The Netherlands
Two-day group safari on the Veluwe

The Netherlands’ most famous natural area welcomes you for an exciting adventure in which you will be staying in a unique safari camp. Let us take care of everything and enjoy the nature around you.

This safari experience on the Veluwe will take your group to a unique tented camp in the middle of the dutch nature. Feel the safaris vibes in this short 2 day escape.  An amazing safari in the middle of The Netherlands in which you will go wildlife watching with an expert guide. Relax around the campfire with your group and let everything be take care of by your hosts. From meals live cooked by your private chef to drinks by the fire or in the cabin.

Sleep under the starts in your safari tent that has been set up for you after a long day wildlife spotting and discovering the Veluwe.

An exquisite experience like you’ve never seen in the Netherlands. Perfect for families, colleagues or teams to reconnect and disconnect from the world.

 

Home to wolves, wisent, deer, boar and more

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM 

Day 1:  Arrival in Kootwijk: Welcome to the Veluwe! You will be welcomed with a cup of coffee and a typical snack. Our wildlife guide will give you a crash course in 'wildlife tracking' so that you know exactly which tracks you will encounter along the way.

Afterwards, it is time for a nice hike over sand drifts, along heathlands and through dense forests. Wildlife guide Leo will tell you all about the Veluwe, rewilding, wolf and the bison in the area.

Tired but satisfied you arrive at the comfortable Trails Camp near Hoog Soeren. You can relax here by the campfire.

Chances are you'll spot deer and wild boar from the camp, with a gin-tonic in hand.With the sun low on the horizon, it's time for whisky and stories. If the temperature decreases or the weather turns, you can throw some wood in the wood stove of the log cabin and sit inside.

After a long evening under the stars, you will crawl into your safari tent for a wonderful night's sleep in nature.

Day 2: At dawn, you get up for a sunrise wilderness safari with our wildlife guide. Upon returning to camp, our chef will be waiting for you with a full safari breakfast. Check out around 11:00u and departure. In the days after, you can reminisce about the wonderful time you enjoyed together.


Trip Details

  • Days: 2 days 1 night 
  • When: April-October . A winter safari is also possible for outdoor lovers.
  • Accommodation: Veluwe Trails Camp
  • Guide: Wildlife guide Leo, Jonathan will be your host at the camp. He has received a Rewilding Training Tourism certification from Rewilding Europe. 
  • How to get there: You can reach Veluwe Trails Camp in by (rental) car. It is a 55-minute drive from Amsterdam, 40 min from Utrecht or 25 min from Apeldoorn. Unfortunately, no public transport is available. 
  • Languages: English and Dutch 

PRICES

  • - €390,- per person based on 6 people
  • - €355,- per person based on 8 people
  • - €325,- per person based on 10 people
  • - €299,- per persoon based on 12 people
  • - €270,- per person based on 14 to 20 people

*Excluding fee of €30,- per person per day during weekends. (Fri-Sun)

Optional: Land Rover Defender safari; 3 hour tour over the Veluwe (€60,- p.p.)

The price does not include: Transport to and from the area. Anything not mentioned. 

The price includes: Trails Camp exclusively for your group on the edge of enclosed nature reserve. Log cabin and preheated tent. Tents set up and beds made. Cleaning costs. Host.  Food & Drink. Reception with coffee/tea/delicacies. Snacks and drinks for the activities. Slow cooking experience by chef. Snacks for by the fire. Live cooking safari breakfast. All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Our 'off the grid' Wilderness trail accompanied by wildlife guide (and former forest ranger) Leo. Gin-tonic sundowner. Morning wildlife walk.
 


OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Our 5% conservation levy contributes directly to projects in the Veluwe.

Veluwe Trails Camp believes that the best way to engage people in protecting our nature, is to provide life-changing experiences that educate them about the importance of conservation.

Every guest received an introduction about the Veluwe, the importance of nature and rewilding by our field guide. For every guest they donate a fee to the nature conservation fund of the area, Staatsbosbeheer

Since this year Veluwe Trails Camp has started a no plastic policy, and plans to go full on solar energy later this year. They use local seasonal ingredients only and the only meat they serve is wild sustainable meat from the Veluwe.

CONTACT OUR SAFARI EXPERTS


Aukje Van Gerven and

Irene Fernandez

Meet Jonathan

"From an early age I have traveled the world. By motorcycle through Mongolia, West Africa and Southeast Asia, and with a 4 × 4 through the rugged landscapes of Scotland or Botswana. When I returned I was always amazed at the beauty in my own country.

The Veluwe in particular appealed to my imagination with its vast forests, heaths and sand drifts. I often get the "Africa feeling" over me here. If you look out over the heathland and you see a herd of deer walking, it looks like a savanna."

"In 2016 we started with a dream: the African outback experience in Dutch nature. We wanted to show the beauty of Dutch nature by stimulating the imagination of our guests.

We wanted to do this with minimal impact on nature. Since then we have been working on transformative nature experiences in which nature conservation and luxury reinforce each other to the maximum."

Jonathan Kleppe

Owner Veluwe Trails Camp