Galapagos Safari Camp Santa Cruz Highlands
Galapagos Safari Camp is a family-owned property nestled in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the national park. The African-styled eco-friendly tented camp is a creative alternative to exploring the archipelago, with nine charming tents, one 3-bedroom family suite, a panoramic lodge and an infinity pool under a canopy of endemic trees.
The unobtrusive architecture was designed with a discreet luxury that is unpretentious and familiar. Immerse yourself in nature with spectacular views and accommodations that are warm and welcoming. Galapagos Safari Camp’s 124-acre farm is home to finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls. Giant tortoise can also be found roaming the grounds, which is in close proximity to a tortoise reserve.
Galapagos Safari Camp Review
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Choose the Galapagos Safari Camp for a unique retreat from the activities of the day while still being immersed in the unique environment of the Galapagos. Due to its exclusive location and unique luxury tent set up, Galapagos Safari Camp is an ideal home base for Galapagos luxury tours.
Sustainability at Galapagos Safari Camp
Sustainability is at the heart of the management of Galapagos Safari Camp. Set on a 55-acre working cattle farm, this lodge serves hyper-local organic meat and produce. Additionally, throughout the camp specific sustainability measures are taken, like raised safari-style tents that have very minimal impact on the earth, biodegradable soaps and cleaners, a three-way water treatment system to avoid spreading pollutants, onsite rainwater collection and a solar-heated infinity pool for sustainable luxury. The lodge’s conservation efforts also extend out to the greater community with reforestation of local tree varieties, plots of land for crops given to all Galapagos Safari Camp employees and scholarships for local Galapagueno students to study on mainland Ecuador.
Common Areas at Galapagos Safari Camp
The Main Safari Lodge is an open, spacious lodge built atop a hill with panoramic views from its expansive veranda. It features a lounge, dining room, library, cozy fireplace and bar. The Viewpoint Terrace is a place for yoga, private lunches and sunset cocktails.
Activities at Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp has many activities that can be custom crafted and may include walks, mountain biking, horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and boat excursions to neighboring islands.
Dining at Galapagos Safari Camp
The dining room at Galapagos Safari Camp is located in the Main Lodge where local and international farm-to-table dishes are served in this open space. The chef sources fresh, organic food from the on-site farm to create your meals.
Families at Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp runs a seasonal Kids Club with a qualified coordinator on-site to supervise screen printing, shoe painting, cooking classes, storytelling, crafts and more. Many of the staff members have raised their children in the Galapagos and are committed to providing unforgettable experiences for young ones in a place filled with wonder, adventure and fascinating history. The Kids Club operates during the summer and winter school vacations.
Accommodations at Galapagos Safari Camp
Arrayed in an arc on a hillside with views that stretch off towards the coast, seen from above the tents look like little canvas cocoons nestled into a vast natural sanctuary. The luxury safari tents are covered by three layers of canvas for comfort and shelter. Their private balcony decks, perfect for some hammock-time, give way to spacious, stylish rooms decorated in tasteful safari-style simplicity. All tents have several electrical sockets for charging cameras and devices along with Sun-powered hot showers in en-suite bathrooms. Luxury ten bedrooms can be set up as double, twin or triple.
Sleeping six, the family Suite is ideal for multi generational families and those travelling with younger children. The suite features a master bedroom and two twin rooms, all with their own bathrooms. Its wooden furniture and floorboards blend perfectly with the natural environment and give it a warm, homely feel, perfect for travelling broods.