Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, from right - the kitchen and toilets
Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, the dining area with outdoor benches
Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, the shared kitchen area (near right) with toilets in the distance
Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, the dining area (left) with kitchen on the right
Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, tents pitched onsite with outdoor benches in the nackground
Tumbili campsite of Serengeti national park, turning point on the road from Seronera tourist information centre
Altitude: 1500 m.a.m.s.l.
One of the public campsites located inside the small town of Seronera of serengeti national park. It is termed public because it can be used by more than one person or group at the same time and does not require prior booking, contrary to private campsites which are exclusive.
It is a tents only camp, with the only facilities provided being a separate kitchen and dining area along with modern toilets - complete with a shower, wash basin etc. Water is available from tanks that are refilled by a truck on a daily basis.
For a list of other attractions in the vicinity, please see section below after map or the attractions page.
What to do there?Spend a night under the stars after a long day in the endless plains of the Serengeti. The nights can get a bit chilly, so make sure to have warm bedding, along with waterproof tents.
Best time to visit?Anytime of the year, with the early months being better off for viewing the wildebeest migration. A good 4 x 4 may come in handy if intending to do an extensive game drive of the plains during the rainy season of March to July, or the short rains of December.
Location of Tumbili campsite
The campsite is located at the heart of Serengeti national park, and about two kilometres north east of the Seronera village - in northern Tanzania. Most of the roads used to get here are all seasons dirt roads, unless if going on an extensive game drive of the plains, where you may not want to be when it rains. For more information on its location, please see the map below.
How to get there?By vehicle or flight, with the latter using the nearby Seronera airstrip, followed by a drive to the campsite using a hired transport.
It takes about a 2 hour drive to get there from Naabi hill or Ndabaka gates, using a private, rental or tours and travel vehicle. There is no restriction for non 4 x 4's but the roads to the area can be a bit bumpy at times, enough to do quite a bit of damage on cars with worn out suspension systems.