Floating Bungalow Safari Camps - For certain of our special access fly-in destinations, we use mobile camper-style bungalows built individually on aluminum hulls. They are the perfect compromise between mobility, comfort and luxury for certain destinations. With a total weight of only 820 pounds each and drawing less than 12 inches of water, they are a breakthrough for navigating over shallow water barriers away from fishing pressure.
Each 10'x15' bungalow accommodates two anglers. They are fully carpeted, air-conditioned and have individual bathroom facilities complete with separate hot-water showers. Each unit has two comfortable single beds with fresh linens and comfortable mattresses. Each bungalow has its own lighting and plumbing system.
Camps consist of a group of bungalows docked against a beach or shoreline, including an 18'x12' dining/sitting lounge, host quarters, a kitchen and staff facilities. The camp will be moved as needed, but will usually remain closest to the river’s most productive lagoons. We try to find scenic locations with nice beaches for swimming, whenever possible. Each camp has approximately 10 staff members, including the bilingual host, two cooks, waiter, laundry personnel, maids, boat technician and guides. The camp includes a generator, which supplies 110 VAC electricity to the bungalows, battery chargers, camp shortwave radio, electric washing machine and various freezers and refrigerators, etc. All camps have a fairly extensive medical kit for emergency first aid. These camps, while not pretending to be 5-star hotel accommodations, are very comfortable and a pleasant surprise for anglers in the truly remote locations they access.
CAMP ACCOMMODATION SPECIFICS
Sandy Beaches -- Our bungalow camps are often situated on or near a sandy beach. Many guests find it most comfortable to simply remain barefoot in camp all week long, just like a beach vacation.
Water -- All of the camp’s drinking, cooking and food preparation water is commercial bottled water. Shower and sink water is not potable and is pumped directly from the river. Each unit will have its own drinking glasses and water thermos. It is not necessary to bring glasses from the dining area.
Power Source/Batteries -- The camp has a generator supplying 11O-volt electricity. Camcorder batteries (etc.) can be charged in your cabin. All bungalow units have their own outlets and power source. Make sure to fully close your unit when you leave to maximize air-conditioning effectiveness and prevent entrance of unwelcome insect visitors.
If you smoke,-- please do not smoke inside the bungalow or dining room. Please do not throw your butts on the ground. Smoking is permitted only in open-air areas.
BATHROOMS -- All units have their own separate lavatory facilities which consist of a separate enclosed shower stall and a bathroom with sink and toilet.
Towels -- Each unit will have fresh sets of bath towels.
Soap -- Each unit will provide a new bar of soap.
Showers -- and sink are filled by a pump directly from the river. Many of our guests also enjoy bathing in the river. This may be the purest and cleanest water you will ever encounter. It is not, however, suitable for drinking—use the provided bottled water. Do not drink the water from any other source in the unit. The dining area always contains fresh bottled water, lemonade, sodas and beer.
Laundry -- The camp has a daily laundry service. All dirty clothes should be left in the unit’s laundry bag or on the floor before you go fishing. The camp’s laundry personnel will pick up your clothes and wash them while you’re out on the river. Clean clothes will be returned to you each day. If the day is excessively rainy, laundry may not come back until the following day.