Big Five Private Houses
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy the luxury of exclusive bush accommodation with family or friends, private houses are a fantastic option. From the plains of the savannah to glittering coastlines of Africa, renting your own private house offers a home-away-from-home experience in the most spectacular of settings.
Many of our favourite properties offer exclusive experiences for guests, meaning that your entire stay is tailored to you.
For something really special, Chongwe River House is a wonderful option which the whole family can enjoy. Set in the Lower Zambezi National Park, this house affords incredible views thanks to its remote location in the heart of the bush. Overlooking the peaceful river Chongwe, a firm favourite for elephants, the setting of the house is truly amazing. With four bedrooms and large communal spaces, both inside and out, it is perfectly equipped for a gathering of family and friends. Every day can be tailored exactly to you, and with an abundance of activities on your doorstep, a holiday at Chongwe promises to be truly unique.
Sleeping up to 27 guests, Leobo Private Reserve is the perfect destination for celebrating a special occasion with loved ones. Thanks to its exclusivity, and its extensive catalogue of on site activities, Leobo is perfect for both young and old seeking adventure and relaxation alike. Whether you take the quad bikes out for a morning, laze around the pool in the afternoon or enjoy a private game drive at sunset, the options are endless for a truly tailor-made safari experience in South Africa.
Located off the coast of Mozambique, in the Quirimbas archipelago, Vamizi Island is the ultimate beach destination in Mozambique. From the doorstep of your private villa, you can charter a dhow and explore the islands of the archipelago, relax on the pristine white sandy coastline or enjoy world class scuba diving. With a private beach located right in front of the villa, you can relax in total seclusion or enjoy swimming in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. The more adventurous will be well catered for too, with fly fishing, mountain bike trails and guided walks all available from the villa.
Located in the Northern Serengeti, Mkombe’s House is a real treat for a family looking for an exclusive and unique safari experience. Year round, Mkombe is frequented by passing wildlife who stop to graze in front of the house making for unique wildlife sightings as you relax on the decking. Enjoy the luxury of one of Nomad’s renowned private guides, to ensure you get the most out of your safari experience. Round off a day of safari with sundowner overlooking the Serengeti.
Located just outside the Maasai Mara National Park, the Mara House is in a prime location for accessing one of Kenya’s best nature reserves. The exclusivity of this house confirms it as a wonderful destination for the whole family, giving you total privacy as you relax by the swimming pool or dine on the terrace and watch as wildlife arrives at the watering hole below. As the house is available for exclusive use, safari experiences can be tailored to your interests and with Maasai and Il Dorobo guides, safari experiences are really authentic.