For discerning safari goers wanting an authentic safari experience with luxury touches, Serengeti Pioneer Camp will give you just that. The camp is set in a relatively quiet part of south central Serengeti and gives guests access to the Big 5 and the annual migration. The views from camp are impressive, taking in Lake Magadi, the Moru Kopjes and the endless plains that stretch for miles.
The set up of the camp and the classic decor evoke images of safaris of yesteryear. It captures the essence of a pioneering mobile safari camp of the 1930s with modern luxury thrown in. Each of the 12 tented suites has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and showers with solar heated hot water. The decor is in keeping with the style of the camp and will take you back in time. The canvas floors are covered with attractive rugs, large vintage trunks sit at the bottom of each bed. There is a period writing desk and chair.
In the main area the elevated lounge and bar showcase the dramatic views. Here you will find the central charging bay for your camera batteries. Breakfast and dinner take place in the dining area under canvas. Lunch can be out in the bush to maximise your time in the Serengeti, or in camp if you prefer. The dining tent has open sides, so you can admire the view as you dine.
The Serengeti is a Big 5 destination, there is game all year round, with the annual Migration being a huge highlight for many visitors. Birders can enjoy a trip out to Lake Magadi, it's not far from camp. Seasonally, thousands of pink flamingos flock here and year round the lake is home to a healthy variety of bird species. Take a trip out to the Moru Kopjes where you will find ancient maasai paintings on some of the boulders, the landscape here is fascinating.
Open: Serengeti Pioneer Camp is open all year.
Location: The camp is located in the Serengeti Migration area, about an hour from Seronera airstrip.
Rooms: There are 12 tented suites, one is a family tent, with two en-suite rooms. The tents are spacious with elegant and classy decor. The en-suite bathroom has running water, flush loo and a shower. They are well spaced to ensure privacy.
Activities: The camp provides game drives in the park. You can Lake Magadi and also the Moru and Gong Kopjes. In camp you can swim in the pool, sunbathe on the deck, relax with a drink at the bar.
Facilities: There are two main tents. One housing the comfy lounge and bar, and the other the dining room. Both tents have open sides and offer great views of the open plains and Moru Kopjes from their elevated position. The swimming pool, with adjacent sun loungers, is perfect for a cooling swim.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in the dining tent.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malaria area
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in the main lounge area.