Below you can find a selection of our most recent reviews and guest feedback. Happy reading!
Stayed 3 nightts in this camp and it was simply fantastic! The service that I got from everyone in the camp was exceptional! Food was brilliant and sitting round the fire for pre-dinner drinks etc was just out of this world! The last night I was there the camp was besieged with wilderbeest the entire night! Absolutely brilliant! I loved every minute of it. The tent was amazing and I just loved the walkie talkie to let the staff know that you were ready for your shower! It was absolutely great and I was really sorry to leave!"
Paulette B (UK) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Olakira Camp
Topi House - Well Worth a Visit!
We have just come back from another stay at Topi House and we were very impressed again. The whole team at Topi House made us feel very special and were extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodation is first rate and the food exceptional. Our guide Fred was very knowledgeable and we saw a vast amount of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and many more. One of favourites was the banded mongoose, which we had never got close to before. Even saw migrating pelicans. If you want something special then go to Topi House!"
Graham (UK) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Mara Bush Houses
Memories for a lifetime!
The one word that comes to mind to describe David and his staff is "Exceptional"! Throughout my wife’s and my entire 3 night (4 day) stay in February 2014, every detail was taken care of – we wanted for nothing. The foods prepared for each meal were absolutely delicious. Our tent was spacious and the huge bed very comfortable with a wonderfully warm hot water bottle placed under the sheets each night.
Our guide Makubi, was outstanding.- totally knowledgable about the game we were viewing and giving us a wonderful experience of a Cheetah jumping up onto the hood of our opened topped Landrover and staying with us for almost 30 minutes - to the envy of all of the other vehicles that were around us!
And each member of the team went to the greatest extents to make us feel welcome and take care of problems if/when they arose. To give just one example – on our second day we had headed out on a game drive – the battery on my video camera read more than 400 minutes remaining – so why take a second battery? We were about 45 minutes away from camp when the battery just went to zero – that was it ,,, nothing … we were faced the bleak prospect of no video for the entire day! But our guide, Makubi said not to worry and called back to the camp and they drove all the way out to where we were and delivered our second camera battery to us – I believe that says it all about the care given to guests … but not quite – just one more incident that will define how wonderful Ubuntu camp is …
On our final evening, - St Valentine’s Day 2014, as my Wife and I (celebrating our 50th anniversary) started to sit down for dinner, with the other guests, when a member of the staff came to us and said, “No, not here!” … and we were then led into the darkness of the Serengeti, where we came upon a table totally alight with candles!! And after we were seated – the entire staff came and wished us “Happy Valentine’s Day!”. Then after filling our wine glasses, they proceeded to bring us many wonderful courses of a delicious dinner. One wonderful consideration that turned this into an evening so truly special – and created for us a memory that will last forever!
Coticon (US) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Ubuntu Camp
This is one camp that you need to include in your itinerary for the Serengeti. The whole experience is just something that I will remember for a long time. From the moment you arrive you feel at home and the people really care about you. Everything were carefully explained, from the showers to the walkie talkie. Joseph that filled our buckets for the showers every night was a star. The tent is huge and the bathroom section has everything that you will find in a chalet. It was wonderful going to bed each night with the unspoilt view of thesurroundings."
Traveller (South Africa) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Olakira Camp
My family (husband and 2 boys) visited Naboisho about 2 weeks ago and if there were more than 5 stars this camp deserves it! Helen and Roelof are amazing hosts; thinking of all of the things that would make this a special experience. Our guides, Daniel and Lucas, were so engaging with us and our boys (age 10 & 13). All of the staff, especially Moses, Albert and Johnson, were very fun to be with and played games, shot arrows and made fire with our boys. I am pretty sure Daniel is magic because we saw every animal we wanted on our drives including a cheetah take down a grand gazelle and some elder lions "kicking out" the young lions so they can find their own pride. Epic! I cannot recommend this camp and the wonderful people enough!"
