Hello! Ellen, here. If you’re anything like me, I used to think sleeping in tents equaled sleeping on the cold ground with no bathroom or the comforts of home. My views on tents were forever changed when I experienced private, tented mobile camping Tanzania in the middle of the Serengeti National Park. Not all tents are created equal!
Mobile Camping is safari at its purest form. Imagine your own private camp in the bush complete with private chef, butler and tent attendant while listening to the lions and hyenas under the stars. Your tent has its own bed, bathroom, toilet and private shower. To me, there is nothing better!
Mobile camping, though luxurious, is certainly meant for the adventurer-at-heart. Enter bucket showers! Bucket showers are showers that utilize a “bucket” of heated water attached to the outside of your tent, providing roughly 5 minutes of hot water. You can use the lever to start and stop the water to make it go a bit further so while unique, the fact that I could have a hot shower in the middle of the bush certainly felt like “glamping” to me!
Another thing to keep in mind is how remote you are and this often means animals at your doorstep. I woke up one morning to find an elephant outside my tent! Not to worry, though, I was always escorted to and from my tent, and safety was always of the utmost importance.
When not at your campsite, you can expect to enjoy private game drives throughout the “endless plains” that is the Serengeti National Park or for more adventure you can add on a hot air balloon ride at sunrise. I also highly recommend exploring other areas of Tanzania to round out your experience and tacking on an island destination or another country such as Kenya if you have the time.
From incredible meals cooked just to my liking (and to my laundry list of allergies) to unzipping the top of my tent to see the stars from my bed, mobile camping is an authentic safari experience that any nature lover, photographer or adventurer should not miss out on. If you’d like to discuss Eastern Africa or mobile camping specifically please give me a call, 888-367-0933, and I’d love to tell you more!