Ndutu Wilderness Camp

Ndutu Wilderness Camp is a small seasonal tented camp located in the Ndutu area that follows the wildebeest migration of the Serengeti ecosystem. It operates seasonally from December to March, coinciding with the wildebeest calving season. Nestled on a private site under the shade of trees, the camp offers ten spacious tents, including a 4-bed family tent. The tents feature solar lighting, en-suite facilities, and a lovely shady verandah.


Each of the ten safari tents is comfortably furnished and equipped with solar lighting, en-suite bathrooms, and a charming shady verandah. The camp also provides an airy central dining tent and a comfortable lounge tent with a small reference library, maps, games for children, and a recharging facility for cameras and videos. Evenings at the camp are highlighted by a typical safari campfire where guests can enjoy sundowners, snacks, and share their day’s experiences. Our renowned safari chef prepares superb meals using fresh ingredients, offering a delightful culinary experience.


Meals at Ndutu Wilderness Camp are served al fresco under the starry African skies. Guests can indulge in delicious dishes prepared with care and enjoy a warm and homely dining atmosphere. The camp’s central lounge/bar area provides a perfect space for guests to relax, mingle with fellow visitors, and soak in the authentic safari ambiance.


The camp is situated in the Ndutu area of the Serengeti ecosystem, known for its diverse ecosystems, including woodlands, plains, and soda lakes. This location offers a unique bird-watching experience and is a prime spot for spotting predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and more. Ndutu Wilderness Camp is conveniently located, only a 6-hour drive from Arusha or a 20-30 minute transfer from Ndutu airstrip.


The camp provides a range of amenities to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. These include solar lighting in the tents, a central dining tent, a lounge tent with a reference library and games, a campfire area, and a recharging facility for cameras and videos. The camp aims to create an intimate and welcoming environment while respecting the fragile ecosystem of the region.

The amenities provided at Ndutu Wilderness Camp include:

  1. Spacious Tents: The camp offers ten spacious tents, including a 4-bed family tent, providing comfortable accommodation.
  2. Solar Lighting: The tents are equipped with solar lighting, ensuring a convenient and eco-friendly source of light.
  3. En-suite Bathrooms: Each tent features en-suite bathroom facilities, providing privacy and convenience.
  4. Shady Verandah: Guests can enjoy a lovely shady verandah attached to each tent, offering a relaxing outdoor space.
  5. Central Dining Tent: The camp provides a central dining tent where guests can enjoy delicious meals prepared by the safari chef.
  6. Lounge Tent: A comfortable lounge tent is available for guests to unwind, socialize, and enjoy the camp’s small reference library, maps, and games for children.
  7. Recharging Facility: The lounge tent offers a recharging facility for cameras and videos, ensuring guests can keep their devices powered.
  8. Campfire Area: Evenings at the camp are enhanced by a typical safari campfire, providing a cozy atmosphere for guests to gather, enjoy sundowners, snacks, and share their safari experiences.
  9. Homely Food: Ndutu Wilderness Camp is known for its warm service and homely food, offering guests a delightful dining experience.
  10. Intimate Atmosphere: The camp aims to create an intimate and welcoming environment, providing guests with a relaxed and comfortable stay.
  11. Serengeti Wildlife: The camp’s location in the Ndutu area allows guests to experience the abundant wildlife, including predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and more.
  12. Eco-Friendly Practices: The camp operates with a focus on eco-friendliness, respecting the fragile ecosystem of the Serengeti.


Guests can partake in various activities offered by the camp, such as game drives, balloon safaris, and walking safaris. The region is also close to notable attractions like the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge. For adventurous individuals, the camp can arrange hikes up Ol Donyo Lengai (only for seasoned hikers) and visits to nearby Lake Natron.

The activities offered at Ndutu Wilderness Camp include:

  1. Game Drives: Guests can embark on exciting game drives in specially modified safari vehicles, exploring the Ndutu area and its diverse wildlife, including predators and the annual wildebeest calving spectacle.
  2. Balloon Safaris: For a unique perspective, guests have the option to enjoy balloon safaris, floating above the majestic Serengeti plains and taking in breathtaking views.
  3. Walking Safaris: Multi-day walking safaris are available, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, accompanied by experienced guides.
  4. Ngorongoro Crater & Olduvai Gorge: The camp is situated close to these iconic attractions, providing opportunities for visits to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the famous Olduvai Gorge, known for its archaeological significance.
  5. Optional Hike: Adventurous guests can organize a hike up Ol Donyo Lengai, an active volcano suitable for seasoned hikers, and enjoy the nearby scenic Lake Natron.

Please note that the activities listed are based on the given information. Additional activities may be available, and guests are advised to inquire with the camp staff for a complete list and any updates.

Getting There

Ndutu Wilderness Camp can be reached by a 6-hour drive from Arusha or by direct internal flights from Kilimanjaro/Arusha to Ndutu airstrip, followed by a short 10-minute drive to the camp. Daily flights with multiple airlines offer connections to various Tanzanian tourism destinations as well as neighboring Kenya. Charter flights are also available for convenience.

Driving Times from Surrounding Regions (average time with stops):

  • Arusha: 6 hours
  • Tarangire/Manyara: 4-5 hours
  • Ngorongoro: 2-3 hours
  • Eyasi: 3-4 hours
  • Central Serengeti: 2-3 hours
  • Western Serengeti: 5-6 hours

If you have any further questions or require additional information, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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