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Kirurumu Serengeti Camps

Serengeti & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Kirurumu Serengeti Camps overview

There are two Kirurumu Serengeti Camps, one of which, the 'swing' camp, moves between locations in north and south Serengeti while the other remains in the central region of the national park. 

Kirurumu Serengeti North and South Camp's two sites ensure optimum game viewing. From June to October it is in Kogatende in the northern Serengeti, well-positioned for migration river crossings. This area has plentiful resident wildlife outside the migration time so there's always a lot to see. Between mid-December and the end of March the camp moves to the Ndutu area in southern Serengeti, where you can observe migration herds including new borns during the wildebeest calving season (mid-February to early March). Lakes attract plains game from surrounding areas and predators often seen here include lion and cheetah.

Kirurumu Central Camp has a fixed location and is open from mid-June to the end of October and again from mid-December to the end of March. This is an area of open plains, hills and kopjes with excellent wildlife viewing and the added bonus of the migration usually passing through from April to June and again in November and December.   

Morning and afternoon game drives are the main activity at both camps, between which you rest in camp sitting out the hottest part of the day. Relax in the lounge-dining tent as you chat to other guests, enjoy sociable meals and leaf through reference books. Each evening the fire is lit by the main tents and you gather for sundowners and snacks prior to a candle-lit dinner. 

Both camps have seven tents providing spacious and comfy, en-suite accommodation with a private shaded terrace. The tents at North and South are slightly larger and have solar showers, while those Central Camp have traditional bucket showers. 


Open: Both camps are open from mid-June to the end of October and mid-December to the end of March each year.  

Location: Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp is on the private Sonzo site at Kogatende, near the Kenyan border from June to October. Kirurumu Serengeti South Camp is located around the Ndutu area from December to March. Central Camp is west of Seronera.

Rooms: There are seven safari tents in each camp. All are en-suite with either a shower cubicle with solar-heated water (North and South) or a bucket shower (Central). There is space to store luggage and clothes. 

Activities: You have early morning and late afternoon game drives. All areas have good populations of resident game and are excellent safari destinations. Game drives take place is 4x4 safari vehicles. It may also be possible to take guided walks and bird watching tours. Seasonal hot air balloon safaris can be arranged.

Facilities: The lounge-dining tent has sofas, chairs, and coffee tables where you can browse through books, maps and magazines and enjoy a drink from the honesty bar. There is a selection of games for children. Outside there’s a campfire, lit at sundown each day. The camp has a free laundry service and there are facilities for charging batteries.

Dining: Meals are eaten as a group in the lounge-dining tent and out in the open. Bush lunches can be arranged. 

Children: Children aged six years and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.

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Mrs Nicola Baker-Munton

"We loved it- staff/host Godwin were amazing. It was a bit too far from the river so needed half hour each day to get started but loved it and the food was exquisite- catered for Gluten and Dairy free brilliantly"

Ms. Olivia Maes
"Our favourite place! Loved hearing the lions roar around the camp at night and the wildebeest grunt through the night, with crickets singing. The staff were wonderful (we were the only guests for 3 of our 4 nights) and we almost felt we left as friends, such was the warmth. The tent was enormous, luxurious-sized (since we had no need for the second bedroom). Having the bucket shower was a bit more hassle (and I couldn't wash my long curly hair) to have to order for a specific time and less pressure/amount, but at the same time it felt more authentic, like glamping that tended a little more towards camping. And being aware of someone having to get up at 5 am to boil your water (if you want a shower at 5:30 am) makes you also really appreciate the staff's efforts! As at KirurumuTarangire, the food was good, and there was nice wine and beer too. The night skies and sunrises are unsurpassable! "
Mr. Paul Cox (24/01/2020)
"Our favourite of the camps. Great, friendly staff. Very good food. Lovely location"



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