Our expeditions are designed to reach unique and otherwise difficult-to-access destinations at the optimal times for travel. The mobile nature of these camps means that they are often miles from anywhere and can move on demand should local conditions change. This also means impact is light and temporary.
Accommodation ranges from walk-in dome tents with separate private ablutions and bucket showers, to mini-Meru tents with en-suite facilities. Sometimes we simply use a mosquito net and bedroll, but in general, comfortable stretcher beds with high-quality linen and meals around the fire complete the experience.
Some 50km from our base camp at Masoala Forest Lodge, between 15km of protective reef and 10km of white beaches lies what is essentially a 1 500ha tropical swimming pool. In English you can’t call it anything except the Blue Lagoon. Marine life, remote villages, lemurs, crumbling lighthouses and sacred forests and bizarre rock formations intersperse the adventure.
One of the lowest, hottest, most climatically inhospitable places on Planet Earth, the Danakil Depression is not for everyone. It is however utterly spectacular, both in terms of landscape as well as culture. The garish multicoloured thermal springs at Dallol, the molten lava lake of the active Erta Ale and the hypersaline lake at Afrera are all unique.
The Ethiopian Highlands are visually and geologically spectacular. They also play host to some of the world’s rarest creatures. The Bale Massif holds perhaps two thirds of the world’s remaining Ethiopian Wolf population and is also the best place to see the endemic Mountain Nyala as well as a host of other otherworldly endemic species.
We love talking to past and future guests and helping plan trips of a lifetime, but we don’t take direct bookings.
Instead, we work with a wide network of specialist tour operators all around the world in order that our guests can liaise with someone in their own jurisdiction, time zone, culture and language to craft the perfect African expedition for them.
Contact us - We’d be happy to help design a trip and recommend a tour operator that is right for you.