Have you ever heard the sound of a hundred shuffling buffalo hooves and lions roaring into the night? Or even the stomach juices of an elephant rumbling as he glides past, another ghost of the Endless Plains? Once you do, you will return time and time again. That is the charm of the Serengit.
Follow the herd of over a million as they approach the surreal Mara River. Here enormous Nile crocodiles lie in wait hidden below the flowing waters whilst lion prides patrol the banks of the great river waiting in eager anticipation for the migrants. The Mara crossing is a much eagerly awaited annual eventide world over.
We move camp from Ndutu leaving zero-footprint, to the northern part of the Serengeti. We do this in the big rain, in May. The roads are a challenge and it takes a month to set up, such are the logistics of setting up camp. We establish camp close to the River Mara (approx. 25 minutes by a 4×4) and stay there from June to October, returning to Ndutu in November, during the short rains.
Mara North Serengeti has an old world charm unmatched by any wildlife destination the world over. The surreal Mara River has captivated the greatest of white hunters since the 1890’s. Visitors following in the footsteps of these pioneers arrive at Royal Migration Camp, Mara North and are immediately taken back in time by the soft echoes of a lost era of wildlife romance. Our camp echoes this very ethos. Check into camp and let your Msaidezy unpack for you, as your Aide de Camp plans your days with us. He will bring the chef to you and plan your menus if you so wish. The cuisine is typical bush meals. Being a seasonal camp, inventory is limited. We can do quite a few dishes for you but not all, though we pride in the quality of dishes that we can do. We do believe you will enjoy our food story!
Game drives can vary from day to day. First on the list will be a Mara crossing and we endeavour to keep returning to the river to try and get you to experience this glorious wildlife moment. Once that is under your belt, we will start to explore the hills nearby for lions, leopards, elephants and rhino. The rhino has been successfully clawing its way back into safety from near extinction around the Nyamalumbwa and Kuka hills. Depending on the number of nights you are staying with us, we will drive into the plains, around the rocky hills and outcrops and even to Lobo to experience the diversity of landscape and wildlife, if you so wish.