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Bush Camps

“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.  They offer good value for money and give you a sense of being close to the wilds of Africa.




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Old Mondoro Zambia safari camp
A chalet at Old Mondoro
Kenya safari camp Ol Pejeta
Elephants visiting Ol Pejeta
luxury safari camp Kanga
Kanga Camp view from the river
dining at Kapamba Camp on a luxury safari
Dining at Kapamba Camp
Kicheche Bush camp on a luxury safari
A double tent at Kicheche Bush Camp
Chindeni camp on a luxury safari
The exterior of Chindeni Camp

All safari countries have superb little bush camps, often with their own grass airstrip so you can fly straight in, starting your safari the minute you land.  Old Mondoro in Zambia is a classic example.  It is set among big old trees on the banks of the Zambezi River.  Elephant, buffalo and antelope sometimes walk through Old Mondoro as if it isn’t there.  An elephant might appear beside the dining lodge as you enjoy lunch before she takes a swim in the Zambezi.

Lebala Camp in Botswana is another excellent bush camp, set on a huge private reserve where great herds roam the savannah plains.  Each spacious tent at Lebala has a large bed, simple furniture, en suite bathroom with bath, shower and flush wc all set on a big wooden deck raised off the ground.  It would take three hours to drive to the next nearest camp, so you can enjoy a real sense of privacy at Lebala.

In northern Tanzania, we can arrange for you to stay at a semi-mobile bush camp which is relocated to follow the great wildebeest migration as it moves across the Serengeti plains.  This is a real “Out of Africa” experience.  The camp has four spacious tents each with large bed, simple furniture and en suite shower and wc.  An experienced support team runs the camp and prepares delicious meals which you can enjoy al fresco or in the dining tent. This camp is always located on a remote private site and each separate party of guests has their own private vehicle and guide.

Africa’s bush camps can provide some of the finest safari experiences. We know them intimately. Call us to begin planning a safari of a lifetime.

A Few of Our Favourite Bush Camps