The term “fly camping” comes from the early days of hunting safaris when hunters would camp in different locations over the course of several days. Today, the term basically means camping in the bush in a simple remote camp, located some distance from a main safari camp. The experience and rewards that fly camping provide are almost endless for this unique activity allows safarists to truly experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African wild.
Fly Camping – the opposite of glamping
Fly camping is offered as part of a walking safari. By day, adventurists will walk with their guide to a secluded location. Upon arrival, they will find their mobile camp already set up, providing simple, yet comfortable accommodations. The evening is enjoyed with drinks by the campfire, a meal under the stars and an unforgettable night’s sleep that is shared with Mother Nature. Rest assured, your safety is protected via a ranger.
How do I book my own fly camping experience?
If you are of an adventurous spirit, looking for something out of the norm and willing to push beyond your comfort zone, fly camping is an experience not to be missed!
The length of your camping trip is usually one night, but two or even three night trips can be arranged upon request. Safarists must book their fly camping in advance. Do it for a night, or as part of a longer walking safari. Just ensure you do it! Opportunities like this are rare and getting rarer.