Exclusive Safari Tented Camps

Uniquely different and scenically located, our exclusive tented safari lodges are generally smaller, more personalized and more luxurious than the traditional tented safari lodges. Located either within the national park and reserves or within the private game conservancies, they are typically presented in distinctive African style and offer a central lodge or tented ‘mess area' with bar, lounge and silver-service dining room. There will also often be an external campfire area with director's chairs and bar, a bush ‘spa' facility (typically offering massage and well-being treatments) and a game-viewing platform or water-hole.

The tents are usually mounted on stone bases with a thatched roof and stone-built ensuite bathroom (with hot and cold running water and flushed WC) area to the rear (generator electricity throughout). All furnishings and interior décor will be of the standard usually found in a luxury hotel room and will usually include a private furnished veranda area ; individualized ‘steward' service will normally be provided to each tent. Activities will include ‘sundowners' (within the lodge or in the surrounding scenery), guided game drives, guided walks and cultural performances and/or visits. Great East African tented safari lodges and camps can be experienced on Kenya safari, Tanzania safari or while gorilla trekking on Uganda travel.

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Amboseli Porini Camp is located within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy, in the Amboseli eco-system, only recently opened to the public. In keeping with conservancy guidelines, the camp makes no use of permanent structures and is accommodated entirely under canvas. The actual site of the [ ... ]

The effortlessly elegant Bateleur Camp is set amongst the forests on the edge of the Masai Mara, adjacent to the area in which many of the scenes from the film Out of Africa were filmed. Echoeing this theme, the camp has been styled to suggest the opulence and luxury of the early safaris of the s [ ... ]

Campi ya Kanzi means "Camp of the Hidden Treasure" in Kiswahili. Located in the Chyulu Hills, overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro and bordering Tsavo West, Chyulu and Amboseli National Parks, Campi Ya Kanzi is a joint project with the Masai on a four hundred square mile stretch of land ow [ ... ]

Cottars 1920s Camp is located on 22,000 acres of private land within the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Cottar safari tradition, which was established in 1919 when members of the European aristocracy flocked to East Africa in search of ‘big game, remains unchanged. Nearly 90 years, this o [ ... ]

Elephant Bedroom Camp is a luxury tented camp offering just 12 exclusive tents and a central dining room, lounge and bar. Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, within the boundaries of the reserve, it is surrounded by doum palms and other indigenous trees. Small and intimate it offers ru [ ... ]

Elephant Pepper Camp is a traditional safari tented camp, which is seasonally erected within the boundaries of the Masai Mara National Reserve.Beautifully presented, it features just 8 tents and a central mess and and bar. Recently refurbished, the camp has been recently refurbished and designed [ ... ]

The Entim Mara Camp is named after the forest in which it stands (Entim which means ‘forest' in Maa, the language of the Maasai). Secluded in indigenous woodlands looking out over the Mara plains and river, this is a small eco-friendly camp designed to impart a real feeling of camping, whil [ ... ]

A new safari camp, constructed on a loop of the Mara River, which winds around the camp, Exploreans Mara Rianta Luxury Camp features 20 luxury tents and a central area that houses the main building. Overlooking the swimming pool and the Mara River the main building and tented t [ ... ]

Finch Hattons lies at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, one of the youngest volcanic ranges in the world. Styled to replicate the privileged safaris of the white hunters, such as Denis Finch Hatton, one of the most famous figures of the colonial period, and the model for Robert Redford's role in [ ... ]

Finch Hattons lies at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, one of the youngest volcanic ranges in the world. Styled to replicate the privileged safaris of the white hunters, such as Denis Finch Hatton, one of the most famous figures of the colonial period, and the model for Robert Redford's role in [ ... ]

The first tented camp to be established in the Masai Mara, Governors' Camp stands on the banks of the famous Mara River. First opened in 1972, it stands on the site of Teddy Roosevelt's camp, where he entertained aristocracy, stars and royalty. Popular with American visitors, the [ ... ]

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote reaches of the park, on a tributary of the Grumeti River, which is famed for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. Concealed within a strip of riverine forest, the Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp hosts spectacu [ ... ]

Located on the banks of the Talek River, overlooking the famous savannah plains of the Mara, the eco-friendly Ilkeliani Camp, a luxury tented camp, offers just 17 elegant tents, each with its own ensuite bathroom, private verandah and view of the river. Presented in the style elegant hunting safa [ ... ]

