Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape has added fly camping to its safari activities.
This new experience lets guests explore the 28 330-hectare wilderness on foot before spending the night in a mobile camp.
It begins with a guided bush walk through Big Five territory with an armed ranger and tracker. At dusk, guests arrive at their private camp, where tents have been set up and the fire is ready to be lit. They are treated to sundowners and a traditional South Africa braai cooked by their ranger and tracker team. The evening is spent around the campfire, sharing safari stories. The next morning, the group can either walk or drive back to their lodge.
The fly camp offering is available from October to May (excluding December 25 to January 10) for guests who have booked a minimum three-night stay in one of Samara’s lodges. There is a limit of six guests and participants must be 16 or older.