Stanley's Camp: Our View
Stanley's Camp has seen a lot of changes over the last years and the new modern and minimalistic style of the camp certainly appeals to a broad audience, but might not be very "safarish". On the many occassions we visited the camp, the staff in particular stood out for their attentiveness and professionalism. The interior of the raised tents is light and breezy, each with their own ensuite bathroom.
The game viewing on this private concession is a little unpredictable, although the diversity of the species to be found here is very good. However the main attraction booking this camp is the half-day interaction with the semi-habituated rescued elephants, that researcher Doug Gloves has since decades looked after.
Stanley's Camp: Quick Facts
Stanley's Camp: The Details
Set in an amphitheatre of ebony and sausage trees on the southern tip of Chief`s Island, Stanley's Camp borders the southern section of the Moremi Game Reserve.
The floodwaters arrive around June, though there is often navigable water all year round due to the presence of the Boro River.
Stanley's Camp consists of 8 classic styled safari tents raised on wooden decking that have been refurbished at the end of 2009. The decks are complemented with hammocks and Morris chairs.
The main building is raised on decking with great views over the flood plains and decorated with a sleek and minimalistic interior. The structure was built into the existing tree line, its main support being a large sausage tree.
The area is home to a wide variety of big game including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. There are many hyena dens nearby the camp, giving opportunity to some unique and close-up viewings of these animals.
Game-drives are in open 4 X 4 vehicles and are conducted early morning and late afternoon or as otherwise requested (subject to availability). The unique and educational elephant interaction is also available and a must-do for everybody coming here we think (at extra cost).