Ikoma Tented Camp
TANZANIA ACCOMODATIONS – SERENGETI
IKOMA TENTED CAMP
Ikoma Safari Camp is a permanent tented camp in the Serengeti Ikoma region in Tanzania. The Camp is located on the main wildebeest migration route between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is raised up on the side of an impressive bush with broad scattered acacia trees and endlees savana.
The migration seasons at camp are centred around June to October when the herds pass trough the area. Game-viewing from the breakfast terrace can be superb. Additionally there is good resident game throughout the year, especially zebras, wilderbeest, impalas, giraffes and elephants.
Ikoma Safari Camp is just 10 km from the official gate to the Serengeti National Park. Ikoma Wildlife Area covers 450 sq km and acts as a buffer zone to the park itself where animals are free to come and go. The camp has the concession for this area which means they can operate game drives and walks and they work closely with the local villages. Fort Ikoma is 7km to the west and is now the headquarters of Serengeti National Park.
The Serengeti is a vast, grassy plain that stretches from north-eastern Tanzania into Kenya, where it is included in the Masai Mara Park. In Tanzania, the Serengeti National Park Spans 14.763 Km2 and is filled with great numbers of wildlife.
There are no fences around the park and the area stretches into not only the Masai Mara, but also the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Olduvai Gorge, the Maswa Game Reserve, Grumeti and the Western Corridor. During the annual migration, millions of animals can be seen in the Serengeti and park becomes one of the most spectacular game viewing destinations in the world. This amazing phenomenon has ensured a place for the Serengeti on the World Heritage Sites list.
The Great Migration This annual event is the crowing event on the wildlife calendar. Millions of animals, including vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and other antelope, trailed by predators take to the plains in search of better grazing. Largely weather dependent, it is hard to predict where the migration will be and when. Normally starting around July-August, the animals then move northwards, crossing the Grumeti River in a spectacular display of death, drowning and attacks by crocodiles. The animals usually return in October.
The camp restaurant offers cuisine with both local and international influences and serves themed lived cooked dinners, al la carte lunches and breakfast buffet.
All meals are served under the vaulted ceiling of the open-aired dining room, providing great views of the landscape below. The cuisine is international, using fresh local ingredients and a hint of African spices. Children can be catered for with early mealtimes, and we are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.
Lunches are typically served buffet style, with a varying selection of soups, salads, and hot and cold dishes…and an assortment of delicious deserts.
Dinner is a 3-course meal served at your table. There is always plenty to eat and enough variety to ensure there is something to suit all tastes.
Internet services, Satellite TV, DVD, MP3, many difference spirits, batteries, books and maps for consulting.
Ikoma Safari Camp offer possibility to transfer clients from the Forty Ikoma airport and Seronera airport with two vehicles 4×4.