Reviews of Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp
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Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp review
Loved it - we really liked the way you could split the tent into 3 sections to be a bit more private when washing or changing. Good idea to have a "back door" so that someone can come in and top up your hot and cold water in the morning.
Babu Tryphon and his assistant looked after our every need when we were in the mess tent. All the staff were really nice. Laundry service was very good and very fast.
Excellent location - we saw lots of animals and were right in the middle of the migration with a fantastic view from the dining tent.
Excellent safari at Nomad Serengeti Camp
As with any safari camp, Nomad had actually moved the camp northwards to catch the by then all but completed migration - happening some 5-6 weeks previously we were told - leaving a good few thousand game lagging behind in a state of confusion / reverse migration owing to the rains and continuing unsettled weather.
The move resulted in a long transfer / extended game drive of some 6 hours, leaving us pretty whacked out following such an early departure from Kigali that morning - we didn't get to camp much before 4:30pm so weren't in much of a state for any evening activity save for a sundowner.
The rest of the time was, however, fantastic. All clients enjoyed the sole use of a private safari 4x4 and guide, which was just what we wanted and made the whole experience more rewarding. The staff were among the best we have experienced and the level of service and food quality, given the mobile nature of the camp and its support, were exemplary.
The camps are relayed between sites - the next passed us wrapped up in the back of three trucks one afternoon - but from the quality of the fixtures and the time taken in presentation, the tents and recreational areas would rival many permanent sites. You just can't beat a hot bucket shower at the end of a packed game drive. It felt like, indeed was, an authentic bush camp. A top experience.
Expert Africa comments
To explain this in further detail … the Nomad Serengeti Camp is a semi-mobile safari camp. This means that it usually moves several times a year, to try to shadow the migration. This year (2008), the Serengeti wildebeest migration has been at least a month earlier than normal – ahead of its usual schedule!
Hence the camp’s managers decided, at very short notice, to move this camp further north, in order to get closer to the herds of the migration, which had moved far to the north of the camp’s original site.
We were only told of this a few days before these travellers arrived in the Serengeti and so, unfortunately, we were unable to change their flights into the park. So they landed at an airstrip near to the camp’s original site, and had a longer drive than originally planned to reach the camp’s new location. That’s why they were understandably tired on arrival!