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Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses
Private villas & houses

Vamizi Private Villas offer one of the most exclusive beach holidays in Southern Africa

Private villas & houses

Experience Africa in private

If you are travelling to Africa with your family or a group of friends, you might want to consider staying at a private house or an exclusive-use villa. A number of camps can also be booked in their entirety for an incredible safari shared with just your group.

There are some truly stunning properties in Africa which can have all to yourself, ranging from intimate bushcamps deep in the wilderness through to villas by the Indian Ocean and sprawling houses in vast private areas where you won’t encounter another soul.

They are often fully-staffed, with private chefs, babysitters and hosts to make you all feel at home with highly personalised service. Most private properties in safari areas will include your own safari guide and 4WD vehicle, allowing you the freedom of setting your own activity schedule and being able to change it when you wish. This is the ultimate luxury – you choose when to head out on safari, what to do, when to come back, when to eat, and when to just relax.

Seek out exactly the species you want and take things at whatever pace you fancy. With no strict daily schedule to follow, mornings are as early as you please, with quality time to relax around the pool or entire days spent exploring the bush.

Get in touch with our experts to start planning the perfect private African safari for your family.

Our top trips staying in exclusive-use accommodation

Get inspired for your private safari in Africa.

Azura Benguerra

The Presidential Villa and Villa Amizade are stunning private villas in Mozambique. Located on a pristine beach, they offer great beach and water activities. Both private villas sleep a group or family of up to six people each and come with private staff and a pool.

North Island

North Island is the amazing location of one of the world’s most exclusive retreats. Each of its 11 private villas sleeps up to four guests, and comes with a butler and a buggy. It’s the ultimate in private beach villas in the Seychelles!

Somalisa Acacia

Acacia is a standalone satellite camp to the adjacent Somalisa Camp. It is totally self-sufficient with separate guides and staff making it a great choice for families or groups looking for some privacy and flexibility.

Nyamatusi Mahogany

Designed as a standalone satellite camp to the adjacent Nayamatusi Camp, Mahogany is totally self-sufficient with separate guides and staff. It is a great choice for families or groups looking for some privacy and flexibility.

Elsa's Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje has a two-bedroom private house with a large master bedroom and a slightly smaller twin room, both of which are en-suite. The rooms share an open-fronted lounge and dining area and the house has a private infinity pool.

Tortilis Camp

With some of the best views available of Kilimanjaro Tortilis private house consists of two bedrooms, a lounge area and a private pool shared with the camp's family tent. One of the bedrooms can be made into a twin or triple, making this suitable for larger families or groups.

Luangwa Safari House

The Luangwa Safari House is a very luxurious and stylish private house in Zambia’s South Luangwa that was designed to accommodate families and groups of up to eight people. With its own pool and staff, it is a great base for an exclusive safari holiday.

Splash Camp

For small groups or families of six or more people the exclusive use Splash Enclave acts as a camp within a camp complete with it own plunge pool, dining area, lounge, bar and private activities is the perfect way to enjoy the Delta in privacy.

Selinda Camp

A satellite of the main camp the Selinda Suite is a luxurious exclusive use two-bedroom villa offering guests their own private vehicle, safari guide, chef and hosting team.

Elsa's Kopje

Elsa’s Kopje has a two-bedroom private house with a large master bedroom and a slightly smaller twin room, both of which are en-suite. The rooms share an open-fronted lounge and dining area and the house has a private infinity pool.

Camp Sossus

Camp Sossus is booked on an exclusive basis. As a private camp you'll have the ultimate flexibility when it comes to exploring the dunes of Sosussvlei and surrounding areas with your guide.

Huab Under Canvas

Booked on an exclusive basis as part of your safari staying at Huab under Canvas is the ultimate way to explore Damaraland and enjoy additional flexibility and privacy on your Namibian holiday.

Shinde Camp

While still part of the main camp Shinde Enclave has its own private main area including a bar, lounge, dining room, mini library, outside fire deck and sun lounger area making it a perfect private get away in the Okavango Delta.

Holidays with private accommodation

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Private villas & houses in Botswana


While private villas and houses are not the norm in Botswana there are a number of tented camps ...

Private villas & houses in Kenya


Eating privately as a family or group of travellers in your own house can give your Kenya holiday ...

Private villas & houses in Malawi


There's currently really only one private villa in Malawi - and this offers you the possibility ...

Private villas & houses in Mozambique


Mozambique is well-known for its stunning beaches and wide range of land- and water-based activities...

Private villas & houses in Namibia


There are a handful of great private villas and houses in Namibia as well as a private camp, and ...

Private villas & houses in Seychelles


The Seychelles isn't short of luxurious beach retreats or five-star resorts scattered around its ...

Private villas & houses in South Africa

South Africa

South Africa's Cape lends itself well to family and relaxed group trips. There are several lovely ...

Private villas & houses in Tanzania


There are a couple of great private villas and safari houses in Tanzania, and also some excellent ...

Private villas & houses in Zambia


Located in several of the country's most amazing safari reserves, Zambia has a handful of very ...

Private villas & houses in Zanzibar


Enjoy the powder-white beaches, coconut palms and turquoise water of Zanzibar from your own private ...

Private villas & houses in Zimbabwe


For a group or a family, private travel using villas or safari houses is the ultimate in exclusivity...

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