Galapagos Safari Camp

A back to nature tented camp in the Galapagos highlands, creating a family-friendly immersion in the wilderness with a genuinely sustainable edge. Homely and comfortable, with all the pros and cons of its wild location.

Stay at Galapagos Safari Camp

Peeking out from a tent you survey the scene. Rainforest carpets the wall of a volcano. The ocean glistens in the distance. A giant tortoise slowly munches on the grass nearby. Sounds guide you further, redolent of what’s to come today. You’re staying in the Galapagos highlands, on the edge of a national park, immersed in a nature that’s world famous yet still mostly unexplored. Welcome to Galapagos Safari Camp, a new and sustainable way to explore the archipelago. It’s peaceful yet adventurous, ideal for kids and fairly comfortable, but don’t anticipate the luxuries you’re used to in a normal hotel.


Being on the edge of a national park means the camp is regularly visited by a wide variety of animals and birds. Guided walking excursions start directly from your tent, although note it’s a 30 minutes drive down to the port to start any marine-based adventure.


These really are tents, raised on wooden platforms and giving a sense of being completely in the rainforest. However, they are quite basic and not on the level of the top safari camps in Africa. Kids will love them and we recommend the Family Suite, which sleeps up to six across four rooms. Full marks must also be given to the sustainability aspect. From rainwater to energy, this is a self-sufficient property proving you can be eco and comfortable.

Who is it for

Better for families than couples, best if you want nature not luxury and don’t have your sea legs. The close connection to nature is what the Galapagos is all about so combine this camp with a good five-star hotel during your time on mainland Ecuador.

Facilities & activities

A dedicated kids club offers tailored activities for the whole family and is a great way for everybody to learn about sustainability and wildlife. Exploring Santa Cruz island is easy - just walk or mountain bike from your tent to see giant tortoises and much more. If you’re not doing a Galapagos cruise it’s worth doing at least one full day excursion by boat. The infinity pool is a surprising addition and we like the communal evening atmosphere, with guests gathering in the living room before some excellent gastronomy.

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