Ndutu Wilderness Camp

Ndutu Wilderness Camp is an intimate tented camp set in the Ndutu area of the Serengeti eco-system from December to March, coinciding with calving season. Nestled under shady trees on a private site, the camp comprises twelve spacious tents, featuring solar lighting and en-suite facilities.

Renowned for its warm service and homely food, meals are often served al fresco under starry African skies.

The central lounge/ bar area is a great place to catch up with fellow guests, with a camp fire completing that close to nature safari ambience.

You’ll spot plenty of predators here: lion, cheetah, leopard, serval, African wildcat, caracal as well as striped and spotted hyena. The diverse eco-systems in this area, from woodlands, to plains and soda lakes, make it a unique place for bird watching. This is the perfect place to be to witness the annual wildebeest calving spectacle.

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  • Located in the Ndutu area (NCAA) of the Serengeti eco-system
  • 12 intimate tents – well spaced out
  • Open between December and March
  • Typically (Dec/March) calving season of the wildebeest which takes place in the short grassy plains surrounding the camp
  • Abundance of predators
  • Easy access : 6 hour drive from Arusha or 20-30 mins transfer from Ndutu airstrip
  • Children over 6 years welcome
  • Family and honeymooners catered for
  • Balloon safaris optional
  • Fly-in safaris available for those short of timeNdutu Wilderness Camp

This camp is in Ndutu area seasonally, i.e. between December and March annually, and can be booked in conjunction with a stay in Serengeti Wilderness Camp (central) or a safari to nearby Ngorongoro/Tarangire or Lake Manyara.Seasonal Camp - Open December-March

Each of the spacious safari tents are comfortably furnished, with solar lighting, en-suite bathroom and a lovely shady verandah.  An airy, central dining tent complements our comfortable lounge tent which has a small reference library, maps, games for children and a recharging facility for cameras and videos.

Evenings offer a typical safari campfire around which our guests enjoy sundowners and snacks, and relive the day’s experiences.  We are renowned for superb food freshly prepared for your enjoyment by our safari chef.

Seasonal Camp - Open December-March

This intimate camp offers traditional ‘under canvas’ bush camp accommodation, great Tanzanian hospitality, outstanding food, and a

relaxing atmosphere in one of the most beautiful places on earth – all with due respect for the fragile ecosystem.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, with the option of enjoying a tasty picnic lunch if you plan a full day out on safari. Our safari chefs prepare delicious meals, using fresh ingredients available seasonally. Dinner is served by waiters (platter to plate) – so you may sit back and enjoy our hospitality. Weather permitting we will set up dinner under the stars.

There is a good selection of wines and spirits available to enjoy with your meal.

Your safari guide is welcome to join you for dinner in the evenings to be able to interact about the day’s events and to round off a perfect day!

If you would like an intimate dining experience, speak to the camp manager on arrival, so he can set up a private table.

  • Game drives
  • Balloon safaris
  • Walking safaris – multi day
  • Close to Ngorongoro Crater & Olduvai Gorge
A note on Walking safaris:

We have designed some fantastic multiple day walking safaris in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, partially backed up by vehicle and/or donkeys. These safaris take you from the plains of the Ndutu region, up to the highlands of Ngorongoro and Empakaai.

For those very adventurous souls we can organise a hike up Ol Donyo Lengai (only for seasoned hikers), and enjoy nearby Lake Natron.

Serengeti Camps Locations

6-hour drive from Arusha

Direct internal fights from Kilimanjaro/Arusha to Ndutu airstrip, about a 10 minute drive from camp

Daily flights with numerours airlines (am & pm) with connections to most Tanzanian tourism destinations (north and south, and islands) as well as neighbouring KenyaCharter flights

  • Drive in from surrounding region/s (average time with stops)
  • Arusha – 6 hours
  • Tarangire/Manyara – 4-5 hours
  • Ngorongoro – 2-3 hours
  • Eyasi – 3-4 hours
  • Central Serengeti – 2-3 hours
  • Western Serengeti – 5-6 hours

Luggage restriction on flights is 15kg / 33 lbs in soft bags


  • Explorer Mobile safaris – private mobile camp – great for small groups and families
  • Combine with other regions staying at similar camps & lodges in central Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro, Natron, Eyasi in the north.
  • South & West Tanzania regions of Selous, Ruaha, Gombe, Mahale, Katavi, Dar & Zanzibar.
  • Fly in safaris optional throughout the country / region

OPEN 15 December 2019 to 14 March 2020

Valid 15 December 2019 to 14 December 2020
All prices include
VAT at 18% and bed levy at $1.50/night
Full Board and selected drinks
Per adult sharing



Single room supplement


Per adult triple



Per child 6–15 yrs sharing



Note that the TANAPA & NCAA CAMPING fees are per night, per person, and MUST BE PAID AT THE SAME TIME AS ACCOMMODATION.  Daily park entry fees are not included in above and are for your own account, and all park/camp fees are subject to change.

