The very best safari lodges and tented camps provide guests with a home away from home in a new and wild country. Our favourites tend to be small and owner-run, with the very best resident guides and, of course, in the most awe-inspiring locations.
Our African Experts – Claire, Millie, Cara and founder Henrietta Loyd – have stayed and even worked at the best safari lodges and camps. Through the personal friendships that they have developed with the owners, we can always make sure that your trip exceeds expectations, with those little touches that make a big difference.
Below we have mapped out some of the things we look for in a luxury lodge, a tented camp and a mobile-safari expedition to demonstrate how we decide what is exactly right for you.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A LUXURY LODGE
For first-timers and families who want all the mod-cons, great facilities and a diverse range of activities, lodges are usually the best choice. We choose lodges that are deeply rooted and connected to their surroundings, ones that are steeped in the culture, but for those that want it they can also have gyms, Wi-Fi and even spas. As well as the luxury afforded by permanent structures, rooms also offer a level of privacy and space not always possible with tented camps and mobile safaris.