Wayo Africa Announce Ambitious Development Plans Into 2023 to Enhance Customer Experience Whilst Keeping True to Their Active and Green Safari Roots

Wayo Africa, whose heartland has always been in developing immersive, activity-focused, sustainable safaris, is delighted to confirm that they will be maintaining their current portfolio of camps in northern Tanzania. In partnership with Wilderness Safaris, Wayo will be upgrading their existing camps and safari experiences over the next 18 months.

Wayo Africa are committed to maintaining their offering at an affordable upper mid-range price point. To honour this commitment, rates for 2023 will remain the same as 2022 with their camps.

Founder of Wayo Africa, Jean du Plessis commented;

 “With the support of Wilderness Safaris, we are embarking on a substantial upgrade of our existing range of Wayo camps in Manyara and the Serengeti. Keeping true to our passion for ensuring a light footprint environmentally, we will be enhancing the guest experience in order to make their journeys with us even more stylish and comfortable as well as continue to cater for the upper mid-range safari customers who are budget conscious but uncompromising on experience. We are committed to ensuring that our partnership with Wilderness Safaris will have a positive impact on tourism as a whole in Tanzania as we continue to work hard towards our ambitious sustainability goals.”

Camp upgrades will be in transition from August 2022 with all upgrades effective from the end of 2023. Upgrades will not impact customer experience during this period and will be conducted sensitively.

SUMMARY OF WAYO AFRICA CAMPS AND PLANNED UPGRADES

Wayo Manyara Green Camp

  • 8 large 4x4m en-suite safari tents on raised decks
  • Luxury linens and touches
  • Stylish interiors & soft furnishing
  • Overlooking a dry riverbed at the foot of the Endabash waterfalls
  • Activities: Walking safaris, day & night game drives, extended forest hikes, canoeing, mountain biking and treetop walkway

NEW FOR 2023

  • NEW flat bottomed boat transfer experience across Lake Manyara for water game viewing
  • NEW stylish central dining tent
  • Full camp upgrade of soft furnishings
  • Updating of eco bathrooms with covered areas

Wayo Serengeti Green Camp

  • 10 x 4mx4m en-suite safari tents
  • Located on the edge of stunning remote wilderness areas in southern and northern Serengeti
  • Luxury linens and touches
  • Stylish interiors & soft furnishings
  • Activities: Game drives, half and full day walking safaris from both camp locations (minimum age 11 years)

NEW FOR 2023

  • Full camp upgrade of soft furnishings
  • NEW central dining tent for stylish relaxation in the bush
  • Updating of eco bathrooms with covered area

Wayo Walking Camp

  • 2 private bush camps of 4 star-tents 3.5m x 3.5m (roof rolls up to allow in-bed stargazing)
  • New tents designed by Jean du Plessis & Catherine Millington
  • Attached en-suite bush bathrooms
  • Proper beds
  • Luxury linens
  • Kids 11 yrs and over only, option to take camp exclusively
  • Activities: Full day walking safaris in prime wildlife wilderness areas, camp follows the migration and location is entirely determined by what nature is up to!

NEW for 2023

  • NEW central dining tent
  • Upgrade of soft furnishings and touches

Wayo Trekking Fly Camp

  • Bespoke fly camping experience
  • Choose up to 7 expedition trekking star tents designed by Jean du Plessis
  • Private chef and dedicated camp crew
  • Exclusive camp location in either Tarangire, Ngorongoro or Serengeti
  • Minimum 4 night stay, walking between 2 camp locations
  • Sleeping on camping mattress with linens
  • Shared bush bathroom

NEW for 2023

  • No changes to this camp as current tents are NEW and all recently appointed

DMC Service

  • Continuing to offer high level of expertise and service with Wayo Africa’s DMC service

NEW for 2023

  • Increasing capacity to handle slightly larger volume of specialist clients
  • Upgrading vehicle fleet
  • Developing Wayo Africa’s existing junior activity guides into fully fledged experienced safari guides keeping true to their personnel development goals and community engagement

BEHIND THE SCENES
Across all camps there will be substantial investment and staff training across the following sectors:

    • Offering open game drive vehicles and game package from all green camps
    • New menu plans, chef training and kitchen upgrades
    • Front of house, back of house and guide staff training and development
    • Increasing staff to guest ratio in camp
    • Back of house systems and sustainable energy solution development

JOIN JEAN DU PLESSIS & CATHERINE MILLINGTON  IN-PERSON  FOR A WEBINAR ON ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS AT WAYO AFRICA

5th JULY 10 AM GMT

GOOGLE MEET LINK

For booking enquiries contact Catherine@wayoafrica.com for marketing enquiries contact charlie@campbell-bell.com