A completely canvas build and stylised with the early African safari in mind, &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas consists of a main shared area and nine sleeping tents. The shared area is split into two long, open-sided tents with a dining area at one end and a lounge at the other, and comes with comfortable sofas and a drinks cabinet. The fire pit makes for a cosy place for sundowners. Wi-Fi is available.
Food & service
Served on china plates with silverware and crystal glasses, the food at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas is bush cuisine at its finest. Ranging from chargrilled meats to vegetarian wonders, its origins and method of cooking is shared with the guests by the chef. Service is second to none, the logistics of changing location five times a year having created a compact, creative and wonderfully welcoming team.
Like the main camp, the accommodations are a full-canvas affair. Highly luxurious, each consists of a double bed, space to sit, a veranda, and bathroom with flushing toilet and two showers. The look and feel is very much in keeping with the rest of the camp. Touches include chandeliers above the bed, a brass wash basin, and vintage lamps. The bed leads straight onto a veranda. It’s a wonderful place from which to absorb the sounds of the night and to enjoy a fresh morning coffee overlooking the river.
Activities from &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas are based largely on the wildlife of the Serengeti plains and whether going on a safari drive or sitting on one of the lounge sofas with a good book, it’s never far away. At night, star gazing to the backdrop of the bush theatre and crackling fire with a nightcap is a must. Hot air ballooning is also an option as well as trips to Olduvai Gorge and Shifting Sands, subject to the time of year.
&Beyond have had a close relationship with Tanzania National Parks since the very beginning, sharing their expertise and resources to set up effective management plans for conservation areas. Championing low volume tourism, each lodge aims to minimise the carbon footprint and impact it has on the land it helps support.