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The Serengeti Tent (most popular size with bathroom in rear) - 34' 5" x 16' 7" footprint


This Serengeti tent in it's 11th year in Germany - Photo: Uwe J. Janssen

From South Africa, comes this unique customized range of tents for safari/eco-lodges, resorts, weekend retreats etc.....

The "Serengeti" Range Of Safari Tents (click on any applicable image to enlarge)

Serengeti Tent frame size (tent footprint) variations
5.1M x 6.3M
5.1M x 8.4M
5.1M x 10.5M
5.1M x 12.6M

Steel Frame Options
*Galvanized mild steel
* Thermal Zinc Treated (as good as 304 s/s but less expensive)
*304 grade stainless steel - if close to the ocean
*316 grade stainless steel - if close to the ocean

Tent body (sleeping area) variations
3.5M x 4.6M
3.5M x 5.2M
3.5M x 5.9M
3.5M x 6.6M
3.5M x 6.9M
3.5M x 7.2M

Other Serengeti options
Canvas bathroom walls and end gable
Wooden front door - single
Wooden front door - double
Royal End Gable

Typical 6-Leg Serengeti Tent layout with open-plan bathroom in rear.

Some basic Serengeti configurations are as follows:
Serengeti 4-Leg no bathroom (3.5x3.5m sleeping area) Total dims 6.3x5.1m
Serengeti 5-Leg with bathroom (3.5x5.2m sleeping area) Total dims 8.4x5.1m
Serengeti 5-Leg with bathroom (3.5x4.6m sleeping area) Total dims 8.4x5.1m
Serengeti 6-Leg with bathroom (3.5x4.6m sleeping area) Total dims 10.5x5.1m
Serengeti 7-Leg with bathroom - available - info upon request.
Bathroom area is 3.5x2m

Includes: Passivated steel frame, rain fly, shade fly, body poles, canvas body with standard windows and doors, square tubing and setup instructions.
Excludes: Decking, interiors, plumbing, electrical etc.

There is one other variation of the Serengeti, called the Livingston Tent
This is the 6-Leg Serengeti roof frame that attaches to the customers wood-pole uprights (no steel legs), it allows for a much larger tent body (sleeping area) and requires less windbracing.
5.1M x 10.5M Footprint
5M x 7.2M Sleeping area

4x4 Leg with 4.6x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 20.7’ footprint – 11.5’ x 15’ tent body

4x4 Leg with 5.2x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 20.7’ footprint – 11.5’ x 17’ tent body

5x5 Leg with 4.6x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 27.5’ footprint – 11.5’ x 15’ tent body

5x5 Leg with 5.2x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 27.5’ footprint – 11.5’ x 17’ tent body

6x6 Leg with 4.6x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 34.4’ footprint – 11.5’ x 15’ tent body

6x6 Leg with 5.2x3.5M Tent Body
16.7’ x 34.4’ footprint – 11.5’ x 17’ tent body

6x6 Leg with 7.2 x 5M Tent Body*
16.7’ x 34.4’ footprint –23.6’ x 16.4’ tent body

Tent Body = Sleeping area

Typical 5-Leg Serengeti Tent layout with canvas room divider and bathroom in rear.


The Serengeti Royal has has an extended gable on the front, rear or both ends.

This end gable extension not only makes the Serengeti Royal look more aesthetically pleasing, it also allows this tent to blend in better to the environment and lends additional protection for the tent against the elements.

The Serengeti Royal end gable extensions also allows for more shade and the resultant natural cooling within the tent
Click on any of the above drawings for a larger view
Night profile at Tippi Hedren's "Malaika Tent" - Shambala Preserve, Soledad Canyon, CA
34' 5" x 16' 7"
Tents are not supplied with any base or deck. The tent frame is made from tublar steel while the fly is heavy duty canvas with an additional sunshade fly.
20' 7" x 16' 7" -

Tents can also be set up on a concrete plinth as shown. The inner tent body is suspended from the steel frame under the fly.

27' 6" x 16' 7" -
Bathroom walls at back can be configured from wood, reeds, or enclosed with canvas walls and end-gable. Tear down canvas storm windows with insect gauze screens included.

