African private camp safari: wild luxury

Experience some of the world’s great wildernesses in style

Getting deeper into the bush to track wildlife migrations, our private mobile camps are truly immersive, while offering art-deco luxury that harks back to the 1920s golden age of safari.

Our guests have woken to a soundtrack of animals out on the plains and ended the day under the stars with a silver-service dinner.

Enjoying special access to some of Africa’s most exclusive reserves, our leave-no-trace, mobile camps deliver the ultimate in exclusive privacy for your group. That’s alongside the flexibility to set up in never-before-seen locations and tailor to your exact specifications, whether that’s a dance floor in the bush or conservationists’ stories around the campfire.

We have extensive experience in creating some of the most epic camp and heli operations seen in East Africa. Think special tribal meetings, heli trips to secret natural swimming pools and luxurious private setups in the isolation of the African bush.

Icon camera All media taken on Cookson Adventures trips

For London-based operator Cookson Adventures, pop-up lodgings are an essential part of tailor-made travel

October 2023

Delivering the definitive slice of luxury to the remote African wilds, our bespoke camp offerings are the perfect showcase of the continent’s great landscapes, unique wildlife and captivating local cultures.

Fully customised to your wants and needs, it’s camping – but not as you know it. Pairing authenticity with a touch of wild luxury, expect white-canvas tents and waterhole views, elegantly elevated with the likes of campaign-era furnishings and plush en suites. Opulent mess tents even come with their very own silver service and private chefs.


Footage taken on previous Cookson camp safaris


There’s no better way to be immersed in a series of otherwise-inaccessible locations, enjoying the ultimate in exclusive seclusion. Think tracking lions in Namibia’s sweeping deserts, searching for hippos while paddling through Botswana’s Okavango Delta or exploring private Kenyan reserves in search of rare wildlife. That’s all in the company of world-leading conservationists. You might even want to search for new species with documentarians in Angola’s delta source lakes.

Being fully flexible means you’ll always be in the best place possible to track wildlife migrations or hotspots. And, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a series of truly unique experiences. Think combining classic game drives with quad bikes, flying high by hot air balloon, running with a Maasai warrior in Kenya or stargazing with an astronomer in one of the only Dark Sky Reserves on earth.

Of course, it can all be paired with nights in the continent’s finest lodges. We have access to the best in off-market offerings.

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