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
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
Tenting at its best!
This is tenting at its best! Inside the tent - hot showers and flush toilets, totally comfortable beds and gourmet food to rival any 5 star restaurant. It was amazing to watch the endless parade of migrating wildebeests passing so close to the camp or have a giraffe wander by just outside the tent. Mark and his staff are awesome. They welcomed us warmly with cool towels and a special drink. They treated us like family, always making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed from sun screen to hot chocolate. It was truly the experience we were hoping to find on the Serengeti."
Maribou884 (US) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Ubuntu Camp
You're in the middle of nowhere and up pops this campsite. Not just any ordinary campsite, no no no. It has a "Lounge" area including bar and library, another large tent for dining, campfire area for pre-dinner drinks and nibblies. The staff meet you with refreshing towel every time you return from a drive. Nothing is too much trouble. Mark and his team cater for every whim you may have. Then you get to your tent. Again not just an ordinary tent, oh no. It has a separate flushing toilet, large separate shower (hot water), bathrobes, full size sink, king bed, loads of room for your bags and to move around in. There are chairs and a table outside so you can watch the animals passing in the morning and at night. That in itself is a sight to be seen. Of course you have to eat. WELL, what that chef can do in a camp kitchen is beyond belief. 5 star meals every time. You never left wanting more. Variety, variety, variety! Best campsite to be in!!"
Michelle (AUS) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Ubuntu Camp
New Year's Safari from Ubuntu Camp, the Best in Serengeti
Our days at Ubuntu Camp in the Serengeti were perfect. Mark and his staff anticipated our every need. The food was excellent, and special accommodations were gladly made for my diet. Mark and/or a member of staff were always there when we returned from game drives with hot towels, ready to deliver hot water to our tent for showers. Everything was done for us including our laundry so that we could concentrate on a half dozen or so of the most productive picture-taking game drives you can imagine: the migration, cheetah, giraffes, zebra, lions, wild dogs, lion cubs, dozens of birds, and on and on to absolute perfection. Great sense of community with the other four or so guest couples and families; we spent a festive New Year's Eve there, and Mark & Co. made sure to have special sundowner drinks and roasted goat ribs etc. to help celebrate the holiday. The fact we had heavy rain late that night just added to the fun. Great place to bring in the new year, on a ridge overlooking the Endless Plain.
Thanks Mark. You guys are absolutely THE BEST!!!!"
Bin-Bin-Tarheel (US) | Stayed in January, 2014 at Ubuntu Camp