Ikoma Wild Camp is our favourite wild camp, where you enjoy the best of everything.
The camp is located right on the outskirts of the north-western section of the Serengeti National Park – in a pocket between the Grumeti and Ikorongo wildlife reserves. This so-called “western corridor” is the central route for the animals’ migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara. The animals wander freely in and out of the reserves, so you are in with a very good chance of seeing elephants, hippos, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes and other herbivores directly from the viewing deck of the camp’s restaurant. There are, of course, also lions, cheetahs and leopards, striving to secure themselves a good meal from the large-scale, self-service buffet of animals passing by. During the migration (June–July), you have the opportunity to experience the world-famous migration of 1.2 million gnus – right outside your tent! They wander across the savannah in large herds in search of pastures new.
Located as it is outside the national park, the camp offers experiences you cannot enjoy if you stay in the national park itself.
At Ikoma Wild Camp, you have the option to purchase extras such as a “Walking safari”, a “Sundowner” and, not least, a “Night Game Drive”. These are unique experiences that are only available when you stay outside the Serengeti National Park, where the restrictions are not as tight as in the national park itself.
If you’re up for it, a morning or evening run around the camp can even be arranged. It goes without saying that you will be accompanied by security guards, and the surroundings are absolutely amazing!
When staying at Ikoma Wildcamp, the safaris still take place in the Serengeti National Park. This means that you have a short drive back and forth between the camp and the national park (around 30–45 minutes each way). However, the added possibilities offered by the location away from the strict rules of the national park coupled with the high standard of the camp make the drive absolutely worthwhile.
Option to change
Naturally, if you wish to stay inside the Serengeti National Park, this is also possible. You can (against a supplement) choose to stay at Serengeti Wild Camp or Serengeti Wildebeest Camp.
Read more about what a “wild camp” actually is here.
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