Wilderness opens its first mobile camp in the Serengeti
Wilderness Tanzania has opened its first luxury mobile tented camp operation that follows Serengeti National Park’s legendary Great Migration. Wilderness Usawa Serengeti will move with the herd as the animals travel throughout the year across the length and breadth of the national park, with two camps set up in various key locations on the migration route.
“Usawa means ‘balance’ in Swahili, and our vision for Wilderness Usawa Serengeti is to offer the perfect balance between the action and drama of the migration and the quieter, more remote areas where the camps will be set up,” said Jean du Plessis, Wilderness Tanzania MD. “Guests will feel completely immersed in the unfiltered nature experience, whether witnessing herds of migrating wildebeest or enjoying a quiet bush picnic and sundowners afterward.”
Wilderness’ camp locations are ideally situated within the Serengeti’s designated walking zones, allowing guided walks to begin directly from camp. Exceptionally knowledgeable and expertly trained, the guides shape truly memorable Serengeti guest experiences. In addition, game drives, birding and stargazing are available from camp.
The camp has been designed to be easily mobile without compromising on comfort, with a range of innovative design solutions such as furniture items that double up as handy packing tools for when the camp changes location.
The intimate camp accommodates just 12 guests in six en-suite safari tents. As the set-up is solar powered and completely mobile, no permanent fixtures are left behind when the camp moves, leaving a light footprint on the Earth.
The Wilderness Usawa Serengeti experience promises unforgettable safari moments, including sightings of mega herds of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and more than 500 species of birds.
“We are proud and excited to have already welcomed our first guests to Wilderness Usawa Serengeti. Forty years ago, Wilderness began operations as a mobile safari company, and it is fitting to have come full circle by launching mobile camps in the Serengeti as we celebrate 40 years of conservation tourism,” du Plessis said.
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