Escape on a luxury African safari and be eyewitness to the Great Migration of the Serengeti

Experience both solitude and soothing comfort on this classic Tanzanian safari, where only the canvas walls of your tent separate you from the magical Serengeti.

Over a million wildebeest, half a million Thompson’s gazelle and 200 000 zebra, all simultaneously on the move. Relentlessly stalked by ferocious predators as only Africa makes them. This is the scene that awaits you on our two Serengeti Under Canvas camps. 

Carefully positioned to give you the ultimate ringside seat for this amazing annual spectacle, each private camp has eight luxury tents with double beds, giving you the perfect blend of indulgence and authenticity.

Flushing toilets, crisp linen sheets and hot gravity showers ensure that you feel relaxed and refreshed every day, before we head out into the wilderness to witness Mother Nature’s most spectacular show.

The Inside Word 

We Love...

The fact that you can plonk yourself on a deep sofa in the dining tent, cool drink in hand, and watch the exotic wildlife go about its business. Or alternatively, sit around the campfire, under the cool African night sky, and share stories from the day that’s just gone. Incredible.

Learn Something New...

Big cats, bigger elephants, antelope or insects, whatever your passion (they come in all shapes and sizes), our highly trained guides and trackers are on hand to tell you everything there is to know. All you have to do is ask.

Experience a Taste of...

Dining under the stars. Well, as good as. Both our Serengeti camps have a dedicated lounge and dining tent, decked out with custom-made Indian rugs and polished brass samovars to add a touch of elegance. Delicious meals are cooked on an open fire, and after dinner there’s always a decadent dessert served with tea, coffee or cognac. Enjoy.

Jaw-dropping Moment...

Hearing what you think is a roll of thunder that lasts for ages, and then realising it’s actually the sound of hooves, as a vast herd of wildebeest speeds into sight.

Flying Time From The UK

Around 13 hours, via Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro.

From here guests can fly in to the nearest Serengeti airstrip. A vehicle from the camp will be waiting to collect you, so you can enjoy a game drive on the way there.

The Last Word

This luxury Serengeti Under Canvas escape is the ultimate combination of wildlife and wildearth, where you’ll witness one of planet Earth’s truly great events.

Don't Forget

You can combine Serengeti Under Canvas within a nine-day private Tanzanian safari, including &Beyond’s other lodges at Lake Manyara and Ngrongoro Crater Lodge. Please see the day by day itinerary link for details, or give us a call.

Ballooning safaris may be available, provided the camps are within reach of the launch site (additional cost applies).

National park fees are not included in the rates outlined below, these are charged per 24-hour period.

Children 11 years and younger are regrettably not permitted on Serengeti Under Canvas. All children 12 years and older stay at their parent's discretion.

We can tailor make any escape to suit your requirements so if you wish to amend the suggested itinerary in any way, just let us know.

Price From

Serengeti Under Canvas: £2,025 to £3,100 per person, based on two sharing three nights’ all-inclusive luxury tented accommodation, including safari activities.

Wildlife Treasures of Tanzania nine-day private safari including Serengeti Under Canvas: £7,000 to £10,250 per person, based on two sharing one night hotel accommodation, seven nights’ all-inclusive luxury safari accommodation, including safari activities, and flights.

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  • The romance of traditional-style African safari tents, combined with luxury
  • Unspoilt views of the Serengeti
  • Up-close and personal encounters with the wildlife
  • Trained expert guides on hand
  • Situated in Tanzania's premier wilderness area of the Serengeti National Park


  • Serengeti Under Canvas
  • Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

When to Escape

Temperatures are generally pleasant in the Serengeti, and our Serengeti Under Canvas semi-permanent camps move around the area year round, ensuring that you get within easy reach of the action.

December (the short rains) to May (March to May the long rains)

For up to 2 million wildebeest only one place is truly home; the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, from Lake Nduni to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

April to June

The herds disperse throughout the central Serengeti, heading mostly in a north-western direction, towards the Western Corridor and the Grumeti River.

June to July

The wildebeest encounter the first major obstacle in their quest, the Grumeti River.

July to September (warm months)

The herds head north towards the lush plains of the northern Serengeti and the Masai Mara. The next set of spectacular river crossings takes place at the Mara River any time between July and October.

October (warm month)

Most of the wildebeest are now in Kenya’s Masai Mara, although some still remain in the Serengeti.

November (the short rains)

The herds now return to the grassy plains of the southern Serengeti.

“Staying at Serengeti Under Canvas and seeing the great migration is an unforgettable experience. There’s constant wildlife drama going on under your nose!”


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