Il Moran Camp is for those who want that extra sense of luxury, there are just ten beautifully furnished tents by the side of the Mara River. The camp is hidden in the shadow of ancient trees and Il Moran recreates the atmosphere of the original hunting camps. Word renowned [ ... ]

Located on Ol Kokwe Island, in the very centre of Lake Baringo, Island Camp offers an experience not to be missed. At the peak of the island is a rock surrounded pool, bar and gift shop. Below is the open-sided restaurant and bar, and below that a series of tents, each with glori [ ... ]

Superbly isolated in the heart of Ruaha National Park, Jongomero Camp stands on the banks of a seasonal sand river which bears the same name. Blending beautifully into its surroundings, the Jongomero Camp is tucked away among some shady riverine vegetation. Not far from permane [ ... ]

Situated in the Chalbi Desert, North Eastern Kenya, Kalacha Camp sits on the edge of a permanent oasis. The Camp has been funded by the European Union, Farm Africa and the Estate of the late John Sutton, who used this area as a base for his bird shooting safaris. Kalacha Camp has been set up [ ... ]

Set on the banks of the famous Mara River, with views over the plains and the impressive escarpment, Karen Blixen Camp offers 22 luxurious tents, each of which has been designed to capture the style, elegance and opulence of the 1920s safaris, so beautifully described in Karen Blixen's book Out o [ ... ]

Kiba Point is a beautiful, 8 bed private tented camp , which is set on the banks of the Rufiji River, just downstream from Sand Rivers Selous. Bookable only on an exclusive use basis, Kiba Point tented camp lends itself to private groups, friends and families [ ... ]

Kicheche Laikipia Camp is a small luxurious tented camp, which stands on the Laikipia Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The camp is surrounded by indigenous forest and overlooks a waterhole. Offering just six custom-built luxury tents, there is also a central dining tent and safari lounge. The camp lies at [ ... ]

Nestled in a grove of wild olive trees in one of the prime game viewing areas of the reserve, Kicheche Mara Camp is presented in classic safari style. Completely unfenced, the surrounding wildlife is free to enter the camp, allowing the game viewing experience to begin on the private verandah of [ ... ]

Kichwa Tembo (meaning ‘the elephant's head) is a large and well-maintained tented camp just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve to the northwest. Overlooking endless, game-filled plains and shaded by dense forest canopy, Kichwa Tembo nestles below the Oloololo Escarpment on the western [ ... ]

The most exclusive of the Serena Group's many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa' safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunter [ ... ]

A remote, exclusive and delightfully presented luxury camp, Kitich Camp is located in the remote Matthews mountain range, a rarely visited area of the so-called ‘Northern Frontier District', of Kenya. Located on the banks of the Ngeng River, the camp lies below the craggy peaks of the m [ ... ]

Klein''s Camp is one of the & Beyond Africa (formerly CC Africa) group of small, elegant safari lodges, set against some of the world's most awe-inspiring backdrops. Klein's Camp is deep in the heart of Maasai territory in the buffalo-rich north-eastern Serengeti in Tanza [ ... ]

Larsens Camp is located in Kenya's famous Samburu National Reserve is named after Erik Ole Larsen, a legendary Dane credited with defining the luxury safari under canvas. The camp is bordered by the Uaso Nyiro River on one side and nothing to see but pristine nature on the other three. For th [ ... ]

The Leleshwa Camp is an intimate tented camp, which stands just outside the borders of the national reserve on the private ‘Siana' Maasai-owned community conservancy, which is located on the north-eastern edge of the reserve. The camp is located along a stream in a secl [ ... ]

Lemala Mara Luxury Camp is the ultimate seasonal camp in Serengeti, within touching distance of the Mara River and set in a grove of large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, almost double [ ... ]

Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu Luxury Camp is the ultimate amphitheatre for the wildebeest migration between December and April. 8 luxury tents and 1 family tent of a very high specification are relocated from the Mara area of Northern Serengeti to this [ ... ]

Lemala Ngorongoro Luxury Camp is a new and intimate seasonal tented camp, which offers comfortable and secluded accommodation just five minutes drive from the main gate into the crater itself. Lemala Ngorongoro Luxury Camp has a distinct advantage over the majority of camps a [ ... ]

