Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, 'on a rainy day', the kitchen (near right) with toilets in the distance
Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, outdoor benches in the distance
Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, the kitchen (right) with toilets on the far left
Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, the kitchen area (near right) with toilets on the far left
Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, outdoor sinks with toilets in the distance
Nguchiro Campsite of Serengeti national park, toilets (in the distance) as seen from a point west of the camp
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l.
A public campsite inside the Serengeti national park of Northern Tanzania. Public because it can be used by more than one group or person at the same time and has some facilities included, contrary to private campsites which are exclusive.
Accommodation is in tents, which every visitor has to bring, with facilities provided being a separate kitchen and dining area, a water supply from tanks, and with modern toilets - complete with cold water showers.
What to do there?Take a break under the stars after a whole day traveling through the Serengeti plains. The mood can get a bit somber when it rains, but you may spot a few animals that venture near the camp, including buffalo, hyenas, Thomson's gazelle and Zebra. Lions can normally be heard in the distance but rarely seen close to the camps.
For a list of attractions that you could see in the nearby area, see the section below after map or the attractions page.
Best time to visitAnytime of the year, with more emphasis towards the early months, when the wildebeest migration is in or near the plains.
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Location of Nguchiro campsite
Nguchiro campsite is located at the heart of the Serengeti national park, a few kilometres north east of the Seronera airstrip and tourist information centre. There are other campsites nearby, along with two fuel stations, a hotel and a village where some of the staff live - with shops, a dispensary, restaurants and bars. For more information on its location, please see the map below.
How to get thereBy vehicle or by flight, with the latter using the nearby Seronera airstrip then a hired vehicle. If heading there by vehicle, there are buses that go through the area from Arusha heading to Musoma, but you could also use a private vehicle, a rental or tours and travel one.
There is no restriction on non 4 x 4's but you may need one if intending to do an extensive game drive of the plains in the rainy season.