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Announcing Our Top 10 Camps

February 2, 2009 Galloping Gnus Newsletter

In 2009 we want to look beyond the posh camps and lodges and showcase properties that offer unique locations, personal service and committment to sustainable tourism and eco conservation. When you take a vacation, your travel choice makes a big difference. By letting us tour operators know that you care about the environment when you travel, by following responsible behavior around wildlife in national parks and reserves, and by staying in lodges and camps that are committed to conservation sourcing locally for their restaurants and handicrafts for gift shops, and employing local people under fair wages and benefits, you are each doing your part to make tourism a powerful opportunity for saving the natural and cultural heritage of our planet.


Chiawa – Lower Zambezi
Those in the “know” go to Zambia’s Chiawa Camp
Located on the Lower Zambezi River
Outstanding guides
˜ Support of Conservation and Community Outreach


Sayari Camp – Serengeti Plains
Stylish Camp overlooking the Serengeti landscape
Open vehicles
Migration crossing from July through October
˜ Honeyguide Foundation supporting local community


Serengeti Shared Safari Camp
If you’re thinking “I don’t camp”, we urge you to try
Seasonal camps that move about 4 times a year
Own private guide and vehicle – Location! Location!
˜ Low impact-shared National Park campsite


Gorilla Forest Camp – Bwindi – Uganda
Trekking to see Mountain Gorillas
For the intrepid traveler, the only place to stay
˜ Community projects with pygmies and health


Djuma Vuyatela – Kruger – Sabi Sands
Has long been a favorite of ours
Phenomenal game viewing
Great guides and staff
˜ Village funding – school and clean water projects


Mashatu Southern Botswana
Feature two camps, Main Camp and Tented Camp
Diverse wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, plains
˜ Research work on elephant and lion and leopard


Kwetsani Camp – Okavango Delta
This 10-bedded camp is built into the trees
Travel through the delta by mokoro during the day
and at night enjoy delicious dinners at tree level
˜ BirdLife Botswana – conservation of wattled crane


Vumbura Moremi – Okavango Delta
Features three camp, Little Vumbura, Vumbura Plains
and Duba Plains – Seasonal flood plains
˜ Okavango Community trust with concession
leased from the neighboring communities


Skeleton Coast – Namibia
Hoanib Camp, Skeleton Coast Camp, Serra Cafema
3 camps, 3 different levels of accommodations
Bio-diversity from conservation has increased
˜ Community conservancy for successful ecotourism


Serian Camp – Maasai Mara
Ultimate Safari Camp in Kenya
Intimate in size
Own private guide and vehicle for your stay
˜ Community and Wildlife Initiatives