There are few better ways to celebrate a special occasion than escaping with family and friends to one of the most extraordinary places on Earth for an exciting, intimate trip in the heart of East Africa. Asilia offers a range of exceptional properties available for exclusive use by private groups.
A private safari is an outstanding experience for families or for an intimate destination wedding. It is also ideally suited to special-interest groups, such as photographers (ask about our specialised photography vehicles) or birders. Meals are catered to your every need and — as you have a private vehicle and dedicated guide on standby for your entire trip — you’ll have the flexibility to arrange every day as you choose.
Group travellers can also opt for an Asilia Adventure, our collection of specially designed packages that offer unique, immersive and rare experiences completely off the main safari circuit.
Taking a property on an exclusive-use basis makes it your home away from home during your African safari holiday. You’ll have the camp or house to yourself, as well as your own private game viewing vehicle and dedicated guide. This allows you to tailor every detail of your safari holiday so you can decide on your own schedule and enjoy chosen activities at your own pace.
Even if you choose not to book private accommodation, guests may still wish to book one of our guides on an exclusive basis, where a friendly and knowledgeable guide will stay with your party throughout the entire trip, taking you from camp to camp as he/she shares the wonders of East Africa.
Our private houses have three bedrooms each and are suitable for families, while our naturally intimate camps range in size from seven to 15 double rooms. If your group isn’t big enough to book out the entire camp, you also have the option to book a separate section at some of our camps. Please enquire.
Jabali Private House in Ruaha National Park
A sophisticated retreat in one of Africa’s wildest national parks, Jabali Private House offers the utmost privacy and exclusivity in a wilderness area half the size of Switzerland. Built around three majestic baobabs, Jabali Private House offers an entirely customisable safari complete with private chef, guide and vehicle.
Mara Bush Houses in the Mara
Imagine your own house in the bush, where wildlife comes right to your door and you decide how to spend your day. Our three fully-catered bush houses — Acacia House, Mara House and Topi House — in the heart of one of Africa’s most famous and game-rich areas are ideal for a couple, family or group. Here, you will have your own dedicated game viewing vehicle and expert guide to show you some of the best sights in Africa.
Sayari Camp in the Serengeti & Oliver’s Camp in Tarangire
If you choose, 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.
Matemwe Beach House & Matemwe Retreat in Zanzibar
Escape to a private slice of Zanzibar’s picture-perfect coastline. Our Matemwe Beach House and Matemwe Retreat (both of which can be booked exclusively) are just a few footsteps from the clear, tropical waters of Matemwe Beach. 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 rooftop terrace is the perfect spot for romantic sundowners. These fully serviced, completely self-contained homes also come complete with a personal chef.
Personal Guide and Vehicle
When you book private-use accommodation, we automatically provide you with a private guide and game viewing vehicle at each camp. However, travellers can also book one of our incredibly knowledgeable Asilia guides to take care of you throughout the entire trip as you travel from camp to camp in a private game viewing vehicle. Your guide will quickly get to know you and your preferences, and you’ll enjoy the comfort and convenience of always being in the same dedicated vehicle. Personal guiding is available from Nairobi and Arusha respectively. Return guests who have seen the value in exploring East Africa in this manner often make a point of requesting their favourite guide every time they come on safari.
Where to go for a private safari
Mara Bush Houses - Acacia and Mara House
Tucked away in the tranquil Ol Chorro Losoit Valley between the Lemek Hills – a haven for wild dog – Mara House and Acacia House are in the 30,000-hectare Mara North Conservancy, adjacent to the Masai…
In Tanzania's secluded southern reaches of Tarangire, Oliver's offers an exclusive safari wilderness experience, away from crowds, with some of the best guides in Africa.