Introduce your luxury travel clients to wildlife and sundowners on the Serengeti
Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis has opened this month in the Kogatende, Northern Serengeti, where it will remain until 15 November 2021. The camp will then move to the Ndutu region in Southern Serengeti, reopening 15 December 2021, operating until 31 March 2022, when the herds start their migration north again.
One of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the Serengeti National Park has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The best time to travel is during the crossing season between July and November and during the calving season between January and March.
The Bedouin-style camp has eight luxury guest tents positioned on raised platforms to provide guests with unobstructed views across the Serengeti. In addition, the platforms leave a smaller eco-footprint, using solar power for electricity and heating. All guests are also invited to reduce their carbon footprint using the Mantis and Accor foundation CCFA’s carbon offset calculator.
Each tent can accommodate up to two guests, and tents can be interlinked to form a family unit that can accommodate up to two adults and two children. All tents have en-suite bathrooms with twin sinks. Designed to fold away, the tents are made in Tanzania using recycled materials, and transparent side panels remove the boundaries between guests and the wilderness.
Dining and Facilities
The camp has separate dining and lounge tents and African dishes feature on the menu. During full-day game drives, picnic hampers can be provided for guests to enjoy on the plains.
Experienced guides take guests into the Serengeti National Park to experience sightings of wildlife in their natural habit and an abundance of birdlife. Back at the camp, spa treatments are available. Siringit has partnered with the African spa brand Healing Earth, which uses organic products made with ingredients sourced from the continent’s oceans, flowers, herbs, fruits and seeds. Massage therapies start with a traditional African foot cleansing, and there are even treatments for kids. The ‘Mini Me Treatment’ includes a face mask and a foot soak in lavender and jasmine bubble bath, followed by a gentle mango orange scrub.
Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis group said: “The Great Migration is known as one of the greatest shows on earth and is on the wish-list of many international travellers.
The Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis returns to the roots of safari: where sustainable, intimate, mobile camps move in symbiosis with wildlife
“The unique shape of the tents – octagonal with transparent sides – is designed to dissolve the division between indoors and outdoors, allowing guests to be closer to nature. We look forward to welcoming guests and offering them the chance to witness nature at its best.”
Packages include accommodation, all meals and local beverages, morning and evening game drives including picnics, sundowners, complimentary WiFi and return road transfers to the closest Serengeti airstrip to the camp and shared use of a 4×4 safari vehicle. Both locations have their own private airstrip for guest arrivals and departures. Daily scheduled flights run from Arusha or Seronera to Kogatende, and the airstrip is a 10-minute game drive direct to the camp.