Mobile Camps-Kenya-August?

Mar 29th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Mobile Camps-Kenya-August?

After doing much research online and trying to get the search function on this forum to work I cannot find what I'm looking for. Are there mobile camps, or private camping options in Kenya during the migration like there is in Tanzania? I remember doing research for Tanz in the month of Feb and finding that camping "roughing it" was an option but I seem to be missing options like that for Kenya.
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Mar 30th, 2011, 01:15 AM
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I would advice that you Google backbackers.com,this is a website for campers forums,you will get good information or you contact [email protected].
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Mar 30th, 2011, 06:07 AM
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Not casually, in the sense you're implying, but seasonal camps, yes. A good one is Mara Bush Camp (July to October only) operated by Sunworld Safaris.

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Mar 30th, 2011, 04:17 PM
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There are so many more permanent camps in the Mara than the Serengeti that mobile camps are not usually used there as they are in Tanzania.
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Mar 31st, 2011, 06:45 AM
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As Richard mentioned, they're referred to as "seasonal" camps. Opened only certain months of the year, and stay in a particular area for a few months at a time and so not what would be considered "mobile."

Inasmuch as the Serengeti is so much larger than the Masai Mara, where the herds move about from season-to-season, it makes sense for some of the camps to be able to relocate according to season and best game viewing.

Example: Western Corridor which is best June-mid-July; the Southeast Serengeti/Ndutu area, great Dec-Mar; or Northern Serengeti, between Aug-Oct.

During these periods, some of the camps have decided to set up in these various areas, Lemala moves from the Ndutu (SESerengeti) where they were set Dec-Mar, to the Northern Serengeti between Aug-Oct, as do camps as Olakira or Serian.

This doesn't happen in the Mara, as ShayTay mentions, because there are many permanent camps. But, there are a few camps that close during the "wet" seasons (Apr/May, or Nov-mid/Dec) such as Mara Bush, Elephant Pepper and a few others.
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