CHAKA CAMP

Serengetti – Tanzania

Where is it?

Chaka Camp is an intimate mobile-tented camp located in the Serengeti ecosystem. The word ‘Chaka’ comes from the word 'kichaka,' which means 'bush' in Swahili.

What`s special about it?

Well lots!  But specifically - Chaka Camp operates off-the-grid and relies on a custom built solar system for its power. Room fabrics are hand-woven African designs, and the camp's furniture was commissioned and crafted by artists in Arusha, Tanzania. AND IT IS MOBILE! Chaka Camp, designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. The camp relocates to Central Serengeti from May through to November.

Why mobile?

To move with the migration. From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area. Ndutu is located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. Chaka Camp's location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February's calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

From May through November, Chaka Camp relocates to Seronera in the Central Serengeti. Seronera, located in the heart of Serengeti National Park, offers year-round game viewing and is thought to be one of the best places in Africa to spot large cats. From Seronera it is easy to access others areas of the Serengeti such as the Grumeti River ecosystem, Retina Hippo Pool, Moru Kopjes and Lobo.

accommodation 

9 ensuite tents accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children (8 meters x 4 meters)
Private, shaded verandah overlooking the Serengeti ecosystem (2 meters x 4 meters)
Ensuite bathroom with wardrobe, flush toilets. Writing desk. Electric lighting. 

What else should I combine?

Spend 2 nights at Kiota Camp, followed by 2 nights at Chaka Camp, before ending the trip with 4 nights at Kijongo Bay.