Experiences

Adventure & Remote

Explore the wildest places on earth

Whether it’s the humbling sensation of walking amidst wild animals in their natural habitat, or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, our highly competent guides will ensure your safety, leaving you to enjoy one of life’s great adventures in the wildest places on earth. And when we say ‘wild’ we really mean wild!

These are the most remote, unexplored places on earth so if you are looking for an original holiday in Africa, we are here for you. For those seeking an adventure that brings you even closer to nature we offer walking safaris, horseback rides, mountain biking and canoe safaris.

ADVENTURE & REMOTE HIGHLIGHTS

Our ‘not to be missed’ recommendations for your holiday

Tanzania chimp safari

Travel to the remarkably remote and lush mountains of Western Tanzania. The Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the most magical and remote places in Tanzania. Inaccessible by road, a visit to this incredible place is best enjoyed as part of an itinerary combining some of the more remote areas of Tanzania. Mahale is one of the most exclusive destinations for viewing some of the world’s most fascinating and intelligent creatures: chimpanzees.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness chimps in their natural environment comes at a price however. For many though, an experience of this magnitude is worth every cent. In addition, the geography of this beautiful area on the shores of the lake is an experience in itself.

Experience chimp families in their natural habitats.

Makgadikgadi Pans

The Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve is a salt pan situated right in the centre of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana and one of the largest salt flats in the world.

The vast open moonscape is otherworldly: while its seasonal grasslands host an impressive seasonal zebra migration. Quad biking over the pans is a one-of-a-kind experience.

The vast open moonscape of the Makgadigadi Pans in Botswana.

Remote islands

What better way to wind down and reflect on your safari than in the tranquillity of an unspoilt beach destination; endless white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a warm breeze drifting off the Indian Ocean.

We searched far and wide to discover the most exquisite island getaways for you!

Vamizi Island, situated in the far north of Mozambique in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

More things to do and see

Experiences for your adventure & remote holiday
EXPLORE TANZANIA'S SOUTHERN CIRCUIT

The more remote parks in southern Tanzania are usually fly-in itineraries to the spectacular Selous, Ruaha and Katavi parks, and combine well with visits to northern Tanzania. Other highlights include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, chimp trekking in western Tanzania or relaxing in the remote wilderness around Lake Victoria. To top it off, a tranquil beachside break is the perfect end to any safari – either on the mainland or Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island.

GO HIKING & BIKING

As if there are not already enough modes of transport on safari, we offer one more: biking. There are a few places where it’s possible to wheel among giraffe and zebra, and up rock kopjes, and along the river’s edge. It’s a fun way to blend fitness and safari!

EXPERIENCE FLY CAMPING

There is also fly-camping, which is done away from the main camp, and is light enough to move easily and strike quickly, but still retains the everyday luxuries that characterise the camps – hot showers, comfortable bedding and cold drinks served with home-cooked food. Fly camping excursions are generally for one night and are combined with an amazing walking safari.

WATER-BASED SAFARIS

Powerboats, canoe and mokoro – Botswana’s local dugout canoe – are thrilling ways to explore outside of the vehicle. Safari from a different perspective, gliding over the water, quietly observing game both on the shore and in the lake or river is at the same time as peaceful as it is exciting.

Zipping along Okavango Delta’s permanent waterways, with papyrus whizzing by, or paddling a canoe in along the Zambezi river as elephants cross in front of you, and finally, sitting calmly and quietly in a mokoro sneaking up on the delicate Painted Reed frog make a some time on the water a highlight of a trip.

OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS

"We are seasoned travellers - but this was beyond our wildest expectations..."

KEVIN (CANADA), TRAVELLED NOVEMBER 2015

The perfect adventure & remote stays

Stay at carefully selected ‘off the beaten track’ camps and lodges

Located on a white sandy beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika
Mahale is one of the most exclusive destinations for viewing some of the world’s most fascinating and intelligent creatures: chimpanzees.
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Greystoke Mahale consists of 6 wood and thatch bandas
Enjoy a moment to look out over the beautiful lake

Greystoke Mahale

Mahale Mountains, Tanzania

Located on a white sandy beach overlooking Lake Tanganyika, with the forested slopes of the 8000ft Mahale Mountains rising behind. Rooms are tucked into the forest with views of the beach, and lake beyond. The rooms are constructed almost entirely from sustainable or recycled materials. The main mess is the only structure on the beach and it’s the focal point of camp; look out over the lake to the mountains of the Congo.

