Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp
$ 1,450 (Pps)
- Intimate safari with a colonial décor
- Evokes the romance of a bygone safari era
- Known for its special elephant interaction programme
- Borders Moremi Game Reserve to the south
- Situated on the game-rich Boro river
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp is set in a amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief's Island bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. This 260,000 acre private concession includes the game-rich Boro river which attracts a wide variety of big game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.
Sanctuary Stanley's Camp offers a traditional safari experience with eight luxury safari tents, all en suite. These have recently shed their 1920’s colonial ambience to exhibit a more contemporary chic style. All have expansive views over the beautiful floodplains of the Boro River. Outside your private deck has a hammock for those all but essential afternoon siestas. The central lounge/dining area takes the form of a capacious open tent which uses an ancient sausage tree as its central support. This is decorated with wooden floors, light wood furniture and soft lighting. There’s a bar, small library area and curio shop. From the swimming pool - a real treat after a hot day of game viewing - you can watch giraffe and other plains game amble across the savannah and sometimes catch a glimpse of rare wild dogs.
Even though white linen and crystal for dinner gives a luxurious feel, Stanley's Camp is a traditional safari experience and does not aim to offer the heights of luxury seen in its more expensive sister camps, Baines Camp and Chief's Camp.
As well as its famous elephant interaction experience, other activities include serene water safaris by mokoro for much of the year, 4x4 game drives and special bush dinners lit by lanterns. Being in a private concession, Stanley's Camp can offer both night drives and also game walks with an armed and experienced guide. It is particularly known for its sightings of wild dog.
The Elephant Experience at Stanley’s Camp
We highly recommend booking the Elephant Experience (at an extra cost) if you stay at Stanley’s Camp. This is a truly memorable and humbling experience. You spend a few hours ambling with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and observing them up close in their natural environment. The activity encompasses a leisurely walk with the elephants, becoming personally acquainted with them, observing and interacting with them and a picnic lunch in their company. The elephant interaction lasts approximately 4 hours in the morning culminating in a picnic lunch in the bush.
You are invited to discover the elephants, from the bristled ends of their long tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Marvel at their big ears, thoughtful eyes and silent padded feet. Trace the ancient textures of their skin and the silken polish of their ivory. Explore the astonishing bonds of kinship forged over more than a decade between the elephants and their guardians in a wilderness of mesmerizing beauty.
Gloria DarvallAfrica Travel Specialist
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp on the map
Each of the ten canvas tents at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp are individually designed but all have a classic and understated elegance that harks back to the explorers of the nineteenth century. Large wooden decks provide private areas for guests to relax in hammocks while enjoying your morning coffee or predinner cocktails. Each ensuite tent offers features an indoor shower and is also equipped with a hairdryer, ceiling fan and in-room safe. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all of the rooms of the camp.