Fly Camping

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Fly camping - with its reliance on such simple facilities as long-drop loos and bucket showers - offers you the opportunity to get closest to the African bush, usually on foot.

‘Fly camping’ is the term for a (usually walking) safari in which visitors sleep out in the open, or in a rudimentary tent, with essentially only a mosquito net between them and the African sky. The 'facilities' are usually restricted to long-drop loos and bucket showers - takes you back to your scouting days!

Guests often embark on day hikes through the bush with their private guide, and camp is set up each evening in a new locale. These mobile walking safaris give visitors a chance to see the wildlife and birds of the game reserves up close, and experience their natural surroundings without the distraction of vehicles and other guests.

Visitors learn to read animal tracks, explore the medicinal properties of indigenous plant life, and immerse themselves in the vast world of insects and bird life that sustains the vast African plains. In most countries, fly camping is limited to areas outside of National Parks, such as private game reserves, but there are plenty of opportunities to experience this exciting way to see Africa in Zambia, Botswana and Tanzania.

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