Occasionally based in Maswa Game Reserve, but actually located in any number of spots along the Serengeti’s annual wildebeest migration route, Legendary Serengeti Camp is another addition to Friedkin Fund’s very fine portfolio, and a first rate specialist mobile camp.
Taking a leaf out of competitor Nomad’s books, but adding a look and feel all of its own, Legendary Serengeti Camp consists of a mess tent and sleeping tents. While designed to be set and struck at speed, the overall set up is extremely comfortable, and the shared area (which offers Wi-Fi) includes a lounge, dining area, bar and small library.
Carpeted and with open sides, the seating area characterised by a large sofa and low coffee table, the dining area arranged in such a way as to encourage conversation, everything about the shared area is beautifully thought through. It’s an intimate and inspiring space.
Food & service
The food is excellent, as is the service. Manned by a small and knowledgeable team, everything from food to tent care to the guiding is top drawer. Breakfast is served as a buffet, while lunch and dinner are both sit-down affairs.
The sleeping tents at Legendary Serengeti are superb. Each includes a king-sized double bed, en suite bathroom and private veranda. As with the mess tent, the feel here is a fine blend of function and luxury.
The beds are deeply comfortable, the bedding is 100% cotton, and well-chosen rugs lay beside and at the end of the beds. The bathroom – basin, flush toilet and bucket shower – is dominated by a lovely dark wood basin stand. Beds can be broken into twins, and a third bed is easily added if required.
Activities at Legendary Serengeti Camp are centred entirely around the migration and, depending on the time of the year, everything that might mean. They include wildlife drives, guided walks and sundowners; February through March represents the best time for calving.
As well as enjoying the exclusive benefits of the Maswa, guests are able to access both Ndutu and Kusini.