There are a lot of camps within the Serengeti, but few of them reach the standard of the Serengeti Pioneer Camp. The colonial style decor and furniture harks back to the early 20th century, and staying here it really is easy to feel that you are on an expedition.
The camp is centred on a thatched lounge tent, whose canvas sides are rolled up during daylight hours to let in the light and allowing you to admire the views. There’s plenty of seating - from plush sofas to director’s chairs - where you can sit back and watch the hyrax and lizards sunning themselves on the rocks outside. The dining tent is just a short distance away. You’ll dine at individual tables, which in the evening are lit by paraffin lanterns.
There are 12 guest tents at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, staggered along an incline to maximise privacy. Light full length curtains offset the dark and antique furniture, which includes not only a king or queen size bed, but a writing desk, coffee table (complete with sherry decanter) to maximise the all-encompassing expeditionary feel of the camp.