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“Ubuntu Simply Rocks”

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Ubuntu Camp, Asilia Africa
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Pune, India
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“Ubuntu Simply Rocks”
Reviewed 29 September 2012

We started of our African safari with a 2 night stay at this camp in September 2012. I am glad to say that this camp pretty much raised the bar for all other camps that were to follow. It was a brilliant stay and we wished we had stayed longer .
The key is that these guys who run the camp at site- David+Epimark and team- define service. All team members go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
All tents are very well done and well laid out , each providing a panoramic view of the endless serengeti plains . We could hear the roar of the lions in the early mornings. Wildebeest and Zebras were in plenty , right in front of the main camp entrance. The tents are however, well guarded by the Masai tribesmen.
The beds in the tents are large and comfortable, and attention to detail in the bath area is truly commendable. Hot water for shower is provided in the overhead buckets and were filled up as many times as requested by us. Each tent is also provided with rubber boots to enable walking in rains .
We really enjoyed the campfire in the evenings and the community dinner. It provides a wonderful platform to know other guests in the camp and exchange notes on the safari.
David and Mark- you define hospitality. Right from the beginning when we arrived at the camp, we were made to feel comfortable .Staff was very polite and always eager to help. Jackson,Haaji, Godbless, and Ebinitzaa -you were truly wonderful. Anthony - your food was superb- especially desert- and something we really craved for, during the rest of our african tour.
We surely look forward to re-visit you sometime soon. And recommend you to anyone visiting Serengeti.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I recently returned from a custom Tanzania safari trip planned by Mark Thornton Safaris. The last 3 days were spent in the Serengeti where we stayed at Ubunto Camp. Words cannot express how spectacular it was to stay in their luxury tented camp with such a friendly, attentive staff. Nothing was more magnificent than hearing the lions, hyenas and zebras at night--knowing that we were very safe and secure. Also amazing was that the chef prepared wonderful meals in spite of having his kitchen in a tent!

Mark and David are awesome camp managers and I encourage every adventurer to contact Ubunto about a stay there. It was an adventure of a lifetime and the Serengeti is incredibly beautiful.

Dr. Sheryl A. Green
Houston, Texas

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

This mobile luxury camp gives new meaning to "mobile luxury!" The entire camp is spotless, clean and very easy to stay in. The entire staff is kind and eager to please. The chef prepares food that is so wonderful and healthy! I highly recommend this camp experience as the best way to be a part of the beautiful Serengeti!

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Unbuntu is a mobile camp that was in the northern Serengeti in the Kogatende area when we had the pleasure of being a guest of Mark and his wonderful staff.
The camp is ideally positioned to take advantage of the Wildebeest migration crossing of the Mara River at this time of year. We were fortunate enough to see this natural phenomenon, it was quite spectacular.
From the moment we arrived our every need was taken care of by the most caring of staff whose hospitality compliments the very essence of the sense of freedom the East African wilderness offers.
The entire camp is under canvas which adds to the wilderness experience. The accommodation “tents” are extremely comfortable with all the create comforts. Awaking at day break under canvas in your comfortable bed to the sound of lions in the distance enhances the sensors and leaves one with sense of being part of the bush.
I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Unbuntu staff. Under the management of Mark and David, the friendly service could not be faulted. Japhet and Jackson in particular took the time to get to know everyone in our group and made sure that individual tastes were met. Thank you to the entire staff for the magnificent birthday song and dance and cake for one of our party, cooked in the canvas kitchen, it was delicious.
The attention to detail at this camp is second to none. It is highly recommended.
Thank you, Mark, David, Japhet, Jackson and all the exceptional staff for your wonderful hospitality and assisting us to awaken our senses.
P&J

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We recently spent a total of twelve nights in four different tented camps in the Okavango Delta, Masai Mara and Serengeti. Each was quite superb in all ways but each provided a different experience. Ubuntu, as the only non-permanent camp was a most pleasant surprise, being much more comfortable and established than we expected. Other reviewers have described the wonderful level of attention, comfort and service .... exactly as we experienced. What seemed to set Ubuntu somewhat apart for us, was an extra level of friendliness, warmth and caring that each staff member seemed to have for all guests, right from the top. Mark was always there, beaming with friendship. Japhet was always hovering around knowing exactly what to serve next. Goodluck, about to become a father, was our most enjoyable guide.

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Inverell, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

Have just come back from a trip in Rwanda and Tanzania which was great! Stayed in a Tented Camp in Tanzania which was the Best, From the time we arrived to the time we left we were treated like Kings. Mark and David were great and my special waiter Japhet was the Greatest, never wanted for anything, he looked after me night and morning, Thanks Japhet.
We had the best Game drives from there and our Guide Martin was the greatest, Thanks Martin.

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

The service at this camp was the best that we experienced in Tanzania. The setting in northern Serengeti was impressive, the food was delicious and the tents are comfortable. We also had two successful games drives with Good Luck, one of the camp drivers. We would highly recommend this camp to anyone.

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Property: Ubuntu Camp, Asilia Africa
Address: Serengeti National Park 1000, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Serengeti National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 112 Speciality Lodging in Serengeti National Park
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ubuntu Migration Camp stops at three spectacular locations across the north, west and south of the Serengeti, following in the tracks of massive herds of wildebeest as they cross the vast plains of the Serengeti in an ancient migration cycle. Shadowing the wildebeest's every move, Ubuntu Camp uncovers fascinating and unexplored corners of this great wilderness, ensuring that first-class game viewing is never far away. With their unwavering focus on keeping pace with the migration, Ubuntu's guides have an enviable reputation for bringing this remarkable natural phenomenon to life. The camp itself is intimate and personal, and the seven spacious tented suites epitomise traditional East African safari charm. ... more   less 

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