Choosing a type of accommodation is a big decision when it comes to multi-day safari. The decision is normally based on your budget and the level of comfort you wish to experience during a safari. Below are details of all types of accommodation you can find on safari. The good news is that Nyange Adventures can provide you with a Safari package that includes any of these types.
Tents during safari
These are special tents set up every day of your Safari by the safari crew. The tents come with a sleeping bag and a mattress. This is a basic accommodation type with neither a private toilet nor electricity inside the tents.
What is special about tents as safari accommodation:
The tents, however, give you the unique experience of being so close to wild animals because there are special camping areas in the national parks. The tents can occupy one to two-person sharing. With the camping in tents option, you will be accompanied by a chef who will cook for you wherever the tents are set up.
When to choose a tent for accommodation during your safari:
If you are on a budget or simply don’t mind sleeping close to wild animals, then camping is the right choice for you.
Normally tented camps include beds and other necessary furniture of a room, private bathroom facilities, and WiFi access where possible. A good example is what you see here from one of @tortiliscamps tented camps.
Tented camps will have communal areas such as a dining and lounge area, a bar, library, and even a swimming pool depending on the rank/tier of the tented camp you choose.
Amazing local artwork can be available inside the tents or communal areas as a wonderful addition to your safari experience.
What are lodges as safari accommodation option
These are usually large, solid structures made from stone, bricks, timber, and thatch.
A lodge consists of one main building centrally located and a number of other smaller buildings which are the guest rooms. The main building of a lodge can have a dining and lounge area, a bar, library, and even a swimming pool depending on the rank/tier of the lodge you choose. The photo here is from @ngorongoro_sopa_lodge
You have already noticed that lodges and tented camps share many similarities including the fact that they also have beds and other necessary furniture of a room, private bathroom facilities, and WiFi access where possible.
The main difference between lodges and camps is that lodges have permanent solid structures while tented camps do not have such permanent and solid structures.