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15529 10 Aug 2021

Tanzania: Opening of Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis

The Bedouin-style luxury camp moves every few months in symbiosis with migrating herds from the Mara River crossings in Northern Serengeti to the calving season in Southern Serengeti

Mantis, a leading conservation-focused hotel group with luxury hotels, eco-lodges, waterways and impact experiences located across the globe has opened its newest property in Tanzania: the Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis.

The mobile camp moves every few months to follow the wildebeest herds, zebra, Thomson's gazelles, and the predators that the Great Migration attracts within the Serengeti National Park.

Paul Gardiner, CEO of the Mantis group comments: "The Great Migration is known as one of the greatest shows on earth and is on the wish-list of many international travellers. The Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis returns to the roots of safari: where sustainable, intimate, mobile camps move in symbiosis with wildlife. The unique shape of the tents - octagonal with transparent sides is designed to dissolve the division between indoors and outdoors, allowing guests to be closer to nature. We look forward to welcoming guests and offering them the chance to witness nature at its best."

The Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis opens in the Kogatende region (Northern Serengeti) where it will remain until 15 November 2021. The camp will then move to the Ndutu region (Southern Serengeti) reopening on 15 December 2021, where it will remain until 31 March 2022, which is when the herds start their migration North again. Both locations have their own private airstrip for guest arrivals and departures. There are daily scheduled flights from Arusha or Seronera to Kogatende, and the airstrip is only a short 10-minute game drive direct to the camp.

The Bedouin style camp has eight luxury guest tents, positioned on raised platforms to provide guests with unobstructed views across the Serengeti wilderness. Each tent can accommodate up to two guests, while two can be inter-linked to form a family tent which can accommodate up to four guests (two adults and two children). All tents have en-suite bathrooms with double vanity. The camp also has a separate dining tent and lounge tent which includes a selection of coffee table books and board games.

For an overview of the camp's design, facilities and more:https://we.tl/t-w0fABMhIfC

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Design

The tents are made in Tanzania using recycled materials. The stretched canvas panels are handstitched, and the hexagonal-shaped shade net dips to the earth with transparent side panels designed to remove the boundaries between nature and man, bringing guests even closer to the Serengeti wilderness. All furnishings are custom-designed and made by Meg Vaun Interiors based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Due to the mobile nature of the camp, most items are designed to fold effortlessly and be transported in bespoke packaging.

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Wildlife:

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most known for. Experienced guides take guests on an unforgettable journey into the Serengeti National Park. Sightings of wildlife in their natural habit and an abundance of birdlife allow for a spectacular safari experience for the new and seasoned safari enthusiasts alike.

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Dining:

During a full-day game drive picnic hampers can be arranged for guests to enjoy out on the plains, under the canopy of an Acacia tree or close to the Mara River. Alternatively, meals can be enjoyed in the dining tent, which serves contemporary seasonal plates with an African twist.

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Body Treatments

Siringit has partnered with Healing Earth, a premium African spa brand that uses organic products made from natural active ingredients sourced from the continents powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and natural oils. Guests can choose from a selection of massage therapies each of which starts with a traditional African foot cleansing. The treatment menu also includes a Mini Me Treatment for children which includes a face mask and a foot soak in a lavender and jasmine bubble bath, followed by a gentle mango orange scrub.

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Eco Credentials:

Unlike many mobile camps, Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis is built on raised platforms (rather than the more commonly used ground mats) leaving a smaller eco footprint as well as utilising Solar power for electricity and heating. All Mantis guests are also invited to reduce their carbon footprint using the Mantis and Accor foundation CCFAs carbon offset calculator.

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Insider Tip:

Undoubtedly one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the Serengeti National Park has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

The best time to travel is during the crossing season between July and November, and the calving season between January and March. However, all year round has benefits to experience the marvellous ecosystem of the region.

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Inclusions Rates:

Included in the guest stay (game package) at Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis are:

  • Accommodation, all meals and local beverages
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Picnic breakfast, lunches and dinners (for full-day game drives)
  • Sundowners
  • Return road transfers to the closest Serengeti airstrip to the camp and shared use of a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Rates start from $600/ 432 per person, per night (based on double occupancy).For reservations and more information call: +27 41 404 9300 or email: reservations@mantiscollection.com

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The Siringit Migration Camp by Mantis is part of the Siringit collection; a small collection of bespoke safari homes in exclusive locations in Northern Tanzania including the Siringit Serengeti Camp by Mantis (located in the Serengeti National Park) and Siringit Villa by Mantis (located near Arusha).

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About Mantis

Mantis is a leading, conservation-focused, hotel group with luxury hotels, eco-lodges and waterways experiences located across the globe. Sustainable travellers have been enjoying eco-tourism, safaris and adventure travel with Mantis since 2000. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate.

Acclaimed for its pioneering work in development, management, marketing, education and conservation, Mantiss business model successfully combines responsible tourism, conservation and adventure, which translates to one-of-a-kind travel experiences.

Whether small and intimate or vast and complex, on a sweeping African plain, in a bustling city, or in the midst of a forest, each is an exceptional place for guests to find themselves. While uniquely different in the experiences they offer, all are linked through a collective ambition to be extraordinary; to be rare in a world that mass-produces sameness.

Mantis consistently curates, collects and discovers destinations and experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation and live in the heart forever. Sustainability goals are achieved through theMantis Impact Experiencesdivision, as well as through the Mantis and Accor foundation, Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA). For more information visit:www.mantiscollection.com and www.ccfa.africa

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About Accor

Accor has a 50% stake in Mantis, a strategic partnership that reinforces the Groups position as the industrys most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality provider of rewards, services and experiences. The partnership is complemented by Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA), a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) which aims to amplify the shared commitment of both groups in preventing the accelerating decline of Africas wildlife and natural resources as well as supporting efforts around community engagement and upliftment.

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industrys most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 300,000 team members worldwide. Over 65 million members benefit from the companys comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companionthat provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics,responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visitgroup.accor.comor follow Accor onTwitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.