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"Thornton's trips are part luxury camping, part ecology course and part raw adventure." C. CHRIST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

CLASSIC SERENGETI MIGRATION CAMP

Mark Thornton Safaris is part of a small team which has come together to offer the finest Serengeti migration experience. A true East African Tented Camp which follows the migratory herds of wildebeest. Camp is carefully positioned in the finest locations in the Serengeti which offer the best access to the herds and which are also secluded from the main tourism zones.

Northwestern Serengeti Mara River (July-October):

For this dry season period, camp is positioned in the magical Lamai Wedge of northwestern Serengeti near the Mara River, offering superb chances to catch the herds crossing the river, full of hippos and 18 foot crocs. It is a breathtaking area and we tuck camp away in its most secluded corners. During this time of year, we have the ideal location for the wildebeest migration.

Southern Serengeti Plains (December-March):

During this beautiful time of year, camp moves into the legendary short-grass plains of the Serengeti. This provides the quintessential Serengeti vistas of endless plains dotted with wildebeest. Cheetah and other cats abound and during February one may witness the wildebeest calving en masse on the plains.

2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE: NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK