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.
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
Dining in the Bush
Commitment to conservation and responsible tourism
Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is committed to ensuring the tourism industry contributes to and improves both the lives and livelihoods of people living on the edge of wilderness.
The Doffa Bike Shop is an enterprise that provides women with the opportunity to earn a much-needed income, while also giving their community vital access to transportation and helping to address the gender gap.
Together with our guests, Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy is working towards raising standards of living by delivering clean water to schools that border Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.