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That same travel world, and some of parts of the wilderness, is literally littered with various renditions of the tented safari camp, some less savory than others. Many even presume to use the word “mobile," in the context that it might be pulled down every season and moved with a convoy of trucks over several weeks to another site.
We refer to ours as Private Canvas. Each one is inspired by the traditions of the grand safaris of yesteryear, with designs improved over generations. They are built to be moved, sometimes in a single day. The crews that run them become an integral part of your safari, with all the skills and experience to move tons of equipment into the most remote and beautiful spots. So a guest arrives to perfection: delicious meals, welcoming smiles, comfortable beds, en suite facilities, large airy tents, with not an inkling of the roads taken to get there - or the teamwork required to make it all happen. In our Private Canvas units, a guest is not a commodity, and we don’t sell or count bed nights. In fact we are developing an allergy to the word.
Perhaps the atmosphere, style and appointments are best summed up in the Latin quote, "Quilibet stultus anxius esse potest" - Any fool can be uncomfortable. Continue reading.