A One-of-its-Own-Kind Galapagos Experience
By Michael and Stephanie Mesdag, founders of Galapagos Safari Camp
Our Camp was built on a dream. When we first arrived at the site and scrambled up a tree to get a better look at the lay of the land, we were captivated by the incredible views, our immediate intimacy with nature, the unspoiled and raw beauty of what our senses were experiencing. It was intoxicating and overwhelming in its uniqueness: a Galapagos experience that defied description.
We bought the land and started living there. It became a way of life that connected us to incredible Galapagos experiences and defined our philosophy. We had always been part of a travelling culture, and most of those adventures to exotic destinations were defined and made memorable and remarkable by the people who welcomed us with a smile and a commitment to service. Through simple but comfortable surroundings, farm to table cuisine and mindful attention to detail, we decided to create Galapagos experiences that transform travel into an adventure.
The main lodge, family suite, nine tents, swimming pool and observation deck that make up the Galapagos Safari Camp are immersed in nature. It is unobtrusive in its architecture, exuding a beguiling sense of place, based on our philosophy of appropriate luxury that is respectful of the environment and community of the islands. It’s the place we call home. We want to share it with you, by crafting journeys by land and by sea that will bring you into extraordinarily close contact with the islands’ truly unique wildlife and bewitching landscapes.
As we realised as we climbed down from the tree and began making our dream a reality — and just as you will realise when you explore with us — the Galapagos challenge us all on many levels. They are powerful in their raw, volcanic beauty. Their legacy has lessons for us all. Their creatures’ fearlessness is unlike anything you will have experienced. Challenges await, adventures too, in our company, and stories to pocket, cherish and inspire.