Mara Under Canvas


Be impressed by the natural beauty

of the Northern Serengeti

Mara Under Canvas is close to the river Mara where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the river, negotiating the jaws of the hungry crocodiles, in order to get to the pastures on the other side in what could be considered the climax of the Great Migration.

This luxury temporary camp is open from June to November. It allows visitors to be in the proximity of the Great Migration and to be able to explore remote areas and the beautiful settings of Seregenti with a large amount of resident fauna. The camp has only ten double tents and a family tent which assures the intimacy and exclusivity of this intense experience.

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Mara Under Canvas

The private verandas offer an exclusive vantage point to witness the drama of the Great Migration and the majestic African sunsets, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the captivating sights and sounds of the savannah. 

Whether relaxing in the privacy of the tent or enjoying the warm hospitality of the camp, every moment spent at Mara Under Canvas promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of the wilderness, providing a truly immersive and intimate safari experience.

More about the lodge

10 Tents and
1 Family Tent

Check In 12:00 Check Out 10:00

Open from June to November

Children welcome

Full board



Camp Fire

Dining tent

Flush toilet

Bucket shower

Services & Amenities


welcome drink

electricity 24hrs

free parking

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Mobile Camp features

Drinks included

In the Mara North Triangle

Mobile Camp

Privileged location
during migration

We offer spectacular


The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. Ample and comfortable. There is a choice of one double bed or two twin beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents and a shared bathroom and private porch. 

Room services

with the ultimate comfort in our



Family tent

Words and pictures won´t d'o this hotel justice

Whatever I write and describe will not do this hotel justice. Sitting by the fire in the evening, talking with other guests and overlooking the serengeti plains and wilderbeest all around is something I will not forget in a hurry. At night, we could hear all the wildebeest around our tent mooing away and heard some Hyena’s as well. Would recommend everyone to stay here for an experience of a lifetime!

We offer once in a lifetime


Hot Air Balloon

Start the day on a high note by soaring above the plains in a hot-air balloon. As the sun rises, watch the herds of elephants from above and admire the unspoilt landscape. 

Hot-air balloon rides are at an additional cost and are weather dependent. 

The flight length varies between 50 to 90 minutes, all depending on the weather conditions. Bush breakfast after landing.

Private Sundowner

In a beautiful landscape, enjoy an appetizer and cocktail at the end of the day.

Camp Fire

One of the safari highlights is sitting around the camp fire, listening to the sounds of the wild, watching the sun go down and watching the never-ending sky.

How to get t0

Mara Under Canvas

Situated in the Mara Triangle area, in the Serengeti National Park. It’s the closest camp to river Mara.

The mobile camp has two different locations during the year depending on the movements of the Migration, allowing guests to be close to the Migration.

From December to March the camp is situated on the south plains and is known as Ndutu Under Canvas, from June to July on the east corridor and August to November in the north offering guests the best possible experience of a traditional mobile safari camp.

The final location of the camp is determined by the movements of the Migration.

The Airlines from the north of the country fly regularly from/to Arusha using the different airstrips of the Serengeti National Park. The flight time it’s about 50 min. These flights connect with flights from/to Zanzibar and other national parks.  The nearest airport is Kogatende, 30 minutes from the camp.

Depending of the location of the camp, the travel time could be between 8 – 10 hours from Arusha.

with the luxury

I want to live this experience

Follow the trail while it is still warm

our Mobile Camps allow you to be in the middle of action