Choosing your accommodation for a dream holiday is by no means an easy feat. Often people are swamped by the multitude of choices on offer, but luckily we are here to help. This page has been designed specifically to help you with your choices. Here we provide you with a comprehensive list of the best camps, lodges and hotels you can visit when booking with us. We highlight the significant differences in accommodation types and what they can offer. Our interactive menu below also allows you to search through each accommodation option, arranged by name, price, location and rating, at your own leisure.

Best Luxury Safari Lodges


With plenty of options to choose from, selecting your safari accommodation isn't easy. Different lodges can offer different experiences depending on what you are after from your holiday. Some lodges will only have small guest occupancy and offer intimate experiences, whereas other camps will cater for larger groups.

Camps can also be mobile meaning that they are not permanent structures and they will relocate depending on the season and where the animals are most likely to be. Due to the accommodation manoeuvring regularly, these camps are normally made up from a number of luxury tents. These tents however, dispel all traditional myths of what may come to mind if you think of camping. Their furnishings are luxurious and all your needs will be met. Their placement is also extra-close to the action and will certainly make you feel more at one with nature. If you have the opportunity to stay in these mobile camps, do it.

Best Beach Hotels


Just like the safari camps, there are many varying options when it comes to accommodation by the beach. Generally the more you pay, the more intimate and luxurious your accommodation will be, however we have options that can cater for all budgets. The beach hotels we offer can either be the base for a perfect romantic getaway or for an ideal adventure and activity filled holiday. 

Best Safari Lodges


It is very hard to rank Africa lodges with one simple measure! Our ranking is subjective and tries to reflect value for money as well as overall quality. Therefore we may award just three stars to certain 'five star' lodges in the hotel, or five stars to some superb, unashamed 'three star' hotels that are great value for money.
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Edward Selfe - South Luangwa
Edward is a professional guide and photographer living full-time in the Luangwa Valley. First and foremost, he's a naturalist and his love is for the park, its inhabitants and the pleasure of being immersed in the park's wild places. He has built a loyal following of guests who like to be hosted by a guide who can lead walking and driving safaris and is also a professional photographer.
 
With 7 years of guiding experience in the South Luangwa National Park, he puts together tours which are both a classic safari and a specialist photographic experience. He plans each safari around making the best of the photographic opportunities on offer, but also ensures that even clients without cameras will enjoy the tour by sharing his knowledge of wildlife and animal behaviour. 
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    Elephant Pepper - Greater Mara
    We stayed at a few camps on our trip to Kenya. This was the best of the two the staff was incredible the guiding was great and the management outstanding! Highly recommend this camp! - M. Conn
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    Ellerman House - Cape Town
    Very different from the likes of the Cape Grace and Mount Nelson, Ellerman House is a small, discreet, very luxurious boutique hotel which invites guests who are looking for a quiet and more private Cape Town stay.  Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from above Bantry Bay, the setting is spectacular, with just a short drive to the Waterfront and a short walk to the beaches of Clifton or Camps Bay.
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    Elsas Kopje - Mount Meru
    The most significant feature of Elsa’s, apart from the views that stretch for years and the perfect tranquility, is the staff and their attitude in the camp. The camp makes a point of growing most of its own produce and so boasts a wonderful selection of fresh vegetables with which to cook. It is this attention and care that makes this lodge what it is. From a gaming point of view, it is true that Meru is still yet to rank up with the Mara…but it is certainly getting better and better as the years go by and it is still mentioned as a favourite by the “old hands” who can be found guiding throughout Kenya. A few days in this lodge is a real treat.
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    Emakoko - Nairobi
    Our stay at Giraffe Manor really made our time in Nairobi; the children were thrilled, and in truth, so were we. We were made to feel so welcome, and the relaxed ‘house party’ feeling was great after all the nights we had spent in hotels. We thought the staff were wonderful, and the fun of feeding the giraffes dispelled all our misgivings about adding extra nights to our trip - A Hope
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    Entamanu Ngorongoro - Ngorongoro Crater
    Entamanu was all that we could have hoped for and more. The location is amazing, the views down into the crater are probably the best thing that I’ve ever seen. The Nomad staff and guides are amazing, we saw loads of game down in the Crater too – the best was a big lion pack with lots of cubs and we followed them for ages. They were playing around and totally oblivious to us! I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough, the Crater is an amazing place and made only more special by our guide. - M. Swaythey
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    Ephelia - Mahe
    We stayed at Ephelia on Mahe this Easter, with our children. The absolute bliss of this place is that everything is beautifully done; from buffet breakfast to iced water on the beach. The children loved the zip lines, through the forest, and the beach was fabulous. A great family holiday hotel, and a superb start to our Seychelles adventure. - A Hope
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    Essque Zalu Zanzibar - Zanzibar, North Coast
    Essque Zalu, Zanzibar - hotel attractive well run new hotel at N tip of Zanzibar. Service excellent and food good - but they could have managed a more varied menu. Sea view villa and surrounds were terrific as was swimming pool. - M Braithwaite
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    Ewanjan - Serengeti, Central
    Ewanjan Tented Camp is the permanent sister camp to Lemala's Ndutu and Mara River mobile camps. Set in the game rich Seronera Valley of the central Serengeti. The camp offers breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains with great year around game viewing.
     
    Between April and June and from November through to January this area receives the wildebeest migration, turning the area into an exciting wildlife paradise having said this, the Seronera valley is renowned for its year round game viewing due to its abundance of water, as well as its large population of resident cats.
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    Fanjove Island - Tanzania Mainland Coast
    Fanjove Island Just what we were looking for. A true beach escape, with amazing fresh seafood and plenty of activities around the island like snorkeling, kayaking, and even a little scrabble. The bandas on the island were breathtaking. - K Corner
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