June 6, 2021 - We will depart the Arusha Airport via light aircraft flight to the northern Serengeti where we will be greeted & transferred by safari vehicles to Serengeti Bushtops for the 3-night visit. After lunch, we will enjoy our first afternoon game drive to introduce us to the geography and wildlife of this picturesque region of wild Africa.
Note: If joining us here in the Serengeti after our Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda experience, we will fly from Kigali directly to the northern Serengeti on this day.
June 7 & 8, 2021 - For these two full days, we are on safari from Serengeti Bushtops exploring the unique sections of the northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park.
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. 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.'
We will vary our day's activity selections to ensure that our time here shows us a detailed view of what is close to camp and all that is further a field. Although every day is different, you will see a variety of wildlife, from herds of elephant to masses of buffalo, charging wildebeest and curious antelope, zebras and (almost certainly) lions. Then there’s the constant kaleidoscope of bird life, with vultures, goshawks and eagles soaring past secretary birds, sandgrouse and plovers, bustards and an array of fabulously-coloured smaller birds. Your heart can hardly fail to leap at the plumage of a starling or the glimpse of a kingfisher, the flight of a love bird or the call of a shrike. And, we haven’t even mentioned the extraordinary reptiles, insects and – of course – the stunning landscapes, which make this place so incredible.
June 10 & 11, 2021 - Full Days on Safari at Singita Sabora Camp. Sabora Tented Camp embodies an intimate East African safari experience imbued with the elegance and romance of a bygone era, while permeating a sense of nostalgic adventure. Singita Sabora Tented Camp is modeled on a 1920s-style explorer’s camp, set on the annual wildebeest migration route in the heart of the Serengeti allowing guests private access to 350,000 of untouched wilderness, ensuring unforgettable game-viewing experiences on game drives and bush walks. Each of the tented suites leads directly onto the plains, where daybeds with scatter cushions provide perfect spots for reading, afternoon naps and incredible game-viewing.
The Serengeti forms the backdrop to one of the most breath-taking events in the entire animal kingdom – the annual great wildebeest migration. This is actually a year-long search for food by wildebeest, with accompanying herds of zebra and gazelle. The migration usually follows a clock-wise direction, but is guided by rain and the growth of grass; at any time the animals can ignore tradition and follow the rain clouds.