Semi Luxury Safari Tented Camps
Ideally located and presented in the time-honoured 'Out of Africa' style, these semi-luxury and luxury tented lodges have little to do with 'camping' and everything to do with atmosphere.
Usually comprising a central dining and bar area, which may be presented in the form of a central lodge, or an under canvas ‘mess' area, they are typically surrounded by widely spaced permanent ‘tents'. The tents will typically have thatched roofs, concrete or stone floors, in-built ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushed WCs, hotel-styled furniture and generator-electricity. The lodge will also typically feature a swimming pool and an external campfire area and/or game-viewing platform or water-hole with a bar.
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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A relatively new tented camp, Ashnil Mara Camp , offers 30 luxury tents, while being located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and close to the Mara River famous for the wildebeest migration. World renowned for [ ... ]

Ashnil Samburu Camp was opened in October 2008 and features 24 tents, which are widely spaced along the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River, surrounded by doum palms and acacia trees. The main guest area, also shaded by [ ... ]

Basecamp Masai Mara is an intimate tented camp, offering just 12 luxury tents. Located on the verdant peninsular of the Talek River, Basecamp Masai Mara enjoys spectacular views over the rolling savannah of this world-famous reserve. Each ensuite tent has its own private vera [ ... ]

Crater Forest Tented Camp is a small eco-friendly tented lodge that enjoys panoramic views over the Ngorongoro forest. Established on a highland coffee plantation called Kirin Coffee Estate, which stands at an altitude 1,800 metres above sea-level, Crater Forest Tented Camp s [ ... ]

A luxury tented camp with superb views from ten secluded, yellow-acacia-shaded bandas, Crater Lake Camp lies at the foot of a mysterious green volcanic crater a few kilometres from Lake Naivahsa. Around the camp black and white colobus monkeys swing from the trees, walks lead [ ... ]

Fairmont Mara Safari Club, which lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, sits at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The camp is positioned on an ox-bow of the Mara River, so that all en-suite tents have a view of the hippo-filled river. The lodge is surrounded by well-cultivated gar [ ... ]

Fig Tree Camp is one of the original Mara camps, located on the banks of the Talek River and enjoying breathtaking views across the plains. Recently completely refurbished it offers a welcoming ambience and a range of both tented and chalet accommodation. It is also one of the ma [ ... ]

Flamingo Hill Camp is situated within the famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Approximately 30 minutes by air or 2 hours by road from Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is 160 kms north of Nairobi and lies at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. [ ... ]

Foxes Safari Camp is a small, personalized, seasonal tented camp, which surrounds a rocky kopje on the Mkata flood plain of Mikumi National Park, which is one of the finest game-viewing areas in this popular park. Overlooking the Mwanamboga Waterhole, Foxes Safari Camp is sur [ ... ]

Ikoma Bush Camp is situated on the borders of the Serengeti National Park. A simple but authentic bush camp, it offers the ideal opportunity to experience real under-canvas safari life. Located on the path of the great migration (along the western corridor and taking in Kiraw [ ... ]

Located at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kibo Safari Camp is set amidst 190 aces of mature wooded grounds with stunning views of Africa's highest mountain and the legendary 'Snows of Kilimanjaro'. Once p [ ... ]

Kigio Wildlife Camp is a superb all-suite camp built within beautiful Yellow-fever woodland overlooking the Malewa River, approx. 2kms from Malewa Wildlife Lodge. The camp is built from sustainable pine-wood, local earth from the conservancy, traditional thatch provided by the [ ... ]

Kikoti, in the Maasai language, means "the place where life began", and is the name given by the local Maasai to an ancient pre-Jurassic kopje in the Tarangire eco-system, which lies adjacent to the camp. A luxury tented camp, Kikoti Safari Camp echoes the luxury of [ ... ]

A luxury tented camp with just 12 tents, the new Kilima Camp stands on the edge of the Siria Escarpment with stunning views across the Mara River. Clustered around a central dining area and evening campfire area, it also offers a delightful swimming pool. World renowned for the breathtaking spect [ ... ]

Kilima Safari Camp is located in the area of Amboseli National Park, next to the Kimana Gate Park entrance. The camp is set out on a 360 acre site with stunning views of Africa's highest mountain, the legendary Mount [ ... ]