RennerFam (US) | Stayed in February, 2014 at Naboisho Camp
We spent four nights here in early January. The camp is in an excellent location right in the National Park which did make for some interesting visits from the local wildlife. We had an elephant outside our tent within minutes of arriving. Then there was the lion that stole Sara's chair from outside her tent. The terrain and wildlife is so varied and the best thing is you very rarely see another vehicle we spent well over an hour watching two cheetahs crossing a river without another vehicle in sight. Sara was an excellent host and out guides Lorenzo and Doudi (trainee guide) were brilliant. Lorenzo although Italian certainly had an English sense of humour and his knowledge was first class. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He clearly loved his job and wanted you to enjoy the Park as much as he did. Doudi was also enthusiastic and certainly entertained us with his tales of the trials a Masai warrior has to go through to become a man. The tents were good and the food excellent. Still in awe of the chef making a soufflé with very limited facilities."
DAS999 (UK) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Kwihala Camp
5 star tenting!
Our travel to Tanzania, Africa was truly amazing. The Stay at Ubuntu Camp on the Serengeti was a definite highpoint. The accommodations were excellent with all the amenities! Mark and staff were grand, and we were treated like royalty. The animal sightings unbelievable!!
Would we return? Absolutely!"
Joan G (US) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Ubuntu Camp
This place is everything it says on the tin and more. We stayed in the Retreat - our own villa, plunge pool and sunbathing on the flat roof with long sofa seating in the shade and bedroom, bathroom, outside verandah on ground level. Views of the ocean and the fishermen and palm trees - bliss. We had our own 'butler' George who was brilliant - very personal, tailored attention - comes when you want something or meal times and stays away when you don't! The whole team are very friendly and although we only met other guests on the BBQ night when we went down to the lodge for dinner - everyone seemed mellow and relaxed. We stayed four nights - and will definitely return. The Spa is stupendous - the messages are to die for if you like it strong to relive the tension of two weeks safari- ing"
Alison B (UK) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Matemwe Retreat
Top Class Stay and Experience!
What can one say! We stayed at both Mara and Acacia houses for 3 nights and had a great time at both. Perfect for family stays.They are private and you have lots of space, large bathrooms and well designed open plan living areas as well as a large green lawns where children can run and play. The swimming pool is great for parents and children alike and is solar heated. Meal times was bliss and well presented great tasting food was served outside on the large veranda, inside or at the pool! Food is of amazing quality and top class with friendly staff attending ones every need.
The wildlife experience and scenery is world class!! We saw mating leopards, a pride of 12 lions and cheetah during our stay, not too mention all the other species there in abundance. The viewing is easy on the wide open plains. Elephants in huge numbers, herds of between 30-50 strong! Guides and vehicles are great and they pack really good picnic meals to have during a game drive. Traveling in January is one of the best times to be in the Mara, as the rains are coming to an end, and you have this magical place almost all to yourself as the holiday and migration crowds are not there anymore. The view from the highest point in the Mara during sunset is stunning.
I am a wildlife photographer, and this place will keep you busy and keep the shutter going as there are excellent opportunities for great quality shots around every corner, be it a leopard, lions elephant, giraffes or the landscape beauty, its all on your doorstep! They have a natural spring feeding a waterhole in front of both houses, and there are wildlife and birdlife visiting throughout the day, you can view and photograph wildlife from your veranda!
For sure THE place to stay for families, groups or couples that need privacy, great service, great accommodation and location, fantastic food, and top class wildlife viewing with great guiding!
Excellent stay and highly recommended! Thank you to everyone for the attention and care, it was awesome. We will be back! "
Roelof Schutte (Kenya) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Mara Bush Houses
I cannot fault Rekero camp, site, accommodation, nor the staff & guide. All were fantastic! The tent was a dream, the food heavenly & plentiful, our Maasai guide, Martin, was so knowledgeable, his English so good & his manner so polite. He knew about everything, plants, birds, animals, habitat, & more, I learned SO MUCH! We even discussed philosophy... hmmmm. I saw all the Big 5 + much much more. I have incredible memories & astounding photos! I loved every minute of my 4 days there & would LOVE to go back!"
FoodLove23 (UK) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Rekero Camp