Accommodation in Africa
We are often asked about the different styles of accommodation available in Africa. There are literally hundreds of options so we share with you just a handful here. Remember accommodation on safari is vastly different to city stays and island getaways.
We can offer anything from private mobile camping safaris, exclusive luxury lodges, private houses, boutique hotels, classic tented camps and fully inclusive resorts.
During your initial chat, our specialist will ask about your accommodation preferences to ensure great comfort and a good night sleep every night!
Let’s take a look at some of the styles available.
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Tented Safari Camps
When you think of camping in Africa, it does not have to mean pitching your own tent and cooking meals. Our tented safari camps are either permanent or semi-permanent sites with impressive comfort. The more remote tented camps are often referred to as ‘bush camps’. Tents are enormous with ensuite bathrooms many with flush loos. The more remote tented camps may use drop toilets and bucket showers. Even with these more basic bathroom facilities, staff are on hand to provide hot and cold water on request and ensure your every need is met. Tented camps also have a central area for socialising with lounge, bar, fire pits and many even have swimming pools.
(Pictured: Sable Alley – family tent, Khwai Concession, Botswana)
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Staying in a lodge is like a hotel in the bush with permanent construction, air conditioned rooms, ensuite bathrooms, hot and cold running water and every other creature comfort. It is ideal for older travellers seeking familiarity or families wanting interconnecting rooms or family cottages plus the facilities are enticing like swimming pools, libraries, gyms and sometimes childcare and education centres for kids.
(Pictured: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania)
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Mobile Tented Camps
Just as the name implies, these camps move either with you or throughout the year following wildlife or seasons. Each time, camp is set up in remote wilderness settings where wildlife abounds. The tents can be anything from simple dome pop up tents to luxurious canvas ‘Out of Africa’ style safari tents. Expect bucket showers, drop toilets and wonderful friendly service from a close team of professionals. You dine under the stars, savour drinks around a campfire and sleep to the sounds of Africa’s bush.
(Pictured: Legendary Safaris Mobile Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania)
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Private houses & villas
For many, the luxury of time with loved ones away from others is the number one motivation for international holidays. Africa offers exceptional exclusive use houses in safari settings, cities, mountains, islands and beaches. The safari houses are beautifully appointed with ensuite bedrooms, stunning living areas many with private swimming pools and manicured gardens. Dedicated teams of staff can be arranged to ensure you the ultimate stay – everything from guides and vehicles, chefs, butlers, nannies and more.
(Pictured: Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi, Malawi)