Generally hidden away from the larger main camps, bush camps are small and intimate, offering accommodation for only a handful of guests in a relaxed and sometimes informal setting. Bush camps tend to offer a more personalised, hands on experience and staff aim to enhance the guest experience. Enjoying the same facilities (on a smaller scale) and activities as larger camps and are great for small groups, families and friends.
Nottens Bush Camp, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Nottens is a family managed camp in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It’s a small camp with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where guests are made to feel right at home from the minute they arrive. There are seven rooms which are laid out as intimate garden cottages around camp. There is plenty of space and the private sunning areas, in which guests can relax during the day, are most welcome. The main lodge overlooks a waterhole and an open clearing around it and there are always animals in and around camp. Although there is no electricity in camp, the camp is beautifully lit up at night with candles and lanterns.
Mawimbi Bush Camp, Kafue National Park
Mawimbi Bush Camp is a luxury tented bush camp on the banks of the Kafue River in the Kafue National Park and is a great destination from which to explore the south of the Park. The camp consists of three large tents, each with its own eco-friendly outdoor en-suite bathroom. Each tent has its own private veranda overlooking the river, great for game viewing. The main dining/lounge area is perfectly situated with magnificent views of the Kafue River to one side and a lovely water hole to the other. The main activity at Mawimbi is the canoeing safari, a wonderful adventure and a fantastic way to view wildlife!
Little Tubu Tree Camp, Okavango Delta
Located on Hunda Island and nestled amongst a canopy of trees overlooking a seasonal riverbed, Little Tubu Tree Camp offers an exceptional and intimate bush experience for just six guests. Elevated walkways link the tents to the main dining, bar and pool areas that are designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment and maximise the Okavango views. The style of the camp and the setting create an authentic sense of being in a remote wilderness, and truly on safari – in comfort and style, but unquestionably in a wild place, among the prolific wildlife (leopard viewing on the island is exceptional). Little Tubu is an intimate and exclusive camp perfect for families and small groups.
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Little Bush Camp is hidden away between tall trees, along the dry riverbank of the Msuthlu River. The most recent addition to the Sabi Sabi Collection, Little Bush Camp has 6 suites accommodating 12 guests – offering the most intimate atmosphere out of all the lodges. Each free-standing suite is secluded, with a private viewing deck that overlooks the riverbed in front of the camp. Contemporary in design, each room is comfortable and homely.The dining areas offer a view of the surroundings and in the evening, al fresco dining is set under the stars. Little Bush Camp serves a delicious blend of European and South African dishes, offering familiar favourites with a modern twist.
Nkorho Bush Camp, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Nkorho Bush Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, offering a diverse abundance of wildlife. Set in a comfortable environment, Nkorho Bush Lodge offers a true safari experience where guests can reconnect with nature.he food is of a high standard and offers typical African cuisine around an open fire in a traditional Leadwood Boma. Nkorho Bush Lodge consists of 6 stylish yet homely en-suite thatched chalets and a honeymoon suite, accommodating a maximum of twelve people and assuring a high standard of personal service.
Umlani Bush Camp, Timbavati Nature Reserve
Umlani Bush Camp is a relaxed and informal bush camp in the heart of the game-rich Timbavati Nature Reserve. It is a rustic camp site made up of eight small reed huts with open air mesh-covered windows, providing a refreshing breeze and an orchestra of interesting sounds at night to fall asleep to. As soon as you arrive at Umlani, you are made to feel right at home. Here there is no divide between you and the surrounding nature. There is no electricity, but candles and lanterns sufficiently light the camp and huts at night. he staff are friendly, the food is wholesome and the atmosphere is genuine and not overly commercialised, which is typical of many other safari lodges in the region.