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Camping vs Accommodated vs Small Groups

Camping

A camping safari is for travellers who want a hands-on experience of Mother Nature. Setting up your campsite and helping build a campfire whilst surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and scenery. If you dream of a lifetime African adventure, embark on a journey with us sleeping under the stars while listening to the sounds of wildlife in the distance.

We offer camping safaris suited to travellers who may prefer to travel in a younger group (aged 18 to 39). Or, you can choose a mixed age group (18 to 60). A camping safari must not be underestimated and will require active participation which means good health and a fair degree of fitness. We have a tour to suit what you have in mind, so please do not hesitate to enquire with us.

During an African camping safari you will stay in large two-man dome canvas tents which are spacious enough for two adults and your luggage. Or, you can opt to have your own tent by including the single supplement (valid on select camping tours).

Your tents are put up and taken down easily – your Tour Leader will show you exactly how to do this and help out when you are unsure. All tents are well-ventilated by means of a tent-door and window, covered with mosquito net. They also include a fly-sheet for the rain.

Most camping safaris include a sleeping mat (please do check with us upon enquiry). You only need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.

The African campsites are basic and comfortable. Most have warm showers and flushing ablutions, while others may have natural ablutions.

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Accommodated

Accommodated safaris are ideal for travellers who prefer to experience African wildlife and adventure with extra comforts. You are surrounded by vast landscapes and wildlife, curiously roaming at your door-step. It is comfort, without the price tag!

Our accommodated safaris make use of a combination of lodges, hostels, bungalows, chalets, permanent safari camps, hotels and traditional huts. Our properties are ideally located at each destination for an authentic experience with incredible views.

We book Twin rooms if you are travelling with a partner or friend and Single rooms for single travellers (including single supplement). Most of the time we stay in 1-3 star properties with en-suite bathrooms in Southern Africa. In Eastern Africa we offer a combination of en-suite and shared bathrooms. In the case of shared bathrooms, you will be sharing with friends on your tour.

Select accommodated safaris include a camp assistant to help out with the smaller aspects of your vacation.

The standard of the properties varies along the trip. The Southern Africa properties are much more established than the East Africa accommodation. They vary from basic (but comfortable) to lovely properties. Due to the remote nature of the trips, accommodation chooses are limited.

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Example of basic accommodation in East Africa

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Example of permanent tent accommodation with en suite in Southern Africa

Small Groups

Why not choose an African safari with a personal touch and book a small group tour?

Our newly introduced small group tours travel with a group maximum of 12 to 16 travellers, offering a more personalised African adventure. We have a variety of camping and accommodated tours through Southern and East Africa.

These unique small group tours use standard vehicles, and with a limited group size you are ensured to enjoy more space on the vehicle, comfort and a one-on-one experience with fellow travellers and your crew.

We make use of exclusive private campsites (camping tours) interspersed with lodges and bungalows (accommodated tours). A minimum amount of participation will be required, but most importantly we want you to relax and enjoy your trip.

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