Safari lodges are the equivalents of the western deluxe hotels. Lodge chains such as the Serena and Sopa and a few other privately owned safari lodges and camps keep a very high standard of service. Moderate lodges that we use, such as the Tahi chain (Sopa Lodges) are of a good standard too.
Lodges and camps of this standard are situated in almost all parks and reserves and facilitate most safari itineraries. The vehicles used are safari land cruisers and land rovers with viewing roof hatches.
After an exciting day of game drives, seeing animals and being in nature, you will arrive at your lodge or tented camp. Here you will be greeted with a welcome drink and settle in your room or private tent. Take a shower to wash off the dust and prepare for supper
What to expect on a Lodge Safari?
Before dinner you can mingle with other guests in the communal area and refresh yourself with a drink. Exchange stories of the day’s sights and settle down to the relaxed atmosphere of the dining area. Lodges often have well-stocked bars where drinks range from imported wines and beer to some stronger alcoholic options.
Dinner can be a delicious 3-course menu or buffet with a great selection and variety to choose from. At the time of booking please do notify us of any dietary requirements so we can relay this to the lodges.
Some lodges are inside the national parks and are unfenced. You will be escorted to your room by an armed guard. On a lodge safari you will stay in room or permanent tent with solid flooring. You will sleep in real beds with good linen and fitted with mosquito netting. A good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast will be prepared you for a new adventure out in the bush.
Lodge safaris are available as group safaris with scheduled departure dates or as private safari. If you are a solo traveller or if you prefer touring with fellow travellers in a small group of maximum 7 people, then a group safari will be the right choice for you.
If you travel with your family or a group of friends and do not wish to share your safari vehicle with people you don’t know, then a private safari is perfect. Private safaris are tailor-made according to your wishes and needs. You will choose the departure date, the duration of the tour as well as the places you want to visit and your accommodation standard.
We offer lodge safaris for every budget and style.