We recommend four days and three nights as the minimum time needed to gain maximum benefit from a stay at Serengeti Bushtops. You won’t miss anything, though you’re sure to be left wanting more!
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Having flown in from Nairobi, Arusha or Kilimanjaro, we meet you on day one at Kogatende Airstrip (in the north western Serengeti). The airstrip lies by the Mara river, so your first game drive begins the moment you step from the plane! After your short drive from the airstrip to the camp, a leisurely lunch is followed by time acclimatising. You might swim in the pool, enjoy a massage on your private deck or simply stare blissfully into the distance. Then a late afternoon drive gives you the chance to explore the local wildlife, enjoy a drink against the setting sun, before heading for dinner.
After breakfast on your second day you set out for a full day’s game drive, including a sumptuous buffet lunch within the Serengeti National Park. This is likely to be the highlight of your stay, as the wonders of the Serengeti reveal themselves. All our guests love having their driver radio ahead, so that a hot tub and glass of something special awaits their return to camp. It’s the ideal way to wind down before dinner.
On day three, the earlier you rise, the more you will see along the Mara river. After a Bush breakfast you return to camp at midday, to catch up on your beauty sleep. Alternatively (having pre-booked) you might choose an early morning balloon safari – which concludes with a champagne breakfast in the Serengeti. In the afternoon, you can take life easy, enjoying the facilities at Serengeti Bushtops, lounging in your tent, heading for a swim or being pampered in the privacy of your verandah with a complimentary massage before an evening game drive. As always, dinner provides a sumptuous counterpoint to the wildness of the day’s experiences.
Day four sees you return home via Kogatende. With the plane leaving just before ten in the morning, there is ample time for a final game drive, en route to your flight home.