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A fusion of glamour and camping, glamping is a way to authentically experience the most awe-inspiring safari destinations. There is something enchanting and romantic about an African safari experienced ‘under canvas’ in a luxury safari tent.

Experience Africa Under Canvas

Glamping offers a way to experience the untamed and unique parts of a country, without having to sacrifice creature comforts. But Glamping is much more than just sleeping in a nice tent. there is the palpable component; the sounds of the wild animals seem closer, the scents of the bush seem sharper, the earth that little bit nearer.

Glamping options in Africa range from permanent tented structures to mobile camps, which move with wildlife migrations. If you are looking for a lavish camping experience, where little separates you from the wilderness of Africa, we have a selection of sumptuous camps where you can fulfill your ‘Out of Africa’ dreams.

Duba Explorers Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Duba Explorers is tucked away in the northeast corner of the Duba Plains concession, a 33 000 hectares private reserve in the Okavango Delta. The camp embodies the golden age of safaris and the spirit of exploration. The camp consists of five tents of airy canvas on raised decking stylishly furnished with campaign writing desk, private verandah and en-suite facilities. Guests wake up to panoramic views of the Delta floodplains and, during the flood season, the water channels link to open water filled with flowering water lilies and tall papyrus.  Explore the water channels associated with the Ngoga River system by boat or traditional canoes (mekoro), meandering through channels created by hippos and elephant. With over 400 bird species, birding is unsurpassed, with spectacular species like the malachite kingfisher zipping past you in a burst of colour. Vehicle safaris in this paradise allow for exciting encounters with the predators who are resident in the area. On guided walks explore the islands, wetlands and plains, following the tracks and interpreting the signs of the wild. Guests might even be lucky enough to get a glimpse of a rare sitatunga or an elusive leopard. Enjoy the excitement of catch and release fishing where one can study the various delta fish species up close.

Richard’s River Camp, Kenya

Richard’s River Camp offers the discerning traveller a luxury tented camp in the very heart of the Masai Mara. Designed with privacy, exclusivity as well as adventure in mind we ensure a warm and memorable safari. Perfectly situated on the banks of the Njageteck River in the private Mara North Conservancy, the camp allows for total privacy and exclusivity. The Ngoyanai springs provide permanent water, drawing in large numbers of animals to the area around camp. This camp is also particularly known for its resident lion pride which can often been seen hunting right in front of the camp, and most always can be heard roaring during the night. Beautifully appointed with furnishings and fabrics, it is a casually luxurious tented camp, combining exceptional wildlife with a contemporary safari experience. Richard’s River Camp offers day and night game drives, birding and scenic bush walks, sundowners, bush meals and cultural visits to a local Masai Village nearby, as well as hot air balloon flights.

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Kenya

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp is situated on the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy in Laikipia. Perched on the edge of an escarpment, the camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia’s mottled landscape all the way to Mt Kenya. All accommodations and main areas enjoy a breathtaking vantage point over an expansive panorama.  Purchased by The Nature Conservancy and partnered with Space For Giants elephant foundation, Loisaba Conservancy, a functioning ranch, is a success story of conservation. Home to elephant, a healthy population of lion, the rare wild dog and an abundance of other species, Loisaba is a prime example of successful collaboration between conservation, communities, ranching and tourism. Visitors to Loisaba are offered a myriad of activities to experience the wildlife and landscape on many different levels. Loisaba boasts a fleet of brand new custom-designed Land Rover safari vehicles for game driving both day and night. Other activities include horse-riding, camel-trekking, guided bush walks, fishing, mountain biking, cultural visits to Samburu villages and visits to the anti-poaching sniffer dogs.

Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

Sausage Tree Camp is set in the most stunning location on the banks of the Zambezi River in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park’s best game viewing area.  The camp overlooks an expanse of narrow channels and low set reed islands teeming with game, with the magnificent Zambezi escarpment as the backdrop. Guaranteed private guiding, activities include day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, boating and fishing The 7 Luxury Suites boast lounge & dining areas, a king size bed overlooking the private pool set into the expansive deck and indoor bathrooms with an outdoor shower. Each tent has its own personal Muchinda (butler) to attend to your every whim.

Legendary Migration Camps, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Vast herds of wildebeest pass just outside your tent, following a migratory path worn over millennia. Far-ranging herds of wildebeest make the iconic Great Migration travelling a never-ending circuit from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania, up northwest towards the mighty Mara River, and back again. Legendary’s signature migrational camps are perfectly situated in the Serengeti and move with the migration so you never miss any action. Operating as two seasonal camps across four locations are set up in four locations during different times of the year. Plains of golden grasslands stretch to distant horizons under never-ending blue skies as millions of hoofbeats drum the earth. Everything in Tanzania happens on a vast scale and these migrational camps put you at the heart of it all. Feel the exhilaration of being close to nature, including The Great Migration.

Zannier Sonop, Namibia

Sonop is a luxurious tented camp nestled at the Southern extremity of the Namib desert, in the Karas region. Designed as a refined British colonial experience from the 1920’s, this out-of-the-ordinary lodge offers a perfect retreat in a stunning panoramic desert landscape. Constructed on top of boulders, the ten spacious tents aim to offer a unique journey through time. Richly furnished with antiques made of fine materials, colourful carpets and precious wood, they are an invitation to live the life of yesteryear’s explorers. A sophistication that contrasts with the simplicity of the endless surroundings. At Sonop everything is orientated towards the desert’s richness: all views are awe-inspiring and a large list of adventures allow guests to admire the desert’s genuine beauty at leisure. Every evening guests are invited to enjoy an opulent gastronomic experience, where silverware and candelabras set the mood. Flawless service and attention to detail characterise all facilities of the camp.

Somalisa Acacia Camp, Zimbabwe

This ​family safari​ camp, sits on the edge of a seasonal floodplain in Hwange National Park, tucked away beneath the dappled shade of an Acacia grove. The simple but luxurious tents are on slightly raised decks, under the dappled canopy of a grove of Acacias. The camp enjoys its own private views of a small water hole, frequented by large herds of big game including buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, giraffe and lion. A small splash pool allows you to cool off during the heat of the day. Activities on offer are game drives and walking excursions with the camp’s professional guides. Most of the activities are in the Somalisa private concession but with easy access to other parts of Hwange National Park.

Magashi Camp, Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Perched on Magashi Peninsula, Magashi Camp looks out over scenic Lake Rwanyakazinga, towards the Mutumba Mountains in the west. Magashi’s home is 6 000 exclusive-use hectares (14 826 acres) of Akagera National Park, like Rwanda itself, a miraculous story of survival and regeneration. Over the last ten years, the park has been significantly rehabilitated and today offers one of the most thrilling safari experiences in AfricaThe camp’s intimate, relaxed atmosphere is most welcome after a stay in the bustling capital, Kigali, or after a thrilling gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park. Six spacious and airy tented guest accommodations offer uninterrupted views over Lake Rwanyakazinga. Magashi’s warm and welcoming staff love sharing their traditional Kugisha supper with guests, accompanied by cattle-herding songs and stories.  View East African bird- and wildlife specials from expertly-guided game drives, guided nature walks and boating trips.  

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In this article
  • Experience Africa Under Canvas
  • Duba Explorers Camp, Botswana
  • Richard’s River Camp, Kenya
  • Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Kenya
  • Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
  • Legendary Migration Camps, Tanzania
  • Zannier Sonop, Namibia
  • Somalisa Acacia Camp, Zimbabwe
  • Magashi Camp, Rwanda

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