Europe’s first real safari-style accommodation
The idea for Star Camp was conceived by Rewilding Europe back in 2013, in collaboration with ATNatureza, one of Rewilding Portugal’s main partners in the region and sole owner of the Faia Brava Reserve.
A low-cost loan was offered to the entrepreneurs through Rewilding Europe Capital, with Rewilding Europe also providing ongoing technical and operational support. The loan will only be repaid from the camp’s direct income, which takes away some of the financial pressure in the early stages.
Star Camp directly contributes to local conservation and the upkeep of Faia Brava through a “per guest fee”, paid annually to ATNatureza. A further “rewilding levy” is used to improve and expand the reserve.
As Europe’s first real safari-style accommodation, in the great tradition of the African bush camp, Sara Noro’s Faia Brava project represents a milestone in Rewilding Europe’s drive to develop nature-based tourism. An increasing number of guests are now enjoying the wonderful hospitality of the camp owners and the increasingly wild wonders of Western Iberia.