Serengeti Bushtops

Serengeti Bushtops: Information from the owner

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Type Safari Lodge
Last updated 1-Jun-2017

Main description of Serengeti Bushtops

Bushtops: Facilities

Property facilities Spa
Room facilities Complementary Wi-Fi, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Internet, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Private Pool / Jacuzzi, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours)
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Massages, Safaris, Walks, Animal Encounters, Child Friendly Activities, Hot-air Ballooning

Activities at Bushtops

Bushtops Bushcraft Challenge

Bushtops Bushcraft Challenge

If you are bringing younger members of the family with you, there's something new and exciting awaiting them at Bushtops. Our Bushcraft Challenge. This introduces youngsters to basic survival skills, local culture, the importance of conservation and (of course) local flora and fauna.

Activities include learning to make fire without matches or a lighter; completing animal spotting checklists (assisted by our rangers); identifying animal tracks and making a memento plaster cast of their favourites (we can even arrange to have a Bronze made out of your cast. This will be sent to you via courier); learning about animal bones; practicing archery; trying out bead making skills; baking Swahili cookies and more!

Completing the challenge leads to a Bushtops Bushcraft Certificate, authenticating unique skills and a sense of real achievement.

Game Drive

Game Drive

There are no better game viewing locations on earth than the Masai Mara and Serengeti.

We believe our converted 4×4 vehicles, expert guides and eagle-eyed spotters are without peer or parallel.

The combination makes any Bushtops safari simply unforgettable.

Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

There is nothing quite like soaring high above the herds in a hot air balloon, as the sun rises over Serengeti. If this prospect appeals, and you decide to add a balloon safari to your itinerary, do let us know in advance, so we can arrange a booking with our local hot air balloon operator, based near Kogatende.

You will be picked up from Serengeti Bushtops before dawn, ready to take off as the sun makes its appearance. The flight lasts an unforgettable hour, before your balloon is brought gracefully back to earth – and a celebratory Bush champagne breakfast.

You can then head off on a full day’s day game drive, or return to camp for a more leisurely morning and even a return to bed, to catch up on lost sleep.

Please note that a balloon safari lies outside your Serengeti Bushtops booking and our direct control: you should allow around US$550 per person for the flight.

In and around Camp

In and around Camp

No matter how long you stay with us at Serengeti Bushtops, we guarantee you will never run out of things to do. When you are not ranging across the Serengeti on one of our 4x4s, there is always something to keep you occupied – even if that something is the delicious prospect of doing nothing at all!

A walking safari and bush breakfast is always fascinating, but you may prefer a break from the wildlife. A tour of a local school provides an education (we’re never too old to learn), as does a visit to a traditional Kuria village.

We can also arrange a display of Kuria archery, where you can try out your own bow and arrow skills, or give you an accompanied camp tour, showing how we run our facilities sustainably and efficiently.

You can try your hand at Kuria Bao – a traditional board game, or even learn a little Swahili.
If you want to make the most of your luxurious tent, your butler will always be happy to arrange breakfast in bed, a romantic private dinner, canapés and drinks in your hot tub, or an aromatherapy massage on your deck.

If you give him a day’s notice, the camp manager can arrange a romantic dinner at Klipspringer Kopjes, or a Sundowner on Simba’s rock (there is an additional charge for these activities).

And of course, when the activity gets too much, there’s always the undeniable attraction of relaxing in your tent with a book, taking a swim, or chatting to fellow guests in our shared spaces.

Walking Safari

Walking Safari

You leave Camp at around 6 am for a game drive en route to the walking venue at Wayo near Mara river. The walk takes around one hour and is accompanied by your Ranger and an armed Tanapa (Tanzania National Parks) Ranger, who’s expertise means you can safely approach herds of impala, zebra and giraffe. They will also spot and interpret the animals tracks left from the night before and identify the flora and fauna. All you need is a pair of good walking shoes and a sense of adventure!

After the walk you head back to Camp for breakfast or continue with your game drive.

(Please note that an indemnity form has to be signed before the walk)


Minimum age requirement for children on a walking safari is 16 yrs and above

Charge Per Person is USD 50

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