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Serengeti Bushtops Camp
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London
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Bushtops was the absolute highlight of our honeymoon in Tanzania. Our excitement grew as we flew by small plane to a remote landing strip in the northern Serengeti and were welcomed with a bar table set-up next to our safari vehicle. On route to camp our guide for our stay found a huge number of animals to see and having found out our favourites promptly covered elephants and lions. On arrival the manager explained how the camp works and the plan for us for the next few days, let us choose our lunch and then our butler walked us to our tent. Tent is a massive understatement, with this being one of the most beautiful suites I have had the privilege to stay in. A huge bed and dressing area, 3 part bathroom including a shower open to the Serengeti, the largest sunken sofa I've ever seen, a dining table and outdoor hottub with views across the Serengeti and setting sun. After safaris we had the option for our houttub to be filled and the massage therapist to be on standby in our room as soon as we got back. The staff were amazing and extremely friendly and could not have done more for us to make our trip more perfect and the food was great with lots of choice at all meals. We genuinely couldn't have asked for more from Bushtops

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hillsborough, California
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70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This was our final stop on our Safari - and wow - what a perfect way to end the trip. The permanent tents are lovely - our sons (ages 21 and 18) were in one beside ours - both were fantastic. They have a large spa on the decks - I used it as a dipping pool while sipping a glass of wine and looking out over the Serengeti - amazing! There is a lovely seating area on the decks as well for relaxing and down time. The lobby/bar/restaurant area looks out over the pool and is really lovely - and there is Wifi!! The food is good and the service is very nice. My husband enjoyed having free massage in our tent everyday! I definitely would stay at this property again. I recommend that you ask for extra blankets - it does get very cold at night - while my husband and I were very cosy our sons forgot to ask and they were very cold that fist night.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Perth
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed for 5 nights at this wonderful place and were so sad to leave. We booked directly with the hotel which we would definitely recommend as they arranged flights and accommodation for other parts of of trip as well. It was simply a wonderful experience - fabulous guide and spotter (Kokan and Amos) who were relentless in seeking to give us the best safari experience. The variety and number of animals and birds we were saw was amazing. The food was excellent and the service faultless. We can't say enough about our time there. Great care has been taken to blend into the natural surroundings. Attention to every detail is so evident - truly a magical place in an amazing part of the world.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Longueuil
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We spent eight days in Safari and the Bush Tops was, by far, our best experience for lodging,service,food,etc... We stayed for two nights but wished we could stay longer!!! Having breakfast served at our tent was just amazing:what a good way to start the day! And having a massage at our tent:what a good way to finish the day!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Most wonderful place I have ever been. Need to come back to stay longer. Guides and hotel staff are amazing and so kind. Landscape is so beautiful, impossible to express the amazing feeling you have when you are there.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga NZ & Sitka AK
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Exceptionally well laid out property, w/ careful attention to every detail -- there's even a golf-cart to ferry you to /from the more distant 'tents' should the need arise. Hot breakfast is available as early as 6:00 & lunch boxes are custom-made from check-lists w/ a wide variety of choices. Plug-ins for both UK & std 3-pin are in every tent. Best internet service is in the dining/lounge room. Manager does allow after dinner cigar-smoking, so have dinner no later than 7:30 if that bothers you. Easily one of the finest lodges in the entire northern Serengeti. Quick drive to the river where we saw migrations going both directions on the same day, as well as a zebra successfully fighting off a croc! Stayed 3 wonderful nights at Bushtops & loved them all. This was our 2nd trip w/ Africa Dream Safaris & perfectly organized from start to finish.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Local-knowledge
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Bushtops, Owner at Serengeti Bushtops Camp, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear valued guests,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Bushtops.
We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and that you were impressed with the attention to detail.

Our apologies for the incident where another guest was allowed to smoke an after dinner cigar in the restaurant while other guests were present. It is not our policy to allow for this and we have reaffirmed with the team in camp to stop this from happening again and to inform guests who wish to smoke of our designated areas.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again at another time,

Best wishes
Andy & Claudia Stuart
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We can't say enough about our 3 night here. Excellent! Intimate and special. Great accommodations and setting. Outstanding food and service. Nice pool. Don't miss happy hour around the fire pit. The great migration is all and more than you have seen on TV.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tony C
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Additional Information about Serengeti Bushtops Camp

Property: Serengeti Bushtops Camp
Address: Wogakuria 10, north western Serengeti, Serengeti National Park 14708, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Hotel Class:5 star — Serengeti Bushtops Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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