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Chaka Camp

Chaka Camp

Implying a moveable, wilderness camp, the name for Chaka Camp was inspired by a traditional Swahili word “kichaka” which means “bush.” A high-end mobile tented camp, Chaka Camp is located in Tanzania’s Ndutu region from December through March and then moves to the central Serengeti from May to November, following the incredible annual spectacle of the blue wildebeest migration.

Experience a relaxing return to nature at this authentic African bush camp in accommodations reminiscent of colonial tents of previous centuries. Several en-suite sleeping tents feature comfortable furniture as well as décor that was designed and built by local Tanzanian artisans. Up to twenty guests can be comfortably accommodated, and all tents have large bed, a desk area, 24-hour electricity (solar-powered and backup generator), running water, flush toilets, and camp chairs on the tent’s “front porch,” allowing for game-viewing by day or night.

Even the spacious mess tent is mobile and operates with a small carbon footprint. Bringing years of culinary expertise, the on-site chef and helpful staff provide excellent service and outstanding cuisine in the heart of the African bush.

Stretching from northern Tanzania to southwestern Kenya are the plains of the legendary Serengeti (or “endless plains”). As host to one of the largest animal migrations in the world, the Serengeti’s diverse ecosystems are home to more than just great herds of wildebeest. Hundreds of thousands of gazelle, zebra, and buffalo also graze the grasslands along with numbers of elephant and giraffe. Not far behind the migrating herds are the Serengeti’s predator species: lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyena, aardwolf, and serval cat.

At the height of the seasonal migrations, over one million wildebeest are on the move, joined by innumerable zebra, buffalo, and gazelle. Calving season occurs annually between January and March, and once it begins the wildebeest give birth to over 500,000 calves within the span of three weeks! The exact timing of the annual migration is somewhat unpredictable. Generally, around October to December the herds descend from the northern hills to the southern plains following the rains. Sometime from April to June they begin their return trek northward and cross the Mara River between July and September.

Chaka Camp is pleased to offer guests the African safari experience of a lifetime in an authentic tented camp deep in the African bush.

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