Combine a relaxing wilderness vacation, a high adventure journey, or both with safari style luxury camping. We are extremely proud of our comfortable camping in wilderness places and our guests are surprised by the quality of the food, the overall comfort, and the many intangibles that characterize our regular trips. However, our safari style trips take that to another level.
Show up to fully set up camps pitched in beautiful back-of-beyond wilderness with options for walk in tents with cots, family style dining under the stars, three course dinners, wine tasting – there are very few limits! No set up, no take down, just enjoy these wild areas with more time to explore and with some of the creature comforts of home.
Our Safari style trips are truly unique and are perfect for special occasions, an amazing way to introduce ‘hesitant campers’ to outdoor adventure, and for those who are over ‘roughing it’ (not that anyone would call our standard trips roughing it).
The jumping off point for many our trips is Ashland Oregon – home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a place where culture, nature, and adventure travel come together. Ashland is very well known for its food and wine culture and it attracts culinary travelers from around the world. It also allows us to easy access to amazing local produce, products, and wines.
Here are just a few of the options:
– Custom and Deluxe Camping (Walk-in tents with cots, dining tables, showers)
– Wine Tasting
– Catered Meals / Private Chefs
Give us a call or drop us an email and we can create a private trip with your specific ideas in mind, help you figure out logistics, travel, or even just help you decide where to go. We have one of the most experienced guide staff’s in the country and there are very few needs and interests that we can’t figure out. Once again, there are very few limits…
We offer two types of Safari Style trips. Our standard base camp trips where you stay at the same camp each night and our custom down river Safari Style trips where we float from camp to camp.
Custom Down River Safari Style Trip Options:
About half our trips are custom charters and we do 8 to 10 Down River Safari Style trips a year (so we can focus all our attention on each and every trip). Each afternoon you show up to a new fully set up camp and we bring extra guides for the gear and for more personalized service (a huge key for these trips). We can do a Custom Safari Style trip on almost any of our rivers, but the ones below are particularly well suited for this style of trip:
6 days | Mid June – Mid September | Class III / IV | Gateway: Boise, Idaho (BOI)
A journey through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states on a river with a timelessness and mountain grandeur that is matched by few. It is a multi-sport trip of a lifetime that combines a perfect beach vacation with the solitude, beauty, & excitement of a mountain whitewater river.
3 to 5 days | May – September | Class III / IV- | Gateway: Ashland / Medford Oregon (MFR)
The Rogue River is an iconic American classic, one of the country’s great summer wilderness trips, and a founding member of the National Wild and Scenic River System. It is everything people imagine a Pacific Northwest river to be.
3 to 5 days | May – September | Class III / IV | Gateway: Boise / McCall, ID
Hells Canyon of the Snake carves the deepest gorge in North America and is one of the West’s most famous river trips. It offers a rare combination of beauty, excitement, comfortable camping, & approachable ‘big water’ rapids. Hells Canyon is one of our most customizable trips and the camps are ideal for Safari-style trips.
Our ‘Standard’ Safari Style Base Camp Trips
Nothing is actually standard about these trips. Our camps on rivers like the Kern and ‘Cal’ Salmon are unique and award-winning. We simply mean that every launch offers a more comfortable and unique camping experience (you can jump on one without charting an entire date if you like). You can charter and customize these as well with food and guide-to-guest ratio options similar to our custom down river safari style trips.