Barclay Stenner: Luxury Safari Expeditions

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There is no better way to discover the continent of Africa than on a mobile safari enhanced with the highest level of hospitality. Barclay Stenner offers exclusive luxury private canvas safaris primarily in Northern Botswana, one of Africa’s last untouched wilderness areas. Led by expert duo, John Barclay and James Stenner, English traditions and amenities are met with an unforgettable African experience. With years of experience on safari together, Barclay Stenner Luxury Safari Expeditions offer guests a unique and authentic regal experience.


John Barclay was raised in Botswana and went on his first safari at the young age of five-years-old. Barclay’s family has been guiding African safaris and expeditions for five decades; safari is not just a passion for Barclay, it’s in his blood. After graduating from Rhodes University, Barclay took on an adventurous career at Uncharted Africa and led the Uncharted Africa Mobile Safaris Expeditions. His mobile safari team won the prestigious ‘Good Safari Guide Award – Best Mobile Operator’ in Africa not once but twice. Barclay has been featured in Conde Nast, Traveller, Elite Traveller, and the Robb Report.

James Stenner developed an interest in African wildlife at a very young age. His career started off at Botswana for Uncharted Africa Safari Co. where he was in charge of the organization’s mobile safaris and expeditions in the Okavango, Delta, Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Western Kalahari. While there, Stenner’s team won the ‘Best mobile Safari in Africa Award’ in 2013 and 2014. He shares a passion for both the African wilderness and hosting guests in Botswana.

Luxury Private Canvas Safaris

Changing the rugged nature of most African safaris, Barclay Stenner prefers a ‘SPAfari’, a private canvas safari like never imagined, where guests don’t have to sacrifice any favourite holiday luxuries. Luxury private canvas safaris include custom designed Meru tents complete Egyptian cotton sheets, feather duvets, Persian carpets, shaving mirrors, and of course flushing toilets. Start the day with a delicious English breakfast with a view of elephants drinking from the waterhole. Each camp comes with a fully stocked fridge, library, and the newest eco friendly solar power systems. On this luxury and private canvas safari, guests have their own private camp, guide, host, chef, and even camp team making Barclay and Stenner the premiere expedition site that combines nature with comfort. At the heart of Barclay Stenner’s core values are safety, security, and serenity for all.

A Day in Botswana

Another popular expedition with Barclay Stenner is the Okavango Explorer, a privately guided safari. On this eight-day safari, Barclay and Stenner will lead guests through the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, the largest inland delta worldwide. Highlights of this safari include an airport export to an aircraft that flies guests into the beautiful Moremi Game Reserve. Despite being completely emersed in the African wilderness, comfort is never a sacrifice with Barclay Stenner. Mobile camps are complete with canvas tastes, en-suite flush toilets, and showers. Guests don’t even have to worry about the bugs because these tents are insect proof. With freshly prepared meals, Barclay Stenner is nothing short of excellent. Spend nights by the campfire overlooking a stunning star filled sky.

The Standard in Safari

For an African expedition where nature meets luxury, Barclay Stenner is the standard in safari. In one of the most brilliant wilderness areas in the world, guests see elephants up-close while enjoying luxurious amenities. In one of the most primitive places in the world, Barclay Stenner makes any safari feel like a holiday. The secret is out safari in style with celebrities endorsing Barclay Stenner. For a truly unforgettable expedition, book a luxury safari today.


“I had more fun and adventure on safari with John & James than I have had in Botswana for many years… the best mobile safari operation in Africa.”
Michael Lorentz, CEO, Passage to Africa

“The professional set-up and the hospitality of your camp are as wonderful as any 5-star hotel in the world”
Taylor Swift

“Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. Can’t wait for the next one. The best experience with the best people!”
Crystal Hefner

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