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Woodlands Camp, Southern Serengeti, Tanzania

Woodlands Camp, Southern Serengeti, Tanzania

Location

Woodlands Camp is located at Naabi Hill between December and the end of April and moves to the Moru Kopjes May through November. During the green season, the huge wildebeest herds are located centrally to Naabi Hill and this location allows you to game drive the entire southern Serengeti, the Gol Kopjes, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Areas of Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek.  The camp moves to the area of the Moru Kopjes as the dry season approaches allowing excellent viewing of the wildebeest rut in May and June and touring of the Seronera River Valley and the beautiful kopjes of the south-central Serengeti.

Woodlands Camp features 12 large canvas tents with roomy sleeping quarters including one family tent with two bedrooms and two private bathrooms. Each tent has its own private en suite bathroom that includes running water from a marble-topped single basin vanity, a separate hot shower area elevated on teak wood flooring, solar hot water heaters, an enclosed private flush toilet, and a dressing area. Each tent is furnished with a comfortable sitting area complete with love seats and chairs, and a quaint writing desk for journaling about the day’s events.

Woodlands Camp received permission to become a permanent camp and upgrades began in 2018-2019 including raising the tents on platforms with flooring and solar hot water heaters.

Amenities

  • En suite Hot Shower
  • Flush Toilet
  • Bathrobes
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Laundry Service (extra charge)
  • 24 Hour Electricity and free Wi-Fi
  • Power Strips for Charging Electronics
  • Separate Dining Area
  • Lounge and Bar Area
  • Beverage Supplement Available
  • Sundowners
  • Nightly Campfires
  • Dietary Considerations
  • Radio Communication in Each Tent

 

Southern Serengeti

The southern Serengeti is at its peak between December and May. At this time of year, huge wildebeest herds seek the short-grass plains as they mass for the wildebeest calving. The calves actually drop sometime between January and early March during normal weather patterns. The primary short-grass species that grow in the southern Serengeti provide ample amounts of nutrients necessary for good lactation.

Additionally, the open savannah provides better sight lines to predators, giving the herds time to respond to the hunt. Coming together and synchronizing the calving provides greater protection against predation, as there is truly safety in numbers (swarm intelligence). Eighty to ninety percent of calves are born in a 4 to 6-week period of time. The forest area of Ndutu also provides great elephant encounters, beautiful birding, excellent cat activity, and flamingos on Lakes Ndutu and Masek.

Serengeti National Park

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world and is considered the world’s oldest protected ecosystem. Serengeti National Park, as we know it today, was gazetted in 1951, but a smaller area first received protection between 1921-29 by the British to prevent the decimation of the lion population from hunting.

The park itself is 5,700 square miles, but the more extensive Serengeti eco-system is over 9,600 square miles of protected land from Ngorongoro all the way to Loliondo and Kenya (the smaller Maasai Mara) and including the Maswa Game Reserve on the southern boundary of the park. The Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania, with a staggering animal population of almost four million and 523 recorded species of birds!  It is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the world and the site of one of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom-the migration of more than 1.4 million wildebeest and another 250,000 zebra. The area consists of a treeless central plain, savannah dotted with acacia and granite outcroppings called kopjes, and a riverine bush and forest in the north.

The famous “Migration” that people dream to experience is actually a dynamic process taking a full year to complete.  There are different ‘events’ that happen at different times of the year and in different locations in this park; calving, rut, and river crossings.  The basic migration occurs in a clockwise direction but is guided by rain and the growth of grass, so at any time the animals can ignore “tradition” and just follow rain clouds in a more haphazard direction.

Additional Info

  • Check In : After 12 PM
  • Check Out : Before 12 PM
  • Total Room : 12
  • Location : Serengeti

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