Exclusive-use properties are ideal for multi-generational families, friend groups and those travellers seeking exclusivity and privacy when going on safari. There’s so much choice! From elegant bush villas and sprawling  homesteads to intimate luxury tented camps in remote locations in Southern and East Africa’s premier wildlife reserves.

– Little Saseka –

LITTLE SASEKA – located in the Thornybush Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger. It is an exclusive-use camp that also caters for children. There is a spacious living and dining area with an expansive private deck and pool overlooking the riverbed. The Little Saseka tent can accommodate two adults and two small children. If the group is bigger, then we’ll book two or three adjacent tents at Saseka Tented Camp.

– Cheetah Plains –

CHEETAH PLAINS  – Each of the three exclusive-use villas accommodates a minimum of four and a maximum of eight guests per house, offering a small family or friends group the ultimate safari experience in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. Each private exclusive-use villa has been exquisitely appointed, has a formal lounge, living room, dining area, expansive sun deck, heated swimming pool, wine gallery, chef’s kitchen and sumptuous Private Suites.

– Gomoti Private Camp –

GOMOTI PRIVATE CAMP – Machaba Safari’s Gomoti Private is a small exclusive camp attached to Gomoti Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta. It offers total exclusivity and privacy. The design of the camp includes a small intimate dining and lounge area with its own private plunge pool.

– Singita Castleton –

SINGITA CASTLETON – In a prime position in the heart of the Sabi Sands, Singita Castleton has six individual cottages complemented by a swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court and spa. Two of the cottages are inter-leading, which is perfect for families with children.

– Morukuru Madikwe –

MORUKURU MADIKWE – Morukuru Owner’s House or Farmhouse are luxury houses in the Madikwe Game Reserve.  Ideal for families or friend groups looking for privacy and exclusivity. There is a large living room and dining area, as well as wrap around veranda, sunken fire pit and private swimming pool complete the experience. All meals, drinks and activities are included, as well as the use of a private game-drive vehicle.

– Mara Bush Houses –

MARA BUSH HOUSES – Tucked away between the Lemek Hills in the 30,000-hectare Mara North Conservancy in Kenya, Mara Bush Houses is a collection of three houses.  Each house has its own unique charm with a dedicated hands-on team including a safari guide, personal chef, room steward, waiter and household manager  to ensure a seamless stay.

– Simbavati Amani –

Simbavati Amani
SIMBAVATI AMANI – Simbavati Amani is a charming, intimate safari villa in the Klaserie Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger.  There are four luxury suites within the homestead, a magnificent double volume sitting room, mezzanine library area, interactive kitchen, and large bar area. The gardens are shaded by mature trees. There is an entertaining area with an infinity pool, terrace, alfresco bar, and a campfire. All overlooking a flood-lit waterhole where the animals like to come to drink.

– Elsa’s Private House –

ELSA’S PRIVATE HOUSE – Elsa’s Private House in Kenya’s Meru National Park is set slightly apart from Elsa’s Kopje. It is an exclusive retreat for families, with its own garden, infinity pool, sitting room and dining area.There is a double ensuite master bedroom with bath and an outdoor shower, and a twin ensuite bedroom with shower.

– Singita Serengeti House –

SINGITA SERENGETI HOUSE – Located in the Grumeti Reserve in the Serengeti, Singita Serengeti House is an exclusive-use retreat for families and friends, it has breathtaking vistas of the endless, open plains of the Serengeti. Its all about privacy and flexibility. Itineraries, activities and meals are tailor made and tweaked according to interests and needs.

– Tintswalo Manor House –

TINTSWALO MANOR HOUSE  – The Manor House at Tintswalo in the Greater Kruger is a perfect safari home for families or large groups. Fully inclusive, Manor House guests have their own private game safari vehicle with ranger and tracker, as well as a  butler. Manor House accommodates a minimum of six people, and a maximum of eight adults. There is an extra room that can take additional two children.

– Royal Malewane Africa House –

AFRICA HOUSE – Africa House, in the Thornybush Game Reserve in the  Greater Kruger, is an elegant bush villa with six en-suite bedrooms either side of a central courtyard. Each room has a private deck and an outside shower with spectacular views of the bush. Guests at Africa House have their own private services of a private chef, ranger, tracker and private game vehicle ensuring complete flexibility.

– Tswalu Tarkuni –

TSWALU TARKUNI – Tarkuni  is tucked away in a secluded valley in the Kalahari, perfect for guests who want to travel in small groups and who want the ultimate exclusive-use escape to appreciate the immense luxury of space. Guests can expect genuine indulgence and pampering and, with their own private vehicle, guide, and tracker, a completely flexible safari experience.

– Zarafa Dhow Suites –

ZARAFA DHOW SUITE – The Dhow Suite at Zarafa is in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The luxury tented suite is an immense 210 square metres (2,260 sq ft), with canopy ceilings. There is a full lounge and dining area and two large bedrooms are connected to either side of the main area designed with an open layout ensuite bathroom with impressive copper claw foot bath!

– Homestead at Phinda –

HOMESTEAD AT PHINDA – This Homestead is in the amazing Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa. It is a sole-use safari villa with four luxurious suites. The Homestead’s dedicated staff, include a private ranger, tracker, butler and chef as well as the  exclusive use of an open 4×4 safari vehicle. An interactive kitchen caters for informal yet delicious dining. The rim-flow pool has  multi-level viewing decks with views into the bush.

– Chongwe River House –

CHONGWE RIVER HOUSE – Overlooking the Chongwe River in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park, Time + Tide Chongwe House is an exclusive sole use house with four large en suit rooms.

– Kwandwe Homestead –

KWANDWE HOMESTEAD – The Kwandwe Private Game Reseve is a vast Big Five wilderness area in the Eastern Cape. The Homestead has three suites with private verandas and ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen is this homestead’s heart and core where meals are created to be shared by friends and family under the African sky in the boma after the day’s adventures.

– Tom’s Little Hide –

TOM’S LITTLE HIDE – Tom’s Little Hide is part of The Hide in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. It is a Safari House and can accommodate up to six adults in three beautiful ’safari-chic’ rooms overlooking the waterhole. The third room is a tented room with an inter-leading passage to a children’s room. Tom’s Little Hide is ideal for ten guests including children (of any age)

– Victoria Falls River Lodge Villa –

VICTORIA FALLS RIVER LODGE VILLA – This dreamy villa is upstream from the Victoria Falls on the banks of the Zambezi River. It has great views of the spray from the Falls on the horizon. There are two King/Twin Suites and one Family Suite designed for multi-generational groups or guests looking for a more private experience.


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