Kimondo Migration Camp: The Lowdown

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Kimondo is one of a number of excellent seasonal camps that migrates through the Serengeti during the years, broadly tracing the steps of the wildebeest migration.

What’s Kimondo really like?

At the centre of the camp are the lounge and dining tents and a fire that’s lit each night. Stargazing isn’t compulsory, but it’d be a real shame to miss out. Meals are eaten communally so you can share tales of your adventures during the day, and there is wi-fi in the main area of camp.  However, you shouldn’t expect to rely on this heavily- it’s often only running for a few hours of the day and speeds in the deep Serengeti are not what they are in less wild parts of the world. Either side of the main area are four luxury safari tents making eight in total. The feel is traditional, and comfortable- large enough to stand up in, with a bed and desk, bathroom to the rear with flushing loo and bucket shower, and a verandah in front. As Kimondo moves seasonally the view does change, but the team here are pretty good at picking their sites, so there’s usually some pretty scenery or an animal or two to distract you.

Families at Kimondo Camp

As Kimondo Camp is a seasonal camp, it is, by its very nature rather rustic and wild feeling. This means that it’s not suited to children under 6 years. Children over 6 are accepted in an extra bed sharing a tent with a parent. We would strongly recommend anyone travelling to this camp with children to book a private game drive vehicle. The chef can also help sharing a few bush-baking lessons and  your guide will be happy to teach your little ones a few elements of bush craft to break up the long hours on game drives.

What can I do at Kimondo?

If you come to Kimondo you’re really here for the game drives, and if you’re lucky, spotting the wildebeest migration as it moves around the Serengeti eco-system. Game drives are shared, unless you drive in with your own private vehicle. During Kimondo’s time in the northern Serengeti (roughly July-October) it may also be possible to arrange a visit to the local Maasai community at an additional cost. Walking safaris are also a possibility when Kimondo is in its northern home.

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