a combined length of about 48 km and are 90 metres deep.

Move on to the Shifting Sands, a remarkable dune of volcanic ash appearing completely out of place on the short grassy plains. Constantly on the move, the dune drifts slowly across the landscape at the mercy of the winds. Intriguing and utterly fascinating phenomena, these crescent-shaped dunes, created from volcanic ash, are formed when there is ample dust on the ground and a unidirectional wind to create the shifting effect. Clustering around a rock, the volcanic ash continually gathers and forms what appears to be a small sand dune.

Lake Victoria full day excursion:

Offering a gloriously diverse range of exciting things to do, you have a full day, at your leisure, to engage with thrilling wildlife, embark on an exciting fishing safari in a traditional canoe, and catch your own scrumptious giant Nile perch for dinner.

A wonderful excursion as one of your cherry picked options is to learn about the work of the Africa Foundation at Lukungu Primary School. Indulge your curiosity and integrate into the daily rhythm of local life as villagers perform a colourful local dance or simply absorb the lush landscapes on your own. Bustling villages dot the shores of Lake Victoria, and the daily activities include fishing and trading in Nile Perch and Tilapia.

Add the forests of idyllic Rubondo Island National Park, deep in the lake’s southwest reaches, for a perfect safari experience. Tranquil boating excursions on a canoe or dhow, offer stunning views of land and water animals.

If you are feeling intrepid, venture out into the forest on a guided walk or hike, or simply relax, swim, and walk through the lush hillside vegetation and across the lakes stunning shores.

photo cred: @&beyond

Included

  • All Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirit and beers, teas and coffees
  • Refreshments on game drives
  • Laundry (limited)
  • Swarovski Optik binoculars for use during stay
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Transfers to / from the camp airstrip
  • WILDchild programme (please enquire for more information)
  • Twice daily game drives

Excluded

  • Administration fee
  • Gratuities
  • Personal items
  • Shop purchases
  • Champagne, cognac, fine wines, premium brand spirits, cigars
  • Park fees (and government charges)
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Cultural visits to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting
  • Sands when camps are located at Ndutu
  • Lake Victoria day trip when located in the Grumeti region of the park

Essential Information

Visa:

It is possible to obtain a tourist visa for a single entry at any one of the following main entry points to Tanzania, subject to the fulfilment of all immigration and health requirements for approximately USD$50 in cash:

Dar es Salaam International Airport Zanzibar International Airport Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) Namanga Entry Point (Tanzania-Kenya border point) Kasumulu Border crossing Isebania Border crossing Alternatively, you will need to purchase your visa in advance at any Diplomatic or Consulate Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania abroad.

The cost is approximately USD100 depending on nationality and should take one business day. At the present time, you do not require a multi-entry visa to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (i.e. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa).

However, if your trip visits Tanzania twice after a visit to a country other than those listed above, you may need to purchase two visas.

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Tanzania embassy in your country or visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tanzania/entry-requirements

Vaccinations:

It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country. Please check in with your local consulate and health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

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For more up to date information regarding the current travel restrictions within Tanzania, please click here

Additionally, you can email: info@gokotravels.com and a GoKo Travel Manager will get back to you as soon possible with all the relevant information.

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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

Rainforest canopy viewed from above with river in the centre

Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

Giant sea turtle swimming under water

Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Jaguar big cat looking at the camera

Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free, for no added cost. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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