A safari experience is incomplete if one has not stayed in a Safari camp at least for a night and enjoyed (or maybe even spooked) being close to all the wildlife. When I visited Serengeti National Park earlier this year, my husband and I decided to include camping as part of our tour package with Easy Travel, Tanzania. I was excited as well as scared at the prospect of staying in the midst of the Savannahs surrounded by wild animals. But the experience of glamping with Tanzania Bush Camps, Serengeti was nothing like I envisioned before I started the trip.
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We reached the camping site early evening, after completing our game drive in the National Park. We were heartily welcomed by the Camp staff with warm smiles and freshly made mango juice and delicious samosas. Once the check-in formalities were done, we were quickly briefed about the camp facilities and also their safety guidelines. The staff gave us strict instructions on not to wander around the camp premises once it’s dark without the assistance of camp members (like I would have dared to walk out when there is a lion prowling ;)) and provided us with torch lights and whistles for emergencies.
Tanzania Bush Camp has in total of 10 tents for its guests that are located on either side of the Lounge and Dinner tents. We were allotted a tent at the far end of the camp and at a glimpse all the tents looked similar in size and structure. The interior of the tent was artfully made, with some local showpieces used to decorate the room giving it a cozy feel. Our tent was very spacious with a large four-poster bed, a writing table and a comfy sofa. The ensuite bathroom was yet another delight for me for it had a sink, which looked more like a dressing table, shower cabin (with hot water provided on request) and a toilet.
It is hard to believe that a tent can be designed so luxuriously in the wilderness of Serengeti National Park. Although my sleep was disturbed a couple of times due to animals howling or strolling close by our tent, which made me super alert and scared. The mornings were beautiful as we were up early to watch the sunrise, with giraffes and deer lounging close by making it a perfect start to our day in the National Park.
The lounge area and the dining rooms were equally luxurious and had all the facilities one might need during their stay at Serengeti. The camp uses solar power for electricity supply, and Wi-Fi service is available only in the lounge area.
Food and Hospitality
During our two-night stay at the camp, we were served with some really delicious vegetarian meals. On my request for local food, the chef made us a special meal of red beans curry, raw banana curry, chapatis (flat bread) accompanied with local beer.
The staff at Tanzania Bush Camps made our stay equally memorable with their perfect service, heartwarming smiles and their happy to help attitude. I could happily go back there just to enjoy their hospitality again and yes, to relish on the delicious food.
Our time at the Tanzania Bush Camps was nothing but a relaxing and memorable stay, which is what we both were looking forward to. The Tanzania Bush Camps team strives to provide perfection in everything and I must say luxury camping in the wilderness cannot get better. The stay was part of the package of Northern Circuit Safari organized by the Easy Tours and I highly recommend the camp if one is planning a safari at Serengeti National Park.
The stay was part of the package of Northern Circuit Safari organized by the Easy Travel and I highly recommend the camp if one is planning a safari at Serengeti National Park.
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Tanzania Bush Camps
Tana Springs, Serengeti National Park
Tel/Fax: +255 (0) 27 254 3242
Tel/Mob: +255 (0) 759 635713
Tel/Mob: +255 (0) 782 464225
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