As safaris get more and more sophisticated, it’s easy to forget the key motivation for going on one. Technology eclipses authenticity, architecture trumps experience, and the fundamental human need to be invigorated by wilderness – regardless of trendy bells and whistles – is forgotten.
If you have always embraced the simpler things in life; stylish yet pared-down furnishings, deliciously simple food and unique experiences that give the gift of time and space, the brand-new fly camping activity at the Samara Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape could be the perfect choice for your next safari holiday.
Image courtesy: Samara Private Game Reserve
Spanning 70,000 acres of wilderness in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Samara offers unplugged safari adventures to regenerate the soul. Adored by discerning travellers for its boutique accommodations and spectacular Big 5 wildlife offerings, it is one of just a few places in the world where you can track cheetah on foot and spend a night under the stars (quite literally) in the Milky Way Star Bed.
From October 2019, Samara will be offering its guests a brand new Fly Camping Experience that will allow you to immerse yourself into nature in the most authentic way. Your adventure begins with a guided bush walk with your tracker team. As the sun begins to set, you’ll continue to your private camp, where your luxury tent will be waiting along with a roaring fire, a chef, and a trolley full of sundowner beverages.
After a traditional South African Braai (BBQ), you’ll spend the evening around the campfire, stargazing, sharing safari stories, and listening to the mesmerising chorus of your African choir, with crickets, jackals, nightingales, and the occasional roar of a lion.
You’ll sleep under the night sky, wrapped in luxury in your comfortable tent, before waking to the sound of firewood cracking and the smell of coffee brewing in time to watch the most magnificent African sunrise.
Samara Fly Camping Experiences are the perfect choice for honeymooners and romantic couples who want to end their South African Safari Holiday in style. Here is a glimpse of what you can expect…
All images courtesy Samara Private Game Reserve (samara.co.za)