Mbuzi Mawe

Particularly well situated for observing the great wildebeest migration

Mbuzi Mawe

Set in bushland beside a majestic granite outcrop (kopje), Mbuzi Mawe is a small tented camp sited well away from the main safari circuit and larger lodges. Its central location in the Serengeti makes it an ideal base for exploration of the vast park. It is also particularly well situated for observing the great wildebeest migration which passes close by.

The camp consists of sixteen comfortable guest tents each with en suite facilities and private verandah. Tents are full of character, decorated in true African style with two queen-size, four-poster beds with mosquito nets, and well-appointed bathrooms. There is Wi-Fi available in all the tents when the generator is on.

The spacious central communal tent houses a bar and gift shop and there is a separate dining tent where well prepared meals are served at a grand communal table. Al fresco lunches can also be taken outside in the shade. Mbuze Mawe is in the middle of the bush so potentially dangerous wildlife can and does amble through the camp, adding to the sense of wilderness, and you will be escorted at all times by a guard when outside. The overall service is first class and you will feel very well looked after.


Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, gift shop and communal area.

Local Wildlife

The annual migration of over two million wildebeest through the Mara- Serengeti ecosystem is one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles. It can be observed in March and April and again between November and January. The area around Mbuzi Mawe is also home to a plethora of large game throughout the year including elephant, hippo, black rhino, giraffe, buffalo, eland, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, zebra, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted hyena and more. During the migration, the Grumeti River provides one of the main crossing points, creating the spectacle of massing wildebeest taking the plunge and running the gauntlet of waiting crocodiles and lions.

Optional Activities

Daily game drives in four-wheel drive vehicles are included.

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Air Conditioning


Swimming Pool


Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

If hoping to see the wildebeest migration, the best months are March and April and November to January. Tsetse flies can be a nuisance in the forest here, so make sure your take plenty of insect repellent and keep windows closed in the wooded areas.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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I had a fantastic time and I want to go again. Long may Tanzania conserve its natural heritage and friendly people. Thank you.

Ms S Y - Malaysia