Every year, thousands-strong herds of wildebeest migrate around the Serengeti and Masai Mara circuit, chasing the rains in their search for fresh grazing. Seeing this incredible spectacle, known as the ‘greatest wildlife show on the planet', is a true bucket-list experience.
Since the migration depends on the rains, it is difficult to predict exactly where the herds will be. The solution is to stay in a mobile tented camp such as Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp, which follows the herds by moving between three locations: the western corridor (Grumeti River side) from April to July, Northern Serengeti from August to November and Southern Serengeti from December to March.
Sanctuary Serengeti is a small camp with just 10 tents. Staying in a mobile camp really does give that feeling of being out in the wild with evenings spent around the campfire and nights sleeping under canvas. That doesn’t mean you have to rough it, however, as each tent has a comfortable king-size bed, crisp linen and a hot bucket shower.
Days start with coffee or tea brought to your tent. Then you set off with your guide in an open-top safari vehicle. You may be treated to a picnic breakfast or lunch served out on the plains, or return back to camp which has both a tented dining room, and a spacious and comfortable lounge tent.