As it only takes a few hours to erect the Serengeti Safari
Tent, it can therefore be pulled down just as quickly.
This is an enormous advantage when accommodation is only needed for part of the year (e.g. monsoon 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 rendering 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 Australian environment 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.
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.
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 air conditioning units can be installed through a closable port included at the time of manufacturing the tent (optional extra), 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 should be no complicated & expensive building approvals to be gained provided the decking is no higher than 3 feet. However councils may vary and rules may change.
If developers choose to cater to a higher market, bathrooms
can be built on to the back of the tent
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. shade cloth 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.
As can be seen from the above information, these tents are
ideally suited for Homes, Retreats, Resorts and Eco tourism
operations in environmentally sensitive areas.
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.
The Serengeti tent Includes: Galvanized or
Stainless steel frame, rain fly, shade fly, body poles, canvas body
with standard windows and doors, square tubing and setup
Excludes: Decking, interiors, plumbing, electrical etc.
Other Serengeti options
Canvas bathroom walls and end gable
Bull denim roof and window curtains
Wooden front door – double/single
Budget Priced Tents
These quality "budget" Serengeti tents are now available in 2 sizes at greatly reduced prices.
For more information please contact email@example.com
There is one other variation of the Serengeti, called the
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) to be used.
Footprint: 5.1M x 10.5M
Sleeping size: 5M x 7.2M
Links to existing Serengeti tents:
For Serengeti tents as seen at resorts in Australia
Resorts in Fiji
Tents in Noumea, New Caledonia