  • Accommodation twin share, double, triple or single or family tent as above
  • Honeymooners will be accommodated in a double-bedded tent (please notify us at time of booking)
  • All meals and snacks, selected drinks (house wine, local beer
    and sodas)
  • Filtered mineral water for drinking purposes only
  • Coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • Drinks: Other than house drinks which are noted above and included, a cash bar is available for all other wines, spirits, imported beer, ciders and bottled water.
  • Corkage will be charged for drinks brought to the camp
  • Laundry:  only available for guests staying for a minimum of three nights
  • Park and camp fees
  • Unfortunately credit card payment facilities are not available at the camps
  • Shared vehicle/two game drives per day (morning/afternoon)
  • Private vehicle/two extended game drives per day or full day use
  • Transfers to/from nearest airstrip
Camp exclusivity can be organised, and should additional
tents/beds be required, this can generally be arranged


lunch – picnic/lunch-box


Extra lunch – at camp


Sundowner drinks and snacks (private) – minimum 4 guests
Includes TANAPA fees


Bush dinner (private, subject to weather) – minimum 4 guests
Includes TANAPA fees. Must be pre-booked and paid


Private dinner at camp (subject to weather) min 4 guests


Multi-day walking safari by prior arrangement – price on request. NA

All rates are quoted in USD.
TANAPA & NCAA camp fees are shown separately and must be paid in full with the accommodation.
Prices are subject to change without notice, if beyond our control


For Serengeti accommodation bookings only please deal directly with our Tanzania office – email: info@tanzaniawildernesscamps.com, or you may book direct with Head Office and your dedicated consultant – reservations@wildfrontiers.com
All bookings must be made in writing.
Booking request made up to 42 days prior to guest arrival. A provisional booking/enquiry, will be held for up to five working days without penalty unless it is within 20 days of date of travel.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required to confirm the booking.
Full payment is due 41 days prior to guests’ arrival.
Bookings/requests made within 41 — 1 days of guests’ arrival.
A provisional booking, or option, will be held for 2 working days. Upon confirmation, full payment is required.


Cancellations and amendments must be in writing. If a booking is cancelled or amended, the following fees will apply.
Amendment of booking DATE OF TRAVEL to alternative date prior to 91 days before arrival. You will be able to move your booking without losing your deposit – it will be moved over to the amended date.

90–42 days — 20% of rate will be retained/charged
41–30 days — 40% of rate will be retained/charged
29–16 days — 65% of rate will be retained/charged
15–0 days & no shows — 100% of rate will be retained/charged


Upon confirmation of booking, an invoice will be presented
with payment details.


Tour Leaders will be charged according to the group size as below at any of our camps.
8—13 full paying pax USD 110 per tour leader (sharing) plus camp fees.
14 pax upwards FOC accommodation and meals, camp fees are payable. If available, a single tent will be booked.


Any guest who is a Tanzania Resident, or Citizen, will be charged 50% of the published RACK rates, and the applicable camp fees, nett, for accommodation services only. Safari and sundries pricing remain per published above, i.e. no further discount.CHILD


Children under the age of six years are not permitted to stay at the camp for safety reasons.


Please enquire for educational rates, it will depend on season and business provided, but we do encourage agents to visit our camp and offer educationals and discounts accordingly.


Please note that any special dietary requests MUST be advised at the time of booking.


Addgold Safaris, trading as Serengeti Wilderness Camps, reserve the right to amend rates, terms and conditions, at any time if circumstances require this. In the event of any change to taxes, levies, camp/park fees and any other fees beyond their control, Addgold Safaris reserves the right to pass on such increases to the Operator/Client.


Wild Frontiers (Pty) Ltd and Addgold Safaris Ltd – trading as Serengeti Wilderness Camp/s, will not accept responsibility for any incident of any nature involving any client, or staff member of any tour company, when at their camp, or travelling to or from the camp.


Addgold Safaris confirm that they will not use any information gathered from Operators regarding their guests staying at the camps.
Operators confirm that the rates presented in this document will be kept confidential and not shared with any third party.


All guests are expected to have personal travel insurance in case of emergency evacuation.

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“We found it to be a lovely camp and good value for money. The tents are spacious and comfortable, and the staff extremely accommodating. Meals were adequate considering they are in the middle of the bush. Lovely to hear the hyenas giggling and lions roaring at night (you are accompanied by a Masai warrior at night!)”

Sandra PetersenSouth Africa

“This camp was really comfortable and a great place to stay while seeing the great migration on the Mara River nearby. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay!”

Beautiful place and great serviceLaura - Santa Marta District - Colombia

“Thank you very much for making it a wonderful experience, we couldn’t have wished for anything better, will definitely come back!”

Julia Luybove

“Claudian and his staff are excellent!!”

Paul SlyerI’ll be back