Destinations

Roving Bushtops

About Roving Bushtops

Mobile camping is by no means a new development in the safari industry, but Roving Bushtops has gone above and beyond with their revolutionary approach centred specifically on the Great Migration, that famous spectacle in which more than a million wildebeest and zebra move between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya. High-tensile steel and honeycomb-structured composites allow for the entire camp to be packed up and moved within just a few hours, allowing for a true wilderness experience that simply can’t be bettered by fixed-location lodges. The luxurious furnishings and amenities (not to mention the private butler service) makes Roving Bushtops stand apart from the pack.

Camp Details

Style

French oak cladding and natural stone veneers blend well with the muted tones of the camp’s canvas, evoking the classic aesthetic of the African safari.

Setting

Roving Bushtops follows the Great Migration from the Central Serengeti (Seronera) to the Southern Serengeti (Kusini). There are no fences here – just you, the camp, your fellow guests, the Roving Bushtops staff and the spectacular surroundings of Tanzania’s most famous wildlife haven.

Accommodation & Facilities

Without a doubt the most unique feature of Roving Bushtops is its completely mobile design, the brainchild of renowned Swiss architect and interior designer Andrin Schweizer. Each tent can be packed up and ready to go in just a few hours! Perhaps more remarkable than this concept is the fact that this revolutionary approach to a safari camp has been accomplished without compromising on comfort. The six tents measure more than 100m2 each and feature wooden decking, a sunken bathtub, sun loungers, a dining table, writing desk and en-suite bathroom equipped with flushing toilet, bath, vanity basin and showers. Communal areas include a reception, lounge and dining areas, a wine wall and mini library. Roving Bushtops is also big on sustainability – each tent is fully solar-powered by state-of-the-art lightweight solar panels and batteries that keep the power running 24/7. High-performance solar heaters are also available on cooler evenings.

Dining

Being on the move doesn’t mean you have to settle for packed lunches. The kitchen staff at Roving Bushtops travel with the camp when it moves, with their central open-sided mess tent providing superb breakfasts, lunches and four-course à la carte dinners that draw upon local, continental and international culinary influences. With nothing separating you from the wilds of the Serengeti but the sides of the mess tent (which can be rolled up on balmy evenings), dining at Roving Bushtops is an experience you won’t soon forget. You can also choose to round off the meal with a sundowner around a roaring campfire, as night sets in and the sounds of the bush mix with laughter and tales of past safaris.

Activities

Staying at Roving Bushtops means you’ll always be at the heart of the action here in the Serengeti, with a front-row seat to one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in the natural world: the Great Migration. As well as the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra that make their way through the plains every year, you’ll also have the chance to spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, topis and a host of other species during your 4x4 game drives. Additional activities include balloon safaris, nature walks, private bush breakfasts, school visits, a bushcraft challenge and – after a long day in the field – sumptuous spa treatments back at camp that can be enjoyed on your own private deck.

Child Policy

Children over the age of 7 are welcome at Roving Bushtops.

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