Ask anyone who has been on safari for their highlights, and where they stayed often comes near the top of the list. The accommodation in Africa’s parks and reserves is different to any you encounter elsewhere around the globe.
Here, ‘tents’ are often as big and luxurious as plush villas, complete with private decks, bathrooms and plunge pools. Lodges are positioned to overlook vast, open plains littered with grazing antelope and zebra. You can dine or sip sundowners around the boma (campfire), just a few steps from waterholes frequented by elephant and hippo. And, in some cases, you’re able to sleep out in the open to make the most of the unpolluted skies.
Our safari specialists regularly visit properties throughout Africa to ensure we’re offering the best in terms of comfort and service. Whether you’d prefer to stay in an opulent lodge or a stripped-down mobile camp, they’ll advise you on the best options.
Africa offers a wide range of places to stay, from high-end lodges to authentic tented camps. Those listed below come recommended by our safari specialists, who have tried and tested them all and can recommend the best options for your tastes and budget. Using the filters, you can refine the accommodation options to the places you’re planning to visit.