The key is in the gradual nature of your exploration: a progressive immersion where time is marked not by a ticking watch but by the sun’s lazy arc across the sky takes you to a more immediate connection with your surrounds. Your senses thrum to life, widening your perceptive capacities to their fullest function, accentuated by the deep peace and silence of wide open spaces.
For those concerned that hiking sounds like hard work, the pace is set by you, and is punctuated by plenty of stops along the way to discover, learn and marvel at the infinite fascinations you will chance upon. And at the day’s end, creature comforts await: cosy beds, warm bucket showers, and a hearty meal around the campfire as you gaze up at the stars.
Walking takes you further off the beaten track, and off any track entirely… The luxury lies in getting away from cars, people, and any sign of any other humans at all
” We share a home with Hadzabe hunter-gatherers, living completely traditionally and untainted by the touch of the outside world, come and explore the magical terrain as they guide you through the bush they call home..”
There can be few more exhilarating and exotic ways to enter your safari camp than a suspension bridge above the mighty Mara river, and for everyone who experiences the bridge to Alex Walker’s Ngare Camp… Read More
It’s very tempting when we come on safari to focus entirely on the large, charismatic mammals – lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra…the list is dazzling. But a few hours spent wandering with a… Read More
How It Works First off, a disclaimer: flycamping has nothing to do with flying. Rather, it takes its name from sleeping in the bush under nothing more than a flysheet, as was the camping tradition… Read More
The silky waters of the Mara River meander by, laughing hippo chuckling and roaring away as they limber up for the night-time sojourn to the fields of red oat grass beyond the riverbanks. Curious black-faced… Read More
The ancestral ritual of communal fireplace and dining – the essence of sharing… we are social animals, and part of what makes things vivid and real to us is our capacity to share: the joy is dissecting your day, raking over the delicious details and unwrapping the delights over and again, over the fundamentally communal experience of breaking bread. It’s also part of absorbing and storing memories – the re-telling and re-living makes it more vivid, and sets the place of the experience in our minds. The evening is for digesting and processing the day.
"An oasis of calm in a fairy-tale setting. A fantastic recharge of batteries and a reminder of why Africa is so special"
Tom & Faith Martin
"Dear Alex, we awoke this morning in a cocoon of a room floating on a cloud of bliss. Thank you for a sanctuary – exactly the tonic required!"
Saba Douglas-Hamilton, BBC presenter, Big Cat Diary
"Africa! Miles and Miles of Bloody Africa! How wonderful to be here, surrounded by life rejuvenating itself perpetually. Hopefully we will be able to teach the world how delicate this balance is and preserve it for as long as possible..Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. All our love"