safari tent with lights.


Our Safari Camps in Tanzania — Private to WT!

Our Private Camps

Wilderness Travel’s seasonal tented camps on our Tanzania: Great Migration Safari and Tanzania Private Journey are strategically positioned well away from the lodge circuit in locations that put you in the heart of the migrating wildlife action. In addition to offering delightful privacy and a sense of wilderness serenity, the camps will pamper you with superb service and delightful amenities. And with a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:1, you will find them a cozy, relaxing oasis after a day on safari. Because the camps are exclusive to our groups, you are guaranteed an intimate safari experience where each day’s itinerary can seamlessly adapt as each exciting wildlife viewing experience presents itself.

(Note: with our private safaris, you are guaranteed exclusive use of the camp with 4 or more trip members. With 2-3 trip members there may be another WT private group that will share the camp.

Elegant Dining

Mealtime at our private camps is an unexpected highlight for many guests, with a mouth-watering array of fresh foods and baked goods prepared on site by our great cooks who are easily able to accommodate most diets. Menus feature expertly prepared dishes like lamb curry, lentil salad with tomatoes and mint, grilled vegetables, and chicken saltimbocca. Enjoy gourmet picnics beneath the shade of an acacia tree near grazing giraffe, and multi-course meals by candlelight served in our camp’s deluxe dining tent. Wherever the meal, you’ll feel as if you are in a fine restaurant, while the sights and sounds of the bush remind you that you are on safari!

Living Under Canvas

The delightful location of each camp will put you in a romantic world apart. We’ll return each day from safari to enjoy stories and laughter around the campfire with a complimentary open bar, before gathering for dinner served in a big, airy open-sided dining tent. Each night you drift to sleep to the enchanting sounds of the African night, enjoying the comforts of your own spacious tent featuring oriental carpets and a real bed (no cots!), along with an en suite bathroom and shower. We achieve all of this with a light environmental footprint—we use rechargeable resources and propane refrigeration instead of noisy generators, and offset all of our fuel usage through a carbon offsetting program.


The wilderness camps, and the staff that ran them, were just spectacular. Everything—from fresh coffee brought to the tent every morning, to drinks around the fire before dinner, to hot showers every evening—was perfect. Not to mention the views of the African landscape out the front door, with the only sounds the songs of birds.


Accommodations were unbelievable! Could never have imagined that such delicious meals and plush accommodations would be found in the Serengeti. It was more than I could have ever dreamed of—and the best trip of my life…so far!

Bathroom amenities.
An outdoor dining table set with food and drinks.
A person pouring a glass of champagne.
Tanzania private camp tent floorplan.

Camp Comforts

Your walk-in canvas tent (approximately 30 x 16 feet) is furnished with a king-sized bed (or two singles) cotton duvets, sheets, pillows, and battery-powered lighting. A small veranda at the front has camp chairs, a great place to relax and read. At the rear of the tent is your attached private bathroom, with a dressing room, warm-water shower, sink, and toilet. You’ll have your own tent steward, along with complimentary daily laundry service.

Welcoming Camp Staff

Our top-notch camp service is personable and professional, and most of our staff have worked with us for many years. By the end of your stay, they will feel like family and it can feel bittersweet to bid farewell to them as you head back home! Several of our camp watchmen and hiking guides come from local Maasai tribes, so you’ll also have the opportunity for fascinating cultural exchanges.

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Talk to an Expert

Our Africa Specialists know every detail about our Tanzania safaris. They will be happy to answer any questions and help you choose the journey that’s right for you. Contact us to learn more or book your trip today!