People always ask us for the best time to
visit. One of the great pleasures of life at Serengeti Bushtops is being
able to provide a superb wildlife spectacle all year round. Alongside
the high drama of the migration, we play host to an abundance of
Some people like to come in the high season,
from June to November to see huge herds. Some come in February or March,
to watch the Topis arrive from the Masai Mara to give birth. Others
come in between, knowing that whenever they arrive, there will always be
animals out in the bush, getting on with life.
Many people actively prefer to come to
Tanzania out of season, to watch the world go by without competition
from other visitors. Their expeditions always prove fruitful, as they
spot wildlife hidden among the rock outcrops which dot the plains.
These kopjes (Dutch for ‘little head’)
provide shelter and rainwater pools, making them a favored place for the
cats and dogs of the Serengeti – the lions, leopards and cheetahs on
the one hand, and the hyenas, wild dogs and jackals on the other.
They often make kopjes their breeding grounds, and we can guarantee you
will be able to spot wild animals around the kopjes throughout the year.
In addition, the rocky hills, rivers and
woodlands surrounding our camp play host to elephants and buffaloes,
waterbucks and hippos, crocodiles and giraffes, eland and … well, the
list goes on, even if the animals stay put.
Then there’s the constant kaleidoscope of
bird life, with vultures, goshawks and eagles soaring past secretary
birds, bustards and an array of fabulously-colored 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
- landscapes which make this place so amazing.
Select the desired Camp: Mara Bushtops or Serengeti Bushtops