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Follow the great migration with Chaka Camp, a mobile tented camp that moves twice a year in tune with the movements of the “Greatest Show on Earth”.

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Couples, Families and Honeymooners.

Chaka Camp is the mobile sister property to the permanent Kiota Camp, which sits in the central Serengeti. Chaka Camp, on the other hand, moves between the southern Ndutu area and the northern Serengeti, aiming to get you as close to the great migration as possible. Although the movement of the herds are unpredictable, and nothing is guaranteed, generally the camp can be found in the south between December and April and in the north between mid-May and November. The exact location of the camp depends on the spots allocated to Chaka each year.

The meaning of the word “Chaka” means “Bush” in Swahili and aim of the camp is to provide a traditional, wild, bush experience within the incredible wildlife Eden of the Serengeti National Park.  

As a mobile camp it is more lightweight and simpler than it’s permanent sister camp, but moving twice a year allows guest access to the predator mecca of the Ndutu area early on in the year. February is usually when the wildebeest start to calve and up to 8,000 babies a day will be born on these plains providing a resource just too tempting for the hyena, lion, cheetah, leopard and even wild dog of the region.

Later, in the year, now in the northern Serengeti the camp is in the right place to access the Mara River. Everybody wants to see a dramatic river crossing at this time of year, but, in reality they are unpredictable and should be seen as a lucky bonus to the incredible landscape and general wildlife that is on offer in this part of Tanzania.

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The camp

Consisting of 11 luxury tents spread out around a communal main area, Chaka feels warm, homely and intimate and the staff work hard to produce a personal experience. You don’t feel as though you are just another set of guests going through the camp, but instead an important part of the experience and part of the life of the camp.

There are ten standard tents and one set up for families, each tent is relatively simple with large net windows to facilitate air flow through the tent, as well as being able to enjoy the views and a large zipped front panel can be completely opened, giving you maximum connection to the wilderness.

Hand-woven fabrics brightened with colourful African designs add vibrancy to the room, in which you also find double or twin beds, a writing desk and chair, charging points and electric lighting. An en-suite bathroom at the back of the tent has flush toilets, twin wash basins and a bucket shower.

In the main area, there is a comfortable lounge with lots of seating options and a help-yourself bar cabinet and next to this is the dining room, which is usually set up as individual tables for you to enjoy your meals.

Facilities

The tents are all en-suite with private verandahs. The main area has a firepit to enjoy stories of the day’s sightings with other camp guests, a bar, small library, lounge and dining area.

Dining

Tea or coffee is provided with your wake-up call to enjoy while you get ready for your game drive and excellent cuisine is normally served in the main dining tent or maybe under the stars.

Why Wayfairer

Chaka Camp has a number of features to ensure it is as eco-friendly as possible, one of these is that it relies on a custom built solar system for its power, therefore it is able to operate almost entirely off-grid. There is a generator back up system if needed but the camp aims to leave no trace as it moves between locations.

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