Africa changes you forever, and to go on safari is to experience the greatest outdoor adventure holiday of them all. To live for a while in the sun and the wind, looking for lions on the boundless Savannah or watching the spectacle of the wildebeest migration is all you need for the lure of the wild to take hold. The effect is almost like a madness – despite having been on almost 100 safaris I find that, even now, I can’t tear my eyes away from Africa’s vast horizons.
Discerning travelers yet to go on a safari holiday should know it is possible to do so without sacrificing an ounce of comfort, staying in luxury safari camps and lodges whose facilities are the equal of any world-class city hotel, and whose romantic locations are second to none.
During your African Lodge Safaris, you will experience an African safari in a comfortable and secure way in which the participants sleep in accommodations such as lodges and hotels. During this experience, you have the opportunity to experience the unique fauna and landscape of East Africa without dispensing the comfort of a hotel. We offer something for everyone and for every taste, starting from simple but beautifully located lodges to fantastic luxury camps.
In Tanzania, our non participation lodge safaris run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 travelers. Most meals are provided by the lodges, including some picnic lunches.
On all of our lodge safaris we make use of mid-range African standard lodge accommodation situated either in the national parks, on the banks of a river or other place of interest.
It is rare in Africa for lodges and camps to be given an official star rating (eg 2,3,4 or 5 star) and therefore the standard can sometimes be hard to categorise, however as a guideline we stay at a range of lodges, chalets and tented camps which are generally of a 3-4 star standard. All accommodation is en suite and some properties are equipped with swimming pools and a bar. Our emphasis is always on comfort, cleanliness and well-managed lodgings, whilst ensuring that we make the most of our surroundings. And sometimes, to add to the true wilderness experience, simple accommodation in a spectacular location is selected over properties of a higher standard in a less desirable location.
You will find a list of the most frequently used properties on each itinerary page and also in the tour Trip Notes. Please be aware that the accommodation named may be subject to change.
Pre & post tour accommodation
Pre and post tour accommodation can be arranged upon request. In cases when tours depart very early on day 1 and return in the afternoon on the final day, we highly recommend that you book extra accommodation to ensure that you are well rested before the tour starts and to account for inevitable delays which may occur on return. Be sure to take this into account when booking flights. Please contact us for pre/post accommodation prices.