My boyfriend and I went on safari with four other friends. Ubuntu was absolutely fantastic!!! Our guide, Good Luck, was the best! We saw the Wildebeest river crossing multiple times and all of the Big Five. During our stay I spoke to several guests who had transferred to Ubuntu at the last minute from whatever camp they originally booked with because Ubunti was far superior. We have been looking at the pictures and missing the Serengeti since we returned home. This is the most glamorous "camping" (if you can call it that) you can imagine. Ubuntu actually offered us far superior accomodations to several of the pricey hotels we stayed at during the non-safari portions of our trip in Accra and Zanzibar. No detail is left unattended to. The place is decorated beautifully and is very cozy and romantic. The food is excellent (and, coming from NYC, I don't give that compliment too easily). The entire staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. We run a small guesthouse in NY and spent our stay taking notes of which of Ubuntu's personal touches we wanted to mimic at our guest house back home (thanks Ubuntu!) : ) They offered us on the last night to take a drive to watch the sunset. When the jeep arrived at the clearing, they had set up an enchanted little spread of appetizers and cocktails in the middle of the clearing just for us. It was so hard to leave the next day. As this is a mobile camp obviously the shower is not running water but it is far from a typical bucket shower. They have set it up in such a way that you can still have a shower in the bathroom inside your tent and can stand under the water and feel as though you are taking a normal shower, which is quite impressive in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti. It won't be the water pressure you're used to but it is more than sufficient given the day's and night's activities and this is camping after all. I would take this trip again and again and stay here every time whether with a group, couples or on honeymoon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ubuntu Migration Camp stops at three spectacular locations across the north, west and south of the Serengeti, following in the tracks of massive herds of wildebeest as they cross the vast plains of the Serengeti in an ancient migration cycle. Shadowing the wildebeest's every move, Ubuntu Camp uncovers fascinating and unexplored corners of this great wilderness, ensuring that first-class game viewing is never far away. With their unwavering focus on keeping pace with the migration, Ubuntu's guides have an enviable reputation for bringing this remarkable natural phenomenon to life. The camp itself is intimate and personal, and the seven spacious tented suites epitomise traditional East African safari charm. ... more less