Serengeti Under Canvas
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Southern Africa
&Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas is a semi-permanent tented camp that moves around the Serengeti to remain within range of the large herds of the Great Migration.
The Serengeti is home to millions of large herbivores and other species of plains-dwelling mammals and prolific birdlife. The mobile nature of our &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps means that they are well suited to give guests a unique experience of the Great Migration, as well as the Serengeti’s other wildlife riches. Each year, almost two million wildebeest, zebra, eland and Thomson’s gazelle follow the annual rains through the Serengeti and the adjacent Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in search of prime grazing. As the huge herds of herbivores move across the plains they are folloed by lion, hyena and cheetah, vultures and jackal.
The ultimate in luxury camping, complete with a private butler service, chandeliers, silverware, crystal, ensuite flush w.c. and comfortable beds with fluffy duvets, this is a classic Tanzanian safari in wonderful solitude and comfort - with only the walls of your tent between you and the wonders of the Serengeti.
Always carefully positioned to be near the wildlife herds of the Great Migration, our two &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps provide the best viewpoints for this amazing animal spectacle. With only nine tents available at each camp, enjoy the complete comfort while spending your in true African bush.
Serengeti Under Canvas Camp Features
Planned to keep guests as near the natural spectacle of the Great Migration as possible, the two &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps are situated at a variety of private campsites throughout the national park and move according to the path of the migratory herds so that a comfortable drive brings guests into the midst of moving masses of wildebeest and zebra, ready to witness this natural drama as herds brave obstacles and predators to reach rich grasslands.
A sitting and dining tent provides deep sofas from which to watch the vastness and peace of the surrounding landscape. A campfire every night offers the opportunity to share the experiences and sights of the day while enjoying the brights stars in a sky unpolluted by lights other than the moon.
A Day at Serengeti Under Canvas
Morning Game Drive
As dawn breaks over the Serengeti, your butler wakes you up with a tray of tea, coffee and homemade biscuits waiting outside your tent. Climb into an open 4x4 safari vehicle with your guide and set off in search of the massed herds of the Great Migration. If the herds have already moved on into Kenya, your guide will introduce you to the rich resident wildlife.
BreakfastAfter a morning spent tracking down wildlife, return to the camp for a hearty bush breakfast. Enjoy platters with toast, jams and marmalades, muesli, fresh fruits and assorted cheeses. Hot breakfasts are prepared on the open fire, with eggs, omelettes, frittatas and freshly cooked pot breads.
LunchAfter breakfast, enjoy a hot bucket shower or perhaps a quick nap before lunch. Lunch platters are served in the shade of the dining tent.
Afternoon TeaWhile away the afternoon hours with a good book and a chilled glass of wine in the guest tent or simply watch the wonders of the bush directly from your tent's veranda. Afternoon tea, with a selection of light snacks, will be served in the late afternoon.
Afternoon Game DriveDepart on an afternoon game drive as the heat of the day starts to cool down. Keep an eye out for lion, leopard, hyena and jackal gearing up for their nocturnal hunts.
DinnerArriving back at the camp, cocktails are served around a blazing fire. Dine under the stars on a delicious bush meal cooked on the open fire. After dinner, enjoy desserts, served with tea, coffee or cognac. Sharing stories with other guests around a glowing campfire is part of the African evening tradition. You will then be escorted back to your tent.
The people at &Beyond's camp
At the camp, quite a number of friendly people will await your arrival. Highly trained, professional, passionate and knowledgeable guides and trackers and chefs, butlers, housekeepers, security and workshop staff trained with the same care as the field staff - all of them aim to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime, with their motivation settled in the wish to see you again - next time!
Serengeti Under Canvas (Tents)
Per person per day sharing - USD
1 Jan to 29 Feb; 1 Jun to 30 Sep; 21 to 31 Dec 2016 - USD 1,145
1 Oct to 20 Dec 2016 - USD 840
1 Mar to 31 May 2016 - USD 765
Serengeti Under Canvas (Family Tent)
Per Family Tent per day - USD
1 Jan to 29 Feb; 1 Jun to 30 Sep; 21 to 31 Dec 2016 - USD 4,010
1 Oct to 20 Dec - USD 2,940
1 Mar to 31 May 2016 - USD 2,680
Rate Inclusions and Exclusions
Three meals daily
Local brand spirits and beers
Teas and coffees
Refreshments on game drives
Laundry (limited and weather dependant)
Safari activities (including game drives and boat rides)
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Transfers to and from the lodge airstrip and park fees
Safari shop purchases
All items of a personal nature
Premium brand spirits and cigars
&Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camp closures operate seasonally and vary from year to year (availability on request).
All rates are inclusive of VAT and in US Dollars.
Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, except for the Family Tent rates that are per cottage per night.
Long-Stay Rates: May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary. These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
Single Supplement: High Season: A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms. Remainder of year: A single supplement of 25% applies to all single rooms.
Children between the age of 12 - 16 sharing with 1 or 2 adults are charged 50% of the adult rate. This is subject to the availability of triple rooms.
All pricing is indicative and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
&Beyond Trading Terms apply.
Children at Kleins Camp
Children over six years of age are welcome at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas.
When available, booking an exclusive use safari vehicle means that game drives can be tailored for the shorter attention span of younger children, leaving and coming back to the lodge at any time.
When not using an exclusive use vehicle, game drives are available to children aged twelve years and older.
Children aged six to twelve may be permitted on game drives at the lodge manager's discretion. Childminders can be arranged during game drives and meal times at an additional cost.
Each camp has one family tent that can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children.
Wildchild - designed especially for children visiting &Beyond’s lodges and camps in Africa. Wildchild is a fun-filled an interactive activities programme that offers the chance to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Each child will receive a WILDchild branded bag containing a logbook, crayons, pencils and a pawprint tattoo. There is a personalised welcome note for every child, with those under three getting an African-themed soft toy as well.
Activities at Serengeti Under Canvas
Hot Air Ballooning
View the Serengeti from above with this truly spectacular Hot Air Ballooning experience. Marvel at the views and wildlife from above as you enjoy this experience of a lifetime that will truly be with you forever. It is a rare and precious adventure never to be forgotten. Only when in the Seronera / Ndutu / Grumeti / Kogatende regions.
Excluding any applicable park fees.
Additional costs apply.
Lake Victoria Full Day Trip
This full-day trip to the shores of Lake Victoria promises a combination of wildlife adventures, sightseeing, fishing thrills and cultural insight. A morning game drives through the Serengeti takes guests to the park gate. From here, it is a 20-minute drive to the lake shore, with the option to stop and learn about the work of the Africa Foundation at Lukungu Primary School. On arrival at Lake Victoria, guests can choose to set off on a fishing safari excursion in a traditional canoe, pay a visit to the traditional doctor, clap along to the rhythm as the villagers perform a local dance or simply admire the magnificent landscapes. A picnic lunch is served on the lake shore before guests set off on their return journey. Minimum of 2 guests and minimum one months notice required. (Only when in the Grumeti region)
Additional costs apply.
Olduvai Gorge & Sifting Sands Tour
Explore the breathtaking surrounds of the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind, best known as home of the earliest remains of homo sapiens, discovered by Mary Leaky. Move on to crescent-shaped volcanic ash dunes known as Shifting Sands, which slowly creep across the desert floor in response to prevailing winds.
Please note that a private vehicle must be booked for this adventure. (Only when in the Ndutu region)
Additional costs apply.