Your accommodation in a luxury safari camp will be a palatial canvas suite, complete with en suite bathroom, elegant furnishing and a spacious private deck. It is far, far more luxurious than you would dream a “tent” could ever be. Yet, because it is made of canvas, the suite stays warm in cool weather and breathes in hot weather. It zips up all around so is completely insect proof and secure. Because it is made of canvas it gives that sense of being out in the wilds on a real adventure, without compromising your comfort.
Botswana has some of Africa’s finest luxury camps; each situated on an enormous private reserve. Sandibe Camp in the Okavango offers some of Botswana’s most exciting game viewing in idyllic scenery, where sparkling waterways thread their way through grassy plains and woodland. You return from a thrilling drive, walk or boat ride among the elephant and leopard to relax on the private deck of your tented suite. Then share a delicious lunch of cold meat, salads, maybe an imaginative pasta dish and dessert before a snooze or a dip in the pool.
Calvin and Louise Cottar run Cottar’s Camp in the Masai Mara. Like Sandibe, it’s on a huge private reserve; the perfect base to witness the Great Migration in August and September, and a wealth of wildlife all year round. Sweeping swathes of pure white canvas, old leather and crystal glasses give this place panache and personality. The views of the endless Mara plains below are pure Africa.
Your tailormade safari might include three or four such places - each in a different beautiful location, each with its own style and character. At Africa Exclusive we know all the finest tented camps. Contact us now to begin planning your perfect safari.