It is difficult to write reviews of camps like this because it all depends on expectations. People expecting a Four Seasons will be bitterly disappointed - this is a camp that is seasonal with long supply routes, it can get muddy, there is only solar power for the tent lamps and they are dim, there is no wifi or the other things people paying a lot of money expect. But that is not the point - I stayed here for 2 nights. One day at lunch the Serengeti migration passed right through the camp, with thousands of wildebeest walking and running right by us. While we were having dinner, there were lions right near the toilet tent and that same night there were four lions who fell asleep where we did the campfire. 8 more lions were in the bush near my tent the previous morning. Being close to the action allows unique experiences. In one day I filmed lions mating six different times. I saw a number of the aftermath of kills -- lions and cheetahs eating. And there was a unique view of 12 wild dogs too. The staff here work extremely hard, there is a good camp atmosphere around the communal dinner table and the food is great. This camp delivers unique experiences. The days I spent around Ndutu are ones I will remember for decades.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh,LEMALA NDUTU is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and March. 12 Suite tents are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migration arrives in December and begin calving in February. The camp is situated inside the NCA, near the border of Southern Serengeti, in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu. ... more less
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