What To Expect From a Luxury Safari Lodge
What can you expect from a stay at the most luxurious lodges in Africa
All the safari lodges we feature offer a magical experience and the unforgettable chance to see the fascinating wildlife of Africa in it's natural environment. Some places however are more than this - they offer a standard of food, accommodation, and service that is on a par with the best to be found anywhere in the world. Even without the wildlife they would still be world class destinations.
As these lodges are usually amongst the longest established safari operators they also tend to have prime locations in the centre of the game reserves.This can improve the game-viewing experience, and almost as importantly it adds greatly to the feeling of being in the heart of Africa, surrounded by nature.
Luxurious en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, and private decks with plunge pools are the norm for the rooms on offer at these romantic lodges, and the standard of fixtures and fittings are of the highest order. Some of the most exclusive lodges will also offer a private butler, who will look after your every whim and need 24/7.
Most will have a spa too, so that guests can indulge in some pure relaxation treatments and therapies inbetween game drives.
These establishments set the benchmark for safari operators across Africa - stay at one of these lodges, and you can rest assured that you are experiencing the ultimate luxury safari.
Kirawira Serena Camp offers the epitome of classic 'Out of Africa' safari camp luxury, and is located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor. The camp has 25 widely-spaced tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains.
Children aged 7 years and older are welcome.
The 12 tents at Sanctuary Kusini are shaded from the sun by acacia trees, and all are positioned carefully with views of the surrounding Southern Serengeti plains. Each tent has its own personal attendant to look after guests during their stay.
Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
Governors' Main Camp
Governors' Camp sets new standards in luxury for a tented camp, and is today still one of Africa's best. The spacious and luxurious en-suite safari tents are entirely under canvas, and each have their own private verandah.
Children of any age are welcome.
Etosha National Park
Guests are accommodated in 14 luxury brick and thatch chalets, each with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. Each chalet is built on an elevated deck, which are linked by walkways.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.
Delta Camp offers arguably the purest traditional water-based Okavango Delta experience - each of the 7 chalets is assigned its very own private guide to explore the area around Chiefs Island on mokoro and on foot, taking in the magnificent scenery, and the abundant game and bird-life of the Okavango.
Children of any age are welcome.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Hidden in lush riverside forest, offering spectacular views of the Marico River and the surrounding bush and its wildlife, Makanyane Safari Lodge offers you an unbeatable luxury safari experience within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.