Serengeti Bushtops

24-hour butler service, private hot tubs, gourmet cuisine and indulgent spa treatments make this high-end safari camp in the Serengeti a true gem.

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About Serengeti Bushtops

“Wild luxury” is how the team at Serengeti Bushtops describe the experience they offer, and it’s not hard to see why. Here you can return from a game drive that takes in the majesty of the Great Migration (or a walking safari led by a ranger and local Kuria tribesman) and dive straight into your private hot tub, before calling upon 24-hour butler service and dining in style on gourmet cuisine under the stars. This is no high-end city hotel though – Serengeti Bushtops provides all this and more in the form of a tented camp situated in a spectacular location just 15 miles from the famous Mara River. Tanzania is a haven for serious safari-goers, and the combination of first-class facilities with proximity to the stunning scenery of the Serengeti makes Bushtops a true “wild luxury” destination.

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Camp Details

Style

The entirety of Serengeti Bushtops is under canvas, lending an air of classic safari style to the luxury trappings beneath. Every amenity and piece of furnishing has been placed with care, with each tent (personal and communal) designed to provide the best possible views of the sprawling Serengeti plains.

Setting

There are few places more synonymous with the African safari than the Serengeti, and this luxury tented camp is set in a prime location within the national park, just 15 miles from the Mara River. This means the camp lies directly in the path of the spectacular annual wildebeest migration, giving you a ringside seat to one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world.

Accommodation & Facilities

Your en-suite tent at Serengeti Bushtops boasts 120m2 of luxurious living space, including a pressurised hot-water shower and wooden deck complete with outdoor dining area, lounge area and private hot tub. 24-hour butler service and electricity powered by solar and a backup generator ensures you’ll always be in the height of comfort during your stay. Also available are four linked family tents (in two sets of two) so that children and parents can enjoy a home away from home while on safari. Shared spaces include a bar, library, restaurant, contemporary lounge and an outdoor swimming pool where guests can unwind after a day spent tracking the local wildlife.

Dining

Sitting down to dinner in the camp’s open-sided mess tent is an experience in itself. With a mouth-watering combination of gourmet cuisine and striking views across the landscape of the Serengeti, the Bushtops dining experience is surely one to savour. Guests can also complement their meals with a bottle from the camp’s substantial wine selection. Private bush breakfasts are available on request, as is a private dinner set among rocks favoured by the klipspringer (a type of small antelope), a natural amphitheatre made all the more magical by the addition of hanging lanterns and bonfires.

Activities

The virtues of a 4x4 game drive through the Serengeti have been spoken of ad nauseum; needless to say, the chance to experience one of Africa’s most famous wildlife refuges in a safari vehicle is one you do not want to miss. However, there are also a number of other activities on offer at Serengeti Bushtops for guests who wish to see a different side to the Serengeti. These include walking safaris, balloon safaris and visits to local schools. Guests can also take part in a “bushcraft challenge”, which includes lessons on local cultures, basic survival skills and the importance of conservation. You may also choose to indulge in spa treatments on your private deck, picking from a range of aromatherapy and deep-tissue massages that make use of organic skincare products, the ingredients of which have been drawn from Africa’s rich botanical heritage.

Child Policy

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

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