Feel the ground move under the thunder of hooves as millions migrate. The Serengeti National Park is 1.5million hectares of unspoilt savannah, abundant wildlife, distant horizons and endless skies.
This unique ecosystem hosts the world’s greatest annual migration. Every year, in harmony with the falling of eagerly-awaited rains, two million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of Thomson’s gazelles and zebras traverse this pristine wilderness. Their 1000 km nomadic sojourn allows them to satisfy their thirst and feast on the new grass that grows from the life-giving rainfall. And along with the thousands of ungulates are plenty of predators who feast on vulnerable prey. Known for its biological diversity, it’s also home to endangered species like the wild dog, cheetah, black rhino and elephant.
Listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, Serengeti National Park is one of the few places in the world that has remained pristine and untouched by humans.
A combination of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, it’s celebrated as an integral part of our planet that is worthy of protection and preservation.
As in places like the Masai Mara and other safari destinations in Botswana and South Africa, a special way to stay in the Serengeti is to mimic the fleet-of-foot fauna and adopt the same nomadic nature of their seasonal meanderings. Pop-up glamping that follows the migration ensures visitors of the best possible migration experience, allowing them to see the adventure occurring as it happens, where it happens. Of course, there are many other places to stay in the Serengeti, but the pop-up glamping experience is one of our favourite ways to sleep in the savannah.
Adjacent to the grasslands and woodlands of the Serengeti National Park, you’ll find the private concession of Grumeti Game Reserve. Every year, millions of ungulates traverse age-old routes that lead them to succulent grasses where they can graze, quench their thirst, and breed.
Grumeti Game Reserve falls within the migratory corridor that consists of woodlands, rivers and hills. The biodiversity of this 350 000 acre area has been protected since 1994 in order to protect the path of the wildebeest migration that occurs within the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Driven by intuition and instinct, migratory animals take on impossible conditions in order to stay alive and thrive.
Grumeti, like the rest of the Serengeti-Mara region, beats in time with the heart-beat of the earth. As the migration unfolds, new life is made, death occurs, and the circle of life reminds us of our own infinite existence.