10 of the best glamping locations - 5. Serengeti Bushtops, East Africa
The ‘wow’ factor: The Serengeti plains is probably one of nature’s most spectacular landscapes. Of course, Africa is blessed with them especially in the area known by the Masai as Serengeti. The camp nestles within the northern sector of the reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. With the famous Mara River just 15 miles away, it lies directly in the path of the annual wildebeest migration that takes place between June and November. Serengeti Bushtops guests participate in nature, with abundant wildlife
viewing throughout the year from a ringside seat. It is an oasis of five star luxury, blending peace with adventure and first class comfort with unforgettable sights and smells, sounds and sensations.
Did you know? The Serengeti was the inspiration for the film, ‘The Lion King’. Africa’s ‘Big Five’ can be spotted here regularly. The Masai Mara made this their home between the 17th and 18th Centuries. The site is run on solar power.
Getting there: The site can be reached by light aircraft from Arusha, landing at the nearby Kogatende airstrip but there are other routes to it. By road it is arduous but can take 50 minutes from Kogatende. It is better to fly in but the transfer will be around £350 return. Direct flights are to Nairobi from Heathrow (from £284), with a next day, two hours transfer to Kogatende.