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Sanctuary Kichakani


Expect a truly extraordinary escape at Sanctuary Kichakani, a mobile camp that follows the exhilarating journey of more a million wildebeest and zebras as they traverse the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle. The name ‘Kichakani’ is Swahili for ‘in the bush’, and this is exactly where you will find yourself at this extraordinary camp, a gem that celebrates the ultimate remote, close-to-nature experience.

Accommodations consist of luxurious ochre tents offering true immersion in the life of 19th century explorers, upgraded with contemporary comforts. The stylish furniture, including handcrafted luggage, mid-century modern chairs and characterful cabinets, are all designed to be perfectly portable, allowing for a seamless transition as you travel through the wild. A unique and exciting feature of this camp is its bucket showers: comfortable and free-flowing with hot water, this heritage washing style adds hugely to the sense of adventure.

The camp boasts a grand central area, flowing into lounges and dining wings, all with awe-inspiring panoramas of the stunning surroundings. In the evenings, guests can gather around the traditional fire pit, swap stories under starry skies and listen to passionate guides share their knowledge of wildlife encounters and local legends.

With two locations in the north and south Serengeti, guests can choose the best time to visit depending on their preferences. The northern location showcases an incredible view of wildebeest crossing the Mara River during the great migration from June to November, while the southern location enjoys a prime position for witnessing wildebeest calves, every December to March. Aside from the migration, spectacular predator and prey action is expected from both locations, thanks to an abundance of wildlife, from zebras, wildebeest and gazelles to lions, hyenas, cheetahs and leopards.

No Of Rooms (10)
10 Tents
Game Drives
Game Drives
Family Friendly
Children aged 6+
Open All Year
Closed April & May
Manager Serengeti Camp Safari Tanzania (1)
Camp Manager
Emmanuel Pareso
Meet Emmanuel, General Manager of Sanctuary Kichakani. Born in Arusha, Emmanuel began his journey with Sanctuary by working at Swala Camp before being appointed as General Manager of Kichakani. He quickly fell in love with this camp due to its migrating nature. In his words "we are always in the perfect location to experience the Great Wildebeest Migration". Emmanuel's loyal service of over 10 years has given him the skillset to lead our migrating tented camp in the Serengeti.


The best of Sanctuary Kichakani

  • Follows the path of the great migration
  • Authentic camping experience with style and attention to detail
  • Boutique camp with just 10 luxury tents, guaranteeing an intimate experience
  • Action right on your doorstep


Twin Bedroom Kichakani Serengeti Camp

10 Stylish Tents

Sanctuary Kichakani showcases an elegant twist on the classic safari aesthetic. The eco-conscious mobile camp boasts ten exquisite new tents, each of which has been styled with care and finesse. Wooden decks accompany every tent, providing guests with the ideal spot to savour a freshly brewed cup of Tanzania's finest coffee, while en-suite bathrooms feature authentic bucket showers that add an extra element of authenticity to the luxurious camping experience. A personal tent attendant is on hand around the clock to ensure that each bucket shower is filled and maintained at an ideal temperature.
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Dining in the Bush

Breakfast Serengeti Camp Safari Tanzania
Indulge in a fantastic all-inclusive culinary experience at Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, where meals are both plentiful and thoughtfully crafted.
Chefs Serengeti Camp Safari Tanzania
What to expect
Be a part of a dining experience that unfolds into three exquisite courses. Start with Zucchini Soup, followed by Chicken Puttanesca and finally finish with the delightful taste of Salted Maple Apple Tart Tatin with Vanilla Cream and Pumpkin Seeds.

Special Offers

Current offers and packages available

Local Dress Olonana Luxury Safari Lodge
Enjoy extra on your safari getaway with Sanctuary Retreats' extended stay offer valid for 2023 and 2024, when you stay at one or more of our properties depending on your season of travel:
  • Stay 4-6 nights & save up to 25%
  • Stay 7+ nights & save up to 30%
To find out more about this offer, and to view all offers, visit our Special Offers page.
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