Camps to book (at least) a year in advance

May 12th 2020  |   Botswana, Family Safaris, Riding Safaris, Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Countries, Experiences, Unique Experiences, Miscellaneous, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia  |  by   Jo Ainscough
Camps to book (at least) a year in advance

Some of the camps below are known beyond the safari world, others are the hidden gems we love that lift a safari from ‘good’ to ‘exceptional’. What they all have in common is the exclusive nature of their set up which means they fill quickly. If you’ve got your heart set on one of these you’ll need to get booking well in advance.

Safaris Unlimited, Kenya – Private riding safaris in Kenya’s Masai Mara (and beyond) led by a cracking team. One of the best ways to explore the African wilderness.

Mombo, Botswana – Locally known as ‘the place of plenty’, an astonishing variety of wildlife is complemented by a superbly appointed lodge. One of Africa’s finest.

Drumbeat Mobile Safaris, Botswana – Private guide, private camp, private wilderness. Take a mobile safari through the Okavango Delta and the itinerary is set just for you.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya – An exclusive boutique hotel with giraffe strolling through the grounds. An absolute must if you have a night in Nairobi.

Tswalu, South Africa – South Africa’s largest private reserve and a unique wildlife experience in exquisite surroundings. Picture-perfect for a chilled out safari.

Tswalu Motse lion and cubs

Ant’s Nest/Ant’s Hill, South Africa – South African gems and an absolute winner for families. All manner of safari activities, malaria free and owner run.

Sayari Camp, Tanzania – Perfectly placed to catch all the action of the great wildebeest migration, yet remote enough to be away from the crowds. Serengeti perfection.

Greystoke Mahale, Tanzania – Rustic chic meets remarkable wildlife at this remote outpost in western Tanzania. Track chimpanzees at sunrise and cruise Lake Tanganyika at sunset.

Bisate Lodge, Rwanda – Combine bucket-list gorilla tracking with a pioneering vision of reforestation and community partnership. Conservation and sustainability rolled into one.

Schoeman Skeleton Coast Safari, Namibia – Action packed, and unforgettable, flying safari. A true African highlight in an extraordinary wilderness.

Chongwe River House, Zambia – The Flintstone-esque exterior conceals a magnificent private safari house. A fantastic base for a family safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

What next?

If this has inspired you to dream about future safaris, please do get in touch – we would be delighted to chat, no matter how early in the decision making process you might be. Email is probably the best way to contact us right now and we’ll respond as quickly as we can – usually on the same day.  We very much look forward to talking to you.

2 responses to “Camps to book (at least) a year in advance”

  1. Olivia Elbeshausen says:

    Dear team,
    we are a family of 4 and are planning a trip to Namibia in August 2023. Our children will then be 14 and 11. Our last safari was South Africa in 2017, which we all hugely enjoyed.
    We plan to spend 2 weeks in Namibia and are looking forward to receiving your itinerary suggestions.
    Kind regards,

    • Richard Smith says:

      Thanks for getting in touch. We have lots of options for a family to travel to Namibia with teenage children. One of our team will be in touch by email

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