Pembezoni Camp

There is nothing quite like hearing the roar of a lion from your luxury safari tent.

Pembezoni, African Environments semi-permanent Serengeti camp is located within the exclusive Wilderness Area of the Serengeti National Park.


Nine large luxury style tents complete with en-suite bathrooms set in the world famous Serengeti. The camp is located on the edge of a small river gorge that has attracted a plethora of resident wildlife. This area of the park is otherwise closed to the majority of the visitors ensuring tranquility and exclusivity.


Walking from our camp is absolutely superb and a quite an exclusive opportunity. The location of our camp is within what the Park describes as a Wilderness Area, which means general game viewing is not allowed. African Environments has special permission to use this area and we cannot think of a better place to have our camp! Due to this very exclusive location African Environments recommends a three night stay at Pembezoni Camp, allowing one day to get out of the vehicle and stretch your legs, taking advantage of the great walking, either half or full day direct from the camp.

The wildlife and eco-system of the Serengeti National Park is said to be the most plentiful and diverse in Africa, if that’s not a highlight then we do not know what is!

After a long day’s game spotting there is nothing quite as satisfying as a cold drink by a Serengeti campfire, a place where moments are relived and stories of adventure are shared.


Pembezoni Camp has a large and airy mess tent for dining, a library and lounge with books and games and outdoor seating with great views of the Serengeti plains. Phone and battery charging is available through a solar powered inverter.


  • Pembezoni Camp is the launching pad for African Environments Walking Safari in the exclusive Wilderness Area of the Serengeti National Park. From Pembezoni clients can simply walk directly out of camp with an experienced Guide for a half day, full day or multi-day walking safari experience. Pembezoni Camp is the starting point for Serengeti walking adventure.
  • Resident birds and animals makes Pembezoni Camp and the Serengeti National Park the ideal safari location year-round.

Nelson, Pembezoni Camp Manager:

My partner and I stayed here with our family during a trip to Tanzania and our safari and stay at Pembezoni was one of the highlights of our time in Africa. Sleeping in Serengeti National Park at this camp made us feel like we the only ones in the Serengeti.

The tents were luxurious and comfortable with amazing beds and a separate bathroom area, with sink, shower and toilet. The staff were so helpful and would prepare hot water for you whenever you wanted to shower or wash. What I really loved was falling asleep listening to the numerous animals passing close to our tent going about their business… we really were immersed in the wilderness.
The food, what can I say… amazing, the chefs made delicious fresh food for each meal, and there was an excellent variety. I have a dairy intolerance and they were able to accommodate my needs easily.

All the staff were faultlessly attentive and friendly, we were greeted with a freshly made chilled drink on our arrival at camp and warmly welcomed by the entire team.

One of the most memorable aspects must have been the hospitality and kindness shown to us by the Hadza tribesman who really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and give us a unique experience whilst in camp. He guided us on our walking safari which was so unbelievable it requires its own review! He spent a great deal of time with us in camp talking to us about his tribal background and culture and life story, we were later invited to join him in lighting the camp bonfire and he taught us how to light a fire using traditional tribal methods. We thoroughly enjoyed his stories and humour and got to enjoy the evening sitting with him in front of the fire with a glass of wine.

This was a genuinely authentic Serengeti experience in an incredibly exclusive camp set in the heart of nature.

Thank you to everybody who made this such an amazing stay.

James, UK (review from Tripadvisor)