There are many different styles of accommodation of varying degrees of luxury. Sleeping under canvas doesn’t mean having to compromise on comfort. It’s not uncommon for a safari camp to offer en-suite facilities, gourmet cuisine and even a private deck for game viewing.
While location, comfort and value for money are key considerations, we’ll also advise you on the general ambience and opportunities for additional activities at each and every venue.
Safety is our number one priority. Some properties are fenced but others are completely open to wildlife. Rest assured that you’ll be safe even if you opt for the “close to nature” experience.
A remote style of camping often associated with walking safaris. You sleep on a simple bed roll in a small, lightweight tent with a mosquito gauze. Facilities are basic and sometimes shared with other guests - perhaps a short-drop loo and bucket shower. This style of camping is not for everyone. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to help with general camp duties, such as putting up a tent or preparing a meal. It’s perfect for the more adventurous types who wish to go back to basics, exploring the wilderness and eating by the campfire with the sound of animals all around.
Mobile Tented Camps
The perfect accommodation for seasonal migration viewing. Offering greater luxury than fly camps, mobile tented camps also have the flexibility to move around game parks following animal herds. Most offer walk-in tents with proper beds and basic furniture. Facilities usually include a long-drop loo and bucket shower, although en-suite may be an option. Little touches such as proper table linen and ornate carpets make for a more homely experience. Expect a bigger support crew including a chef and a team of waiters to serve up elaborate meals.
Luxury Tented Camps
A more permanent camp with a better infrastructure allowing more luxurious facilities. Picture a spacious room with a real bed, a wardrobe for your clothes and an en-suite bathroom. If hot and cold running water, electric lighting, fine dining and your own private deck overlooking the bush appeal, then this is the option for you. There are communal areas where you can socialise over a sundowner and share your adventures but there is also the opportunity for greater privacy.
Built out of stone, wood or even thatch, lodges vary in size and degree of comfort. Some are small, quirky and boutique in style whereas others are more akin to a large, upmarket hotel. Rooms are usually air conditioned with fully plumbed, en-suite bathrooms. Your personal living space may include a private plunge pool whilst communal areas may offer restaurants, swimming pools and even shops.
Safari Sun is an independent company. We don’t own any camps or lodges ourselves and so are free to recommend the ones we think are best. We suggest the ideal accommodation based on your needs, tastes and budget.