If you want to spend your time in one country only, but seeing as much of the Bush as possible, this is the ideal way to do so. It involves three nights in Serengeti Bushtops and two in our latest camp, Roving Bushtops. You can also add another day or two in the Serengeti, perhaps during the migration, in whichever camp provides the best access to the herds.
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Day one sees you fly in from Arusha or Kilimanjaro to Kogatende Airstrip (in the north western Serengeti). As soon as you step from the plane you are in the heart of the Bush: the airstrip lies by the Mara river. Game is abundant as you drive to the camp, where a leisurely lunch awaits. Travel is tiring, so you will want to relax: there is no better place than sprawling across your king size bed in your luxurious tent. Or in the pool. Or enjoying a massage on your deck. Or simply gazing at the Bush surrounding camp – and realising that work is literally and metaphorically thousands of miles away. As you join a late afternoon drive, with a sundowner, your safari holiday has truly begun …
After breakfast in camp on your second day comes the potential highlight of your stay, as you spend an entire day exploring the Serengeti National Park. A sumptuous buffet lunch in the wilds of nature punctuates a day spent in watchful anticipation and delighted awe. Then comes the wonderful prospect of returning to camp and a steaming hot tub, in which to enjoy perhaps a glass of chilled champagne. It’s the ideal way to wind down before dinner.
You might choose to dedicate the morning of day three to a balloon safari (you will need to have pre-booked). Having sailed over the Bush and its herds, you wind down over champagne in the Serengeti, before heading back to camp to catch up on sleep. In the afternoon, you can take life easy in camp, before an evening game drive and sundowner.
Day four sees you head to Kogatende after breakfast, spotting game en route. After a short flight to Seronera, your ranger and spotter greet you warmly before pointing out the wildlife dotting the plains. As you head towards Roving Bushtops, a fortifying lunch prepares you for a late afternoon game drive across the Moru Kopjes. Your ranger will be able to help you plan the next few days, recommending where the game is likely to be at its most abundant depending on the time of year. This may see you focus on Ndutu or the Western Corridor, or stay in the central Serengeti to catch the migration.
Day five is a full day at Roving Bushtops. Since you have your own dedicated ranger and vehicle, you are in total control of your agenda. If you want to mix game viewing with relaxation, you could choose an early morning game drive and Bush breakfast followed by a return to camp for lunch and a restful afternoon, then an evening drive. Alternatively you could spend the entire day in the Bush, with a picnic lunch punctuating another day in nature’s wildest expanses. It’s your dream holiday, so the choice is yours.
On day six you might decide to go on an early morning game drive, with breakfast in the Bush or in camp. Alternatively you might prefer simply to snooze, free from the cares of the world, before facing reality once more. We make the transition as gentle as possible, ferrying you along your final game drive as we transfer you to Seronera and the flight to Arusha, Kilimanjaro, or perhaps Zanzibar – and towards your final destination.