Galapagos Safari Camp , Galapagos

Galapagos Safari Camp on Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador is an eco-luxury tented camp that follows the African safari tradition in which guests enjoy total comfort under canvas while experiencing nature in its purest form.

The Tented Camp borders the National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s "transition zone" and is close to the tortoise reserve.

The 55-hectare farm is on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean and the famous western and northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes and Daphne.

Galapagos Safari Camp - Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

The camp is a family-owned property, managed by a handpicked team, adept at creating Galapagos holidays which take you to far off islands where animals roam free without fear.

Inspired by the magic of African safari camps, our dare-dreaming founders, Michael and Stephanie Mesdag, have brought the Safari tradition to the tropics, introducing a new concept for genuine Galapagos Islands travel.

Galapagos Safari Camp Deck View

The stylish central lodge is perched on a hill with panoramic views from its spacious veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands scattered on the horizon below. Lodge facilities include main lodge, family suite, luxury tents, infinity pool.

The Galapagos Safari Camp menu offers a nightly journey across Ecuadorian cuisine and beyond, with local recipes and traditional dishes re-imagined with refined simplicity, using locally-sourced products whenever possible. A carefully-curated wine list offers a tour of South American wines to complement the experience.

Galapagos Safari Camp Deck Dining

Think quinoa pesto salad with roasted carrots, vegetables & yogurt… Grouper in an Ecuadorian coastal-style coconut sauce… Wahoo ceviche with sweet-potato cubes… Pork leg, marinated in beer, lemon and butter, roasted, accompanied by a passion fruit sauce, steamed corn in a leaf, avocado and spicy pickle…


The nine luxury tents at Galapagos Safari Camp are located closely below the central lodge. They are erected above the ground on wooden platforms and are sheltered by three protective layers, one specifically for the sun, another one for the rain and an inner sealed canvas shell forms the bedrooms.

Their interiors are comfortable and spacious. The private bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the enchanting view.

Galapagos Safari Camp Tents:

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Land-based safari programs have no fixed dates and are operated largely on a private basis and designed to provide a broad experience in the Galapagos that is not repetitive, avoids long transit times and is full of engaging and fun educational experiences.

There is a a core group of hand-picked naturalist guides to lead this special safari. Since this program is operated privately, there is no concern over group dynamics and there is plenty of flexibility on excursion start or end times.

Each of the land-based programs is distinct, meeting a variety of travel preferences. This is an ideal selection for those who do not like the restrictions of a live-aboard trip.

  • Galapagos Safari Camp Programs:
  • Galapagos Safari Camp Kayaking

  • 4-Night Classic Safari - the core model trip, the Classic Safari is a combination of land activities and boat excursions that take you to beautiful neighboring islands.

  • 5-Night Family Safari - diverse in activities and engaging educational experiences for both parents and children. We work with knowledgeable guides to lead your safari, many of whom have their own families and understand the need for flexibility, patience, and downtime.

  • 4-Night Dive Safari - Scuba diving in Galapagos is considered to be some of the world´s best. Designed for dive enthusiasts, this program includes two dives per day and a land excursion on arrival.

  • Galapagos Safari Camp offers 2-night (or longer) extensions to Isabela Island. Extend your stay and explore the largest island in the Archipelago. Stay at one of the recommended beach-front properties while discovering Isabela’s charming sights and intriguing creatures.

    Days are spent hiking volcanoes, snorkeling with sea lions & penguins, and visiting other attractions including the Wall of Tears. Transportation to the island by propeller plane and a private guide are included.


Galapagos Safari Camp

Travel Tips
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.
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