5 Unmissable Rustic Camps in Africa
We all know about the incredible luxury safari camps scattered across Africa, many are truly wonderous places. However, every now and again, what the soul needs is a step back, to be more in touch with nature, without compromising on your creature comforts. We have scoured the continent and found 5 hidden gems for you, perfect to escape the stresses of modern day life.
Drop everything, pack the bare essentials and escape to one of our hidden gems to get a good shot of vitamin nature! These properties are sure to cure even the worst cases of everyday life.
Onguma Tree Top Camp, Etosha, Namibia
The entire camp is built on stilts and sits amongst the treetops. The 4 beautiful “rooms” with canvas walls and thatched roofs all face one of the most beautiful waterholes on the Onguma Private Game Reserve, part of greater Etosha National Park. Imagine lying in bed looking directly onto the waterhole and watching the game come to you!
Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
A very special place on the banks of the Zambei River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Old Mondoro is a camp that blurs the lines between inside and outside. With just 4 rooms, shaded by a grove of acacia trees, offering views onto the meandering river, this is a place to lose yourself in nature’s embrace. At Old Mondoro you can literally go on safari from your own deck!
Speke's Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya
Speke’s embodies the feel of a bygone era of East African safari. The 8 tents, cuddled in a glade of indigenous trees along the Olare Orok River, hark back to a simpler time. The understated comfort of the camp is complimented by the fact that every tent has its own private guide and vehicle to explore the incredible Masai Mara on your own schedule.
Sindabezi Island, Zambezi, Zambia
Imagine your own island hideaway, surrounded by the wilds of Africa. Sheltered in a tributary of the Zambezi River lies Sindabezi Island, with just 5 cottages, each looking out onto the river. At night lie in bed and be dazzled by the glittering lights of fire flies and listen to the herds of elephants crossing the river on their commute between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Did we mention the butler service and plethora of exciting activities?
Kigelia Camp, Ruaha, Tanzania
Few people have heard of the Ruaha National Park, yet it is Tanzania’s largest national park, and one of wildlife’s best kept secrets. Thanks to its relative obscurity it remains a true wilderness, and home to the 6 tents at Kigelia Camp. Shaded by Kigelia (sausage tree) trees, the camp really makes you feel like you are at one with your surroundings. Out on safari, you feel like the only people in the world, exploring this vast wilderness.