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On the Engare Nanyuki River, 15 minutes from the Seronera Airstrip, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#35 of 172 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
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Mbugani Camps Tent Camp, in the famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, is the way camping should be! Each of the 15 spacious tents (Number of tents varies by season; we also have mobile tent camps that follow the Great Migration. Please inquire at our website if you would like to find out more about our mobile camps) are furnished in hardwood and wicker furniture, comfortable queen-sized beds (king for honeymooners!), en suite bathrooms with flush toilets, roomy showers (not bucket showers!), charging stations for your electronics, rugs on the floors, all while being set in the bush and close to the animals. Mbugani has Wifi, is solar-powered, with a back-up generator and hot and cold running water are available all day (with 5 minute lead-time on hot water needs). Fantastic food and full bar featuring wines from South Africa. Each evening a campfire is lit for your "Sundowner", a magical place to enjoy a beverage and "bites" with other guests. Imagine yourself here. We do.
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On the Engare Nanyuki River, 15 minutes from the Seronera Airstrip, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Aziza wrote a review Oct 12
Iringa Region, Tanzania3 contributions
The best camp to be in when your in central serengeti The thrilling feeling you get when sleeping and hearing the roar of a lion and having buffalos outside your tent the best adventours experience. The beds were comfy and warm blankets, hot water and great out door sitting to watch the sunset. The entire staff was soo sweet and welcoming , great hospitality. The best and memorable experience. Mbugani camp the best I have been to.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
SafariSher2021 wrote a review Sep 2021
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This small camp of tent cabins in the central Serengeti was a favorite for our small group. Whether it was the super delicious and bountiful (and very vegetarian friendly) meals, the gracious and welcoming staff, or the intimate setting, we were completely charmed. Enjoying a glass of wine by a small bonfire while listening to the sound of lions in the night was simply unforgettable.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Lisa wrote a review Aug 2021
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for 3 nights while on African Safari. All accommodations where well maintained and clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful . The food was the best I had on the trip. They even helped us celebrate 2 birthdays with singing , dancing and a birthday cake.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Kim T wrote a review Aug 2021
California23 contributions3 helpful votes
Love this camp! We stayed at both the mobil camp in Northern Serengeti and the permanent location in central Serengeti. We truly enjoyed our stay. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The food was really good, complete with a BBQ dinner and a beautiful lunch in the fields where Armani the giraffe visited us! Lydia the camp's manager was outstanding! We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Lisa M wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom201 contributions45 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to have Mbugani Tented Lodge booked as part of our safari. It is a perfect quiet oasis in the middle of wilderness next to the Seronera River. The permanent tents are spacious and comfortable with good sized bathrooms with flushing toilets and hot water showers. The nights we stayed it was fairly cold but lots of blankets kept us warm and it was lovely falling asleep to the sound of grunting hippos and lions. There is a bloat of hippos a 5 minute walk from the camp which we got to visit one morning and stayed ages watching them which we loved. They also have local buffalo watching the camp from across the river, and one buffalo who apparently likes wondering through the camp. He calmly walked past one evening (10-15m away) while we were sitting around the outdoor fire - checked us out - and then wandered on. They have large bar and restaurant tents on platforms decked out with proper furniture. Breakfasts are generous and varied. Dinners were also great - we had a fantastic goat and chicken bbq - nyama choma - as our Xmas dinner. Staff are so lovely and friendly. And we had some great safari drives in the area - even being lucky enough to spot a leopard which apparently tends to stay in the area - so your chance of seeing one is good. Can’t recommend Mbugani highly enough - we wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.