Reviews of Serengeti Migration Camp
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Good but too big for us
Migration camp was a very good camp well run and a great setting.
For us it was a tad too big (over 40 people for dinner) with lots of travelling safaris just dropping in and staying for one night. Not so much attention to detail as Klien's and not as personal.
Serengetti National park is a bit frustrating as the drivers cannot leave the road and there are no night drives. Having said that our guide (Moses) was brilliant and in 3 days we saw some great stuff (some of it right by the road). One Lion Kill and one Cheetah (3 cheetah) kill plus some great Leapord, sightings (5 in total).
Another highlight was a walking Safari from the camp up to a nearby hill (Kope) - with crocodile, Hippos and Buffalo on the way.
Child friendly and a good pool and sundeck overlooking the plains
Serengeti Migration Camp review
In most aspects Migration was excellent, they are outstanding particularly in service. The negative was the kitchen. The food was ok but really only between average to good. As a negative example, one lunch had vegetarian pizza as one of the choices on the menu. It apparently was not very popular and slices of pizza re-appeared two days later in our picnic lunch (although to be fair that was only one item and the lunch also offered chiken, potato salad, green salad and wine) and pizza again in box lunches packed for our plane trip on the next day - ie. by now four day old pizza. The box lunch was actually quite poor in quality of content, the sandwich included was a roll of white bread with a sliced hot dog (which in itself was a left over from a breakfast menu). I understand their drive not to waste food but an item uneaten owing to unpopularity doesn't improve with age.
The guide was really outstanding, he literally spotted a leopard in a tree by seeing just the tail move from 300-400 meters while he was driving. He routinley did things like this in spotting game.
Expert Africa comments
We passed these comments to Mike Sanders, the Group Operations Manager for Elewana camps, responded:
"We are most pleased to see that over all Migration camp rated as excellent. We pride ourselves on delivering an experience which exceeds the expectations of our guests and we unfortunately have failed to do with regards to the food at Migration camp in this instance. The repeated appearance of Pizza on the menu is indeed below standard and this issue has been addressed with the management and kitchen staff at Migration camp.
Rest assured however that we do not recycle guest food. All breads, pastries and pizzas are freshly baked on a daily basis. The vegetarian pizza is normally very popular with our guests. For breakfast we serve pork and beef sausages only and on the hot dog we serve beef Vienna's and would never recycle breakfast sausages into the lunch boxes. The lunch boxes are tailor made daily. It does however appear that the lunch boxes were not up to our high standards and we apologise to Mr Karlo for this, and for the frequency of which the pizza appeared on the menu.
These issues have been seriously addressed and will not reoccur in the future."
Serengeti Migration Camp review
We have to disagree with Expert Africa's comment re Migration Camp!
Rooms were extremely comforatble, staff friendly and helpful (Jackson and Julius get special mention) and food excellent. Rather than being bland and overcooked we found it excellently cooked, varied and well presented. Picnic lunches were particularly excellent, well above the usual sandwich, boiled egg, fruit and yogurt. We got meats , salads, cheese & biscuits, quiche, drinks and chocolote brownies to die for.
Guides were great - we drove with 2 - but a negative is the 18k road you have to drive every time to enter or leave camp - whilst we saw some excellent game on this road it did get a bit monotonous. Moses looked after us most of the time and was brilliant - he was determined to get us the best sightings!
2 minor negatives;
All laundry is tumble dried - if you don't want your T shirts to shrink you need to wash them by hand in your roon. Also the loo is not private from the bathroom.