Kirurumu Tented Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvellous, panoramic view eastward over Lake Manyara, the Rift floor and Mt. Losimingori. Behind Kirurumu Tented Lodge, the Ngorongoro Highlands rise in green and fertile splendour and form th [ ... ]

The relatively newly built, Lake Burunge Tented Camp is located in a shaded grove overlooking the picturesque seasonal Lake Burunge. Some distance south of the main Tarangire tourist circuit, in an area of dense bush known for its populations of dry country antelope such as l [ ... ]

Lakira Camp is a luxury tented camp, which lies on the edge of Lake Nakuru in Lake Nakuru National Park. Offering just six tents, it is styled to suggest the traditional Out of Africa safari experience, showcasing antiques, four-poster beds and luxurious fittings throughout.

Just 1km off the main Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Man Eaters Camp , a luxury tented camp makes an ideal stopover enroute to the coast or a base from which to explore Tsavo West National Park (2km away from the camp) and Tsavo East National Park (10km away from the camp). Man Eate [ ... ]

Mapito Tented Camp is a relatively simple, classic tented camp that is located in the Ikoma region, which is technically just outside the boundaries of the national park. Offering just 10 tents, Mapito Tented Camp is small and intimate. And, because it stands outside the park [ ... ]

Beautifully located, on a sweeping bend in the Talek River, at the confluence of the Masai Mara's four game-viewing areas, Mara Intrepids enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Masai Mara ecosystem. World-renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest [ ... ]

Mara Leisure Camp offers an all inclusive safari destination, with three daily game drives, experienced Maasai guides and visits to cultural and community projects within the Talek Area. The camp offers 26 tents, [ ... ]

Maramboi Tented Camp is ideally placed to explore the ecosystems of both Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. Sited on the endless rolling golden grasslands and palm-fringed desert that lies between Tarangire and Lake Manyara, the camp offers the splendor of [ ... ]

Mbalageti Serengeti Camp lies in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, at Mwamyeni hill and enjoys spectacular sunsets and views over the endless plains and the Mbalageti River, after which the camp is named. Luxuriously appointed, the camp offers a high level [ ... ]

Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer (mbuzi mawe) , and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annu [ ... ]

The rustic and relaxed, Mdonya Old River Camp is about one and a half hour's drive from Msembe. Offering just eleven widely spaced tents, set in the shade of the trees that line the Mdonya Sand River, Mdonya Old River Camp offers unprecedented game viewing, the occasional ele [ ... ]

Named after the Migunga trees which surround this secluded safari camp, Migunga Forest Camp lies 5 minutes drive from the main entrance to Lake Manyara National Park. Set deep within its own 35 acres of private acacia forest, Migunga Forest Camp offers tented accommodation, e [ ... ]

Ol-Moran Tented Camp stands within the Masai Mara ecosystem, but just outside the gates of the reserve itself. Offering just 15 tents it promises an exclusive wildlife experience for those who would like to enjoy Africa as it used to be. World renowned for the breathtaking spe [ ... ]

Olumara Tented Camp is spectacularly situated within the Masai Mara Koiyaki Lemek Conservancy, which lies just outside the borders of the reserve itself. The camp offers 11 spacious luxury tents and a central dining area with ‘open-air kitchen' and campfire bar. World re [ ... ]

A tented camp located in Tsavo East, Patterson's Safari Camp is built on the site of one of the most famous occurrences in Tsavo East's long history. It was here, in 1898, that Col. John Henry Patterson shot the notorious ‘man-eater' nine-foot long lions of Tsavo. The [ ... ]

A luxury retreat, Rhino River Camp is located in the eastern foothills of the Kenyan Highlands within 80 acres of privately owned wilderness on the edge of the Meru National Park. The real Born Free country, famous haunt of Joy and George Adamson and home of Elsa the lioness, [ ... ]

Located on the banks of the Rufiji River, in the heart of this world-famous reserve, the Rufiji River Camp is a tented camp with swimming pool, central dining room, bar and library. Rufiji River Camp offers just 20 tents, each with a private verandah, comfortable beds, class [ ... ]

