Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes by Wellworth Collection is a luxurious camp located in the central Seronera area of the renowned Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It enjoys a prime location near the famous Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi. Situated between the Rongai Hills and Nyaroboro Hills, the camp is just a short distance from the banks of the Mbalageti/Seronera River, offering abundant wildlife sightings, including the Big 5, and even a nearby Hippo Pool.

The camp’s strategic position allows guests to witness the incredible spectacle of the Annual Migration, as it lies along one of the main migratory corridors used by the wildebeest during their journey between the North and South of the Serengeti.

The rooms and guest areas have been thoughtfully designed to provide guests with a stunning 180-degree view from their beds or while enjoying meals and drinks on the covered verandas. The expansive vistas showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscape, adorned with scattered Acacia Tortillis Trees and teeming wildlife, creating an awe-inspiring experience.

Location:

Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes is situated between Rongai/Nyaroboro Hills and Moru Kopjes, along the Mbalageti/Seronera River. It is located 10 kilometers before Sopa Lodge on the Sopa Road, 2.5 kilometers left from the Sopa Road Wooden Bridge, 25 kilometers from Seronera Airstrip, 300 kilometers from Arusha, and 42 kilometers from Naabi Hill Gate.

Amenities

Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes is a luxury safari camp located in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The camp is situated in a prime location, close to the Moru Kopjes, which are a series of granite outcrops that are home to a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest.

The camp offers a variety of amenities and services to its guests, including:

  • 20 luxury tents with private verandas
  • En suite bathrooms with hot water and flush toilets
  • Mosquito nets
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • A central mess tent for meals and drinks
  • A lounge tent
  • A campfire area
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Cultural visits to Maasai villages
  • Sundowner drinks

The camp also has a number of sustainability initiatives in place, including:

  • Using solar power to generate electricity
  • Having a strict waste management policy
  • Working with local communities to support conservation efforts

Accommodations:

The camp offers tastefully decorated accommodations with all the amenities one would expect from a 5-star luxury camp. The 20 luxury tents are ensuite, featuring flushing toilets and pressurized running showers. They provide 24-hour power supply for the comfort of guests.

The rooms and guest areas are designed to offer guests an uninterrupted 180-degree view, whether they are resting in their beds or relaxing on the covered verandas. The tents offer panoramic views of the surrounding area, including the sparsely spaced Acacia Tortillis Trees and the abundant wildlife. The camp offers a variety of guest sleeper tents, including 14 double tent rooms (45 sqm each), 4 twin tent rooms (45 sqm each), and 1 family tent with interconnected rooms (105 sqm), all designed to provide uninterrupted panoramic views.

Dining Experience:

Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes provides excellent food and beverage options at its fully-fledged bar and spacious dining tent (110 sqm). Guests can indulge in delicious meals while enjoying the serene ambiance of the camp.

Activities & Excursions:

Guests at the camp can partake in a range of activities and excursions, including walking safaris within the camp highlands, game drives to spot wildlife, sundowners to witness breathtaking sunsets, aperitifs and cocktails at the bonfire place, Swahili lessons, storytelling sessions, traditional Maasai fire lighting, cultural activities, special arrangements for honeymooners and stargazing sessions to marvel at the night sky.

The camp offers a variety of amenities and experiences to ensure guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay.

Here are some of the activities offered at Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes:

  1. Game Drives: Embark on thrilling game drives in specially designed vehicles, accompanied by experienced guides. Explore the Serengeti’s diverse landscapes and spot a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo), giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and more.
  2. Walking Safaris: Discover the smaller wonders of the Serengeti on guided walking safaris. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, explore the camp’s surroundings on foot and learn about the flora, fauna, and smaller wildlife that often go unnoticed during game drives.
  3. Sundowners: Enjoy the magic of an African sunset with sundowner drinks in scenic locations. Raise a toast to the breathtaking views while surrounded by the serenity of the Serengeti.
  4. Aperitifs & Cocktails at Bonfire Place: Gather around a cozy bonfire and indulge in pre-dinner aperitifs and cocktails. Share stories and experiences with fellow guests as you soak in the warmth of the fire and the enchanting ambiance.
  5. Swahili Lessons: Immerse yourself in the local culture by participating in Swahili lessons. Learn common phrases, greetings, and expressions that will enhance your interactions with the local people during your safari.
  6. Storytelling: Gather around the campfire and listen to captivating stories shared by experienced guides. Hear tales of wildlife encounters, ancient legends, and the rich history of the Serengeti, adding depth and knowledge to your safari experience.
  7. Traditional Maasai Fire Lighting: Engage in cultural activity by learning the traditional Maasai art of fire lighting. Discover the techniques used by the Maasai people for centuries and try your hand at starting a fire using traditional methods.
  8. Cultural Activities: Experience the vibrant Maasai culture through various cultural activities. Engage in traditional dances, visit a Maasai village, and interact with the Maasai people to gain insights into their way of life and traditions.
  9. Special Arrangements for Honeymooners: If you’re celebrating your honeymoon, the camp can arrange special romantic experiences to make your stay memorable. Enjoy private dinners, romantic sundowners, and personalized services designed for couples.
  10. Star Gazing: Serengeti’s remote location offers a remarkable opportunity for stargazing. Marvel at the African night sky, filled with countless stars, and let the knowledgeable guides point out constellations and share fascinating stories about the celestial wonders above.

Please note that the availability of activities may vary and it is recommended to check with the camp for specific details and arrangements during your stay.

Getting There:

To reach Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes, you can fly into Seronera Airstrip, which is approximately 25 kilometers away from the camp. From there, you can arrange for a transfer to the camp. The camp is also accessible by road, with the distance from Arusha being approximately 300 kilometers. It is recommended to travel with a reputable tour operator or use a private vehicle for the journey.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

  1. What is the best time to visit Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes?
    The camp is open year-round, and each season offers a unique experience. However, the best time to visit depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is ideal for game viewing as animals gather around water sources. The wet season from November to May brings lush green landscapes and is the time when the wildebeest migration passes through the area.
  2. Is the camp suitable for families with children?
    Yes, Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes welcomes families with children. There is a family tent available, and various activities can be tailored to suit children’s interests. However, parental supervision is required at all times, especially during wildlife encounters.
  3. What amenities are provided in the luxury tents?
    The luxury tents at Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes are equipped with ensuite facilities, including flushing toilets and pressurized running showers. The tents also feature comfortable furnishings and offer a 180-degree panoramic view of the surroundings.
  4. Can special dietary requirements be accommodated?
    Yes, the camp can cater to special dietary requirements with prior notice. It is recommended to inform the camp staff about any specific dietary needs or restrictions when making a reservation.
  5. Are there any cultural activities offered at the camp?
    Yes, Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes offers cultural activities to provide guests with an insight into the local Maasai culture. Guests can participate in activities such as Maasai fire lighting, Swahili lessons, and storytelling sessions.
  6. Is Wi-Fi available at the camp?
    Due to the remote location of the camp, Wi-Fi connectivity may be limited or unavailable. This allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings and disconnect from the digital world. However, there is 24-hour power supply available in the tents.
  7. Can the camp arrange airport transfers?
    Yes, the camp can assist in arranging airport transfers from Seronera Airstrip. It is recommended to communicate your flight details to the camp prior to your arrival to ensure a smooth transfer process.

Please note that the information provided is subject to change, and it is recommended to contact Ole Serai – Moru Kopjes directly or consult with a reputable tour operator for the most up-to-date details and arrangements.

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