Ubuntu Camp

Reviews of Ubuntu Camp

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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited Ubuntu Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs W from Texas
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ubuntu Camp review

Great camp with wonderful guides who were very knowledgeable. We were assured of an open vehicle and did not receive same; however, it all worked out for the best and the vehicle we were in was acceptable for four people but would have been cumbersome for more than that number.

Everyone in our camp saw the rhino except for us as our driver for two days said it was either two far, too hot, or too late even though everyone was coming in for three days saying they had seen the rhino. We were assured we would see the rhino at Sayari as we would be there three days and it was in the area of the rhino where everyone was seeing it. Did not happen as we spent one entire day searching and one half of another. Our guide, Humphrey, gave it his best, but the rhino did not co-operate. This was our only disappointment.

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Ms J & Ms B from Canada
Arrived on: 15-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ubuntu Camp review

The manager David went out of his way to be helpful and attentive. All the staff were great.

This camp was a bit far from the main migratory action further north. This necessitated long and arduous jeep rides. On one occasion, our private driver/guide was trying to outrace the rain and hit a large hole that sent us flying. The other person in the jeep suffered a nasty head gash. There were very limited first aid supplies available (jeep or camp) to stop the bleeding and cleanse and dress the wound. This could have been quite serious if stitches were needed and I hadn't known what to do. Fortunately I did, being a nurse. I think that both the jeeps and camps should carry a well stocked kit with antiseptic, bandages and perhaps suturing materials.

We did enjoy this camp, though, and had some great sightings e.g. wild dogs.

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Mrs B & Ms. W - Surbiton
Arrived on: 2-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wildebeest calving season at Ubuntu

A long way from the airport but also a long way from other camps which gave us a feeling that we had the plains and the little wildebeest calves to ourselves.

For a mobile camp, the accommodation, facilities and food were all excellent. Our guide Makubi was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun, and Meleijahas our Maasai warrior was exceptional - spending time with him was a great experience and he spotted wildlife, particulalry cheetah, that were way in the distance.

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TV & Family - Portugal
Arrived on: 31-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful location and fantastic cheetah view

This was a complete contrast to the Ngorongoro crater where we started our trip. It was the most basic tented camp we stayed in, but a great contrast to the previous luxury as we felt very connected to the bush here. Having said it was the most basic camp, the tents were lovely with huge, comfortable beds which included a hot water bottle each night. The bathrooms were more than adequate and we enjoyed savouring the bucket showers and realised how much water we wasted at home. The only slight downside was that my mother is tiny so couldn't reach the shower on/off handle. This was easily remedied however by doubling up the duckboards in the shower!

The manager at this camp was top end and he definitely had his finger on the pulse - we were very impressed. The food was excellent too.

The game viewing here was fabulous - we saw numerous cheetahs including several mothers with cubs as well as thousands of wildebeest literally pouring into the area to give birth - a very special sight and something we'll never forget.

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Mr T & Ms M from Berkshire
Arrived on: 26-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Ubuntu Camp review

Weve just got one thing too say about this camp,it was truely fantastic and made our trip. The hospitality,service and the food were all excellent.

it would put some hotels in england to shame.

Thankyou you ubuntu

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Mr & Mrs C from Bicester
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ubuntu Tented Camp

A mobile tented camp, completely isolated in the northern Serengeti for a true wilderness experience. Only open a few months and already setting an excellet standard. Individual tents are well equipped with extremely comfortable beds, hot bucket showers (20 litres of hot water per person), flushing toilet, electric lights and lamps. Walkie talkies, air siren, mosquito spray and large torch all provided. No mosquito nets but few mossies around. Unable to plug any personal electrical items in whilst in personal tent. Facilities for recharging camera batteries etc. are available though.

Animals can be up close and personal so the element of danger adds to the experience. Interesting sounds throughout the night as a result. Staff escort all guests around camp after the sun goes down.

Meals are served in the 'mess' tent in communal style. Great opportunity to share experiences and meet fellow guests. Food and wine is excellent and of a really high standard especially for the location. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Drinks included except for premium ones. Well stocked drinks cabinet, books and games also available.

Personal washing included.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful - the best we met. Service really is personal. We posed them with an interesting challenge and sure enough they came up with a solution after 24 hours of consideration. They really went beyond what you should expect.

A must to truely experience the Serengeti at it's best. The Mara river is very close and provides the perfect opportunity for migration river crossings - we were lucky enought to get to see this amazing natural phenomenom.

Somewhat costly although good value for money and highly recommended.

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