Samburu Intrepids is part of the Heritage Hotels chain, which enjoys an excellent reputation. Situated on the banks of the Uaso Nyiro River in the arid heart of the Samburu National Reserve, this large and spacious club is built predominantly from timber and thatch and features wooden walkway [ ... ]

The Sarova Mara Game Camp stands on slightly raised ground, astride two streams, and amid landscaped gardens, within the world-renowned Mara reserve. World renowned for the breathtaking spectacle of ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth', the awe inspiring annual migration o [ ... ]

Selous Impala Camp , run by the Adventure Camps Company was added to their portfolio in 2004 and is a great value semi luxury tented camp in the Selous Game Reserve, Africa's largest game reserve. The Selous Impala Camp offers 8 tents on raised platforms, a central dining are [ ... ]

An exclusive luxury tented camp, Selous Riverside Safari Camp offers just ten widely spaced tents, each with its own private verandah. The wide deck has a swimming pool and seating area. There is also a luxurious river-view lounge, a dining room and bar. Selous Riverside Safar [ ... ]

Set amidst dense indigenous forests, on the eastern bank of the Simbazi River, which is a tributary of the Rufiji, the Serena Selous Wildlife Lodge is the ultimate wilderness retreat. Twelve widely spaced tents stand on the river bank, each with a natural thatch roof, elegant [ ... ]

Sentrim Amboseli Camp is located within Amboseli National Park. It offers 60 newly constructed tents, each with private terrace and luxury bathrooms. Centered on a comfortable dining space, the camp also offers a [ ... ]

Sentrim Mara Camp stands within the Masai Mara National Reserve, 3 km from the Sekenani Gate. Featuring just 43 ensuite tents, which are widely spread beneath the acacia trees, it also offers a reception area, lou [ ... ]

The relatively new Sentrim Samburu Camp is a luxury tented camp, which is located within the boundaries of the Samburu Game Reserve. Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, it offers just 20 tents, a centr [ ... ]

Located in a glade of trees within Tsavo East National Park, Sentrim Tsavo East Camp offers just 20 luxury tents, which are widely spaced for ultimate privacy. Presented in traditional safari style, the camp also [ ... ]

Serengeti Savannah Camp is a mobile tented camp, which offers all the comforts of a private safari, without the prohibitive cost. Serengeti Savannah Camp likes to say that it is like the lion prides, it blends into bush, its form follows function and it is always to be found [ ... ]

Severin Safari Camp stands amid 25 acres of savannah, in one of the most beautiful areas of Tsavo West National Park, within easy reach of famous Mzima Springs. Unfenced, the camp offers 27 octagonal tents, all with extensive private verandahs. The camp overlooks two natural water holes and o [ ... ]

Siana Springs Intrepids, a luxury tented camp, stands on the edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve - on a Group Ranch, a private area owned collectively by the local Maasai, who contribute towards its upkeep and benefit from its profits. Because the camp stands outside the Nati [ ... ]

A sheltered oasis, clustered around a water hole and set in the pristine calm of the private Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Tented Camp offers a charming blend of under-canvas ambiance and safari luxury. Located on the plains of Mount Kenya, the camp features thirty-nine l [ ... ]

Tarangire River Camp , a luxury tented camp on Maasai communal ranch land adjacent to Tarangire National Park, is ideally placed to explore the ecosystems of both Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Parks. Sited on the endless rolling golden grasslands and palm- [ ... ]

Tipilikwani Camp is located in the Talek Area, which lies just beyond the boundaries of the actual reserve (4km from the Talek Gate). Overlooking the plains and on the banks of the Talek River it offers 20 river-front tents and a central dining and lounge area. World renowned for [ ... ]

With a spectacular view of mystical Mount Kilimanjaro, and easy access to the wild attractions of Tsavo West National Park, Voyager Ziwani Safari Camp offers a tranquil retreat in one of the wildest places left on Earth. Located on a private 30,000-acre farm on the western edg [ ... ]

'Vuma' translated from Kiswahili means "a good rumour that is spread with the blowing wind". Vuma Hills Tented Camp is a medium-sized, classic tented safari camp, which is presented in colonial style. The Vuma Hills Tented Camp stands high above the trees that look [ ... ]