While many people, understandably, associate safari travel with the traditions and rituals of a bush lodge – a collection of suites gathered around a convivial communal space, with guests sharing the day’s stories over a fire and covening for meals – there are many ways to experience safari, depending on your unique needs as a traveller, or group of travellers.
For those heading to the bush with their families or friends – especially over school vacations or for special occasions – having your own private space, and the room and freedom to plan activities and meals and enjoy leisure time on your self-determined schedule is often a priority.
Get the best of both
For this type of traveller, an exclusive-use safari villa offers the very best of both. It gives you the comfort and ease that comes from having free reign over your surroundings, without foregoing the sense of adventure inherent in embarking on a safari.
The rise in popularity of private villa travel is not without reason. A uniquely personal experience, it caters perfectly to those marking milestones, and is especially conducive to family travel – allowing more freedom and flexibility to navigate meal and sleep schedules. Many lodges too, have a minimum age limit, so booking a private villa for exclusive use sidesteps this restriction for families with young children who still want to enjoy safari travel together as a family.
Luxury of a lodge, privacy of a home
Having the full run of a private home in the bush allows you to design your days around the needs of the group as a whole. But this also comes with the conveniences and luxuries of lodge living, making your stay infinitely more enjoyable.
Steadfast’s portfolio of premium exclusive-use properties offer the freedom to create and curate a truly bespoke and special experience. With everything from sommeliers and chefs on hand, your own dedicated game vehicle and guide, to tennis courts, wellness centres and private cellars, the sky really is the limit when it comes to choosing a villa that speaks to your personal tastes, preferences and holiday wishes as a group or family.
Imagine a bush picnic or starlit dinner under the night sky, guided wine tastings and pairings, cooking lessons, spa treatments outdoors… And if you want to spend the whole day out spotting birds and tracking game, that’s up to you.
Why book with us?
Steadfast’s relationships with some of the best lodges and safari operators in Southern and East Africa enables us to choose the ideal venue, and location for you – one that ticks all the boxes as far as setting and wildlife, design, amenities and activities. Get in touch with one of our experts to let us help you choose your perfect private escape.