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LANDED Podcast 013:
Stephanie Bonham-Carter & Galapagos Safari Camp
Stephanie Bonham-Carter hails from northern Quito, Ecuador. While at school in the UK, she developed her love of travel and cultivated her sense of adventure. In 2003, while traveling in her home country with future husband Michael Mesdag, the two made an unplanned, life-changing bushwhack hike on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz.
Together, they created one of the finest tented-camp experiences in the Western Hemisphere. With just nine tent cabins and a family suite, Galapagos Safari Camp has become a model for sustainable, luxury tourism throughout Latin America.
Stephanie and Michael take their Galapagos stewardship seriously; the commitment to preserve and heal their land was foundational in the conception and development of the camp, and continues to inform daily operations.
Staying at Galapagos Safari Camp is an out-and-out pleasure. The Australian-crafted tents are spacious, comfortable, and equipped with en suite bathrooms. After days spent exploring the islands and enjoying up-close encounters with endemic wildlife, guests can indulge in a dip in the pool, a sundowner at the viewing platform, and superior dinners at the main lodge.
When we brought our daughters to Galapagos for the first time, Galapagos Safari Camp was our top choice. Our girls were welcomed like family, and the camp team make every effort to perfect our experience. Tiny wetsuits and bicycles were sourced for our two youngest girls, menus were adapted for the aspiring vegetarians, and the carefully selected private guide was a perfect match.
Over the years, we’ve witnessed a consistent string of successes for treasured LANDED clients at Galapagos Safari Camp. We’d be honored to orchestrate your dream trip to these enchanted isles.
Stephanie and Michael reside in Turbach, Switzerland with their two children. We spoke with Stephanie while she was in Quito, overseeing the camp’s head office.