Camps & Lodges

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Inside East Africa’s Private Safari Camps and Lodges

When it comes to East Africa, savvy safari-goers know that choosing the right camp is crucial to crafting a perfectly customized and private safari travel story. Gone are the days when private safari camps and lodges were simply a place for weary travelers to rest their heads between game drives. Honestly, when we first started […]

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Private Fly Camping in the Bush (Tanzania Safari)

Just about every private African Safari comes with the opportunity to get away from it all—to connect with nature and get immersed in a wilder world. But when it comes down to it, nothing quite compares to the pure, exhilarating experience of fly camping. At an overnight camp set up exclusively for you, you’ll enjoy […]

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The Maasai Tribe: An Introduction to East Africa’s Timeless Nomads

From the swaying grasslands of the Serengeti to the heights of mighty Kilimanjaro and the vast plains of Tsavo, the lands along the Kenya-Tanzania border – including the Maasai Mara National Reserve – have seen millions of safari-goers in recent decades. But to the pastoralist Maasai people, this part of the Great Rift Valley has […]

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The Complete Luxury Safari Guide: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Here at Penwell, we’ve jeeped through the sprawling plains of Maasai Mara National Reserve more times than we can count on both hands—and we’ve gotta keep those hands on the wheel! There’s so much to see and do in this little slice of Kenya; whenever we’re out in the Mara, we know we’ve got friends […]

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Ngorongoro Safari: The Crown Jewel of Tanzania Safari

“You’ve Been to Tanzania?! Did you go experience Ngorongoro safari?” A traveler to Tanzania is guaranteed to get this question from any fellow visitor—or from anyone eagerly anticipating a journey there. Your inquirer’s success in smoothly pronouncing “Ngorongoro” will indicate whether or not they’ve seen this wonder firsthand; what looks like a mouthful on the […]