Tanzania Accommodation,
Northern Tanzania

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.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Tanzania tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Big thanks to Jonathan Morris for preparing an excellent trip – one of our favourite holidays to date. The guide at Sand River couldn’t do enough to ensure we saw and did everything of interest. The guides were very happy to do walking safaris, and we fit in a walk every day, as well as some boating and fishing trips.

Mrs AJ - Cheshire