Experience bucket list adventures with Mantis’ luxurious new mobile camp, offering guests an exclusive, front row seat to one of the seven natural wonders of Africa – the Great Migration
Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hotel group specialising in luxury hotels, eco-lodges, waterways and impact experiences located across the globe has announced its latest addition: the Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis, scheduled to open September 2021.
Ideal for an unforgettable adventure post-lockdown, the new mobile camp includes eight luxury guest tents (two of which can be inter-linked) as well as separate dining and lounge tents. As well as being comfortable, the camp also features a number of eco-friendly features.
The camp will move every few months to follow the migration route of wildlife within the Serengeti National Park and give guests a front row seat to an abundance of wildlife and one of the greatest, natural, seasonal wonders – the Great Migration.
Consisting of millions of animals, East Africa’s Great Migration is the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. The migration is a never-ending circuit in which the circle of life is showcased in its purest form.
A famously treacherous journey in which the animals must not only find food to sustain themselves, but also give birth to the future generations that will keep the annual migration alive. It’s a classic game of survival of the fittest, and its contenders are some of the most resilient creatures Africa has to offer.
Undoubtedly one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, The Serengeti National Park has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. During the migration thousands of wildebeest and zebras flow from the northern to the southern plains, in a bid to follow the short rains every October and November, and then west and north after the long rains in April, May and June.
Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis group commented, “The great migration is on the bucket-list of many international travellers and we want to make the experience even more momentous by getting our guests as close as possible to the wildlife. We also wanted to ensure that our mobile camps leave the lightest possible eco-footprint without compromising on luxury.
Our guests play an important role in supporting conservation-led hospitality and the experiences we create for our guests allow them to see first-hand how Mantis offers curated destinations inspired by sustainable adventures. These are experiences where luxury travel and eco-tourism meet.”
The Siringit Migration Camp offers total privacy in the middle of the remote African savannah and guests can embrace the peace of this wilderness completely uninterrupted. As the precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year, the camp will track the migration moving from north to south to west as follows:
September – October: Northern Serengeti, Siringit Migration Camp – Kogatende
December – March: Southern Serengeti Ngorongoro, Siringit Migration Camp – Ndutu
May – June: Western Corridor, Siringit Migration Camp – Kirawira
Each of the locations listed above has its own airstrip for guest arrivals and departures.
Unlike many mobile camps, Siringit Migration Camp will be built on raised platforms (rather than the more commonly used ground mats) leaving a smaller eco footprint.
All Mantis guests are also invited invited to off-set their carbon footprint using CCFA’s carbon calculator and carbon off-set projects. CCFA was formed to address social and environmental imbalances and to find a workable solution to the growing conservation crisis. It does so through grant-giving, education and working in partnership with local communities to implement management systems on the ground, which will protect the wildlife and the wilderness areas.
Included in the guests’ stay at Siringit Migration Camp are:
- Morning and evening game drives
- Picnic’s, bush lunches and dinners
- Airstrip transfers
- Free Wi-Fi
Make it happen
When: Slated to open September 2021
Cost: Rates start from $600/ £432 per person, per night (based on double occupancy). The game package rates are inclusive of accommodation, all meals and local beverages, return transfers to the closest airstrip and shared use of a 4 x 4 safari vehicle and tourism levy of 1% and VAT (also included laundry services and Wi-Fi).
How: For reservations and more information call: +27 41 404 9300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mantis suggests after arriving on an international flight into Kilimanjaro International airport guests spend at least one night at Siringit Villa to recoup and enjoy the cultural experiences Arusha has to offer, before journeying to the Serengeti National Park with a stay at either the new Siringit Migration Camp or the existing Siringit Serengeti Camp.