Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is a luxury mobile tented camp that follows the wildebeest migration. Stay in remarkable 5*tents in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century. Yet with all the modern comforts.
The large and comfortable communal tents provide a dining and lounge area plus a lounge bar. All of the main areas include breathtaking views of the spectacular surrounding scenery of this intimate camp. Comfortable sofa spots are also set up around the camp to afford unique viewpoints.
The electricity supply is a combination of a silent generator and an inverter battery system.
With prior notice, camps are able to arrange halaal meals. However, please note the kitchens aren’t strictly halaal and chefs are not trained in halaal food preparation. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange kosher meals.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp Accommodation
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp takes the traditional tented camping experience to new heights. The small and intimate camp comprises just 10 x luxury safari tents. All with en-suite bathrooms with indoor bucket showers, king-size beds. And everything that makes a Sanctuary tented camp an authentic safari experience. A personal tent attendant is available around the clock to fill each bucket shower to the perfect temperature. Thanks to the on-the-go nature of the whole sand-colored canvas-constructed camp, there is little impact on the environment. Casting a lighter ecological shadow.
All the tents also feature hairdryers, mosquito nets, and in-room safes. A small sitting area in front of each of the tents is ideal for an early morning coffee and biscuits.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp welcomes all children aged 6 and above. For safety reasons, children aged 15 and younger must share with their parents. Triples are available on request.
One child staying with two adults pays the child rate. When two children are staying with one adult (who is paying the standard sharing rate) one child pays the standard adult sharing rate and the second pays the child rate. In all other circumstances, children pay the applicable adult fare. Children aged 16 or younger are exempt from Concession Fee charges for Sanctuary Kusini and Sanctuary Swala camps. Triple tents are subject to availability.
The camp can also be booked for exclusive use. In this case, eight of the ten rooms need to be booked and paid for.
Game Viewing And Activities
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s location is based on the natural wildebeest migration path offering unbeatable wildlife viewing. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts.
The Serengeti is home to the Big Five. Plus cheetahs are a highlight. Along with African wild dogs, giraffes, waterbuck, and impala. Key wildlife: lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, wildebeest, and zebra.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp offers guests the opportunity to experience the great migration! The experienced guides know every inch of the park. Morning and afternoon game drives are focused on the wildebeest migration. Plus all the other species and predators that come along with this incredible spectacle. Should you wish, you can enjoy a full day out in the bush on safari.
Sundowners are the perfect way to end the day and take some time to enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Africa. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a signature cocktail as you celebrate the end of the day. All while being surrounded by thousands of wildebeest and zebras.
The park also hosts about 500 bird species. These include ostrich, secretary bird, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, and many species of vultures. The bird life is particularly good on the forest edge; where you should see woodpeckers and brightly-colored kingfishers.
Best time to visit
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp moves with the migration so it is always a great time to visit. The wildebeest calving in the Southern plains is from January to March. Once the rains begin in April, the migration for these young ones begins as they start moving northward.
Tanzania has a tropical climate with mostly warm days and cool evenings. December to March are usually the warmest months of the year, while June to August is the coolest. April and May often see intermittent rains. From September to November, the days are warm with short scattered rains falling in November.
Getting to Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp
As the camp moves with the migration, it differs from the Northern to the Southern Serengeti. It is usually open in the Northern Serengeti from 1st June – 14th November. And in the Southern Serengeti from 1st December – 31st March. Sanctuary Kichakani reopens in Northern Serengeti from around the 1st of June.
For light aircraft transfers, allowed luggage is 15kg / 33lbs in one soft bag.
The airstrips are:
Northern Serengeti – Lamai Airstrip. Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to camp
Southern Serengeti – Serengeti South Airstrip (SGS). Approximately 10-15 minutes to camp
Flying times: From Arusha to either Lamai or SGS is a 1-hour and 30-minute flight.
Access by road is also possible. The camp is approximately three hours from the Ngorongoro Crater and seven hours from Arusha.
The longer you stay, the less you pay in 2023
Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 30%
Stay 7+ nights & save up to 40%
Offer can be applied to single and multi-camp stays at any of Sanctuary Retreats’ camps and lodges.
Baines’ Camp, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp*, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp.
Sanctuary Olonana, Sanctuary Tambarare
Kichakani Serengeti Camp, Kusini Camp, Ngorongoro Crater Camp, Swala Camp
Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, Okahirongo River Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma.
Below are the game package rates in USD. The full board rates are available should you be driving to camp yourselves / with your own guide. Therefore they don’t include transfers and game drives).
Game package rates, in USD:
|Accommodation: Safari Tent
|Length of stay
|Rate per person sharing
|1st June – 14th November 2023
|1st December 2023 – 2nd January 2024
(remains here till the end of March)
There is no supplement for single occupancy of a maximum of 3 x tents in the low season. Further single occupancy bookings in the low season are subject to a 50% single supplement. All other single occupancy bookings are charged at a 50% supplement.
Game package rates include:
All drinks (excluding premium brands)
Laundry, and daily housekeeping
Two daily shared game-viewing activities. These include morning and afternoon game drives. This can also be a full-day safari.
Return transfers to and from the airstrip to the camp
24-hour on-site staff and security
Emergency medical evacuation.
Book at least 2 nights and one partner gets 50% discount on accommodation. For a honeymoon safari like no other!
This special offer can be combined with our existing long stay discount for even greater savings.
Valid for travel within 6 months of marriage certificate
Offer does not apply to GK Suite at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, GK Suite at Sanctuary Olonana or Private Villa at Sanctuary Tambarare
Guests celebrating their honeymoon will also receive special surprises during their stay. All attempts are made to keep honeymooners separate from other guests.
Single Supplement Offer
We will be waiving the single supplement for all Sanctuary camps and lodges across East and Southern Africa in April 2024 and October 2024, as well as in all low season months. This is in addition to waiving of single supplements in low season.
Camp moves from Northern to Southern Serengeti