Samburu, Ensuite Safari Lodge
- A lofty position and large shaded veranda offer impressive views
- Stylish and comfortable handmade African-style furnishings include a 6ft-wide bed
- On-site facilities include a natural swimming pool and eco shower house in the trees
The Owner Says
Samburu is being upgraded to a new luxury lodge tent in 2021. Photos will be available late May.
Le Camp's canvas tents are each located on a raised wooden platform. Every pitch has been carefully chosen for its views, privacy and mood. This means a true sense of space and seclusion and a chance to experience luxury camping at its very best.
The owners used to run a luxury safari camp in Kenya and the spirit of Africa is reflected in the camp's decor and respect for the environment. The safari tents are named after national parks and reserves in Kenya - Meru, Samburu, Maasai Mara and Tsavo East. With 30m² of internal space, as well as a large shaded wooden veranda, and additional bell tent space, Samburu is an ideal size for 2 adults and up to 5 children. The double layer design (inner tent and outer canopy) provides insulation and air circulation during the day and night.
The six foot wide bed makes for a great night's sleep. Children get the same treatment with cosy bedding in real single beds (no camp beds!) or for babies proper cots. So snuggle down and enjoy the sounds of the owls and crickets as they lull you off to sleep...
Le Camp is situated in the stunning South-West of France, a little off the beaten track, just an hour and a half north of Toulouse. Set amongst the trees, this is a true haven of peace and tranquillity and a safe place for children to run free, explore the campsite and make new friends.
There is a large covered seating area with an open fireplace for chilly nights. Adjacent is our outdoor kitchen where each tent is allocated its own cooking station with gas hob and fridge. There is an oven, dishwashers and barbecues to share.
The natural swimming pool has the purest water, and is 100% chemical free, filtered only by gravel and plants, ensuring you have a fantastic swimming experience. Dive in from the pontoon or float along whilst admiring the dragonflies which hover over the water, and the frogs which sit on the rocks surrounding the pool. The beach area of the pool provides a great spot for children to explore nature and paddle around in.
For those who wish to explore the surrounding region, the Aveyron valley offers a host of activities from hiking trails to mountain biking, and canoeing down the river whilst stopping off in stunning picnic spots along the way.
The medieval town of St Antonin Noble Val is a 15 minute drive from Le Camp. The village was awarded France's third favourite village in 2015, and was also the setting for Stephen Spielberg's 2014 movie "The Hundred Foot Journey", starring Helen Mirren. Here, you, can lose yourself in the maze of ancient alleys and canals, have lunch or dinner in a gorgeous restaurant overlooking the river, spend a few hours browsing in local artisan shops and independent boutiques or enjoy the award winning Sunday market.
The beautiful fairytale villages of Cordes-Sur-Ciel and Najac sit atop nearby hills. The city of Albi - famed for its Toulouse-Lautrec museum and impressive cathedral also offers a plenty of culture and many streets to explore. Within the surrounding area, plenty of local markets with organic food make for a fun and exciting trip out. The area is well known for it's road and mountain cycling routes, hiking, canoeing and extreme sports.
Ultimately your holiday at Le Camp will be one of pure relaxation, with luxurious comforts, with peace and tranquillity guaranteed.
Features & FacilitiesSeven tents, all with wide beds, solar lighting and, in all but the 2 woodland tents, dry composting toilets. Shower block with 3 shower rooms. Full range of kitchen appliances, crockery, utensils and condiments. Covered outdoor seating area with open fire place, a book exchange, magazines, games, power sockets, Wi-Fi. Free laundry. BBQ and salad/herb garden to help yourself to. The natural swimming pond is fully fenced with a safety gate. One well behaved dog per week is allowed (please enquire), and the site itself has two friendly dogs and cats, plus two handsome goats to feed (not to mention all the wildlife on site!)
ActivitiesThe Midi-Pyrénées region is home to over a dozen villages (officially listed as ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’). This is more than almost any other region in the country. Head to nearby St-Antonin-Noble-Val to enjoy a spot of kayaking or the spectacular Sunday market.
Food & DrinkLe Moulin de Varen
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Le Camp is situated in South West France, an hour and a half's drive from the airports of Toulouse and Rodez or a 9–10 hour drive from Calais. Follow directions, which are sent when you book.