A few things about us and our lovely camps and team

We have been operating since 2007

Tanzania Wilderness Camps were first opened in 2007, when we saw a ‘gap’ for a quality tented safari camp.  Being passionate about the bush, and sharing it with the local wildlife in the most un-obtrusive manner, our first camp was well away from the main areas, on the Ngarenanyuki River – back then, the only camp for miles, but nevertheless with good access to prime game-viewing areas around the central Serengeti.

We have since moved (several times over the years) settling in to the area known as Turner’s Springs – a fantastic location, with spectacular views across the plains.

Its sister camp moves from the Ndutu area in the south of the Serengeti eco-system, to the north – following the migration. The camp settles into its temporary home for 3-4 months at a time, cheek by jowl with the migrating herds and their followers.

The camps are run to be “guide friendly“. We look after the guides who use our camps well, so they can do their jobs well – we all come from guiding backgrounds and realise that this can make or break a safari.  We encourage guides to host their guests during dinner, and to join them “around the fire” to socialise.

Our camp management and staff are more than happy to arrange for a very early start in the morning, packed breakfasts and lunches, anything that a guide wants to make his guests happy.

Kind to the environment

Critical to all of our camps, is that they must blend visually into the environment as best as possible, tucked under trees, generally out of view of others – but most importantly the camps must be eco-friendly.

We are mindful of the damage that can be done by being careless with both water and waste management, and our camp staff are aware of how delicate the Serengeti is.

Our camps are small, between ten and maximum twelve rooms, giving our guests a feeling of exclusivity.

Our friendly staff go out of their way to ensure a memorable and comfortable stay.

We would like to invite you to stay with us, and enjoy our hospitality.

Community Projects

We actively support the community and grass roots projects where possible, and have been instrumental in assisting with ‘give a net, save a life’ mosquito net distribution. Other projects in the community include refurbishing and building schools, tree-planting, etc. A number of projects have been undertaken with our guests and corporate groups over the years.

We have also initiated the Kilimanjaro Marathon to help develop athletics in the country – with great success.

Serengeti Activities

We offer game drives throughout the Serengeti in our specially modified safari vehicles, and also offer guided daily walking safaris FROM OUR CAMPS as well as multi-day wilderness trails.

These are conducted with our professional guides and a parks ranger and must be pre-booked in conjunction with a your safari. Our multi-day walking safaris are fully backed up by our support crew and take place in wilderness areas specifically designated by National Parks for walking.

Birding is very rewarding, both around the camp and on game drives. A balloon safari is a great option, but it needs to be pre-booked well in advance. Other safari highlights in the region include Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Ol Donyo Lengai active volcano and Lake Natron. We suggest you combine these with at least 3 or 4 nights in the Serengeti.