First place photograph by Tim Robson

Bush Tip No.4

Investigate the alarm calls of guinea fowl as they will often point to a Serval or leopard nearby in the grass

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Moru Kopjes - Serengeti

Out of the Serengeti plains rise the great Moru Kopjes. Huge granite rock formations like mini-mountains in the sea of grass. This is an area of stunning beauty and excellent game viewing all year round.

Few trees grow in the Serengeti, as the hard volcanic crust is thick and impenetrable. In the Moru Kopjes, trees have taken root in the crevices of rocks. Vines snake the surface of the boulders and bushes spring out of cracks.

Water is trapped in the area for much of the year providing water for a lot of resident game. Predators love the rocks as they provide the ideal look out points. Plains game use this area because of the water and it provides precious shade. The area has historic interest, with Gong Rock being used for generations of tribal contact.

From Moru it is easy to get to the southern plains or to go to the north of the Serengeti. There are no lodges in the area so a camp here gives you a great wilderness experience in this magical and very special area.

Expect to experience:

Moru lion cubs

Moru leopard

  • Spectacular prehistoric rock formations.
  • Huge herds of Elephants.
  • Camp in one of the most beautiful campsites in the Serengeti.
  • Large prides of lions.
  • The last place to see Rhino in the Serengeti.
  • Best Leopard viewing in the Serengeti.

Facts at a glance

  • Nigel has led and guided over 230 safaris in Tanzania.
  • The granite kopjes of Moru are over 500 million years old.
  • There are now over 12 rhino in the Moru Kopjes area, Serengeti.
  • Dung beetles dispose of over 5 million kilograms of dung a day in the Serengeti! When soil researchers dug pits on the Serengeti plains, they found 15-20% of the soil was made up of buried dung balls.


Sunrise with Giraffes in our camp at Moru Kopjes
Sunrise with Giraffes in our camp at Moru Kopjes

...and sunset with baboons in the same camp
...and sunset with baboons in the same camp

Sun-downers in camp at Moru
Sun-downers in camp at Moru