Your budget lets you cherry-pick from the best. I’ll suggest a couple of different styles of accommodation – the mobile camps that the Serengeti is so famous for, and the best of the permanent lodges (with swimming pools etc).
Alex Walker’s Serian Serengeti is the first company to look at. Alex is one of Africa’s most famous guides and his camps Serian Lamai and Serian Serengeti North are nothing short of exceptional. With a team of guides regarded as some of the best in Africa, the big difference here from most camps is the fact that Alex also offers private vehicles as standard throughout his camps. His camps also have some of the best ‘authentic’ food in the country. Alex often hosts in camp (usually Lamai), a rarity in itself. His team have won a number of industry awards. If an adventure is what you are looking for then look no further.
Lamai Serengeti is one of the best permanent lodges in the Serengeti. This is Nomad’s flagship Serengeti property and one of Africa’s most famous lodges. Located on the highest kopje in the northern part of the park Lamai’s views across the Serengeti are nothing short of exceptional. It’s a big favourite in the office; a place many YZ staff have chosen for their own holidays.
The final lodge I’d suggest you consider is Singita’s Mara River. Located on a sweeping bend of the river itself, the camp is designed in a lightweight style but is incredibly high quality – a genuinely 5* luxury camp. This is a property that guarantees some of the best food and service of anywhere in the country. Run by Africa’s most luxurious safari brand – Singita – Mara River has high prices but delivers a genuinely a top-quality safari experience.