Tanzania: Conservation-focused hotel group Mantis Collection will open the Siringit Migration Camp this September 2021, which will move every few months to follow the migration route of wildlife within the Serengeti National Park.
The new camp includes eight luxury guest tents [two of which can be interlinked] as well as separate dining and lounge tents. It will be based in the following locations:
• September – October: Northern Serengeti, Siringit Migration Camp – Kogatende
• December – March: Southern Serengeti Ngorongoro, Siringit Migration Camp – Ndutu
• May – June: Western Corridor, Siringit Migration Camp – Kirawira
Each of these locations are based on the migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebras on their migration from the northern to the southern plains, in a bid to follow the short rains every October and November, and then west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
Guest stays will include morning and evening game drives, all meals, sundowners, airstrip transfers and WiFi.
The mobile camp will be built on raised platforms and marks the latest addition to the Siringit Collection by Mantis. All Siringit properties work with Pack-for-a-Purpose – an initiative where travellers can take requested supplies to community-based projects.
Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis Group, said: “The great migration is on the bucket-list of many international travellers and we want to make the experience even more momentous by getting our guests as close as possible to the wildlife. We also wanted to ensure that our mobile camps leave the lightest possible eco-footprint without compromising on luxury.
“Our guests play an important role in supporting conservation-led hospitality and the experiences we create for our guests allow them to see first-hand how Mantis offers curated destinations inspired by sustainable adventures. These are experiences where luxury travel and eco-tourism meet,” he added.
Mantis is a conservation-focused hotel group with hotels, eco-lodges and waterway experiences. Accor has a 50 per cent stake in the company, complemented by a partnership with Community Conservation Fund Africa [CCFA], a non-profit organisation which aims to amplify the commitment of both groups in preventing the accelerating decline of Africa’s wildlife and natural resources.