What is the climate like?
We generally have great weather for camping from May through to October. In July and August, the temperatures can climb into the late 30s and occasionally the heat can build up to dramatic thunderstorms. We are also open in May, June and September where we generally see lovely warm days but cooler nights. Therefore we provide extra blankets and recommend you bring proper pyjamas in low season.
What facilities does Le Camp offer?
There are 3 family size shower rooms in our beautiful wooden shower house set amongst the trees. Some of our safari tents also have private en-suite showers. In the Summer Kitchen, guests each have their own cooking station, with hob, fridge, worktop, storage shelves and freezer draw. There are shared barbeques, oven, microwave, dishwashers and all pots, pans, crokery and cutlery you need. Guests staying in our penthouse tent Mount Kenya, have their own outdoor kitchen on their private plateau and therefore do not have a cooking station in the shared kitchen. Next to the kitchens is a comfortable and spacious seating area with tables, chairs and sofas, to eat and relax under. This is a covered space. Le Camp offers outdoor games including petanque and table tennis. There is a washing machine (free of charge with washing liquid and fabric softener provided) and washing lines. At the Gatehouse, you will find multiple charging points, a range of guidebooks, maps and access to our free wifi. There is also space to work here should the need arise. There is parking provided near to each tent.
What provisions are provided at Le Camp?
Our aim is for you to travel light and to make your holiday preparations as stress free as possible. We have tried to think of everything you might need. We provide big comfy beds, all sheets, blankets, bedding, towels (except pool towels), toilet roll, tissues, hand wash. There is a variety of kitchen condiments available (salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, oils, herbs spices etc) plus kitchen paper, foil and similar products. We have a selction of books, board games, toys and craft supplies to keep the family entertained. Please note: there are plenty of places to re-charge electrical equipment around Le Camp, and some tents have a USB solar charging point.
Can we bring our dog?
Unfortunately the answer is usually no. We already have 2 dogs living on camp, as well as 3 cats, 2 goats and 3 guinea pigs. In July and August there are also a lot of young children on holiday at Le Camp. However, we are animal lovers, and if you have a very well behaved dog who would be visiting us in the quieter months, please do get in touch to discuss this.
What should and shouldn’t I bring with me?
What to bring; a torch, river shoes for children to explore the natural pool, warm jumper for chilly mornings, warm pyjamas, sunscreen (ideally coral-reef friendly for use in the pool) and pool towels. Le Camp is situated on hilly uneven terrain so please bring suitable footwear. You will also need closed shoes (e.g. trainers) for outdoor adventures such as tree ropes at Najac and Horseriding.
What not to bring; a tent! Furthermore, there is a high risk of fire, especially during the hot dry summer months. Therefore please do not bring your own barbeque or candles to Le Camp and respect our no smoking policy.
Is Le Camp wheelchair accessible?
Le Camp’s wooden valley side terrain is not well suited to wheelchairs, however we do have one accessible toilet and shower which can be made available with advance notice, and a flat grass pitch near the front entrance suitable for a bell tent. Please get in touch to discuss any accessibility requirements before booking.
Are there any rules for the natural swimming pond?
The natural swimming pond does not have a lifeguard but is fully fenced with a safety gate. Children are your responsibility and must be closely supervised at all times.
All guests must shower before using the swimming pool.
The swimming pool is open at all times apart from the morning maintenance routine (usually 8am – 10am).
Any non-toilet trained children must wear swim nappies. There is a toilet in the pool zone for use by all guests.
Ideally, we ask that you wear coral-reef friendly sunscreen when using the pool. This is kinder to the pool’s natural ecosystem.
You must not use the swimming pool if you are feeling unwell with any gastric or flu like symptoms.
Dogs are not allowed within the fenced pool zone.
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