Stefania is at present leading a European operators educational trip to the Elewana Collection properties in Tanzania and Zanzibar also visiting the Sopa Lodges properties in Northern Tanzania.
Here are some of her comments as she tours the properties – giving you first-hand information.
Serengeti Migration Camp– Wednesday 14th December
Peter and Robyn very kind and welcoming – we were all impressed by the camp – looking well cared for and ‘elegant’ – of course this is a stunning location. There are now five safari vehicles all painted in their new dark green livery. Tents were excellent with all amenities and food delicious even better than when I was last here.
We did a short walking safari looking for the lions that had been serenading us throughout the night
Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Excellent lunch, fabulous views over the plains and great wifi reception. They now have a small open air gym near to the pool – so working out and game viewing at the same time. All Sopa Lodges have two queen sized beds in each room – so you are assured a comfortable night. We were all impressed by Msafiri the manager – so professional and ‘smart’.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp – Thursday 15th December
No one could fail to be impressed by this new camp– stunning location – a totally wild African experience – we all fell in love with it. Beautiful spacious tents with all amenities – we certainly felt that we had been whisked back in time to the ‘Pioneer’ days. We were looked after superbly by manager Andre. Three lucky operators were able to fly in the balloon.
In our two nights in the Serengeti we were able to see the north – around Lobo whilst staying in Migration camp, to game drive through the centre of the park and then see the south and south West whilst visiting Sopa Lodge and staying at Pioneer Camp. We had such great game viewing – lionesses in trees, a mother cheetah with cubs, baby hyenas, a leopard also up a tree, thousands of wildebeest and very few tourists or tourist vehicles – this is certainly a good time to visit!