Kirurumu Serengeti Camp North is in the remote Kogatende area, where the migrating herds can be seen from late July to the end of October, and the camp is open throughout these months so you can experience the migration. There are dramatic scenes, with thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle impelled by instinct to cross the Mara River, where crocodiles lie in wait, and the way back barred by pursuing predators. The precise timing of the migration varies from year to year, but even outside this time, you'll see Kogatende's abundant resident wildlife.
The camp offers game drives in the morning and late afternoon safaris in 4x4 vehicles with an expert guide. Between drives you'll rest in camp, sitting out the hottest part of the day as you relax in the lounge tent, leafing through a book and chatting to other guests. Meals are served in the dining tent and al fresco. Eaten together these are affable, social affairs. Each evening the fire is lit by the main tents and you gather for sundowners and snacks prior to a candle-lit dinner.
The 7 tents provide spacious and comfy accommodation, with solar powered lighting, good quality bed linens, storage space and en-suite bathrooms with a flush toilet, hand basin and safari shower. Each has a private, covered terrace, ideal for relaxing between activities.
Open: Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp is open from June to October each year.
Location: Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp is on the private Sonzo site at Kogatende, near the Kenyan border. There is an airstrip at Kogatende.
Rooms: There are 7 safari tents, made of hard wearing canvas and with screened windows to each side of the bed(s). Floors are covered with mats and rugs. Each tent has either 2 twin beds or 1 double bed, all with mosquito nets, 6 foot mattresses, pillows, sheets and blankets. There is storage space for clothes and luggage, a chest of drawers, safari table and chairs. The en-suite bathroom at the rear of the tent has a bucket shower, for which staff bring hot water, vanity unit with hand basin and mirror above, and a toilet. Towels are provided. Both the bedroom and bathroom have solar lighting. Bottled drinking water is provided each day. At the front of the tent there’s a shaded deck with 2 chairs and a table.
Activities: You’ll have early morning and late afternoon game drives. The camp’s site has been chosen with the wildebeest migration in mind, and you may witness the spectacle of herds of wildebeest and zebra attempting to cross the Mara River, confronted by predators in the form of crocodiles and lion. There is plentiful resident game, too. You can also enjoy guided walks and bird watching tours, Hot air balloon safaris can be arranged.
Facilities: The lounge 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. There’s a separate dining tent. 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 dining tent and out in the open.
Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access.
Notes: The accommodation and facilities are the same as Kirurumu Serengeti Camp.