Nduara Loliondo Camp
Nduara camp was designed to celebrate nomadic cultures around the world – the Mongolian Gers or Yurts, the Navajo tepees and our own Maasai bomas. The outcome of this heady mix of culture, style, comfort and wilderness, is the most amazing camp you will ever see. The 12 bed ‘yurt’ camp moves between north and south Loliondo to give you the best of what this stunning area has to offer. Although the Serengeti park boundaries officially define the Serengeti itself, the ecosystem goes way beyond and encompasses all of the Loliondo area. The landscape and game viewing is spectacular, with lots of resident game and stunning private campsites which highlight the beauty and amazing diversity of this area. From December to June, the camp is located in the open plains of Piyaya and partners with the village community. This area is bordered by the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Gol Mountains, and Sanjan Gorge. Here, resident game is excellent, and the migration will periodically pass through the area. From mid-June to December the camp partners with the Ololosokwan village community in the north Loliondo area. Bordering Kenya’s Masai Mara to the north and the Serengeti National Park to the west, this area also offers a great mix of resident game, and is excellent walking country with a dramatic scenery of rock kopjes and woodlands. The emphasis in both these areas is on walking safaris and night drives and also on cultural visits with the Maasai. The camp consists of six large yurts, with a dining yurt, and separate lounge/library yurt. Each accommodation yurt has its own en-suite bathroom attached to the back of the main sleeping area, with traditional safari bucket showers and new compost style toilet system. The yurts have been designed to be as cool as possible during the day, and have wrap-around shade net windows with flaps that can be rolled up or down. There is also a traditional open ‘wheel’ in the centre of the roof (in Mongolian gers this is where the chimney of the fireplace would be located). This helps to keep the yurt feeling open and airy. There is a canvas ‘cap’ that covers the wheel at night, or in bad weather.