Between December and March every year, the plains of northern Tanzania are alive with the thunderous rhythm of millions of migrating wildebeest and other game as they make a long, dusty and dangerous journey to new grazing grounds. It is estimated that up to a quarter of a million who start this epic quest do not finish it: picked off by predators, drowned in rivers or simply not strong enough for the stamina-sapping feat. Masek Under Canvas is an intimate and unpretentious tented camp that puts down roots near the path of the Great Migration in order to share with guests the splendour of this thrilling natural phenomenon.
With only 10 large guest tents and a reliance on old-fashioned bush skills and modern technology like solar power, Masek Under Canvas is ideal for seasoned safari-goers, those seeking genuine adventure and guests who want complete immersion in the savannah. Tents are spacious and have en suite bathrooms with hot bucket showers and portable toilets; creature comforts are not sacrificed here.
In addition to its awe-inspiring proximity to the Great Migration, guests at Masek Under Canvas can also visit two important archaeological landmarks: the site where the Laetoli footprints were discovered and world-famous Olduvai gorge, where the earliest stone tools were unearthed. Add to that, spectacular balloon safaris in the quiet of the dew-drenched morning and you have some of the best of Africa to enjoy.