6 PRIVATE AFRICAN SAFARI HOMES PERFECT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS
If you’re looking for a private getaway with your family, friends or colleagues, what better way to experience Africa than a private safari experience?
Enjoy everything including;
✔ Private game drives and activities
✔ Your own professional safari guide & vehicle
✔ Personal chef and dedicated staff
✔ Entire property to your group
✔ No other guests but you!
Whether you’re looking for exclusivity, or are in search for privacy to make your visit to Africa all the more personal and memorable for you and your family or friends.
This brief list of stunning private safari houses and suites is the perfect beginning to planning your next adventure, whether it’s your first visit to Africa, or you’re returning, Captured In Africa’s hand-picked list and expertise in planning safaris will set you on your way to a treasure trove of memories and experiences.
@ KARIEGA GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Rate: from R41,000 per night for entire Homestead.
Rate includes: all meals, selected beverages and all privately guided activities.
Private Lodge with 7 en-suite bedrooms ideal for families or groups of up to 14 persons for the entire Homestead. Children of all ages are welcome.
The Homestead is a private lodge which offers its’ guests all the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. With dedicated hosts, game ranger and cook, guests have the flexibility to plan their day according to their own specific needs.
Kariega Game Reserve is a family-owned and operated Big 5 private safari reserve located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route, making it the perfect South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast. This malaria-free game lodge incorporates 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as two abundant rivers – the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. Experience close up game viewing of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle.
TOPI PRIVATE HOUSE
@ MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, KENYA
Rate: from US$735 per person per night.
Rate includes: Full board accommodation, house drinks, limited laundry, 1 vehicle and guide per house, transfers to/from nearest airstrip, game drives in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
An exclusive-use, three-bedroom property, Topi House is perfect for groups or families who want their own space. Children of all ages are welcome.
A full team, including a chef and house manager, will take care of everything around the house, while your own private guide and vehicle mean you can decide on your schedule.
Spend an afternoon relaxing on the veranda watching the Great Migration wildebeest herds that pass right by the house each year, with a cold G&T or a coffee. To witness the dramatic river crossings that occur between July and November, drive into the neighbouring Masai Mara National Reserve. At other times of the year, you can watch cheetah hunting, find lion on a kill, learn about tracking animals on a nature walk, or spend the morning soaring across the Mara plains in a hot-air balloon.
@ TIMBAVATI PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Rate: from R41,000 per night for entire house.
Rate includes: accommodation, all meals and drinks, all privately guided game viewing activities
A beautiful 4 bedroomed air-conditioned villa, accommodating up to 8 guests and available for exclusive bookings only. Phiva Villa offers the ultimate in safari privacy; making it perfect for families and small group safaris.
Complete with a private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, villa host and chef available throughout your stay – you can indulge and set the pace of your exclusive safari.
Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Phiva Villa is set on the banks of the dry Nhlaralumi River, offering excellent game viewing opportunities. Subtly blended into the natural environment, this private camp reflects the charm and romance of a bygone era, and is a standout among lodges in Timbavati.
@ SELINDA RESERVE, OKAVANGO DELTA, BOTSWANA
Rate: from US$9,575 per night, sleeping a maximum of four adults (or 5 for families).
Rate includes: accommodation, scheduled wildlife activities, meals, laundry, return airstrip road transfers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including premium brand spirits and champagne
Selinda Suite consists of a two-bedroom tented villa. The Selinda Suite operates exclusively, as guests enjoy their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef, manager/butler and entrance to their residence. Children over 6 yrs welcome.
The safari drives, walks, boating, tracking, birding and other bespoke viewing activities are designed to make the most of the private 130 000-hectare Selinda Reserve – boasting elephants by the thousands, regular sightings of the Selinda pack of African painted (wild) dogs as well as the famous Selinda Lion Pride featured in the National Geographic film “Birth of a Pride” by Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The area has a sense of remoteness, a true spirit of Africa, and is a great example of Botswana bush embodying a variety of species and rare animals.
*Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars and a professional Canon camera body and lens kit for complimentary use
@ MATOBO HILLS NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE
Rate: from US$2,400 per night, exclusive use based on 8-guests.
Rate includes: accommodation, all meals, beverages, laundry, national park fees, daily activities
Situated in the heart of the Matobo Hills ~ home of the rocks ~ just outside the boundary of the national park, lies Khayelitshe House. Fully serviced, off-the-grid, private and authentic safari home consisting of 4 en-suite bedrooms with incredible views from every window, the house inspires a feeling of remoteness that is hard to capture. Children of all ages are welcome.
Explore the area and everything it has to offer, including guided walks, game drives, rhino tracking on foot and bushman rock art, accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide who will share their knowledge and love of the bush with you. All activities are complimentary.
@ SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA
Rate: from R118,000 per night, exclusive use.
Rate includes: all meals, beverages, private wine gallery (housing a reserve collection of South Africa’s finest wines) and laundry. Also included is a dedicated hospitality team comprising private chef, spa therapist, game ranger and tracker as well as twice daily game drives (in private Electric Land-Cruiser vehicles), Nikon D850 camera with memory card and walking safaris.
Cheetah Plains is an exclusive-use luxury sustainable safari in South Africa’s most celebrated wildlife area, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Each of the exclusive-use Plains Houses at Cheetah Plains accommodates a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 guests per house, offering you and your safari companions the ultimate private safari experience. Children of all ages are most welcome at Cheetah Plains – including a dedicated “cubs club”.
Each private house is exquisitely appointed, boasts a formal lounge, living room, dining area, expansive sun deck, heated swimming pool, wine gallery, chef’s kitchen and sumptuous Private Suites and has a dedicated hospitality team comprising host, wellness therapist, ranger and tracker for guests to enjoy daily game drives (in an electric vehicle) in search of animals, safari walks, spa treatments and visits to the local community. The Sabi Sands is “big 5” country and a number of endangered species have also made the reserve their home – visitors to the area are often given a rare glimpse of Honey Badgers, Ground Hornbills and Wild Dogs.
Booking terms and conditions apply
- All rates exclude local flights, conservation and park fees, spa treatments and gratuities, which will be added to your final quotation
- Subject to availability, we advise all safaris to be booked between 3-18 months in advance to guarantee your preferred accommodation. However, last minute availability is possible
- Rates are subject to seasonal rate changes and final guest numbers
- Rates are in South Africa Rand (Zar) and US Dollars
The Captured In Africa team will be happy to discuss your itinerary with you, from additional camps & lodges and countries as part of your itinerary. We’re safari enthusiasts, who specialise in tailor-made trips to suit your needs and requirements.
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