Showing bull-denim inner ceiling and matching drapes

Serengeti tent on wood pole uprights

Interior showing bathroom in the rear
Tippi with one of her numberous big cats in front of her tent at Shambala Preserve

Interior of tent showing front and back enterance as well and rear bathroom configuration. Heavy duty zippers are easily detached from tent body, should repairs be needed.
The tents can be set on stilts as shown, making a great aesthetical display, with wooden raised walkway between the tents

Avantages include the following:

Less expensive than traditional accommodation units while maintaining an equivalent standard and level of comfort.

Ease and speed of construction. The 6 X 6 takes approximately three to four hours to erect either straight on the ground or on a pre-erected floor, this obviously reduces the the cost of labour which is a major component cost with traditional building methods.

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If it only takes up to four hours to erect the tents and they can obviously be pulled down quickly.
This is an enormous advantage when accommodation is only needed for part of the year (e.g. monsoonal areas) as tents can be stored safely thereby increasing their life span. With the warning period given for potential cyclones/hurricanes it is also possible to dismantle the tents and store them in a safe place before any damage is done. A further advantage of this flexibility would be the possible relocation of tents to a different site if circumstances were to change rending the current site unsuitable. Examples of this include an access road being changed, or erosion interfering with the current site, or wanting to limit the environmental impact on a given area.

Maintenance is limited to washing of the outside canvas. There are no expensive materials that need to be purchased for regular upgrading of facilities such as painting or renovating. If this regular maintenance is not performed on traditional building structures they fall into disrepair quickly and market share can be lost through having an inferior product. These tents are still standing and completely functional after twelve years in the harsh African bush with no more being done to them other than irregular washing. On top of this, canvas is a product that does not go out of fashion.

For extended life we suggest that our 'canvas maintenance compound' becomes a part of the general maintenance procedure.

If developers choose to cater to a higher market, bathrooms can be built on to the back of the tent (see floor plan and photographs). There are many alternatives of design when considering this option. One extremely effective and inexpensive option is to use any local product for the construction of walls. This could be stones, reeds or bush timber. These products are obviously easily accessible as they are on site and they lend a local feel to each individual camp, allowing the structures to be even less obtrusive and particularly aesthetic at the same time. If the tents are to be setup on timber floors or concrete plinths then those structures can be continued through to cater for the bathrooms at minimal cost. The roof structure, i.e. shadecloth and fly, are already long enough to cater for a bathroom, as the tent, which hangs under the roof structure, can be moved back or forward to vary the length of the verandah shading.

The flexibility that these tents offer enables any market to be catered for with minimal modification. The basic model can be erected just for accommodation as long as there are communal ablutions. As and when the market may dictate private bathrooms can be added with minimal disturbance to the existing structure. Private or communal kitchens can also be added at any stage that compliment the accommodation.

These tents are ideally suited to hot areas as they have excellent ventilation which keeps them cool at all times. The three roofs prevent any warming of the tent body and the large shadecloth windows and doors allow plentiful ventilation.

Power can be supplied to each individual tent by a small photovoltaic solar system if mains power is unavailable. If mains power is however available it is simply a matter of reticulating power to the site and then using power cords to connect all lighting, there is no need for any complex and expensive electrical wiring. Wall mounted airconditioning units can be installed through a closable port included at the time of manufacturing the tent (optional extra see pic above), though it is best to duct the air through the floor.

As the main structure is classed as a temporary structure as opposed to a non removable permanent one, there are no complicated & expensive building and zoning approvals to be gained.

As can be seen from the above information, these tents are ideally suited for Homes,Retreats, Resorts and Ecotourism operations in environmentally sensitive areass. There is definitely a low impact on the environment during and after the construction stage, with the finished tent fitting aesthetically into the environment.

The finished product would allow a unique concept that is perfectly suited to almost any environment whether it be desert, tropical rainforest or coastal dunes. On top of that the tents are relatively inexpensive, environmentally sensitive and above all extremely comfortable and elegant.

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