There is an increasing demand for truly remote safari camps in Africa. The attraction of these small specialist camps, located in remote wildlife areas, is that there are few, if any, other visitors. With access by light aircraft and a bespoke itinerary, these camps give a really authentic safari experience. Yet, through Bushbuck they are the same price, often less, than booking direct or through other safari agents.
Here are our top selections:
1. Serra Cafema – Namibia
Southern Africa’s most remote safari camp. Located on the Kunene River in the far north of Namibia, on the border with Angola. Nature-drives in the breath-taking scenery including Hartmann Valley, boating on the Kunene River and respectful interaction with the nomadic Himba tribe.
2. Mwaleshi – Zambia
A small bush camp located in the unspoilt North Luangwa National Park, this is a wildlife area with few roads and is not open to the general public. There are just a few operators permitted to conduct walking safaris here. You are unlikely to see anyone else. Just 8 guests are accommodated in thatched chalets. Mwaleshi camp is one of Africa’s top walking safari destinations.
3. King Lewanika – Zambia
Opened a year ago, this is the only permanent camp in 1390 square miles of Liuwa Plain National Park and one of the most amazing wildlife areas of Africa, in the far west of Zambia. Here Africa’s second wildebeest migration occurs and the birdlife is simply unbelievable. The small luxury lodge accommodates just 14 guests in stunning tented chalets, looking out over Liuwa Plains.
4. Greystoke Mahale – Tanzania
The original camp for chimp viewing in the Mahale Mountains National Park of western Tanzania. A unique location on a crescent of white sand beach on the shores of Lake Tanganyika with the mountains rising up behind camp. There are no roads and access is by dhow from the airstrip. Chimp trekking in the rainforest is an unforgettable experience.
5. Chada Katavi – Tanzania
A small and intimate remote safari camp of just 6 tents located in the wilds of Katavi National Park which offers exceptional big game viewing. Walking and fly-camping are options. Linked with sister camp Greystoke Mahale with the twice-weekly scheduled flight service. A great combination for a 7-night safari with chimp viewing at Greystoke Mahale.
When selecting the best remote safari camp it is particularly helpful to speak to someone who has actually visited them and can give unbiased information and advice. At Bushbuck we are able to combine remote camps and put together a bespoke itinerary to give you a unique African safari experience.