UNDER CANVAS CAMPING

Camping in the wilds of Africa is the way to go – it’s an awesome experience to lie in your tent at night listening to the roar of lions or the haunting cry of a jackal!

On safari you stay in designated camping sites in national parks, private reserves, private campsites and towns. Facilities are good with hot showers, electricity, clothes washing facilities and generally a bar and restaurant available. Some camps further north can be basic and have limited facilities and simple reed enclosures for showers but do have flush toilets!

In the Botswana national parks we generally use private wild campsites. On wild camping nights there are no facilities.

Sunway team will erect a bucket shower, with warm water from the fire, and a pit toilet tent. Wild camping is a true wilderness experience and we keep our impact on the environment to a minimum, taking out everything we take in.

Sunway supplies all the camping equipment with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow (available for rent). The canvas dome tents we use are large (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.8 metre), with built-in insect nets. Putting them up or down takes only 5 minutes. We supply 5 cm thick mattresses, which are warm and comfortable. The camp chairs have a backrest and all cooking and eating utensils will also be provided. Food is kept in sealed containers and cooler boxes or freezers ensuring fresh and hygienic food preparation.

It’s not all camping! On most safaris there will be a number of lodge or guest house accommodation nights. The facilities will be modest but clean and comfortable. Generally you will have an en suite twin room but sometimes you will be asked to share bathrooms with another room. Details are shown on each itinerary page.

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Under Canvas Camping single supplements:

Booking solo - you do not pay any more for travelling as a single person. If you are travelling on your own, Sunway will automatically “tent” you with another same gender single person. If however you request a single tent, a limited number of these are available on each camping tour, with a price supplement. Please note that there is a limit of 2 single tents available on each tour.

Limited participation:

On our camping safaris we will require some participation during the tour. This includes putting up and taking down your tent (your trusty guides are never to far away to lend a helping hand), packing and unpacking the vehicle and a some help with the meals on the tour. The guides do all of the provisioning, meal planning and cooking, but a bit of help with preparation before and cleaning up after the meal is always appreciated. Our guides are phenomenal “bush chefs” and you will be amazed at the variety of the meals they will present to you. They are also well trained in catering for special diets.

Botswana Wildside

Botswana Wildside

Prices from: €1 690 + local payment US$ 300 pp
Tour Code: BT14
Departs: Johannesburg
Ends: Livingstone

14 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
South Africa, Botswana, Zambia

Botswana Wildside (Maun start)

Botswana Wildside (Maun start)

Prices from: €1 540 + local payment US$ 300 pp
Tour Code: BT13
Departs: Maun
Ends: Livingstone

13 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
Botswana, Zambia

Cape Town to Namibia

Cape Town to Namibia

Prices from: €1 810
Tour Code: CW14
Departs: Cape Town
Ends: Windhoek

14 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
South Africa, Namibia

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Prices from: €2 290
Tour Code: CV21
Departs: Cape Town
Ends: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

21 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Namibia Botswana Desert & Delta

Namibia Botswana Desert & Delta

Prices from: €1 490 + local payment ZAR 2000 pp
Tour Code: NB21
Departs: Livingstone
Ends: Livingstone

21 day small group Under Canvas Camping safari
Botswana, Namibia & Zambia

South Africa Scenic Route

South Africa Scenic Route

Prices from: €1 690
Tour Code: SA18
Departs: Johannesburg
Ends: Cape Town

18 day small group Under Canvas Camping safari
South Africa, Swaziland & Lesotho

Trade Route

Trade Route

Price From: €2 220 + local payment US$ 400 pp
Tour Code: LM22
Departs: Livingstone
Ends: Johannesburg

22 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa

Zambia & Malawi Trail

Zambia & Malawi Trail

Prices from: €1 940 + local payment US$ 300 pp
Tour Code: LL12
Departs: Livingstone
Ends: Lilongwe

12 day small group participation Under Canvas Camping safari
Zambia, Malawi

Zambia & Namibia

Zambia & Namibia

Prices from: €1 550 + local payment ZAR 1200 pp
Tour Code: NB15
Departs: Livingstone
Ends: Windhoek

15 day small group Under Canvas Camping safari
Namibia & Zambia

Zimbabwe & Botswana Game Trail

Zimbabwe & Botswana Game Trail

Prices from: €1 650 + local payment US$ 300 pp
Tour Code: ZB16
Departs: Johannesburg
Ends: Johannesburg

16 day small group Under Canvas Camping safari
South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe

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