Luxury Safaris in Africa

Going on safari needn't be a matter of foregoing an ounce of comfort. It's possible to stay in luxury safari camps and lodges whose facilities equal any world-class hotel, and whose wild locations are second to none. 


How it Works

1 View our recommended safaris for inspiration and get ready to plan your dream safari
2 Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari
3 Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

FAQs about Luxury Safaris in Africa

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot as well as cold running water! Like a hotel bathroom. The safari lodges and bigger tented lodges can be more “touristy” and being larger establishment they can be a bit impersonal if you are travelling alone or as s couple. They suit those who prefer to have the infrastructure and facilities of a hotel and most have swimming pools and extensive grounds and gardens. The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room. Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner. The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.

Anyone who wanting to travel from or to South Africa with a child under the age of 18 years - parents who are travelling with their child but not their spouse and those who wish to send their child on a trip accompanied by someone other than a parent or unaccompanied. It does not affect those travelling within South Africa. An Unabridged certificate is a certificate that reflects the particulars of both parents of the child. All children born in South Africa after 14 March 2013 were issued with a valid unabridged birth certificate automatically and free of charge. Everyone born before that and those from countries who do not automatically issue an unabridged certificate must apply for the document well before their travel date. The application process for Unabridged Birth Certificate are as follow; You can apply at your nearest Home Affairs office where your Biometric information will be varied. You will need your ID book along as well as your child’s ID number. All documents submitted must be originals or certified copies. The Unabridged Birth Certificate costs R75. It can take up to eight weeks to acquire an Unabridged Birth Certificate from the date of application. In an attempt to make the new requirements easy to understand - home affairs have issued an official brochure to prospective travellers.

Tipping is not compulsory, and the amounts that you tip each person is also not set. Do remember, when tipping large amounts (eg. to the guide at the end of a 10-day safari), place the tip in a sealed envelope - and hand it directly to the person for which it is intended.

Electricity in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and in most of the continent is 220/240 volts. Most safari lodges and camps are not connected to an electrical supply. Solar lighting (backed up by batteries) is common, with many lodges having a generator, which runs part of the day (morning and late evening when guests are out on their activities). Lanterns also provide light at night. In many camps running on solar power, you will not be able to use a hairdryer.

South Africa and countries in the Southern African region have a very varied climate and depending on what time of year you travel you may need to pack for all weather conditions. Getting stuck in a storm on safari is probably so always make sure you pack something waterproof. Certain areas and cities experience mild weather conditions all year round. However, some regions can become bitterly cold with a good chance of snow, these are all factors to consider to make your trip that much more enjoyable.

To make the most of your Victoria Falls safari, it's best to travel during the months of February to May. Due to the summer rains, the thundering Victoria Falls will be flowing at it's fullest.

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Luxury Safaris in Africa

Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget.

10 Day Tour

Luxury Land and Sea Safari in Botswana and Mozambique

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per person per tour

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Luxury Mozambique Honeymoon Holiday

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per person per tour

8 Day Tour

Luxury South Africa to Zimbabwe Safari

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per person per tour

What Destinations have Luxury Safaris in Africa

Botswana

Zimbabwe