Private Safari Houses

With a private bush homestead or safari house, you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm, heading out early one morning and taking it relaxed the next...

Overview

Private bush villas, also known colloquially as ‘Safari Houses’ in Africa, are taken on an exclusive use basis by one party. These villas in the bush have their own game ranger and private vehicle for your game drives. Plus a private chef and full staff complement.

The beauty of this is that you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm. Which means that bush villas are also perfect for family safaris. This accommodation set-up leads to a much more relaxed and flexible family safari. No constant worrying about noise levels. No self-consciousness about an impromptu ball game on the lawn.

Some private safari houses in Africa are totally alone. Whilst others are part of a larger camp - but set away. This means you have the option of enjoying the camp’s facilities -  perhaps having a convivial drink at the bar or a massage? Or keeping to yourselves. Truly, the best of all worlds.

Private Safari Villas

Where can I find this exclusivity?

In Zambia, Kenya and South Africa we can recommend a number of private safari houses. Luxurious self contained homesteads which your group of friends or family party take as one unit.

Highlights

  • Selection of stunning bush homes & villas in the Eastern Cape, Madikwe, Kruger and Zambia
  • Your own ranger means that your safari is tailored to your interests.
  • So you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm, heading out early one morning and taking it more relaxed another day

Would recommend Cedarberg to anyone. Well done!

"Customer friendly, good advice, highly praised by me and other travelers I met on the tour. I would recommend to anyone. Well done! " Mrs Rainbow, UK

Hope to return for a third visit

"Helpful, patient, understanding. Did not meet anyone face to face but seemed friendly over the email. Although the trip was basically our design, it was good to work with Peter in deciding the actual locations and final route. He took all the “admin” hassle away – car hire, arranging accommodation etc. which meant we could just arrive and enjoy the trip. The final printed trip programme was excellent. " Mr & Mrs Harrison, UK

You delivered us a near perfect experience

"We had a wonderful trip largely thanks Cedarberg Travel. THANK YOU!! Thank you again Mari. We had a trip packed with fun, laughter, wildlife and bucket showers, all at a relaxed pace which made us all believe we had a real holiday, even if it started at 5.am every morning! I believe that you gave us 3 wonderful lodges ( arguably best we have visited in the African continent all with their special touch and ambiance, thank you.) Once again, another “Mari masterpiece”. You delivered us a near perfect experience, thank you again Mari. " Mr Dennis Lee
 

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WHAT AN AMAZING SAFARI! An outstanding job!

"WHAT AN AMAZING SAFARI! What an outstanding job you did! From the arrival of the guests to the end of the safari. I’ll speak on my behalf and let the other guests speak for themselves and give their own opinions. Let me just say the Safari amazing…., The team did an outstanding job, from the day of arrival at the airport with ground handlers to the drivers, to the departure day. Everything went smoothly and without this team, I do believe the experience would have been different. Africa is known for being slow, especially being punctual (as we call it, African time). The team changed all that. Everything ran according to the schedule and on time. They made us feel at ease, stress-free, and truly on vacation. It indeed made me feel proud of my country, proud to be a Kenyan, and proud of the people. There was UBUNTU all around, everywhere we went people were respectful, polite, and kind (apart from the one or two individuals who would hassle us to buy something and especially when they see Mzungu) and for that, I thank you, THOMAS, and the team. Excellent work. A hand of applause to Mari; Thank you to Mari, it all started with you. Thank you for planning and organizing the Safari it will forever be in our memories. The accommodation and the food were fantastic. Amboseli was stunning, although it would have been great to see Mt Kilimanjaro it was cloudy. Eka Hotel was great, and the breakfast was delicious. At the Keekorok, zebras visited us behind our cabins and could hear the call of the hippos. And finally, the Voyager hotel in Mombasa was fun and relaxing and the food was fantastic. Overall, the hospitality everywhere was fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for more. Lastly, a big thank you to my safari team (Resa, Anette, Pete, Jim, Pat, Sarah and Mike) for being seasoned travelers, easy going and went with the flow. The Safari wouldn’t have been the same without great travelers like you. I enjoyed spending time with you all. THANK YOU, GUYS. Sincerely, I thank you ALL. " Mrs Carol Ndungu

Tailor make it all to suit

"Peter got it from the start of my gabbled explanation of reason for trip and abnormal itinerary. He pieced it all together and I always felt confident, even before the trip. " Mr & Mrs Leake, UK

Everything went smoothly

"From the initial enquiry until the end of the holiday everything went smoothly. We were very happy with all aspects of the holiday. All the hotels were comfortable; well staffed; good food. " Mrs Kate Mars, UK