Exclusive Camps of Erstwhile Royalty

Ndutu, Short Grass Plains (December to April)

Location: -2.974767, 34.948781

Royal Migration Camp Ndutu is the essence of exclusivity in the bush. With six comfortably appointed luxury tents, a retinue of staff with an Aide de Camp and a msaidaizi (Personal Assistance) when you book on game plan, the camp is designed to take you back to the days of erstwhile royalty.

Four luxury tents come complete with twin beds beds, seating and bath areas and the highest of comforts.

Two more luxury tents consist of a shower, flushing lavatory and a dresser with a sumptuous drawer for your attire, a large vanity table with dual vanity areas, a writing desk and a romantic bathtub. The tent is situated on the far flanks of the camp and is perfect to relax and take in the many sights, smells and sounds of Africa.

Location: The overflow stream from the Big and Small Marsh unites and flows towards Lake Ndutu. If you are driving from this confluence towards Ndutu, around 600 meters on this stream, to the left you will see our board. Our location is prime. The migration runs through it as lions and leopards roar nearby. 

Ndutu is the Mecca of wildlife set in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA), attached to the Serengeti National Park. When you come to the Ndutu plains, in the calving season be prepared to witness a gathering so large at times that it turns the earth black, the lake waters red and the sky brown with dust. The Wildebeest calve here due to the nutritious feed the short grass plains offer. The migration by far is the most awesome natural event the world has to offer. At Ndutu we believe you will, depending on the time of year you visit, hopefully see the migration in all its glory. The short grass plains extend to the horizon, at times filled with the migrants moving in synchronised symphony, as  predators wait with bated breath. Guests have experienced lions, leopards, caracal, serval, wild cat, hyena and cheetah around camp during these times, not to mention the many nights spent with buffalo grazing so close that you can hear them breathe and elephant herds passing within a few metres. At Royal Migration Camp, it’s always up close and personal with the wilderness. We love it, and we know you will too!

Game drives are truly surreal here. Wake up early and head off to the marsh, a few hundred meters from camp, or disappear into the plains beyond. Push yourself as much as you want, we will be there with you. Have lunch under the acacia tree at Hidden Valley or drive around Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek looking for elephant, buffalo, leopard and tree climbing lions. Many guests visit Ndutu to witness the migration but leave stunned by the sheer diversity and number of animals in close proximity, and of course the beauty of the region.

The magnificence of the marshes, lakes, endless plains and gorges are mesmerising and unforgettable. Our camp will urge you to come back for more. As the old Maasai saying goes, “Once you have tasted the dust of Ndutu, you will return; again and again”.