A camp which moves to accommodate wildlife movements and visitors’ needs, Kimondo Camp – previously called Olakira Lamai Camp – starts its season in the northern Serengeti region of Lamai Wedge then moves later to the southeast region of Kusini.
Kimondo is a mesmerising mobile safari camp that tracks the seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration from the dramatic Lamai Wedge and Mara River in winter to the lush southern Serengeti grasslands in the height of summer.
Handcrafted from wood and canvas in an exotic blend of traditional East African safari style with a subtle Moroccan influence, Kimondo Migration Camp has just nine elegant and airy tents, each with a king-sized cast-iron bed, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, and private veranda.
Kimondo Migration Camp pays tribute to an age when merchants from North Africa crossed the Serengeti on camelback to trade goods and spices along the East Coast. The mobile camp constructed of wood and canvas reflects traditional safari style with a Moroccan accent – simple, elegant and entirely at home in this unspoilt landscape. Rich, handwoven rugs line the floors in the dining tent, where burnished copper lanterns glow into the night. Dinner is served either under canvas or the African night sky. Afterwards, trade stories of the day’s sightings besides the crackling campfire.
A camp which moves to accommodate wildlife movements and visitors’ needs, Kimondo Camp – previously called Olakira Lamai Camp – starts its season in the northern Serengeti region of Lamai Wedge then moves later to the southeast region of Kusini. Visitors start watching the migration in Tanzania from July until October then move with the animals to see the rest of the migration from mid-November to mid-March.
The Serengeti region of Tanzania is probably one of the country’s most famous wilderness areas. Visitors to Kimondo Camp can choose to stay in the tranquil, very picturesque Lamai Wedge, above the Mara River near the border with Kenya, or the Ndutu region where the camp is pitched under Acacia trees beside a good watering hole for rich wildlife.
Whichever way it goes, accommodation in the eight luxurious tents stays as comfortable as ever, visitors being pampered in a colonial manner as far as possible. Think old world safari camps with canvas en-suite bedrooms with double wrought iron beds, quality cream linens - with plenty of space to chill under solar powered lighting. Poufs on the floor and canvas chairs add to this elegant accommodation – as do the flush toilets, bucket showers and brass basins!
The central camp area consists of one large lounge and one large dining tented room where all wholesome meals are taken. The red and cream decorated lounge boasts incredible views over the Serengeti grasslands – sit on comfy sofas arranged on dark red woven oriental rugs. Guests enjoy warm evenings around the fire pit with nightcaps as they absorb the day’s action. No children under 5 years of age.
Visitors to Kimondo Camp (or Olakira Lamai) will be stunned by the huge herds of zebra and wildebeest as they brave river crossing to get to the southern region of the exquisite Serengeti National Park. Nile Crocodiles wait for easy meals and cameras click constantly.
When the camp moves with the animals it leaves no traces of its existence on the wilderness.
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