[TANZANIA] A new beginning for Legendary Expeditions
12 October 2020

Stop. Rethink. Restart

Our whole industry came to a grinding halt this year. While this has been a painful pause for most, for LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS it has been a time to stop, rethink and restart.

Quite simply, Legendary Expeditions has been reimagined. It needed to happen and it is the right direction for their future.

The experience has been enhanced, but the core is the same. Going forward, you will find working with the team to be more streamlined, responsible and accountable. Partnerships with the travel trade continue to be highly valued. If anything, we want to grow and develop this partnership into the future.
What does the RESTART look like?
  1. A new brand narrative delivered through the long-awaited LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS WEBSITE
  2. New ResRequest reservations system with ONLINE AVAILABILITY
  3. Legendary Serengeti Camps have been redone and renamed MIGRATIONAL CAMPS
  4. MILA TENTED CAMP adds an extra option in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve
We would like to congratulate Sean Clark, Director of Sales & Marketing, and the team at Legendary Expeditions for making the very best of the past seven months!

Migrational Camps map


The signature Legendary Serengeti Camps have been renamed: the two identical migrational camps, each with eight en-suite tents and a family tent (two en-suite rooms and a shared lounge), Nyasi Migrational Camp and Songa Migrational Camp follow the migration across northern and southern Serengeti.

NYASI MIGRATIONAL CAMP (Swahili for grass)
Opens in Lamai on 1 June 2021, and close on 16 October to move to the south, where it will reopen on the 15 December 2021.
ACCESS: North – Lamai Airstrip | South – Mwiba/Makao Airstrips

SONGA MIGRATIONAL CAMP (meaning to move)
Open in Kogatende on 1 July 2021, and close on the 16 November to move to the south, where it will also reopen on the 15 December 2021
ACCESS: North – Kogatende Airstrip | South – Mwiba/Makao Airstrip
RATES: From US$ 760 – US$ 950 per person per night

Migrational Camps evening fireside


This is not about the camps alone, but equally the journey between. With a safari and conservation company that has access to two million acres of wilderness, Legendary Expeditions guests explore remote and unspoilt regions with a private guide.

Mwiba Wildlife Reserve
Northern and Southern Serengeti National Park
Five camps and lodges. Four locations. Unlimited combinations.


As they have been ranked internationally in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice awards! This is not only a superb achievement for Andy Hogg and
the team, but also a fabulous recognition of safaris in Zambia.
CHAMILANDUis #2 in Africa and #9 in the world
BILIMUNGWE is #10 in Africa and #40 in the world

These newly launched camps have been chosen by none other than prestigious Forbes as two of five new camps to visit in South Africa now that our borders are open!

This week also marks what should have been the end of our Sustainable Africa MegaFam. We had 10 trips planned across 12 countries for 80 trade partners.
While I know COVID has been mildly less stressful than pulling this task together,
as a team we are very saddened that our 3rd and final MegaFam was cancelled.

But we would never let a good crisis get us down. Watch this space for exciting
new developments.
Warmest regards
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

Thank you for the fabulous response we have had to the invitation to join our team. We are now in the process of selecting candidates for interviews. If you missed the call to action last week, have a passion for Africa and share our purpose, please get in touch with us for more details on the specific roles on

São Tomé and Príncipe

Príncipe is an adventure. A tiny island topped by a canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, join us to discover this magnificent lost world, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching.

As the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, Príncipe has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 7,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old. Here you will discover a place that time forgot and where you feel you have stepped off the edge of the world. It is distinctively West African with a very strong Portuguese influence and this gives it a rhythm of its own which sets it apart from any experiences in East and Southern African.


Kwandwe Melton Manor

With sweeping views of the Afromontane Forests, Melton Manor at Kwandwe is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. This sole-use safari villa, where the smallest detail of your stay is planned according to your specific wishes, is perfect for family holidays, parties or groups of friends. 

The welcoming villa with its four en-suite bedrooms are cleverly designed around the central courtyard and its large, inviting swimming pool, while the interiors humorously combine traditional mid 20th century furniture with the latest in South African design.

Our favourite is the interactive farm-style kitchen which invites guests to try a hand at combining flavours under the cheerful guidance of their personal chef or if the guests would rather have a more relaxing time, they can simply watch as the chef cooks up wholesome and delicious snacks whenever they want.