Dunia Camp in Tanzania’s central Serengeti is well placed for wildlife spotting. During the annual Great Migration, guests can watch giant herds of wildebeest moving through the area right from camp.
Eight spacious tents overlook the Serengeti National Park’s vast golden plains. Kick back on your private terrace or in the open-sided main tent with a chilled G&T and enjoy the peace and stillness. Opt to start your day soaring over the plains in a hot-air balloon and end it dining under the stars in the bush.
Our hospitable staff will do everything to ensure your comfort. Dunia is the only camp in Africa run entirely by women and the team is an inspirational example of what women can achieve in a male-dominated industry.
Seasons At Dunia Camp
January to March –Why travel at this time The wildebeest herds are calving in the southern Serengeti. There’s a dry spell in January and February between the short and long rains, which begin in March. Migratory birds are in the Serengeti during this period.
The long rains begin in March, with showers expected in January and February. The average maximum temperature is 27°C/81°F and with lows around 15°C/59°F.
April to June – Why travel at this time April and May are when the long rains fall. It’s the best time to safari with minimal crowds and take advantage of low season rates. It doesn’t rain all day and the wildebeest herds will be moving northward at this time, arriving in the central Serengeti, around Dunia Camp. June is quite dry, and the summer holiday crowds have yet to arrive in the Serengeti.
April is the wettest month of the year, with less rain in May and hardly any by June. The average high is around 26°C/79°F with lows between 16°C/61°F in April and 14°C/57°F in June.
July to September – Why travel at this time This is peak season in the Serengeti, but the focus of tourism is mostly in the northern parts of the park, where the wildebeest herds can be seen crossing the river into Kenya. The dry conditions make for good wildlife viewing, as the grass is short and animals gather around waterholes.
July through September is the driest time of year, with little rainfall. The temperature high ranges from 24°C/75°C in July to 26°C/79°F in September, with lows dipping to an average 13°C/55°F.
October -December – Why travel at this time Peak season is over and it’s gets a bit quieter in the Serengeti. The wildebeest herds are arriving back in the central Serengeti around Dunia. The migratory birds start to flock in with the short rains, which turns the landscape green again after the dry season.
The short rains usually start in late October or November, lasting for a month. The most rainfall occurs in December. The temperature high is around 27°C/81°F, with an average low of 15°C/59°F.
When to Travel to Dunia
Peak season in the Serengeti is June to October when it’s driest, but there’s plenty to see all year round.
The Great Migration wildebeest herds are within driving distance of Dunia Camp for most of the year except August to October, when they have crossed the Mara River into the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The busiest months for tourism are July and August. If you’re looking for fewer crowds, we recommend travelling at a different time of year, if possible.
Dunia Camp Experience
The safari comes right to Dunia, with the migrating wildebeest herds regularly passing the camp. Outside of the migration, there’s plenty more opportunity for wildlife spotting, too. During downtime, sink into a leather armchair with a cold drink in the open-sided dining tent and scan the sun-bleached plains for movement or get lost in a great book before retiring to your tent for an afternoon snooze.
Meals & refreshments
The food at Dunia is prepared on-site by our chefs. During the rainy season, we buy fresh vegetables from the communities around Mugumu and source the rest of our food as locally as possible. Start the morning with a hearty cooked breakfast on the deck overlooking the Serengeti plains. Alternatively, you can eat when you return from your game drive or we’ll pack breakfast for to enjoy in the bush.
Lunch is a light buffet at camp or packed up for those who want to spend a full day out in the bush. A relaxed dinner is served at camp after the evening game drive, or opt to have a bush dinner under the stars.
Please let us know your dietary requirements ahead of arrival and we’ll be happy to accommodate.
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Things to Do
We know you want to spend as much time as possible exploring the Serengeti, and that’s easy when you stay at Dunia, with three top wildlife-viewing spots all within easy reach.
Game drives Head out early in the morning to see predators at their most active. A second game drive departs in the late afternoon as temperatures begin to cool. We’ll stop for sundowners as dusk sets in. Seronera, the southern Serengeti and Moru Kopjes are all within easy reach, each known for great wildlife sightings.
Our vehicles are either open-sided or closed with roof hatches allowing you to stand for a better view. They are all fitted with charging points and fridges, so you can easily spend a whole day on safari.
Hot-air balloon rides Watch the sunrise as you glide over the Serengeti plains. Whether you’re on a romantic holiday or a special family trip, this is an epic way to start the day. Hot-air balloon rides are at an additional cost and are weather dependent.
Photographic safaris Nearby Namiri Plains is home to one of our specially modified photographic vehicles. The open vehicle allows keen amateurs and professional photographers alike to shoot at eye level with wildlife. It is equipped with all the gear to ensure award-winning shots — from beanbags and camera rests to 360° swivel seats. Please enquire to ensure availability of the vehicle and confirm any additional fees.