Wonderfully Real Bush Camps

The simplicity of style and sheer closeness to nature makes these bush camps a rewarding and exciting destination on any safari.The focus on increasing luxury in the safari world is worrisome and it is very easy these days to 'miss the point' and stay almost cut off from nature, surrounded by mostly tasteful but also sometimes quite ridiculus luxury. If you feel just a little interpid and if the design of the pillow cases on your bed is not your priority and getting closer to African wildlife is, then the 'Real Bush Camps' could be for you ! Usually these camps are small and intimate, great for hearing the wild sounds of the night and a little more affordable than a private camp.

Buffalo get too relaxed around camps sometimes and need watching for on your way back to your tentBuffalo get too relaxed around camps sometimes and need watching for on your way back to your tent

Sit very still!Sit very still!

Certainly they are not for everyone but for 20 years I have enjoyed them to the full, had many of my more memorable experiences at them and, in truth, designed the original Oliver's Camp in this mode.

New camps are popping up almost every season now all over Tanzania and I am trying to visit as many as I can. If you are interested in this style of camp contact me to find out which ones I currently recommend.

Lunch time is often interrupted by an elephant visitLunch time is often interrupted by an elephant visit

A typical dining tent at a Real Bush CampA typical dining tent at a Real Bush Camp

Elephant Coming through!Coming through!

Any popcorn available hereAny popcorn available here?

Remote Bush Camps are often reached by light aircraftRemote Bush Camps are often reached by light aircraft