Situated on the northern foothills of Mt Kenya (276 km north of Nairobi), Lewa Safari Camp is set on the 45,000 acre privately owned Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Lewa can be reached via daily scheduled flights (via Nanyuki) to Lewa Downs or by private air charter directly to Lewa Downs airstrip [ ... ]

Set amid the 60,000 hectares of the Mara Siana Wildlife Conservancy, directly bordering the Masai Mara itself, Kuoni Mara Bushtops  Camp is a five-star luxury tented camp just 5 km from the Sekenani Gate). World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on [ ... ]

The luxurious Mara Explorer tented camp lies at the confluence of the reserve's four main game viewing areas, and enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September. During the remainder of the year, herds of watering elephant, giraffe and other animals can be s [ ... ]

The Mara Siria Tented Camp stands high on the Siria Escarpment overlooking the rolling plains of the Mara Triangle. A classic bush camp in the original safari style, this ecologically sensitive camp offers privacy, dedicated service and just ten luxury tents, each with their own private verandah, [ ... ]

With long views over the Eburu and Mau Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Mbweha Camp stands on a 6,400 acre private game conservancy, which is adjacent to the southern boundaries of Lake Nakuru National Park. Offering a central dining room, sunken bar, charming lawns and its o [ ... ]

Mfangano Island Camp is one of the latest additions to the Governors' family of camps and is situated on the unspoilt island of Mfangano in Lake Victoria, Western Kenya. The camp is located on its own secluded bay, which lies on the western shores of the island. Built in trad [ ... ]

Mwagusi Safari Camp is a long established camp, having been in operation in Ruaha for over a decade. As a result the game is well habituated to viewing. Set on the banks of the seasonal Mwagusi Sand River, the camp offers thirteen rustic styled ‘bandas' or chalets, all [ ... ]

Olakira Camp is a mobile tented safari camp that moves through the Serengeti, attempting to stay close to the patterns of the annual migration of the wildebeest. The camp is pitched in Ndutu from mid December until the end of March. This is usually the magical period during [ ... ]

Oliver's Camp is situated in a remote wilderness zone in the southern sector of Tarangire National Park. Adjacent to an area known as Monyonyo Pools, the camp is ideally placed to observe the yearly migrations of wildlife throughout the ecosystem, and to view the impressive c [ ... ]

A simple tented camp in the traditional style, the Ol Pejeta Bush Camp offers just six tents and a central dining and lounge area (more tents can be added if necessary). The camp is part of a working ranch on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the owners are happy to include the gue [ ... ]

ust outside the boundaries of the Masai Mara National Reserve, Ol Seki Mara Camp is located in the heart of Eastern Koiyaki. Offering just six luxury tents and two tent suites, the camp offers traditional safari décor and modern amenities. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of & [ ... ]

Porini Lion Camp has recently been set up in the exclusive wildlife conservancy of Olare Orok, an expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Reserve and is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. Situated along the banks of the Nt [ ... ]

The semi-permanent Porini Rhino Camp, which is entirely ‘under canvas' has been erected by a seasonal river in the far western corner of the unique and beautiful conservancy. Unfenced and therefore totally open to the wilderness that surrounds it (elephants and other animals regular pas [ ... ]

Rekero Tented Camp lies in the Masai Mara Game Reserve at the end of solitary track that looks like it is going nowhere. Driving through a clump of bushes, you are suddenly confronted by an open glade along the Talek River. This has to be one of the most beautiful wilderness settings for a camp. [ ... ]

Richard's Camp is situated in a conservation area to the north-west of the reserve. With riverine forest and short-grass plains, this particular area is renowned for its exceptional big game viewing. The camp has its own airstrip and is 20 minutes from the main airstrip. Word renowned for the bre [ ... ]

Roberts Camp began life as a simple campsite located next to the family home of the Roberts family. Later, a few chalets were built, communal kitchens and lounge areas, Nowadays it offers its own pub, restaurant and luxury cottages. Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Ba [ ... ]

A traditional tented camp, Sala's Camp stands on the banks of the Sand River, which traverses the southern tip of the Masai Mara Reserve. Located within the boundaries of this famous reserve, the camp is surrounded by wilderness and in close proximity to the main migration corridors of the annual [ ... ]

