Location

North and south Serengeti

Accommodation Type

Mobile tented camp

Accommodation Level

Mid Range

Price Guide
£££££

Chaka Camp

This lovely little tented camp moves seasonally with the migration between a location in southern Serengeti to a great spot up in the north. This means you’re always in a good spot for high chances of seeing this exciting wildlife event.

Rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events, the great wildebeest migration should be on everybody’s bucket list. Chaka Camp is one of the camps that we’d recommend you considering as your base for this experience. It is one of those mobile camps that moves twice yearly between the north and the south of the park, so that by staying here in the months of December to March and July to October, you should be in the right places for the best possible migration sightings.

It’s good quality tented camp with great service, without being pretentious in any way. We’d say it is simple and stylish. Price-wise it’s not one of the most expensive camps, it’s more mid-range, but we rate it as offering great value.

In addition, if you combine Chaka with its sister camp in central Serengeti, you’ve got a really good Serengeti safari.

Times to Go

The mobile camp is set up in the optimal locations for viewing the migration. From about December to March the herds are in the southern Ndutu area of the park, and the wildebeest at another plains game start giving birth around February. In April and May, when the long rains are quenching the land’s thirst, the herds begin to move north and eventually west too. By July the bulk of the migration is usually in northern Serengeti and spilling over into the Masai Mara. They stay up north until about October, so the northern camp is open at this time.

Chaka Camp highlights

  • Right time, right place for the great migration
  • Authentic bush experience
  • Simple but stylish tented camp

Chaka Camp location

Chaka Camp - North

Chaka Camp - South

Details

  • 11 safari tents
  • December–March in Ndutu, south Serengeti
  • June–October in Kogatende, north Serengeti
  • Children of all ages welcome

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Bush dinners

Chaka Camp rooms

10 well spaced safari tents, all of which can be king, twin, triple or family rooms.

Also 1 family tent with two bedrooms.

All are airy and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and private shady verandas.

Locally-crafted furniture and electric bedside lamps and power points offer home comforts at the same time as a real bush experience.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“Solar panels provide the camp’s electricity (with generator back-up), plastic and tins are recycled, and local produce is bought when possible. Also, the furniture is nearly all locally-crafted.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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Amanda Marks

Managing Director

Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.

Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant

Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.

Sinead Bailey

Travel Consultant

Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and recently Namibia.

Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant

The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. It was pure fun. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.

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The Great Wildebeest Migration

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