Our reserve and camp is approx. 3.5 hours north-west of Johannesburg and offers simple, but comfortable tents, a community room for meals and lectures, as well as a fireplace to end inspirational days adequately.
The AMES reserve is a natural habitat in the Waterberg region. It has been “rewilded” with rhinos, giraffes, crocodiles, and many large and small endemic species, which now live there naturally. Our vulture “restaurant” feeds endangered vultures, our old Land Rover takes us around, and Les, the head guide and manager, shares his extremely broad wildlife experience and knowledge.
The week combines seeing the work of AMES in action, nature education, AMES Safari experience, bush walks and game drives, anti-poaching unit training, stargazing, sundowner … and most of all connecting with nature in an inspiring group.
Each trip is starting on Saturdays. From Europe, we recommend taking an overnight flight, arriving at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning. We will greet you there, pick you up and ensure a safe transfer to the camp/reserve. For anyone arriving one day earlier, we do have a partner hotel in Sandton/Johannesburg. If no other travel is planned after the week, there are typically Friday night flights back to Europe.
Costs are subject to change but will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking. Rates are calculated closely to the actual cost occurring. All potential overhead of every booking goes to AMES for its conservation projects, supporting the protection of the land, wildlife, and local communities. Daily rates are only applicable if there is not a full-week booking.
3.500 EUR p.w.
700 EUR p.d.
3.900 EUR p.w.
800 EUR p.d.
1.900 EUR p.w.
380 EUR p.d.
2.100 EUR p.w.
420 EUR p.d.
4.900 EUR p.w.
980 EUR p.d.
5.300 EUR p.w.
1.100 EUR p.d.
2.900 EUR p.w.
580 EUR p.d.
3.200 EUR p.w.
650 EUR p.d.
* for 2 persons sharing one tent
** We can help with any other related bookings (e.g. hotel accommodation or experiences in Jo‘Burg or other destinations in Southern Africa)
Small exclusive group experience
(max. 12 people)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as beverages
Daily lectures and round tables on nature education with one of the most experienced guides
All transport from and to Johannesburg International Airport (flights are not included), camp is a few hours from Jo’burg
Basic AMES safari equipment.
You will find more in our shop
Accommodation in simple, but comfortable safari tents
Safety measures and guards
All excess income will go 100% to the benefits of the AMES foundation
Coordinator in South Africa
Favourite animals: Rhinos