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Over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras arrive in the southern portion of Serengeti National Park around December and remain until March, creating a mesmerizing sight that draws excited visitors on safari holidays from around the world. The herds are more dispersed than on other portions of the migration path, but the timing in the southern plains coincides with the birthing season, when thousands of newborn wildebeest calves take their first steps. Witnessing these moments on the African plains is a heartwarming and profound experience that you will not soon forget.

An exclusive safari experience on the plains of southern Serengeti awaits at Mwiba Lodge, located in a private concession (Mwiba Wildlife Reserve) that encompasses nearly 130,000 acres of prime wilderness. The area is abundant with resident animals throughout the year, but many guests choose the time when the lodge is near one of nature’s most exciting events — the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. The wildlife preserve offers an almost endless array of flora and fauna, as well as 33 freshwater springs, three of which have continuous wildlife visitors.

Accommodation At Mwiba Lodge

The lodge caters to upmarket, discerning travelers by offering luxury safari amenities and ultra comforts that will enhance your time in the bush of Tanzania, such as a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness area, spa and laundry service. Guests have access to Wi-Fi, and cell phone service is dependable. The main tent features a dining area and a lounge that is elegantly designed with open-beam ceilings, stone fireplace and walls, hardwood floors, sofas, chairs, coffee tables and other furnishings. Guests with limited mobility can be accommodated with prior arrangements. Built around outcrop boulders and some of it on stilts, Mwiba Lodge by Legendary Expeditions serves upto 24 guests, and offers eight double suites and two adjoining suites for families or small groups. The interior of your suite is skillfully designed to balance modern grandeur with organic elements that highlight the beauty just outside the door.

The soothing color palette of ecru, chocolate brown, dark grey and tan enhances an interior designed to embrace you with the utmost homely comfort and serenity. Your sitting area features graceful linen sofas, hand-carved tables, pendant lighting and other exquisite accents. The sleeping area has a cozy bed with a natural wood headboard and delightful canopy of mosquito netting. Gorgeous bedside tables of natural wood and reading lamps complete the area. The ensuite bathroom has a vanity with copper faucets and basins, a soaking tub, indoor and outdoor showers, and a flush toilet in a separate area. Your suite also features air conditioning, a hairdryer, personal safe, telephone and mini-bar. The private verandah outside offers a shaded, private escape amidst the bush to watch the happenings at the Arugusinyai River below the lodge.

Safari At Mwiba Lodge

Leopards, elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, birds and many other creatures await your arrival! Safari game drives are offered twice each day, in the morning and afternoon, but as a boutique accommodation, Mwiba Lodge can meet your personal schedule of tour activities, including night game drives. Wildlife viewing is always superb in the private reserve, but the scene is especially astonishing when more than 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras traverse the area as part of the Great Migration. From December through March, you can even witness the birth of over 8,000 wildebeest calves over a three-week period! You simply share your wishes with your guide, and he uses his expertise and skill to find the animals you hope to see.

Mwiba is known for its leopards, and you may be lucky enough to get close to one of these elusive hunters. Best of all, your wildlife viewing trip starts right at the lodge property, because it is located in the midst of one of Africa’s best habitats. For an up-close and personal experience in the remote wilderness, we recommend a walking safari, which can be customized for children, birding, tracking and many other highlights. The Maasai and Datoga make their homes near the lodge, so you can experience their intriguing native cultures as well.

Dining At Mwiba Lodge

Imagine tasting African flavors that represent the distinct cultures you’ll meet while on your dream vacation. The gastronomical delights that are created by the chef at Mwiba Lodge will tempt your every sense as the aroma wafts through camp. A waiter brings a sumptuous dish that looks more like art than food! Your taste buds dance with every nibble. The dining area has a warm ambience that heightens the experience, with wood flooring, natural stone accents and a fireplace. Should you prefer, the camp chef can prepare a special meal for dining in your room or in the bush; you can picnic on a platform built in a sturdy tree, by the fireplace or swimming pool, outdoors under the stars and just about any other place you might like.

Your foodie tour in the bush begins each morning with a selection of local Tanzanian fruits and melons served with cereals, eggs, waffles, baked goods and other fare. A wholesome meal is served at midday in the dining area so that you can relax and enjoy grand vistas of the surrounding wilderness. Afternoon tea is served with sweet yummies. Dinner is an elegant affair featuring varied meats, vegetables, salads, soups and so much more!

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What We Like About Mwiba Lodge

  1. Mwiba Lodge is a small boutique lodge that has 10 guest rooms and serves around 24 guests. It is open all year round.
  2. The lodge has an exceptional private reserve location with impressive views of the river, as well as beautiful property at the camp.
  3. Safari activities are tailored to individual guest desires, and primarily done in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, part of the southern Serengeti ecology.
  4. Mwiba Lodge is a family-friendly camp with two adjoining family rooms and children’s activities.
  5. The lodge has hotel-like amenities, such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa and fitness area so ideal for family oriented guests who prefer a resort like amenities, or simply an upmarket lodge stay.

Things To Note When Staying At Mwiba Lodge

  1. Mwiba Lodge is particularly popular during the southern migration season, so rooms get filled very fast — we encourage you to book 12 - 18 months prior to your scheduled trip.
  2. Guests who are flying into Ndutu Airstrip have a two-hour drive to Mwiba Lodge. The alternate airstrip, Mwiba, is only 15 minutes away.
  3. This is a premier luxury accommodation, so the prices are on the higher side. It is also not ideal for guests who prefer an upmarket traditional tented safari experience.
  4. The lodge is not ideal for short two-night stays due to the high number of activities that are available.
  5. Mwiba Lodge accepts children of all ages, therefore it may not be ideal for guests who are looking for an accommodation with higher age restrictions.
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When staying at Mwiba Lodge in Southern Serengeti Including Ndutu Area, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.



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