No ordinary camping accommodation, the spacious Meru-style tents designed for John Chase Safaris include 3m x 4m of interior room space, two twin beds, canvas hanging shelves, bedside tables, and a zipped doorway leading to the en suite bush bathroom.
Each tent has a shade cover out front creating a ‘verandah’ with a pair of lazyboy safari chairs, wash basins, and hanging mirrors for convenience and comfort. Two people can be acccommodated in each tent, either in separated beds, or in 2 beds pushed together to create a double.
Guest tents are positioned around a central campfire, a special dining tent with drop-down fly screen walls, and a lounge gazebo, while guide’s tents are located nearby. The campsite is set up in its entirety before guests arrive, and all camp maintenance happens seamlessly behind the scenes.
All safari tents are of the same standard and include identical amenities. The Meru-style tents are canvas from ceiling to floor, with fly screen windows and doors, and drop down canvas cover flaps. For ultra comfort, the bedroom floors are laid down with soft carpets, while the en suite bathroom has a ground cover and mesh ceiling.
Each tent has 2 bedside tables, battery-powered bedside lights, hanging canvas shelves and hanging space, and complete quality bed linen. Plenty of towels and extra blankets are provided, as are bathroom cosmetics, water bottles, and special gift packs.
The en suite bush bathrooms have bucket showers, which hold 25 litres of water (warmed up for hot showers). There are chemical toilets available upon request, but generally ‘pit latrines’ are dug inside the bathrooms and covered with a portable toilet.