Your home away from home, in Africa!
For small groups of friends or families who prefer to dictate their own pace than be tied to the timetables of a lodge or camp, this unique safari concept may just be the answer. At these exclusive-use safari houses (as they are also called), you and yours are the absolute centre of attention. You establish the schedule, you pick the activity, there’s no sharing of facilities with other guests. Each private safari house is fully staffed with house manager, chef and wildlife guides (and armed scouts for walking safaris in Zambia). Many offer the option of a nanny if you are planning to holiday with little ones. You have your own private 4x4 game vehicles and the freedom to venture out into the wilderness when it suits you. Track leopard at dawn, drink cocktails at sunset or simply laze beside your private pool.
At Melton Manor in South Africa’s Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, the bacon and eggs will be delivered on a tray and placed in your room’s “butler hatch.” At Kenya’s Loisaba House, mention that tomorrow you’d like an early game drive and your private guide will meet you at the door with your own vehicle. Chongwe River House is the perfect place to gently revive the spirits of a group suffering from total exhaustion whilst observing the abundant wildlife of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi region on foot, in 4x4 and on water (boating & canoeing).