Flycamping under mosquito nets in Southern Tanzania

Nothing between you and the stars in Namibia's deserts

Sleeping out in Zambia's Kafue National Park

Wild, Remote Safari Camps

Wild, Remote Safari Camps

Every once in a while it’s exciting to be taken out of your comfort zone – to really touch the wild for a night or two. And there are still a few places in Africa where we can do this properly, camping in splendid simplicity under the immense African night skies.

As the world gets more crowded and chaotic, it’s a huge privilege to put yourself in the hands of a truly expert guide and see a corner of Africa through their eyes. As you step out, you’ll feel like a modern-day Livingstone, treading ground that may have been unexplored for millennia and have an intensely unique experience of Africa’s wilderness.

Each of these trips is a one-off and the style of camp varies according to where you are and how you got there. Some camps are designed to be carried by mules into remote areas far from any roads. Others are made from reeds or simple mosquito nets. Either way, the approach is the same: travel lightly, leave no trace, explore and quietly discover.

This sounds uncomfortable... is it?

These trips are all about giving you the best possible experience of a wild, remote place, so occasionally that involves a bit of compromise on life’s luxuries. Of course, nobody wants to suffer, so we make sure you’ll always have a comfy place to sleep, tasty simple food and a cold drink. These trips are designed for anyone looking for a memorable, unusual experience in Africa, not seasoned explorers.  

Where do I sleep?

Generally you’ll sleep beneath a simple tent or net on a bedroll or camp bed – and you’ll likely be amazed by how restful and comfy that can be. Most importantly though, your sleeping arrangements will never come as a surprise. We’ll discuss details like this with you as part of the planning process. If it sounds a bit more basic than you’d like, we’ll find something simple but really comfortable to suit.

How long will this kind of camp last?

We run some safaris that use this accommodation for several days on end. But in most cases a night or two of this kind of experience goes a long way. And, as always, we recommend you ring the changes – camp out in the wild for a night, then retreat to a more traditional safari camp for some home comforts.

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The less-is-more formula natural high advocates makes complete sense. Luxury lies in stripping away the conscious thought that controls our busy lives, and exposing the sensory, instinctive self to the scents and sounds of the wild. ”

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Sample trips

We tailor-make your trip so it’s unique to you. Here are some examples of one-off adventures we’ve planned before.

Typical places to stay

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Our team

Our experienced travellers include:

Catherine Ronan
Vanessa Janion
Alex Edwards

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary. All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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