“Bush Camps” are lodges and camps which, while very comfortable, are simpler in design. You will have proper beds, en-suite bathroom, and a very good standard of food. You will not have a spa and there may not be a pool. These bush camps are often owner run, set in beautiful remote locations and offer a variety of different safari activities guided by experts who love what they do.
In contrast to most of the camps in the Lower Zambezi, the Cumings family, who own Chiawa Camp, have created something a little different in Old Mondoro. The concept of the camp is simple – to step back from the ultra-luxurious lodges seemingly springing up everywhere, and rather provide guests with an authentic remote safari that concentrates on the wildlife and bush experience.
The Huab Conservancy, about 90km north-west of Khorixas in Damaraland, is a core desert-adapted black rhino area and a pioneering community and conservation development. Ultimate Safaris has entered into an agreement with the conservancy which has secured exclusive use area for the purposes of their Journeys Under Canvas camp.
Tafika Camp is situated in the shade of huge leadwood trees by the Luangwa River in the northern part of the South Luangwa National Park. The camp has six spacious reed and thatch chalets, each with proper beds, simple safari furniture and en-suite flush w.c. and shower, which is open to the stars.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a traditional, comfortable bush camp located in Laikipia on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, the 90,000-acre private Ol Pejeta Conservancy is an integral part of the Laikipia/Samburu ecosystem and has one of the highest wildlife densities in Kenya including all of the Big Five.
Saruni Wild is one of the most remote and private camps in the Masai Mara – and one of the smallest. The camp is set in a remote valley in a private conservation on the very northern edge of the Mara plains and offers a new concept of African safari: a real African adventure lived in harmony with the local Maasai tribes coupled but still with high standards of style and comfort.
Offering one of Kenya’s most private and unique safari experiences, Saruni Rhino camp stands alone in the vast 300,000 hectare private Sera Conservancy overlooking a dry riverbed and waterhole in the captivating landscapes of remote northern Kenya.
Nsolo Bush Camp is about an hour from the Luangwa River on a bend in the seasonal Luwi River under a grove of immense trees near to a waterhole. The accommodation is in four rustic yet comfortable thatched chalets, each set on wooden decks under the shade of the trees, with proper beds, stylish furnishings, outside en-suite bathrooms and private verandas out front.
Serengeti Safari Camp is a comfortable semi-permanent camp which moves every few months to shadow the course of the wildebeest migration in the world-renowned Serengeti.
Oliver's Camp is a long-established high quality tented camp located on private land just inside the Tarangire National Park. It is probably the best located of all the camps in and surrounding Tarangire with easy access to the central part of the National Park.
Selinda Explorers is located on a vast 300,000 acre private concession on the Selinda Spillway, an expanse of open bush and woodland lying between the Okavango and Linyanti deltas. The Spillway is a permanent waterway which links the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti marshes in the extreme north of Botswana providing a perfect big game viewing location all year round.
Laikipia Wilderness Camp is owned by Steve and Annabelle Carey who have over 15 years’ experience in running authentic African safari camps in Zimbabwe and Kenya.