Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure
"I have no idea what time it is or what day it is, but I am sitting in front of a roaring fire on a beautiful African night surrounded by good friends. I am pretty sure that's a sign of a fantastic vacation." N. PAVLISKO

CLASSIC CAMPS

We rise to coffee and tea brought to our tent. We can be active; we can be lazy. Slow game drives at dawn searching for hunting lions, bush breakfasts on the savannah with wildebeest surrounding us, long lunches with chilled wine, and hours spent gazing at giraffes from the cool shade of your tent's veranda. And of course G&Ts, fantastic dinners and roaring campfires before a good night's sleep on wide beds in spacious, airy tents... the day of the week was forgotten long ago.

It's time to unpack, unwind and focus on serious game viewing. Classic Camps provide 'luxury' in the classic sense. Camps are beautifully designed with thoughtful layout, expansive tents, large beds, en suite bathrooms, dining areas, library tents, excellent food and service. These camps have everything which a discerning guest wants, while not straying from the importance of secluded locations, world-class game viewing and the great safari tradition of an intimate tented camp.

Some of our favorite camps are the lesser known, often unpublicized, camps that most have never heard of. Often they are just put up just to serve a few specific, like-minded outfits.

WHERE: These days, Tanzania is blessed with a wide range of excellent Classic Camps in all of the parks and reserves.

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & INTERNATIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION (ITB) TOP 3 FINALIST, CONSERVING NATURE, WORLD LEGACY AWARDS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2017 TRAVINDY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (TRAVINDY.COM) WORLD LEGACY AWARD INTERVIEW
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS