We never forget that you are at Serengeti Bushtops for the wildlife. Our goal is to ensure you enjoy a succession of unique, thrilling safari experiences. You can explore the natural dramas of the Serengeti in our state of the art 4×4 vehicles during morning, evening or full day game drives. Our excellent guides will help you pick out the action, but also the perfect secluded spot should you want to take a break during a day trip for a romantic bush picnic or go on a guided walking safari.

Early Morning Game Drives

If you start first thing in the morning, you will find the Serengeti at its most active. This is when Africa can reveal its cool side, so you should wrap up warm (we aim to be on the road before the sun rises at around 6.00 am). Our open vehicles bring you as close as possible to the wildlife, just when the action is likely to be most exciting. Few predators hunt during the heat of the day, so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase. It is also a magical time, with the subtle light dappling the landscape, the birds awakening and the sense of a great adventure beginning to unfurl. And just when your stomach starts to complain, we’ll give you a late breakfast in the bush, before further viewing leads you back at about 11.00 am, in good time for lunch at camp.

  • The best time to see wildlife
  • Witness a whole new aspect of the Serengeti
  • An ideal start to the day

Full Day Game Drives

These full day safaris are the best way to see the full range of what this magnificent park has to offer. Each excursion departs at around 6.30 am, with your 4×4 fully equipped to cross the Serengeti in search of game. The early mornings are relatively cool, but by midday it can become very hot indeed and sun-block lotion and hats are advised. Lunch is served under the shade of an Acacia tree as you take a break from scanning the horizons, and realise that all is well with the world.

Our team of rangers and Kuria spotters apply their wildlife knowledge, tracking abilities and incredible eyesight to reveal the hidden wonders of the Serengeti: even we don’t always know how they do it!

One of nature’s great occasions is the annual crossing of the Mara river by migrating wildebeest. At Serengeti Bushtops we have a ringside seat, so if it happens when you visit, you can be sure of witnessing this stupendous natural event. Yet it is often in the lesser-known corners of the bush that we spot the highlights of your visit, such as a kill, amorous liaison, or lesser-known creature. A full day on safari gives you every chance of such unforgettable encounters.

  • A full day on safari with a wealth of flora and fauna to discover
  • Lunch in the heart of the Serengeti
  • Return around 5.00 pm for a soak in your hot tub, a relaxing massage, or both!

Evening Game Drives

Heading into the bush for an evening game drive has a level of excitement and character all its own, as predators begin their nightly search for prey. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas fighting over a kill. At a suitable vantage point, your guide will pause, allowing you to enjoy a sundowner in blissful comfort.

  • Explore the Serengeti between 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm, as day gives way to night
  • Witness the arrival of the night’s predators
  • Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sinks below the horizon

Guest Comments from TripAdvisor

The Game Drives Were Out of This World!

“The game drives were out of this world. They were made even more enjoyable by having a driver and spotter who both had a vast amount of knowledge.”

Shannon, UK