Nature is a drink best taken neat. Being out there in the immensity of a Chada night, gives you gallons of this intoxicating liquor.

It’s a deeply respected tradition at Chada to escape from main camp and sleep out in the real middle of nowhere. It’s what we LOVE doing. There is no place in the world that feels like Katavi, and nothing gets you quite as close to that feeling than fly camping.

The trick is to leave as much as possible behind: stuff, other people, current affairs. This is your chance to see Katavi like we did before we had a “proper” camp. (Some may argue this is the "proper" camp.)

There’s a million wild acres of Katavi to head into, where humans hardly ever venture. Part of our skill is keeping you safe in such a wild place, the other is picking the perfect campsite, beside open floodplains, under the shadiest trees, for the widest stretch of night-sky.

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Just somewhere hidden, deep in the park; the more out there, the better. We’ll choose our site for beauty, water, shade, and space. We’ll find somewhere we can look out from, across the many miles of wilderness; somewhere to see – and not be seen; somewhere to observe life from another angle.

Recommended Camps

A string of camps in some of the wildest places on the planet. A front row seat to the best wildlife in Africa. Backstage is the engine room for opportunity.

The concept we love

Fly camps are so-called after the fly sheet, from when explorers camped with no tents, just under a single tarpaulin for shade cover. They are the essence of safari, because as we strip away all but the essentials from camp, we free ourselves from other distractions, and retreat into Nature.

The less equipment the better

We’ve been fly camping since the very beginning, and we’ve turned it into a fine art. Just enough - but not too much - camp to be safe and comfortable: mosi-net shelters and comfy bedrolls, bucket showers hung in a makeshift canvas bathroom, a few chairs and little fold-up table. Job done.

Life-changing experience

But it’s not about the kit. Fly camps are like getting VIP passes to the wildlife, giving you total access as you walk and sleep in the open air. Chada is brimming with animal life: these days will just be you and your guides, in amongst elephants, herds of buffalo, hippopotami, lion and much more.


E. Aramoni

Great Place for Ngorongoro

This is a great place for enjoying Ngorongoro.

B. Furlow

Truly Magical Experience

Lanai Serengeti is truly magical. The entire team are thoughtful and attentive. The location and facilities excellent and the food superlative. A really special few days

M. Wise & M. Spanjian

Magical Location, Generous Staff

Our stay at Entamanu was in short: perfect. The location is nothing short of magical. The staff is so generous and thoughtful. The rooms are breathtaking and the food is world class. We wouldn’t change a thing about our stay. Huge thanks to Jonathan and his amazing crew for such a perfect trip. We w...

A. Dementiev

Fantastic Honeymoon Experience

Very clean, welcoming, professional. Jonathan and team did a fantastic job for our honeymoon and we will definitely recommend and return!

Camps visited:

J. Poole

High Above Crater

Amazing place high above the crater. Impeccable attention to detail. Loved every minute!

P. Clayton

Fantastic Camp

A fantastic camp

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