LOCATION & HISTORY
The Baobab Serengeti
The BAOBAB SERENGETI is located on a bend of the Orangi River in the heart of the Serengeti, about half an hour from the "Seronera Airstrip", one and a half hours from the southern "Naabi Hill Gate" and one and a half hours from the northern "Kleins Gate". Due to its central location, we offer a perfect starting point for game drives in every part of the national park.
The camp is set out in a way so you have a view of the expanse of the Serengeti. The sunset can be enjoyed from the private terrace, around the campfire or from the main tent.
The Orangi River is one of the most important rivers in the Serengeti, as it carries water all year round and thus many animals attracts and supplies. e.g. elephants. In the northwest rises the Kilimafedha, the "Goldberg".
The central Serengeti in the middle of Africa's most famous savanna awaits with a large number of lions. The landscape offers open steppes, with an impressive variety of trees ranging from gnarled acacia trees to large palm trees. Even in the months when migration does not pass through this part of the Serengeti, you are overwhelmed by biodiversity. Lions and leopards have their permanent territories and a "richly set table" with various antelope species, buffalos and zebras. The further south you get, the closer you reach the hunting grounds of the cheetah, the fastest cat in the world. Of course, the central Serengeti is also home to pachyderms such as elephants and hippos.
BAOBAB LODGES & CAMP
The south of the Serengeti with the adjacent Ndutu area is also considered the birthplace of migration.
Every year the herds usually gather here between February and April to calve. The protection of the huge herds increases the chances of survival of the individual pups. A spectacle that annually attracts professional photographers from around the world. But the rest of the year, the south offers fascinating spectacles and landscapes. In recent years, the protection project of the Zoological Society of Frankfurt for rhinos is starting to pay off. With a little luck you will see the animals. The Ndutu area is no longer part of the Serengeti National Park, but is still under protection. Here it is allowed to drive off-road. Nevertheless, in order not to disturb the animals, a certain distance, e.g. to hunting cheetahs is kept.
This part of the Serengeti is very popular as the herds move towards Massai Mara. Almost everyone knows the spectacular pictures of wildebeest and crocodiles during the so-called "river crossing". Who wants to see such scenes, must bring patience. This is usually rewarded rich. Even outside the "season" the area has its special charm. The landscape is more overgrown and a little hilly than the southern and central part of the national park. And even if the herds are not there, the sedentary inhabitants or elephants are waiting for you. Outside of the migration months, you can see fewer cars and have the opportunity to encounter nature in a private atmosphere.
The western part of the national park is hilly. This part is less frequented and migration occurs in smaller foothills between May and July. Nevertheless, the area has its charm, as many animals prefer the bushier land. Elephants and giraffes feel very well here. For lions and cheetahs there are enough antelopes that are native to the area all year round. Anyone looking for a special impression and the tranquility of the "broad land" is right here for a few hours.