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Guidebook to Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp, Tanzania

Overnight in Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp

One of our African travel experts, Andrew, embarked on an exciting journey to Tanzania, immersing himself in the vibrant heart of this beautiful country. As part of his trip, Andrew’s stayed overnight at the recommended Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp, for one night. The modern property is seamlessly intertwined with the magic of the Serengeti.

Location

This hidden gem is located in the heart of the magical Small Marsh Area of Ndutu within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Its close proximity to the Ndutu airstrip, just 25 minutes away, makes it even more desirable.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by 11 luxury mobile tents that are gracefully adapted to the ebb and flow of the wild, capturing the essence of the wildebeest migration and embracing the seasonality of these great plains.

Here, we were treated to the mesmerizing spectacle of migration herds converging for the calving season—a time of new beginnings and heightened wildlife activity. 

This ideal location is optimal for experiencing the Great Migration as the migrating herds gather, preparing to give birth. While new life is breathed into these vast open southern plains, predators lurk in wait, making it a survival of the fittest. The ideal time to witness this incredible event is between late January and late February each year. The camp is closed April and May.  From July to October the camp moves to the Northern Serengeti as it follows the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Arrival

We were treated to welcome drinks, refreshing after a long drive and even more welcome due to the warm temperature. We were then swiftly guided to our tents by the friendly staff.

Accommodation

Our accommodation, while unassuming from the outside, was absolutely breathtaking from the inside. Crafted with care from robust safari rip-stop canvas sourced in southern Tanzania, the 12m by 4m tents became our sanctuary, marrying durability with comfort. Each tent had its own unique touch—a cooling feature with shade-cloth enveloping the structure, providing a snug haven after an exhilarating day of wildlife exploration.

I threw open the netted windows located on each side of the tent, allowing the sights and sounds of the natural surroundings to engulf me. The thoughtfully designed bathroom area included a ceramic wash basin, a flushing toilet, and a shower under the vast African sky, complete with a 20-litre PVC bucket on a pulley system. What really stood out to me was the exquisite blend of luxury and wilderness that invites one to immerse oneself in the untamed beauty of the Serengeti.

After resting and cleaning up, we made our way to the dining area. This beautiful and intimate space was where we enjoyed famous wines from South Africa and indulged in a beautiful meal that can be tailored to individual requirements. There is also an option to dine privately on one’s own verandah while enjoying personal service.

On day 2, as the sun was breaking the horizon on the plains of the Serengeti, we embarked on a morning game drive. The Serengeti is renowned for its abundant wildlife and Big 5 sightings, so I was incredibly excited to see what was to come, and I was not disappointed. We saw various gazelles, impalas, giraffes, and buffaloes. As we were returning to camp, we came across a lioness and her cubs. As we slowly crept closer in our 4×4 game vehicle, our guide stopped, and we watched as her cubs climbed all over her and she played with them. We watched for about 20 minutes before she got up and walked away, her cubs hot on her tracks.

The camp also offers evening game drives, bush dining, community and cultural visits, and walking safaris. However, if I get a chance to return to the camp, I would love to experience the hot-air balloon ride and champagne breakfast (at an additional cost).

I would recommend this to families that love to explore, as well as any travellers that enjoy an authentic safari experience. Overall, my highlights from this property were definitely its location, being situated in such a prime location for the Great Migration, as well as its accessibility to the Ndutu Airstrip.

Property amenities

Of the 11 mobile tents, two include a two-bedroom family tent. This mobile camp is great for families, as they allow children aged 5 and up. They are also all accommodating for disabled guests; however, the camp will need to be notified. As the camp moves with the herds, it runs off solar and generator power. They also offer battery-charging facilities and Wi-Fi.

Personal thoughts:

Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp was such a treat to experience and really immerse myself in the beautiful nature. From the excellent accommodations to the seamless coordination of activities, Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp truly exceeded our expectations. Each staff member’s commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Serengeti and providing responsible tourism left a lasting impression on all of us.

I wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude for an incredible Tanzanian educational trip, made possible by the wonderful team at Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp. Our journey through the Serengeti was nothing short of spectacular, and the camp’s hospitality played a crucial role in making it an unforgettable experience.

A special shout-out to African Safari Excellence for partnering with Safari365 to organise this educational adventure. Your collaboration has deepened our appreciation for Tanzania’s biodiversity, cultural richness, and ongoing conservation efforts.

To the entire Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp team, thank you for being fantastic hosts and contributing to the success of our journey.

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