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GMC Guest Reviews and Testimonials
Great Service at Great Value
We have enjoyed safaris in many African countries but our safari with Great Migration stands out. Not only are Carel, Sally and their team passionate about Tanzania, wildlife and the environment they were equally passionate about giving us a great service at great value. The tents and sleeping arrangements are incredibly comfortable. The showers hot, the food delicious and the beers cold! The company was warm,interesting and highly enetertaining. Looking forward to another great safari with this company.
The Most Authentic Experience
I can highly recommend doing a safari with Sally and Carel of Great Migration Camps. You get to enjoy the most authentic experience. Sally’s enthusiasm is infectious and Carel’s knowledge of the environment is unparalleled. We comfortably camped next to the Mara River enthralled by the sounds of Africa. The rhythm of the camp is unhurried, the team most welcoming and the game viewing excursions are completely flexible – leading to a wonderful, happy and stress-free holiday!
Cape town, South Africa
I can highly recommend a stay with the Great Migration Camps
We had such a lovely time in the Serengeti with hosts Carel and Sally and their team. Tents were comfortable, fresh baked bread everyday, hot showers, cold beers what more could you ask for in creature comforts… Driving out into the bush everyday with the knowledgeable team of guides produced some amazing moments from lion kills to sweeping herds of wildebeest and zebra and being up close to elephant. To really experience the magic of the Serengeti, I can highly recommend a stay with the Great Migration Camps.
A fantastic recipe for seeing the Serengeti
There’s nothing like being in a tent at night and listening to the hyenas and hippos and knowing they are right in the river you are camped next to! Sally and Carel have a fantastic recipe for seeing the Serengeti – simple but not lacking in anything, comfortable and all we needed to really experience Africa’s wildlife and landscapes. And the way the crew bent over backwards for my 80 year old Mum was really special! Thank you so much again, was a wonderful experience.
You Offer the Truly Real Experience
Finally home with Serengeti memories to last us a lifetime. I really want too congratulate you both for organising a trip which showed off your beloved Serengeti to its most ultimate best. You were the perfect hosts, the meals nutritious and delicious, the camping sites superb, magical days filled to capacity with the most amazing sightings and delightful company, which altogether far exceeded all our expectations. So thank you, thank you for all the long and busy hours you put in to make it so wonderfully successful and may your migration trips go from strength to strength, they only will as you offer the truly real experience. Thank you again
Elgin, South Africa
A memorable 10 days with GMC
We spent a memorable 10 days with GMC. Their camp set up was excellent, we slept comfortably, the meals were good and their staffs’ knowledge and experience of the Serengeti was superb, resulting in perfect days and wonderful sightings. Carel and Sally were great hosts.
Sedgefield, South Africa
I am a lifelong camper and explorer and GMC was able to build a mobile camp operation that made me smile. Carel’s years of experience camping there has informed the design of his custom- and self-built safari trailer that is your home-on-4×4-wheels. Carel is your Serengeti version of Crocodile Dundee – you can’t be in better hands in the bush!
Sedgefield, South Africa
Dedication to Wilderness
What comes through GMC’s entire operation is a dedication to the wilderness. From their low-impact camp, to their knowledge and partnerships in the region, to their field-guiding, campfire insider-anecdotes and, most of all, their attitude and approach at the Mara River. It was heart-breaking mayhem there amongst the other “jeep jockeys”, but GMC kept their cool and stuck to their principles in respecting the Wildebeest lines and river crossing habits.
Cape Town, South Africa
Mobile, Flexible & Affordable
From someone inside the tourism industry, I was impressed with GMC from the start: they open the Serengeti to those who can’t afford the luxury or fly-in options, their pre-travel documentation and information was detailed and hugely helpful, their camp is so comfortable but lean on excess which makes it mobile, flexible and affordable. Most importantly, they get you into the wild and outside of set lodges and campsites. Their passion for this product drives them and is reflected in their wonderful team of driver-fieldguides (Norton and Armani, take a bow), effective & accomplished camp manager, Zebediah, and ever-eager camp chef.
Cape Town, South Africa
Left me Awestruck
Greetings from the wild and crazy east end of Long Island NY. I’ve been home for 5 days but our time with you, is still shining bright. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime (especially for this city girl!). Our time with all of you was a wonderful end to a great two weeks in Rwanda and Tanzania. Despite my initial trepidation about being out in the bush, your welcome and care quickly put me at ease. Our quiet morning time over a cup of tea watching the sunrise, incredible game drives, fabulous coffee (and tea!) stops, lunch watching ostriches courting each other, cocktails around the fire & delicious dinners, all in the bush, left me awestruck. Thank you!”
New York, New York, USA
A terrific camp
Thank you for a remarkable 2 days in the Bush at Kogatende. We had a spectacular time. What a wonderful experience. The game drives were truly spectacular (on the last day, we had a remarkable leopard sighting, cheetah, and a lion!!). But for us, it was the care that Carel and Sally took during our time there that truly stood out. I don’t think any of us will forget the 12 hour true Bush experience we had with Carel. And of course just being able to sit out in the camp around a bonfire, see the stars, and see the sunrise in the morning were truly special moments. You have a terrific camp and created a truly spectacular experience. Many thanks again.”
New York, New York, USA
The most wonderful safari
Rick, Robyn, Lincoln and I all had the most wonderful safari with you!! Superlatives are few and far between to describe it, you treated us so amazingly and looked after us to such an incredible degree. Lincoln cannot stop asking for “Miss Sally” and Elvis and his “Happy Fri-yay” can be heard often!! We wish you and Carel every success with your endeavours and please say a big thank you again to Elvis, Zebediah and Herman – they were wonderful!!
-Margaret and Rick Kriel, March 2019
United States of America
You and your staff have it all
Asanteni Sana GMC team for a fabulous week in the bush! Holidays are never long enough but this really was a time to have extended the trip! The distances to cover may not be huge when seeking out the dawdling plains game – not that it was their fault but the combined abundance of food and water. One forgets that in the bush everything and everyone moves at a different pace… getting up (ha ha!), navigating the road conditions, seeking the illusive spots, stripes and socks or simply getting mesmerised by the smallest to the largest inhabitants of the Serengeti. It takes time and patience with a bagful of humour…you and your staff have it all!
The most amazing game drives
What an incredible experience. Highly highly recommend this camp. Great for kids of all ages too. Lovely food, lovely facilities, top quality guides and drivers. And most importantly the most amazing game drives I’ve ever been on in my 30 plus years on this African continent.