Bushtops Camps

Bushtops Camps “When it comes to luxurious African wildlife adventures, Bushtops has become synonymous with the highest standards in safaris. Our exceptional camps in Kenya’s Masai Mara and the Tanzanian Serengeti are bywords for Wild Luxury – two short words that summarise the perfect 5-star luxury safari experience.

Wonderfully situated for the annual wildebeest migration, all three Bushtops camps deliver a year-round blend of fantastic cuisine, superb facilities and stunning game viewing. Our tented camps are havens of peace and comfort, offering the finest of facilities. Yet alongside the highest levels of quality and service, it is the presence of the Big Five and a huge supporting cast of mammals, reptiles and bird life that makes a Bushtops wildlife safari unforgettable.

Whether tracking prides of lions, staring in awe at elephants, spotting the elusive rhino, marveling at the grace of a leopard or simply watching buffalo herds, nothing on earth comes close to time spent in the Bush, guided by experts and transported in Africa’s best-equipped safari 4x4s.

A determination to provide the best safari holidays on earth has led delighted guests to say the nicest things about the unparalleled Bushtops experience – and keep coming back for more. Honeymooners, couples, families and groups alike tell us the Bushtops experience is “the best”, that our service is “exquisite” and that Bushtops is “the most wonderful place I have ever been.”

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Serengeti Bushtops “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.”

Under Serengeti Bushtops canvas lies the finest in seductive luxury and twelve of the largest, most impressive tented en suites imaginable. None of the tents are overlooked, but all look over the Serengeti. Each faces the sunset and is open on two sides, giving you an extraordinary panoramic view of nature’s living masterpiece.”

Roving Bushtops “Some camps are set in magnificent surroundings but fixed: others offer game viewing on the move, at the expense of five star facilities. As its name implies, Roving Bushtops offers the best of both worlds. The camp sits proudly in the heart of the Central Serengeti, in the Seronera valley. Not only does our superb location provide exceptional year-round game viewing for our guests, the migration comes to us in November/December and then again in March/April, when the wildebeest, zebra and attendant predators return. In between (January and February) the migration remains in reach, visited during our full day game drives.

The camp itself is semi-permanent, which means that although it is able to move from one location to another, we will only do so if changing wildlife patterns or park regulations dictate a better place to be. It is hard to imagine where that might be: we have been hugely fortunate to be granted our current magnificent home. Because Roving Bushtops is not fenced off, we enjoy direct access to wildlife and the Bush. Of course, this means we need to take particular care. Our guests are asked to stay vigilant at all times, being escorted by local security staff when moving between tents in the early mornings, evenings and night.

Although half the size of Mara Bushtops and Serengeti Bushtops (with six tents rather than twelve), Roving Bushtops’ luxury safari accommodation mirrors their exceptional standards, service and facilities. Once you arrive at your tented paradise, your every need is catered for, with absolutely no compromise on indulgence. We use the word ‘tent’, but in reality you relax within a stunningly-appointed five-star private room; it just happens to be under canvas in the heart of the African Bush.”

Mara Bushtops  “The words ‘exclusive’ and ‘luxurious’ are often exaggerations: at Mara Bushtops they fit like a glove. Watching from your own 100 square metre private deck as an abundance of wildlife congregates around the adjacent salt lick is, literally, unforgettable. Having your butler draw your hot tub after a spectacular game drive is heavenly. Delving into the well-stocked wine cellar and enjoying superb cooking simply adds to the magic. Together, these experiences create an oasis of five-star luxury, blending peace with adventure – and first-class comfort with unforgettable sights and smells, sounds and sensations.

Mara Bushtops comprises 12 luxury tented en suites. None of the tents are overlooked, but all look over our private conservancy and its teeming wildlife. Each tent is named after one of the animals that might saunter past its private viewing deck. Leopard is a family suite, with two double bedrooms linked by a sumptuous lounge of its own. We are always happy to add extra beds to our tents, to squeeze in a small adventurer or two (we welcome guests from 7 years of age).”