Lake Masek Tented Camp
Named for the lake it overlooks, the relatively new Lake Masek Tented Camp is located just south of the border of southern Serengeti National Park and northwest Ngorongoro Conservation area. More commonly known as Ndutu, after a second lake nearby, this area sees the wildebeest migration pass through in the earlier part of the year (typically December to April). There is also a good population of resident wildlife found here, especially cheetah, which are regularly spotted, and the more diminutive and rarely seen bat-eared fox.
Our view of Lake Masek Tented Camp
Lake Masek is a relatively well-priced tented camp with a good balance of design and rustic safari ambience. Although often utilised by safari groups, it is run by a team that is adept at looking after individuals, and is spacious enough that there’s no feeling of being side-lined or tucked away in a corner.
Technically located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, although considered part of the Serengeti, means that this is one of the few areas in northern Tanzania’s wildlife parks where vehicles can go off-road and get closer to animal sightings – making it a particularly good spot for photographers. Thus, even out of season, it should be considered by wildlife, birding and photography enthusiasts en route to or from the central and northern Serengeti.
Lake Masek Tented Camp: Traveller ratings
Lake Masek is a fairly stylish tented camp bordering southern Serengeti National Park.