Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp

Reviews of Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp

Good(87%) From 3 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 3 of our travellers who have visited Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Family T from London
Arrived on: 31-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Food:
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Fascinating natural history walks

Mark was an extremely knowledgeable walking guide. He took us on 4 hour walks in the morning and 2 hour walks in the evening explaining every feature along the way. We learnt the age of a buffalo skull and how it had died to details of tiny insects.

Really good.

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Mr & Mrs G - Huntingdon
Arrived on: 28-May-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp review

Hard to put into words just how incredible this was! An amazing experience which provided a truly memorable wedding anniversary.

Jean was a brilliant guide, the food was delicious and we were looked after so well. I keep looking at the photos to remind myself how totally and utterly in the middle of beautiful nowhere we were, wow!

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Mr G & Ms M from California
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Poor
Poor
Rooms:
Good
Good
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp review

The only part of trip that didn't quite work. We took one 4-hour walk the first morning we were there, saw absolutely nothing, and were soaked literally to the skin from walking through wet, tall grass.

I guess because the wildebeest hadn't migrated through yet, the grass was tall and nothing to see. The rest of the time we went on game drives. The guide seemed a bit unsure as to what to do with us. We spent a few afternoons in camp, which was fine except we had been warned not to go more than about 50 feet from the tent.

We expected an opportunity for nature walks, to focus on birds, insects, plants, natural history, geology, really anything. But the guides seemed focused on big game which didn't make sense since we were walking.

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Expert Africa comments

The team behind this walking safari in the Serengeti were sad to hear these travellers did not enjoy their time. They aim to offer a wilderness experience at grass roots level allowing for the chance to see animals, big and small! They take on board the comments about looking for big game and acknowledge that this isn’t what the walking experience is about. They are also sorry that these guests spent time in camp and in a vehicle – when they had expected walks. This has been addressed with the guide.

In regards to the tall grasses – unfortunately the migration had not passed through this area yet and so the grasses remained high. In the morning the dew clings to these grasses and does make things very damp. We have learned from this and will warn future travellers of the possible conditions, or perhaps suggest that they do this walking safari later in the year when the migration is more likely to have passed through.

We hope this experience won’t be repeated and having done the walking mobile ourselves, we remain optimistic that it has the possibility to be an exclusive a remote way of experiencing the Serengeti.