Greystoke Mahale consists of 6 wood and thatch bandas set on the edge of the forest line at the base of the mountains. Each banda has an en-suite bathroom – accessible by a short boardwalk – with hot and cold running water, strong showers and flush toilets, dressing room and upstairs chill-out deck. Dine in the main mess banda on the beach and enjoy sundowners in the bar on the rocks at the end of the beach. We find this a very special and off the beaten track camp which offers authentic and pared down comfort together with excellent service!

Arrive on wooden walkways and sandy paths to your suite
The pool at Fundu Lagoon
Stylish guest bedroom interior
The main area and pool at night

Fundu Lagoon

Pemba Island, Tanzania

A secluded and peaceful resort, which is only accessible by boat. This boutique lodge is set on a beautiful beach in the south west of Pemba Island, near some of the world’s top dive sites and surrounded by a mangrove which can also be explored by canoe.

Wooden walkways and sandy paths lead to 18 ‘Makuti thatched’ tented rooms and suites – all with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean. Fundu Lagoons’ main areas are open sided with thatch roofing. There are three bars, an excellent restaurant, a beautiful infinity pool and a calming fusion spa. In our opinion, this really is the best lodge on Pemba Island!

Sit around the fire pit and take in the spectacular views over the salt pan
The camp consists of 6 elegant white tents
Lounge area
Lounge area interior

San Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Situated on the edge of the vast and stark Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the remnants of an extinct lake that once covered most of Botswana. San Camp consists of 6 elegant white tents that dot the shore of the enormous sparkling saltpan providing spectacular views. This camp exudes sophistication.

Combine with another camp in the Okavango Delta for a truly diverse Botswana safari experience. Offering guests the chance to explore and understand the Kalahari like no other place. Expert guiding, incredibly friendly habituated meerkats, unique desert species, old-world safari styling and superb cuisine all come together to create an experience that is completely different to any other.

Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island, Mozambique

Vamizi Island is a sanctuary, small and intimate, offering the definitive barefoot luxury of your own private island. Just 12 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide, it is fringed with gently-shelving beaches and calm waters and is a haven for adults and children alike, with miles of unpadded white sand waiting to be explored.

Six individually designed luxury villas are scattered along the edge of the idyllic Vamizi Island. We find this a very expensive option that will only work well for small groups or families looking for private beach luxury.

Jabali Ridge

Ruaha, Tanzania

Situated high on a rocky kopje overlooking Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park, Jabali Ridge is an excellent base from which to explore the park. Home to 10% of the world’s lion population, Ruaha’s impressive big game and beautiful baobabs form a beautiful, unique scenery. The Ruaha river’s banks are a permanent hunting ground for leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal and the endangered African wild dog. As it is yet relatively unknown, and therefore few travellers, it offers all ingredients for an exceptional, active safari experience. It almost feels like having this wilderness all to yourself…

The camp is located close to the Mwagusi River, the core game viewing area, with high densities of lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo close to camp. The eight elegant, sophisticated suites are hidden amongst the rocky boulders surrounding the lodge. Expert guides lead exceptional walking safaris, game drives and night drives. Especially in the dry, warm season, the infinity pool and spa ensure that your time relaxing is as memorable as the time spent in the bush!

Linyanti is home to hide herds of elephant
Enjoy a canoe trip
Time to relax
Expedition-style guest tent interior

Selinda Explorers Camp

Linyanti, Botswana

Follow in the footsteps of explorers Livingstone and Selous, both of whom wandered through the Selinda Spillway in which this camp is situated. This expedition-style camp caters for only 8 guests, and offers an intimate experience.

The area is a known wildlife hotspot and is home to huge herds of elephant and buffalo. Wildlife viewing activities are mainly focused on guided walks, canoe trips and open vehicle game drives.

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