Corocora CampLlanos Orientales, Colombia
Corocora Camp borrows its name from the native scarlet ibis and is located within a 9,000 hectare private reserve on the vast and sparsely populated plains of Eastern Colombia.
The luxury safari camp is a new concept in Colombia and the opening of this camp at the end of 2018 has introduced a new experience for visitors to the country focussing on wildlife and the traditional ‘llanero’ or cowboy culture. There are four spacious canvas sleeping tents with king or twin beds, en-suite shower rooms and private terraces overlooking the plains surrounding the camp. The main social tent provides the relaxing sitting and dining areas, with library and cocktail bar.
The camp has electricity provided by solar panels and also a generator and the atmosphere is chilled and informal with a choice of play lists for background music and hammocks hanging between the trees. In the evening the social area focusses on a bonfire pit and guests can have dinner outside or at the main dining table inside the tent.
As you would expect, the best way to experience the wildlife at Corocora is on horseback and guests can venture out on a riding expedition at any time of day. But there are also 4 × 4 safaris, kayak experiences and simple trekking to enjoy. A new project at Corocora Camp is their feline conservation project which will engage biologists from the Cunaguaro Project to research and track local jaguars and ocelots, which will hopefully enhance the chances of seeing these elusive animals.