Private Accommodation Guiding, East Africa

Can you think of a better way to celebrate a special occasion than escaping with just your family and friends to one of the most extraordinary places on earth? Asilia has a range of exceptional properties available for exclusive use by private groups.

A personal safari is an outstanding experience for families or for a small and intimate wedding. It is also ideally suited to special-interest groups, such as photographers. Meals are catered to your every need and – as you will have a private vehicle and dedicated guide on standby for your entire trip – you have total flexibility to arrange each day as you choose. There can be few life experiences that are more intimate, enriching and rewarding than a private escape to the heart of East Africa.


Private accommodation & personal service

Dedicated vehicle & guide

Private vehicle & expert guide

Total flexibility

Safari 100% on your own terms

How It Works


Taking a property on an exclusive basis makes it your home away from home: you have the camp or house all to yourself; you get to decide the schedule and enjoy your activities at your own pace. You have your own private game-viewing vehicle and dedicated guide, so you can tailor every detail of your safari holiday – from the time your game drives start and end to the location of your meals – to suit your own needs.

If you don’t need private accommodation, you may still wish to benefit from booking one of our industry-leading guides on an exclusive basis.  Our friendly and knowledgeable guides take you from one camp to the next and will stay with you throughout your trip as they show you the many fascinating and varied areas throughout East Africa.

“If I were only going to come to the Mara once, then this is the way I’d do it.”


Which Camps?


Our private houses have 3 bedrooms each, suitable for families, while our camps range in size from 8 to 15 double rooms, ideally suited to an intimate, personal group. If your group isn’t big enough to book out the entire camp, there is also the option to book a separate section at certain of our camps. Here is our pick of Asilia’s best options for private use.

Nomadic Camp in the Mara

Nomadic Camp – an exclusive mobile camp that travels to some of the most spectacular locations in the Mara ecosystem – offers you the ultimate private safari experience. Here we take only exclusive groups of four to 16 guests. You are cared for by a team that has managed safaris in the Mara for over 30 years. Your guides are drawn from an elite group of top professionals all born and bred in the Maasai Mara. In no other camp will you find people more passionate about sharing their culture and knowledge of the wilderness with you.

Nomadic Camp gives you a safari specially designed around your requirements. This includes targeting the species you want to see, as well as enjoying every day at your own pace. With the expertise of East Africa’s most skilled guides at your disposal, your safari will take you to places where the scenery is breathtaking and the wildlife is as spectacular as it was a hundred years ago. The Nomadic experience is intimate, enriching and extraordinary.

Mara Bush Houses in the Mara

Imagine your own house in the bush, right in the heart of one of Africa’s most famous and game-rich areas. A bush house where the wildlife comes right to your front door and you decide how you would like to pass your day. Our three bush houses, Acacia House, Mara House and Topi House, are ideal for a couple, family or group. They are fully catered and you will have your own dedicated game-viewing vehicle and expert guide to show you some of the very best sights in Africa.

Sayari Camp in the Serengeti & Oliver’s Camp in Tarangire

If you choose to, you can book an exclusive-use section of Sayari Camp or Oliver’s Camp. Both are configured with two separate common areas and accommodation wings that make it possible to dedicate an area of each camp for the exclusive use of a private group or family. At Sayari you have the option of taking nine or six double rooms – each with their own separate dining and lounge areas. At Oliver’s Camp 10 or five double rooms – also with separate dining and lounge areas – can be booked exclusively.

Matemwe Beach House & Matemwe Retreat in Zanzibar

Escape to a private slice of Zanzibar’s picture-perfect coastline. Our Matemwe House and Matemwe Retreat are both just a few footsteps from the clear tropical waters that lap at Matemwe Beach. They can be booked exclusively. Matemwe Beach House is an excellent choice for families or a group of friends who want to enjoy their own island holiday home. Couples enjoy the solitude and privacy of a villa at Matemwe Retreat, where the private plunge pool on the roof-top terrace is the perfect spot for romantic sundowners. These fully serviced, completely self-contained homes – complete with personal chef – are just a stone’s throw from the sea, where you can enjoy activities such as snorkelling, diving, canoeing, reef walks and so much more.

Personal Guiding


When you book private-use accommodation we automatically give you a private guide and game-viewing vehicle at each camp. However, you can book a personal guide to take care of you throughout your trip. Your personal guide will meet you when you step off the plane at your first destination – whether it is Arusha, Kilimanjaro or anywhere else – and travel with you from camp to camp for your entire safari.

This means that you have the same vehicle and guide to look after you for your entire Asilia experience. Return guests have told us how much more they have gained from their time in East Africa when they have chosen this option, and they make a point of requesting their favourite guide every time they come on safari.

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Private-Use Accommodation & Personal Guiding Camps

  • Naboisho Camp
    Naboisho Camp

    Safari in sheer exclusivity at Naboisho.

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  • Enquire Now
    Enquire Now

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  • Mara Bush Houses
    Mara Bush Houses

    Personally design your own safari itinerary in the Mara.

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  • Kwihala Camp
    Kwihala Camp

    Explore Africa’s new safari frontier.

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  • Matemwe Beach House
    Matemwe Beach House

    A private slice of the Zanzibari coastline.

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  • Matemwe Retreat
    Matemwe Retreat

    Enjoy your own private tropical escape.

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  • Jabali Private House
    Jabali Private House

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Private-Use Accommodation & Personal Guiding Itineraries

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