Mantis, a leading conservation-focused, hotel group with 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.
The new mobile camp includes eight luxury guest tents (two of which can be inter-linked) as well as separate dining and lounge tents. 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.
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 comments, “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.
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
The Siringit Migration Camp is the latest addition to the Siringit Collection by Mantis, which includes Siringit Serengeti Camp located in the Serengeti National Park and Siringit Villa located near Arusha.
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.
All Siringit properties work with Pack-for-a-Purpose, an initiative that provides travellers with the information they need to take requested supplies for community-based projects in the area they will be visiting such as the Baraa Primary School. Prior to travel guests staying at Siringit properties can also arrange for the supplies they would like to provide to be bought on their behalf and have them ready on arrival to deliver to the school in person. Guests can also contribute to another Siringit community-based project, Jobortunity which is a training institute where unique training methods are used cantered on attitude and personal development. It helps young people aged between 18 – 24 to create a future for themselves by preparing them to get and train for a job.
All Mantis guests are 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.
A key objective is to ensure that tourism is instrumental in changing the conservation crisis. Mantis and the CCFA together, strive to show how conscious travel is about human rights and sustaining communities, not just about environmentalism.