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Private Safari Houses

Perfect for families


These private safari houses in Africa are always booked on an exclusive-use basis and have staff to cater to your every need; the service is second to none. It allows you to do exactly what you wish to do, with private guides and chefs and ready to assist in any way.

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It's true, this is the best way to travel as a group. You get to work to your agenda only, and total focus goes on your groups needs.

Ben Nelson

Africa is at its best and most fun when you share it with family or a group of friends.

The increasing number of lovely private safari houses provide perfect accommodation for these types of holidays, and offer private guides, completely flexible activities and dining, and even specially tailored menus if you wish.

Top Pick: Luangwa Safari House

Frequented by herds of up to 80 elephants, countless impalas, giraffes and other species, the four-room, castle-like Luangwa Safari House is magnificently open to the wilderness, ideal for family groups or friends. The enormous door pivots open to display a huge lounge and dining area, leading to the private decking, where you can watch elephants splashing as you eat lunch, relax in your private pool, or look up from your private hide at the animals drinking. Venture out on walking safaris, private game drives and delicious bush meals.

Our favourites
  • Luangwa House, Zambia
  • Chongwe River House, Zambia
  • Lengishu House, Kenya
  • Singita Serengeti House, Tanzania
  • Mkombe's House, Lamai, Tanzania
  • Ol Jogi, Laikipia, Kenya
  • Enasoit, Kenya
  • Cottar's Private Bush Villa, Kenya
  • Singita Castleton, South Africa
  • Tswalu Tarkuni, South Africa
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Top Pick; Chongwe River House

On the banks of the Chongwe River just upstream from its confluence with the Zambezi, this dramatic safari house is in a glorious spot for a group of friends or two families holidaying together. Elephants roam by and in the river, game and birds are all around - there’s a private boat and game vehicle to explore the local area. Island picnics, bush suppers and breakfasts, and walking safaris mix with relaxing by the pool or just admiring the view from the veranda.

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