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What kind of accommodations will I find in Africa?

Africa is known for providing luxury in unexpected places and there are a range of accommodations options for everyone. Luxury African lodges and hotels offer the best amenities and services in some of the best locations. Game lodges in Africa cater to travelers with a lower budget than those staying at African luxury lodges, but still offer comfortable accommodations and good game viewing. African camping options include luxury mobile camps, permanent tented camps and basic mobile camps to fit a variety of travel styles and budgets while on safari. Africa Adventure Consultants uses only the best accommodations available. We know this because we have stayed in or visited almost all of the options we recommend to our travelers. Below are the different accommodation types you will find:

Luxury Lodges/Hotels

Five-star service with an African flair. Africa’s luxury game lodges and hotels rival any around the world in terms of quality and service, while typically providing stunning views and/or exclusive locations. These luxury accommodations cater to discerning guests who want the very best and are willing to pay for it. Normally, guest experiences exceed expectations in terms of food, room comfort, service and location.

Game Lodges

Game lodges are typically found in beautiful settings and provide great food and service. African game lodges offer standard accommodation from where you can access great game viewing areas and absorb the peace and tranquility of your surroundings. Some are built in typical hotel style, while others feature a series of bandas or chalets. All typically offer comfortable beds, en-suite toilets and showers with hot and cold running water, dining areas, lounges and gift shops. Many have pools or other facilities. Meals are typically buffet style. These properties typically accommodate 100 or more guests and are geared toward visitors with low or moderate budgets.

Permanent Tented Camps

Staying in a permanent tented camp allows you to sleep under canvas with all the luxuries of home. Many tented properties in Africa are permanent structures and include raised wooden floors, en suite bathrooms, fine linens and room butlers. These tents traditionally offer luxurious beds, beautiful interior decorations and oftentimes comfortable deck furniture on spacious front sitting areas overlooking a river or the vast African savannah. Some camps rival any 5-star hotel room in other parts of the world. Typically, these camps are small and exclusive, accommodating just 10-30 guests. Many are located in private reserves, providing even more privacy and exclusivity.

Luxury Mobile Camps

Luxury mobile camps let you sleep under canvas with wonderful service and food, but without lots of neighbors. Harkening back to the original roots of safari, mobile tented camping is a luxurious way to experience the bush. These camps are more lightweight, so camp can be moved a few times a year for optimal wildlife viewing, yet this style of camping maintains all the comforts travelers have come to expect. Luxury mobile tented camping provides individual tents along with a dining tent that serves as the common area where meals are taken. Luxury mobile tented camps have showers and toilets attached to the tents and offer full beds and furniture.

Basic Mobile Camps

The ultimate in adventure, basic mobile camps are made up of small, domed tents with the basics provided by your camp staff. Adventure camps are lightweight and offer 9×9 domed tents with cots, bedding, and separate toilet and shower tents. All set-up, cooking, clean-up, and maintenance is done by professional camp staff. This type of camping is for the most adventurous travelers!

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Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.

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Pick a Destination

Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.

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Trip Ideas

We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!

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You’re ready – it’s time to plan your safari! Contact one of our expert Journey Specialists and we will collaborate with you to craft your personalized trip.

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