However, if you have a more adventurous spirit there are slightly more rustic options, offering a more authentic safari experience without necessarily compromising on style and luxury.
These simpler camps attempt to replicate the style of the early explorers and colonial settlers in Africa and take safari back to its roots. They are often mobile and follow the best game viewing throughout the year. Constructed under canvas and with basic but comfortable rooms, nevertheless the camps provide food, service and amenities to an extremely high standard. The rooms still have en-suite bathroom facilities with flushing toilet and the classic bucket shower, which is a unique and wonderful experience in itself.
Activities such as fly camping (an overnight stay out in the bush), walking safari, horse riding and canoeing can be enjoyed as part of a stay in a super-luxurious ‘permanent’ lodge, or they can offer an extremely adventurous safari where they make up the majority of the experience and you stay in basic mobile accommodation along the way. At all times you are accompanied by expert guides, who will get your accommodation ready, cook you splendid meals, provide those all-important sundowner drinks and keep you safe while you explore the bush.