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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Stanley Safari Lodge - Livingstone and Victoria Falls
Unique due to the fact that it is the only lodge in Livingstone that has a view of the actual Falls, Stanley Safari Lodge lacks the atmosphere of other lodges in the area simply due to the fact that it is not on the water. In a nutshell, the Zambezi is the reason to come to this area, and when staying at Stanley Safari Lodge you are absolutely miles from it! It is fairly good value and has recently been done up really nicely however the location puts the nail in the coffin and for that reason alone we recommend elsewhere.
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    Cost: $540
    Stanleys Camp - Okavango Delta
    Overall we love this camp but question the real quality of the safari on offer. Yes the area is beautiful but in our experience the resident game has been somewhat poor. With all that said, the elephant experience is just superb….but for the camps we actually prefer Stanleys to its more expensive sister Baines! Yes the camp is twice the size but it is still not big and seems to house a much more attractive character. The activities on offer at Stanleys are exactly the same as at Baines, with the superb elephant activities with ‘Elephant Guardian’ Douglas Alan Groves a must do! So, in summary, a great camp for 2 nights, not 3….come here for the elephants, go elsewhere for the game!
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    Sun Boat III - River Nile
    We love the idea of cruising down the Nile, seeing the best of Egypt's sights on the way, but we don't like big cruise boats, crowds or any kind of tacky discomfort. Sanctuary Sun Boat is ideal; comfortable, small and completely the right vibe. Hooray for the less showy and altogether more attractive options... with small pool, loungers, library and restaurant to write home about...
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    Sunshine Hotel - Zanzibar, East Coast
    Over on Zanzibar then, again, Sunshine, was a really great choice. We didn't quite work out that the half board nature of it meant that our evening meal was included! On the first night we headed off to a local restaurant. It was only a small matter as the second night we dined in and I was very delighted when the mega valentines seafood buffet bill arrived at about a tenner each which incuded our wine and drinks etc... It's a lovely hotel and the local feel was excellent as well. Snorkelling was brill as well.

    - Darbourn
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    Sunshine Marine Lodge - Zanzibar, East Coast
    Directly opposite Mnemba Atoll, Sunshine Marine Lodge has Zanzibar’s best location for diving unless you stay on Mnemba itself. The downside to this location is a small cliff instead of a beach, but a beautiful, unspoiled beach 600m to the north makes up for this.Like its sister Sunshine Hotel, it offers unbelievable value. Although aimed primarily at divers, the 3 swimming pools and relaxing quietness make this a good all-round option.
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    Cost: $130
    Swala - Tarangire
    Swala is up there as one of the best camps in Tarangire National Park. Run by Sanctuary lodges (part owned by Abercrombie and Kent) Swala is the most luxurious outfit in the park offering a service of the highest quality. The camp location bears well for great game viewing and a perfect place to begin walks. Olivers Camp, its competitor round the corner, is a completely different style of camp which has a very adventurous feel to it, whereas Swala is the more luxurious style camp. Both are of the same, high quality standard in their respective categories.
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    Tafika Camp - South Luangwa
    Second, I really enjoyed the time with animals and the guides were superb...especially Tafika. 

    - R Schoettger
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    Taj Exotica - South Atolls
    Located in the Central Male Atoll Taj Exotica is one of the finest options available in the Malives. With only 64 rooms, this island feels spacious and truly idyllic.
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    Cost: $596
    Tanda Tula - Timbavati
    Located in the heart of the Greater Kruger, Tanda Tula is situated deep into the Timbavati Game Reserve, South Africa. Renowned for its brilliant big five sightings as well as incredible walking opportunities, Tanda Tula is a combination of camps that can offer beautifully luxurious permanent lodge or a rustic and basic temporary walking camp. Whatever camp you choose, you can be sure that the real essence of safari is maintained throughout.
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    Tarangire Sopa Lodge - Tarangire
    Probably the pick of the Sopa lodges in Tanzania as it offers a somewhat intimate experience (considering the number of rooms), in a great spot for game viewing. The layout of the lodge is very good and where it is beginning to look slightly dated, the rooms and features are still of a good standard. A good option for those not able to push out the budget and opt for Oliver’s, Swala or Treetops.
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    Cost: $250
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