Kusini means ‘south' in Swahili, and Sanctuary Kusini Camp is located in the southern-central region of the Serengeti National Park. Perfectly situated in a cluster of kopjes, Sanctuary Kusini Camp is a permanent tented camp, blended seamlessly into the delicate environm [ ... ]

Sanctuary Olonana is a luxury tented camp, which stands on the banks of the Mara River, just beyond the boundaries of the Masai Mara National Reserve. If offers just 12 luxury tents, a central dining and bar area, and a swimming pool and sundeck. Built to eco-friendly specifications, the camp use [ ... ]

Sanctuary Swala Camp is named after the impala (Swala), which regularly visit. Nestled in a remote pocket of Tarangire National Park, this picturesque safari hideaway is exclusively sited in a copse of majestic acacia trees at the edge of the Gurusi Wetlands. Offering long vi [ ... ]

Sangare Tented Camp is located in a 6500 acre private ranch in the northern foothills of the Aberdare Mountains in Central Kenya. The camp situated in one of the Aberdare's most exquisite settings, overlooking a magnificent fresh water lake, and set against the backdrop of Sangare hill. With [ ... ]

A remote, exclusive and delightfully presented luxury camp, Sarara Camp is located in the remote Matthews Mountain Range, a rarely visited area of the so-called ‘Northern Frontier District', of Kenya. Overlooking its own waterhole, which acts as a draw to a wide range o [ ... ]

Saruni Camp is a luxury tented lodge, which is set in the midst of a private conservancy, which lies just beyond the boundaries of the national Reserve. Located in a valley, just north of the fame-rich Aitong district, it lies at the heart of a pristine wilderness. The camp accommodates only 12 g [ ... ]

Satao Camp is a cluster of 20 tents, which form a semi-circle around a waterhole, which regularly attracts elephant. There is a central dining area and bar, a campfire and an observation tower. The camp is in Tsavo East National Park, some 50 km from the main Mombasa Road. Ts [ ... ]

Satao Elerai Camp is located in a quiet, unspoilt, unique setting on a 5000 acre private conservation area bordering the Amboseli National Park at the foot of Africa's largest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Satao Elerai Camp looks down onto the Amboseli National Park in one dir [ ... ]

Sayari Camp (Sayari is Kiswahili for universe/planet) is located on the Mara River, in the northern part of the Serengeti. This is where the Migration typically stays from mid July/August until November. Outside the Migration season, however, there is also an abundance of res [ ... ]

The Selous Safari Camp is delightfully situated within an open palm forest on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, a massive lake adjoining the Great Rufiji River. A well planned tented camp, Selous Safari Camp blends in superbly with its natural surroundings in what is one of the m [ ... ]

Richly furnished throughout, Serengeti Migration Camp provides a haven of sumptuous indulgence, offering all the benefits of a safari lodge while retaining an authentic bush atmosphere and the sense of adventure that can only be derived from sleeping under canvas. The Serengeti Migration Camp [ ... ]

SERIAN (meaning "peaceful, calm or serene" in the Maa language of the Maasai people) is the charismatic bush home of Alex Walker, filmmaker and wildlife guide for the Masai Mara National Reserve. An exclusive bush camp, Serian camp lies in a secluded valley of the Mara River. Accomm [ ... ]

Sirikoi Camp is a spectacular game lodge situated on its own private estate in the centre of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. Surrounded by an acacia grove and overlooking a natural waterhole fed from a mountain spring Sirikoi offers some of the best game v [ ... ]

'Suyan' is Maasai for 'wild dog', the spectacularly beautiful but endangered species, which traditionally hunts across the Suyan plains. A seasonal (mobile) camp, which is designed to echo the course of the annual migration of the wildebeest, Suyan Camp is located in the Piay [ ... ]

On the slopes of a volcano, surrounded by 20,000 hectares of the private Soysambu Conservancy, nestles an exclusive tented camp, The Sleeping Warrior Camp. On the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Elementaita, lies the vast, extinct volca [ ... ]

Tortilis Camp lies on the edge of Amboseli National Park, which is 250 km south (four hours drive, one hours flight time) of Nairobi and close to the Tanzanian border and Mount Kilimanjaro. The camp enjoys soaring views of the legendary snows of Kilimanjaro. Located at the foothills of Mou [ ... ]

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