Serengeti National Park

Ubuntu Migration Camp

Overview

Classic canvas

Taking its name from a Zulu phrase about human connection, Ubuntu is an intimate mobile safari camp with a friendly team, great guiding and a relaxed atmosphere.

The camp is a classic canvas set up with ten tents, including one family tent, each with en suite bathrooms, flushing loos and bucket showers. Lounge and dining tents along with firepit sit at the center.

Ubuntu moves twice a year, following the colossal herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra between the northern and southern Serengeti, ensuring you’re always close to (and occasionally in the middle of) the action. From mid-June to October, look forward to epic river crossings in the north, while mid-November to March sees fresh grasses and newborns in the south.

Facts

At a glance

  • Ten tents

  • Dining tent

  • Lounge

  • Photographic vehicle available

Ubuntu Camp Impala

Experiences

  • Ubuntu Camp Cheetah

    Game drives

    Ubuntu’s experienced guides help you to explore the finest areas of the Serengeti on morning and evening daily game drives to experience the incredible wildlife viewings this iconic landscape is renowned for.

  • Ubuntu Camp Sundowners with a view

    Bush breakfasts and lunches

    Maximize your time on the game-filled plains by enjoying a delicious packed breakfast or lunch provided by camp chefs while you’re on the move.

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    Hot air ballooning

    There is nothing quite like gliding serenely over the vast plains of the Serengeti as the wildlife teems below, on a romantic and iconic balloon safari. (Only available at Ubuntu North from May to November)

Community & Culture

Ubuntu's owners, Asilia, support a number of community projects in Tanzania. Every year, Asilia identifies promising students who don’t have the means to further their education and supports them with scholarships to do so. Their Twende Porini programme welcomes children from local communities to experience what a safari is all about. As well as having plenty of fun as our guests, they learn about the importance of protecting the environment.

Conservation

Asilia also runs and helps fund a selection of conservation projects, such as The Lionscape Coalition, a new initiative of the Lion Recovery Fund, that enables Africa’s top tourism operators to take action in the recovery of lion populations and their landscapes, and The Serengeti Cheetah Project.

Footprint

Asilia, which has been carbon neutral since 2009, runs sustainable operations by installing solar power systems and solar water boilers in its camps. Their carbon offsetting includes safari vehicles, their global offices’ electricity usage and even international flights taken by management. They have reduced their plastic waste by 63% over the last four years. Instead of plastic bottles, guests are given personalized stainless steel bottles. They eliminated single-use plastics in 2018 and even cling film and earbuds are not allowed in camp.

Being mobile, Ubuntu is built with an incredibly light footprint, leaving virtually no trace when it is taken down.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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