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Immersive wilderness experience

Fly camping

Samara's fly camping experience is an immersive adventure encompassing a guided bush walk and a sleep-out in one of Africa's most exquisite wildernesses.

In the safari days of yore, explorers setting up camp in big game country had to make do with little more than a fly sheet to protect them from the elements and the wildlife. Fly camping takes its name from this tradition, and although today’s camps are typically more substantial, there’s an undeniable thrill to going back to basics. Samara’s fly camping excursion pays homage to these origins and takes full advantage of the reserve’s vastness and diversity, offering an experience that is simple yet spectacular.

An unforgettable way to round off your African safari holiday.


  • Available October to May, excluding peak season
  • Peak season exclusion not applicable to guests booked into The Manor on an exclusive-use basis
  • Guests must be booked into one of Samara’s lodges for a minimum of 3 nights
  • Fly camping must be requested at the time of booking and is subject to availability (first come, first served)
  • 6 guests maximum. Minimum age 16 years. Guests must be medically-fit and able to walk for 3-5 hours across variable terrain
  • Weather dependent
  • No electricity or mobile phone signal
  • Accommodation and ablutions are simple – basic tents, a canvas washbasin and a ‘bush loo’
  • Price: R12,000 surcharge, applicable to 1-6 guests on a private use basis. This surcharge will be waived for guests on our 5-night Conservation Journey package.
  • Inclusions: Guided afternoon bush walk with armed ranger and tracker. Campfire dinner. Simple overnight accommodation (tent, stretcher bed, mattress & blankets). Selected local beverages, soft drinks, tea, coffee and rusks for sunrise. A full cooked breakfast and hot shower will be available on return to the lodge.
  • Exclusions: Alcoholic beverages not mentioned above. These may be ordered at extra cost from the wine list prior to departure.
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