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The official top ten
Tented Camps in Southern Africa

Southern Africa contains some of the world’s best safari destinations. In order to make the most of your surroundings, at Ampersand we recommend getting as close to nature as possible by staying at a tented camp for the ultimate glamping experience. Thrilling, luxurious and set amongst glorious nature, here are Ampersand's top ten tented camps in Southern Africa:

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Zarafa Camp

For the ultimate in glamping, Zarafa camp is an all-time winner.  Overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja Lagoon, the source of the famous Savute Channel, every area of this fabulous...

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Jack’s Camp

The iconic Jack’s Camp is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert. The camp is an authentic, 1940’s style tented safari camp, which even...

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Duba Plains

Duba Plains is big game country at its very best.  The camp is based in a 77,000 acre private game reserve and is as delightful as it is dramatic. Completely...

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Opened in 2014, this ultra-remote yet exceptionally stylish addition to Wildness Safaris’ portfolio offers a magical experience to guests. Only accessible by light aircraft, the camp is located in a...

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Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp is a super little camp, ideally situated close to the Eastern gate of Etosha National Park, on the 20,000-hectare Onguma Reserve.  The camp itself is a beguiling...

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Desert Rhino Camp

One of the most respected camps in Namibia, Desert Rhino Camp offers guests an exclusive and comfortable base from which to witness the free-roaming population of desert-adapted Black Rhino of...

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Nambwa Tented Lodge

The magical Nambwa Tented Lodge sits deep within Namibia’s lush Bwabwata National Park in the far North Eastern corner of Namibia.  Perched on the banks of a tributary Kwando River,...

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Thorntree River Lodge

Set on the banks of the legendary Zambezi in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, the stunning Thorntree River Lodge is a unique African lodge with a stylish and sexy design, but with...

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Toka Leya

Opened in 2008, Toka Leya Camp, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, is an ideal luxury base for families or couples at the start or end of their safari....

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Victoria Falls River Lodge

The first privately owned lodge situated in the Zambezi National Park, the Victoria Falls River Lodge offers exceptional game viewing opportunities as well as ample opportunity to visit the magnificent Victoria...

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