Mbuzi Mawe is set in the lush northern centre of the Serengeti, where the surroundings are dominated by wildlife and little notice is given to man. When walking from lounges to any of the 16 tents at this camp, one may bump into a buffalo or find themselves confronted by an elephant. Not to fear, the impeccable staff ensure that an escort is always at hand. Meals are plentiful, with choices to fit the tastes of the more continental sorts and those who want to absorb the local food and culture. Make sure to browse the extensive wine list. Birdwatching and ranger walks are all the rage when guests visit Mbuzi Mawe.
Primal calm, rugged splendour; A place of infinite calm surrounded by untamed majesty, Mbuzi Mawe offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world-class professionalism of Serena Safari Lodges, Resorts and Hotels.
Unlike any other camp, Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp lies at the epicenter of the Serengeti within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains, the Seronera Valley and the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru.
A ringside seat for ‘the greatest show on earth’ Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators, the camp enjoys a ringside seat for one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth.
A private encampment of 16 superbly luxurious tents guarded by sentinel towers of 3 million year old granite, the camp radiates out from a central lounge. A place of light and air, the lounge’s terrace is a massive ledge of natural stone, its views stretch to eternity and its décor blends the gnarled timbers of ancient dhows with champagne suede, claret chenille and amber weaves.
To the rear of the lounge a bar and boutique are fashioned from rope-lashed hardwoods and back-lit by whimsical coconut shades; and beyond them a rock-hewn stairway leads to a classically styled dining tent with soul-stirring views over the sun-blazed plains.
16 tents all have ceiling fans, 2 queen beds, mosquito nets, accessibility for disabled, and Driver/maid accomodation available.
The central lounge features a cocktail bar stocked with a discerning selection of beers, wines and spirits; and the stylish boutique showcases a tempting array of gifts, safari accessories, books and cultural crafts.
The dining tent has its own shaded terrace for optional outdoor dining while the cuisine blends the traditional camp fare of flame-roasted meats with salads, fresh garden produce, piquant fish dishes and luscious desserts.
Sipping a "sundowner"’ cocktail as the sun sinks below the horizon is central to the safari experience; and a scene that the staff of Mbuzi Mawe delight in setting. Drinks and canapés can be enjoyed on the rocky terraces of the camp’s own kopjes, out in the wilderness, or around the massive fire-pit where guests may foregather for pre-dinner chat and post-safari tales. The camp also offers evocative al fresco breakfasts, safari luncheons, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and cultural dancing displays by the Ikoma people.
At the heartbeat of the Serengeti
Unlike any other camp, Mbuzi Mawe lies at the epicenter of the Serengeti and within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains, the Seronera Valley and the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru.
Time in camp seems fleeting when there’s so much to experience. Diversions include game drives, ranger-led bush walks, bird-watching and sightings of such Serengeti residents as elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo, crocodile and a bewildering array of antelopes and accompanying plains game. As for the birdlife, the Serengeti offers one of the most spellbinding ornithological experiences in the world.
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