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Holiday with purpose

Conservation safari

Every Samara guest helps us to achieve our conservation vision simply by choosing to support us. We also offer active participation in our various conservation projects.

For those who want to delve a little deeper, to understand how a game reserve truly operates behind the scenes, we offer hands-on conservation sessions and personalised tours of our rewilding projects. These can be pre-booked at the time of reservation, or you can opt for our Conservation Journey package — a thoughtfully-crafted itinerary that enables participants to develop a meaningful understanding of Samara’s conservation efforts, without compromising on 5-star comforts.

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Important information

  • Available year-round, excluding peak season (Christmas & New Year)
  • Peak season exclusion not applicable to guests booked into The Manor on an exclusive-use basis
  • Package inclusions:
    • 5 nights in luxury accommodation with standard nightly rate inclusions
    • Use of a private vehicle with dedicated guide and tracker (subject to minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 8 guests on the package. For fewer than 4 guests, a private vehicle must be booked at extra cost)
    • Daily hands-on conservation sessions, subject to reserve needs at the time of your visit. May include wildlife monitoring, anti-poaching work, land rehabilitation, reserve & fence maintenance, conservation talks, wildlife translocations, Spekboom planting, research assistance and community programmes
    • Daily game drives and/or bush walks
    • Wilderness hike culminating in a fly camping sleep-out under the stars, subject to weather and the conditions outlined here
  • Package exclusions:
    •  Standard nightly rate exclusions, as outlined here
    • Note that the fly camping surcharge is waived for guests on the Conservation Journey package
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