Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Pioneer Camp is perched upon its own kopje in a secluded area of the park, with amazing views over Serengeti.

About Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Serengeti Pioneer Camp is perched on a rocky outcrop in Southern central Serengeti and affords dramatic views of the Serengeti plains that drift endlessly into the horizon. Close to Moru Kopjes, it is a site originally chosen by world renowned researcher and film maker, Alan Root.A camp designed for limited impact on its natural surroundings, Pioneer Camp has the feel of a 1930s mobile safari camp, but with all the modern day amenities of a luxury camp. The 12 tents are tastefully decorated in Campaign-style safari furniture, with en suite bathrooms offering steaming hot solar-heated showers. Each tent has a personal room attendant to look after guests’ needs. Ensconced among the natural bush, the tented suites offer a truly back-to-nature feel. The views from the bar and lounge are spectacular, providing the most memorable and convenient safari sundowner location.

Location ~
Perched upon its own kopje in a secluded area of the park, Serengeti Pioneer Camp enjoys spectacular views across the Serengeti plains and of Moru Kopjes.

Southern migration ~
During January to March the migration is making its way through the southern route of the journey. In the months of January to February calving occurs, and some 400,000 wildebeest calves are born in a period of just a few weeks. This event attracts various predators, particularly lions. Serengeti Pioneer Camp is located close enough to enjoy a full-day game drive to view this natural phenomenon, and then return to camp in its quiet private corner of the Serengeti.

Private picnic site ~
Serengeti Pioneer Camp has special permission from the park authorities to use a private picnic site on top of a hill offering stunning views over the Serengeti plains, that can be enjoyed in total privacy. Pre-booking is necessary.

Moru Kopjes ~
A rocky outcrop with historical significance, several of the boulders display ancient Masai paintings. An important and unique feature of the kopjes is Ngong rock. A geological phenomenon, musical sounds are produced when the rock is hit with smaller rocks. Ngong rock has been used as a communication tool for local Masai for centuries.

Lake Magadi ~
A large soda lake accessible from camp, Lake Magadi is seasonally home to some few hundred flamingos, their pink masses a marvel to behold.

Cheetah Conservation ~
The camp unofficially supports the Serengeti Cheetah Project, with the managers hosting talks for the guests on the latest cheetah research in the area. Guests are provided brochures for identifying the cheetah individuals in the area and encouraged to help by reporting sightings.

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