My wife and I spent two night with Barnabas and his crew at Mbugani Camp in January 2014. We had no idea what to expect other than we were staying at a tent camp in the Serengeti. We were excited but my wife was a bit apprehensive as she is not necessarily the camping type. What a pleasant surprise we had.
The accommodations were perfect. The tent was spacious and as comfortable as any fine hotel. The dining tent was as fine a place to enjoy a good meal as I can imagine. The view down the plain with the Sun setting in the west was breathtaking.
The staff could not have been more friendly, accommodating, professional. They went out of their way to help make us feel completely at home. Barnabas has a VERY fine crew.
The food was much more than we expected. How they made the meals they did with the remoteness of the camp is a tribute to their commitment to a wonderful customer experience.
The experience was memorable. Listening to Lions roar at night is not something that I ever dreamed I would experience. Waking to the sounds of the Serengeti is something I would love to experience again. There would be not better place to do it than Mbugani Camp.
All in all I would give Mbugani Camp my highest recommendation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mbugani Camps Tent Camp, in the famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, is the way camping should be! Each of the 15 spacious tents (Number of tents varies by season; we also have mobile tent camps that follow the Great Migration. Please inquire at our website if you would like to find out more about our mobile camps) are furnished in hardwood and wicker furniture, comfortable queen-sized beds (king for honeymooners!), en suite bathrooms with flush toilets, roomy showers (not bucket showers!), charging stations for your electronics, rugs on the floors, all while being set in the bush and close to the animals. Mbugani Camps is solar-powered, with a back-up generator and hot and cold running water are available all day (with 5 minute lead-time on hot water needs). Fantastic food and full bar featuring wines from South Africa. Each evening a campfire is lit for your "Sundowner", a magical place to enjoy a beverage and "bites" with other guests. Imagine yourself here. We do. ... more less