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.


A. Fox

Incredible Family Experience

Without a doubt one of the most incredible experiences we have had as a family. Nomad went above and beyond the call of duty to make us feel welcome. They answered every question with incredible knowledge of every plant, insect and animal however big or small. They shared the history of the area ...

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L. Friedlander

Breathtaking Setting, Amazing Views

Breathtaking setting with amazing views, extraordinary service, beautiful rooms with great wifi, and everything one needs, gorgeous views, delicious food, and perfect in every way. We saw lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhino, giraffes, zebras, topi's, warthogs, and more.

J. Willson

Simply Perfection

Lamai Serengeti is simply perfection. The setting, the property and the food are all as good as we’ve experienced anywhere. The staff are also the friendliest and most welcoming group of people, who are real professionals who are passionate about what the do. The game drives are sensational and th...

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J. Stallard

Wonderful Temporary Home

We have had a wonderful few days at Mkombe house. We have a een incredible game and nature at its rawest. Coming back to our wonderful temporary home with comfortable beds, great company and lovely staff. Thanks in particular to Babu and Damien.

A. Wolf

Enchanted Forest, Amazing View

Perched atop the Ngorogoro Crater, Entamanu is situated in an enchanted forest with an amazing view and a welcoming staff. The hike to the Masai village was a highlight, but the entire experience was life changing.

M. Murray

Wonderful Place

If you are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to stay here, take it - it is a wonderful place!

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