Songa Tented Camp

Songa Tented Camp is located permanently in the exclusive Makao area just outside the southern tip of the Serengeti National Park.

Songa Tented Camp is one of Legendary Expeditions permanent (from late 2024) tented camps, and offers a similar experience to sister camps Mila and Nyasi. The tents themselves are very comfortable and luxuriously furnished, whilst maintaining the feel of an authentic tented experience. The central areas offer a similarly simple but elegant set up, with sophisticated lounge and dining tents leading out to camp fire areas with views out over the surrounding plains. The food and service are superb, and their guides are very good too. A key factor to consider with all Legendary Expeditions camps is that they focus very hard on providing an exclusive safari environment for each group of guests. A private guide and vehicle are included as standard, but Songa also provide private dining and private sunset drinks for all bookings. Songa is not the right camp if you are seeking communal dining and a vibrant bar in the evening, but is perfect for any couple, family or group seeking a very sophisticated and private tented camp experience.


The camp accommodates up to 20 guests in nine tents which are split into two separate “mini camps”, each operating independently from the other (however, they may be combined for a large group)…


With an area of some 14,000 sq. km, Serengeti is probably the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world. The ecosystem includes the National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve and Kenya’s Masai Mara…


Children are welcome from the age of four years and with a good family tent option, a range of activities and the flexibility of a private guide and vehicle, the camp makes an excellent choice for families…

Conservation & community

Legendary Expeditions is a Friedkin Tanzania Company and has a deep commitment to positive impact through eco-tourism. The Friedkin Conservation Fund was established to conserve two million acres of…

Location Maswa Game Reserve, southern Serengeti
Access Scheduled flight or private charter flight to Makao airstrip
Open June to March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Luxury tented camp
Focus Big game / Culture / Private activities
Children 4 Years +
Activities Game drives (day) / Bush walks / Cultural activities
Vehicles Open
Maximum Guests on Vehicle Private only
Private Vehicle Options Yes (included as standard)
Off-road Driving Yes
Number of Rooms 9 tents (including 1 family tent)
Family Accommodation 1 two bedroomed family tent
Bathroom Flush toilet / Plumbed basin / Plumbed shower
Power for charging In room
Lighting Electric
Hairdryer On request
Heating/Cooling Standing fans
Room Safe No (manager’s safe)
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room Radio
Wi-Fi Throughout
Mobile Reception No
Swimming No
Wellness No
Dining Style Private
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Not accepted