Siringit Migration Camp to open in Tanzania
by Jessica Pook
Conservation-focused hotel group Mantis is introducing a mobile camp which follows the Serengeti wildebeest migration through Tanzania.
The Siringit Migration Camp, which is scheduled to open in September 2021, will move every few months to follow the migration route of wildlife within the Serengeti National Park.
The camp will consist of eight luxury guest tents (two of which can be inter-linked) as well as separate dining and lounge. Tents will be built on raised platforms (rather than the more commonly used ground mats) leaving a smaller eco-footprint.
Included in the experience are morning and evening game drives, picnic’s, bush lunches and dinners, sundowners, airstrip transfers and free wifi. Prices start from £432 per person, per night.
Guests will experience the migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebras as they move from the northern to the southern plains in a bid to follow the short rains every October and November, and then west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
September to October will be spent in the Northern Serengeti, Siringit Migration Camp - Kogatende; from December to March the camp will move to Southern Serengeti Ngorongoro, Siringit Migration Camp – Ndutu and from May to June the camp will head to the Western Corridor, Siringit Migration Camp - Kirawira. Each of the locations has its own airstrip for guest arrivals and departures.
All Mantis guests are invited to offset their carbon footprint and contribute to community-based projects.
Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis group, commented: “The great migration is on the bucket-list of many international travellers and we want to make the experience even more momentous by getting our guests as close as possible to the wildlife.
“We also wanted to ensure that our mobile camps leave the lightest possible eco-footprint without compromising on luxury. Our guests play an important role in supporting conservation-led hospitality and the experiences we create for our guests allow them to see first-hand how Mantis offers curated destinations inspired by sustainable adventures.”