With two excellent locations away from the busier areas, Wayo Africa has created one of the best value properties we've visited anywhere in East Africa. Comfort is more than covered here but Wayo Green focuses on adventure above all else, and the thunderous action that the Great Migration provides! The idea is to focus on the southern plains for calving season at the start of the year (Kusini area, Dec–March), and then move to the north during the dry season for the famous river crossings over the Mara river (Kogatende area, June–Nov). The difference from other mobiles is Wayo’s great ability to locate the camps away from the crowds, without missing out on any of the fantastic game viewing. The camps are simple but certainly comfortable, with flush toilets and hot bucket showers, and the guiding is very good. If you’re looking for an authentic, great-value safari experience, right in the heart of Africa’s biggest show, then Wayo is a fantastic choice.
Wayo Africa specialised in off-the-beaten-track safaris in Northern Tanzania before the company moved into the Serengeti, and it’s worth taking a peek at their sister camps Wayo Trekking Camp and Wayo Walking Camp. As their names suggest, these offer slightly more niche experiences. However, like Serengeti Green, both receive consistently excellent reviews!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The northern location sits quietly just to the east of Tabora (inside the park), whereas the southern location is just to the east of the Kusini kopjes. Both locations can offer short walking safaris. Should you wish to do more walking, they have a specialised walking camp – and in high season, you can even trek between the two camps. At both locations, the camp is accessed via a short 4x4 transfer from the local airstrip, Serengeti South or Kogatende. You will be met on arrival and start game viewing right from the off as you drive to camp!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT WAYO SERENGETI GREEN CAMP:
Guest accommodation at both camps consists of ten adventurous mobile tents, brilliantly designed so you have views from your bed through netted floor to ceiling ‘windows’. Dropdown covers can be drawn across to seal you in if you’re in any way concerned about being quite so open! Room features include double bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, and luggage racks. The overhanging roof allows space for a pair of chairs in front of your room, for relaxing and enjoying the views. Each tent features an en-suite bathroom, accessible through a zip-door beside the luggage rack. This offers twin washbasins, a toilet, and a bucket shower with a raised wooden platform. The camp supplies basics such as soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
A lot of time at Wayo Serengeti Green Camp is focused around the campfire, as all great safaris should be! Meals are often served al fresco, prepared by the camp’s chef, and the main areas are simple yet comfortable. The accommodation is booked on a full-board basis, including all meals and a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. And children aged 16 years and younger incur just 50 per cent of the adult rate, making this already affordable option even better for families.
ACTIVITIES AT WAYO SERENGETI GREEN CAMP:
The camp (whether set up north or south of the Serengeti) is always well placed to offer top-notch game viewing of the Great Migration. That’s the main purpose of this mobile outfit, and they do it very well.
Expertly guided game drives- There are two game sessions daily, during the morning and late afternoon. As the camps are located right in the centre of the migration, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to viewing wildlife. Among the highlights of the Serengeti are lion, elephant, hyena, and buffalo. You can look out for smaller predators too, among then jackal, serval, civet, honey badger, and the rare wild dog. The large herbivore collection includes giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, and an assortment of antelopes.
Walking safaris- Why not head out into the bush with an armed guide? As well as enjoying some animal tracking and the area’s great birdlife, you can take a closer look at the reserve’s insects and plants. Different levels and distances are available, depending on the ages of your group. Classic walking safari is offered to guests aged 12 years and over.
Hot air balloons- Taking to the skies and seeing the herds from above is a pretty special experience! With the vast savanna below and volcanic landscapes in the distance, this is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning. Rides take place in the morning and must be pre-booked at extra cost. Please chat with one of our specialists about how to include this activity in your safari stay.
*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.