Galapagos Safari Camp
Galápagos Safari Camp is an exquisite property which follows the example of Africa's luxury safari camps to offer true comfort under canvas.
The exquisite Galápagos Safari Camp, perfect for total relaxation, is based upon the model of Africa's top-of-the-range safari camps, offering true comfort under canvas.
The main lodge, built from volcanic stone, sits astride a ridge with panoramic views of the straits and volcanoes of Isabela island beyond. The nine luxury tents occupy their own vast wooden platforms and each has a balcony, bedroom and separate bathroom. Inside, the décor is a marriage of understated contemporary style and the rustic ambience that lends the camp its sense of adventure.
There's a small infinity pool, horses or mountain bikes for hire, and informative guided exploratory walks to be enjoyed within the grounds. Nearby, you can explore the island's unique lava tunnels, the ceilings of which soar to the height of a Gothic cathedral. Giant tortoises roam wild in the surrounding scrub and grasslands.
What our clients say
I had wanted to travel to the Galápagos for many years. My husband did not want to go, so I arranged the trip by myself and had a memorable time, whilst feeling very well looked after by JLA.JG
The most memorable experiences were walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.DL, Dulwich
Our expert's view
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Based on luxury African safari camps, Galapagos Safari camp is unique to say the least! Each ‘tent’ has a balcony where you can sit and relax but my highlight was watching the sunset from the main lodge over the western highlands of Santa Cruz. This is a place to wind down after a busy Galapagos cruise – first class food, a good book and a beer.
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