Nights out of camp and under the stars are our most complete expression of how Nomad relates to Wilderness.

It’s very simple. If you really want to connect with the African bush, just put yourself right out there. Because we know the bush, and we know what’s safe and what’s comfortable, we can make this happen. We desert the lodge and walk with you into the big beyond. The further we go, the deeper the wilderness, the bigger it feels.

At some point, we come upon our camp-out spot and home for one night. There’s a murmur of voices, the fire is lit. It feels secure and cosy, though we know that only the finest line is drawn between us and wild Africa.

In our fly-camps we strip away all but the necessities to get you as close to the Africa wilderness as you’ll ever want to be. We give you safety and comfort, a proper, sweet sleep under the stars, and a major bucket-list experience.

Miles from anywhere

Nomad could write a big book on “miles from anywhere”; fly-camping would dominate a couple of chapters. The point is to disappear…so we do just that, to some sweet spot near water like a sandy riverbank fringed with iconic Africa – trees full of monkeys, hippos snorting, fish eagles fixing you with their beady eyes.

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.

Why fly-camp from Sand Rivers

Fly-camping is very, very Selous. Exploring this area means being witness to the natural world at it most secretive. No better way to do this than by stealing away with a Nomad naturalist guide to a hidden part of the reserve to see what we can see.

Less is more

Our needs, refined over our many years of doing this, are pretty simple: a bedroll, with fresh clean linens, laid out in a mosi-net tent; a swinging bucket converted into the best bush hot shower; something to sit on; something to eat off; a shady tree; a light breeze; and a night sky full of stars.

An unforgettable experience

You’ll feel a genuine sense of adventure, as you go further and further away from the lodge, and deeper into the bush. It will feel like shedding a skin. Daytimes will be exciting: observing larger mammals on foot. While at night, there will be peace and the night calls of the bush, by a crackling fire.


M. Bentley

Review for sand-rivers

Wonderful Safari Camp

A wonderful safari camp with great ambience, attentive personalized service, terrific staff, food and accommodation. Beautiful environment and river location.

Camps visited:

A. Ebeling

Review for kigelia

Awesome Experience

Awesome experience! Great service, great food and very friendly staff. Would love to return!

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C. Andrews

Review for lamai-private

Lovely Camp Overlooking Savannah

Lovely camp overlooking the savannah. Plenty of game viewing in September when we were here. Pool for the kids and very good food and service.

J. Tuteur

Review for entamanu

Luxury Camp

This camp is luxury. Beautiful views of the crater directly from the tents. Wonderful staff.

P. McKernan

Review for greystoke

Excellent Chimp Trekking

Outstanding accommodations, excellent staff, and amazing chimp trekking. The guides and trackers did a great job finding the chimps. The guides are very knowledgeable about the chimps and the biology of the Mahale mountains. The food was excellent and the camp manager, Mwiga, was attentive and en...

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