Fly camping

Camp out under a star-lit sky

Tongole offers one-night or two-night 'fly' camping trips within the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

One-night ‘fly’ camping trip

Guests can sleep under the stars under a mosquito net erected, on a decked area close to the lodge. A guide stays closely during the camping trip and dinner is served in keeping with the lodge service standards.

Read a guest’s TripAdvisor review of the one-night fly camping trip.
A guest from the UK camped at one of our remote locations near a waterfall, describing it as a ‘magical experience’!

Two-night ‘fly’ camping trip

The two-night camping adventure starts with a day trek to a campsite on the banks of the Bua River. On arrival the tents are pitched with camp bedding. The second night is normally closer to the lodge, on a raised decked area with mosquito netting that lets guests sleep under the African Star canopy.

The fly camps are light and transportable enough to allow a comfortable journey and the ability to pitch up quickly. The large dome tents have comfortable thick sleeping roll mats and extra comforts such as hot-water-bottles are provided on colder nights. Home-cooked food, drinks and top of the range camping equipment is all provided to ensure that guests can enjoy this experience in comfort and safety.

“Last night guests were welcomed with chilled sundowners. Soon after sunset the sounds of night owls delighted them. The guests slept so well, forgetting they were in the bush! In the morning, birds calls gently woke them. Sunrise welcomed a new dawn”

Extract from the diary of a Tongole guide.