Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp




Mbuzi Mawe Camp offers a timeless blend of classical safari rusticity and the world-class professionalism of Serena Lodges. Set amid rocky outcrops or 'kopjes' as they are called locally, which are geological features of the Serengeti, Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp is in the heart of the Serengeti National Reserve. It is situated half way between Seronera and Lobo, in a low use area of the park.

Guarded by 3 million year old granite towers, Mbuzi Mawe, meaning Klipspringer, makes great use of its unique wilderness location. There are al fresco breakfasts, safari lunches, lantern-lit bush suppers, campfire roasts, and dance displays by the local Ikoma people as well as game drives, ranger-led bush walks, great ornithology and sightings of: elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, warthog, hippo and crocodile.

Camp Location

The camp is situated in a prime area of the Serengeti within easy reach of the top wildlife 'theatres' of Lobo, the Western Corridor of the Grumeti River, the southern grass plains and the Seronera Valley. There are also the kopjes, or inselbergs, of Barafu, Gol, Maasai, Loliondo, Simba and Moru. Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp has the most fantastic location on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles and their accompanying cast of predators. This classic safari camp in the Serengeti allows you to view one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth - the migration.

Accommodation at Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp

Accommodation comprises 16 spacious tents with 24-hour electricity, constant hot water, ensuite bathroom, dressing area, two double four-poster beds and a verandah with double sun bed. The central lounge features a cocktail bar and the dining tent has its own shaded terrace for al fresco dining while the cuisine blends the traditional camp fare of flame-roasted meats with salads and fresh garden produce.


Activities at Mbuzi Mawe include daily game drives. With the aid of your guide you will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate first hand the harshness and beauty of this area. Balloon flights and sundowner cocktails can also be arranged.

Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp on the map


Full board

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round