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Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti's Camp

Lemarti’s Camp is an unforgettable safari hideaway in Kenya’s breathtaking northern Laikipia Plateau, one of the last frontiers of virgin wilderness and home to the majestic Samburu people. Learn more »
Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp is situated to the north of Ol Donyo Sabache (Ol Lolokwe), just below Warges peak, in the fabled Mathews Mountains of Northern Kenya. The Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust where Sarara camp is located, is an area of approximately 75,000 hectares is home to the proud Samburu tribes.Learn more »
Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema

Serra Cafema Camp, one of the most remote destinations in all of Africa, offers one of the most memorable experiences. Serra Cafema is a new camp located in the extreme north-west of Namibia.Learn more »

Ecological tourism that respects and benefits indigenous communities and their habitat can sound like an impossible dream, but these are the founding principles of our company.  Uncharted Outposts is based on a steadfast dedication to conservation, education, supporting the development of rural economies and building a better future for children. 

Find Your Tribe

The magic and mystique of Africa is wrapped up in the rich and vibrant tapestry of the indigenous cultures, and as the new world becomes more intrinsically linked with the old, the quest to find our “tribe” embodies a new era of travel.  The way we travel is an expression of the life we live. We are more mobile, moving freely from one culture to another in search of life changing experiences with people from other ways of life that can offer wisdom and insight into their world. 

Native Fusion

There has been a spectacular explosion of native owned and styled camps and lodges. Always beautifully integrated into the vibrant and rich landscapes of Africa, these properties truly offer an experience unlike any other. There is a marked departure in design from the conventional style of camps and lodges. They rely instead on natural and locally sourced materials that create a perfect balance of beauty and livability. These Native eco-lodges offer an oasis of serenity, but they also deliver something new - an entertaining, sustainable and transformative experience. 

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    3 Reasons to Experience 
         this kind of Travel

  • The focus is on the people, even though the “digs’ are gorgeous, the experience is all about the cultural interaction and a unique insight into the rich Tribal heritage. 
  • The opportunity to make a difference and to give back. By just staying at these camps you are making a huge difference in the lives of rural communities. Kids now have clean water to drink, mobile medical clinics on hand and batter schools. Their parents are employed and are able to offer their family a better chance in life, all thanks to the visitors who stay in Native-owned or partnered camps!
  • Oh…and lest we forget we personally guarantee that these camps offer the most unforgettable experiences out there!

How it all Began

With the pioneering influences of men like Philip Osborne (the founder of our company), Ian Craig, Richard Bonham, Ron Beaton and a few others  - a new approach to travel was created in the late 80’s – it was known as community partnered tourism.  Private sector lodge owners, conservationists and rural communities joined forces to stimulate ecologically sustainable models based on wildlife, for the benefit of the local people in these areas.  The thinking behind this style of travel was a huge breakthrough and it served as a leading example throughout Africa – providing healthy rural employment, better access to education and medical facilities and a marked increase in wildlife and environmental protection. The simple premise was that in protecting and managing the land for the benefit of both wildlife, the local people and international visitors – a healthy and vibrant rural economy was generated and a new generation of both locals and visitors alike would be more educated and far more committed to every aspect of conservation, both cultural and environmental.




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