Galapagos Safari Camp
A new concept to the Galapagos Islands, Galapagos Safari Camp is a luxury tented camp situated on a ridge in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, bordering the national park offering magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean.
At a Glance
Nine exclusive safari-style tents with views over Santa Cruz island and the Pacific
Guests can choose from a range of packages and safaris including land and sea excursions, trips into the rainforest or to neighboring islands and even diving safaris
Perfect chill-out before or after a Galapagos cruise, or as part of a Galapagos land-based visit for guests who don't have good sea legs
Infinity pool and fine restaurant in the central lodge
The owner's house, (which isn't a tent!) is also available as a family suite, with picturesque views from a wraparound terrace
Galapagos Safari Camp is a 55-hectare farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island bordering the national park, 30 minutes from the sea. The farm is rich in birdlife with finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls — tortoises also make frequent visits.
The camp has nine safari tents perched on a hill, providing comfort and privacy in the breathtaking wilderness. All tents have a balcony with views of the park and the ocean — they are spacious, attractively decorated and each has a private bathroom with hot shower.
Guests can gather by the fireplace in the main living room to view the sunsets in the evening, taste the chef´s creative dishes in the panoramic dining room or enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool with fabulous ocean views.
The camp is a perfect base from which to explore the islands where private guiding, full day excursions to other islands, inland walks, horse trekking and diving can all be organized. Similarly, it can offer a relaxing and peaceful extension after a Galapagos cruise.
Accommodation at the Galapagos Safari Camp comprises nine safari tents, elevated on wooden platforms and sheltered by three protective layers, plus a stone-built Family Suite. The tents are both spacious and comfortable and are tastefully decorated with custom-made furniture. All tents have cupboards, a writing desk, fan/heater, en suite bathroom and a large balcony with hammocks and chairs, perfect for relaxing and taking in the panoramic views.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at the Galapagos Safari Camp and one extra bed can be provided in each tent for an additional charge. There are also kids' activities available including treasure hunts, movies, art classes and story-telling.
The main lodge at the Galapagos Safari Camp has a dining area serving delicious cuisine, an intimate elegant lounge and bar with a cosy fireplace. Outside there is a spacious veranda and an infinity pool, perfect for enjoying the nature and calm.
Galapagos Safari Camp makes an excellent base from which to explore the islands. Private guiding, full day excursions to other islands, inland walks, horse trekking, snorkeling, diving and kayaking can all be organized from the camp.
Visits to the islands are strictly regulated to ensure minimal impact on the wildlife, so it is important for us to know if there are any particularly animals that you would like to see because they are not on all of the islands.
Location & Directions
Galapagos Safari Camp is located on a ridge in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island, bordering the national park and offering magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean.
When to go
There's never a bad time to visit the Galapagos. The peak season lasts from mid-June through early September and from mid-December through mid-January. The national park limits the number of visitors to each island and coordinates each ship's itinerary, so the Galapagos will never feel like Disney World. But if you visit in the summer, you are less likely to feel a sense of solitude and isolation.
From December through to May the water and the air are warmer, but this is the rainy season. It drizzles almost daily for a short period of time. Ironically, this is also the sunniest time of year.
June through November, the Humboldt Current makes it way up to the Galápagos from the southern end of South America. The current brings cold water and cold weather, but it also brings water rich in nutrients and plankton, which attracts fish and birds. During this season there always seem to be clouds in the air, but it rarely rains. It's also quite windy, and the seas tend to be rougher.