From the moment we stepped off the plane we were greeted by the friendly team and given the option of heading to camp or checking out the wilderbeast crossing which had just started. No prizes what we were there for and the crossing was in our sites... Many hours later and apologies to the chef for keeping him waiting we made it to camp to be met and made welcome like a long lost friend. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire team at bushtops as they go out of their way to ensure the experience is perfect. The accommodation as others have mentioned on numerous occassions is outstanding and with such perfect phone and internet reception I could have easily set up my office on the back deck and not returned home. The game drives were true safari experiences, mud roads unsure if we would be bogged, off road expeditions and not knowing what you were heading out to see and when you would see it however no problems we had hot water bottles blankets, tea, coffee, food and wine so we did not care how long it took to find that elusive leopard or cheetah as the scenery more than made up for it when the animals played hide and seek.
If there is to be any negative it would be that after a long day of game drives we were tired and ready for bed early. Dinner is from 7pm and even if you arrive on time it can be after 9pm before it is served. After almost falling asleep in my pasta on night two (I am not a late night person as you can tell or it could be the jetlag) we learnt to order our dinner at lunchtime and elect the time we wished to have it served, the team were more than happy to accommodate. Overall a wonderful experience and would return tomorrow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Tanzanian haven for serious safari seekers, Serengeti Bushtops is an oasis of 5-star luxury within one of the world's most magical settings. Picture yourself gazing out over the stunning scenery of the Serengeti. Imagine returning from safari and watching the sun set from the comfort of your tent's private hot tub. Consider the thrill of watching the annual migration thunder across the mighty Mara river. Or simply revel in the thought of being pampered by your butler and our friendly staff, before enjoying our fabulous cooking and fine wines in the comfort of our restaurant and shared spaces. This combination of safari adventure, first class facilities and blissful relaxation has delivered Serengeti Bushtops' unwavering promise of Wild Luxury ever since we opened in June 2010. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Serengeti Bushtops Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park