Wilderness Opens First Mobile Camp in the Serengeti

Wilderness Tanzania has announced the opening of its first luxury mobile tented camp operation, which follows Serengeti National Park’s 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.

The 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. The camp has been designed to be easily mobile without compromising on comfort, with innovative design solutions such as furniture items that double up as handy packing tools for when the camp changes location.

The design was a collaboration with Luxury Frontiers and Charlotte Berney Design, which incorporated locally designed and manufactured furniture, sourced directly from the carpenters and artisans themselves, thereby having a positive impact on the local economy in Arusha. This concept extended to décor items such as rugs, handwoven blankets and tapestries, which were also made in Arusha, using local materials, hand-dyed yarns and recycled waste. Even the tall stretch tents that have been used in the camp were manufactured in Arusha, and have been designed to offer guests a 280-degree view over the surrounding plains.

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The experience promises sightings of mega herds of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and over 500 species of birds (Wilderness Usawa Serengeti)

By providing formal training programs for children, and by educating and upskilling the community, Wilderness empowers local residents to reduce their reliance on poaching, snaring and cutting down trees.

Wilderness’ camp locations are ideally situated within the Serengeti’s designated walking zones, allowing guided walks to begin directly from camp. Knowledgeable and trained guides at the camp shape memorable experiences for guests. Game drives, birding and stargazing are also available.

The Wilderness Usawa Serengeti experience promises sightings of mega herds of wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and more than 500 species of birds.

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