What is Fly Camping?
Whilst staying at a lodge or camp, fly camping is when you spend a night away from the luxuries of your lodge room or suite. You sleep in a private basic camp, like an explorer stepping back in time.
You will typically walk for a few hours into the wilderness, enjoying the sights and sounds, perhaps tracking predators or bird watching as you walk. You will arrive to a carefully chosen spot where you will be greeted by a campfire, dinner, drinks and after some stargazing, you will fall asleep on a comfortable roll mat, hammock or campbed. Upon sunrise in the morning, amid the birdsong, you will enjoy a light breakfast to sustain you for a walk back to your lodge. Although of course you can arrive and depart by 4x4 if you prefer.
Sleep Outs include all nights not in the lodge itself, whether in a treehouse, hammock, raised platform or simply a roll mat on the ground, so Fly Camping is a type of Sleep Out.
Why do we love it?
In our world of constant connectivity and busyness, it can be extremely liberating for adults and children alike, to step away from this and feel the serenity of a vast expanse of nothing but raw nature.
For many guests this might be the first time in their life to sleep on a roll mat without the surrounds of walls, canvas tents and copious lodge staff. To be alone with just one or two staff ensuring your safety, with the bare minimum in belongings and kit, this is the closest to nature and simplicity we can find in our lives.
We think you hear, see and feel differently whilst Fly Camping. It makes for one of the most memorable safari experiences possible.