HOTELS & RESORTS: Located in urban centers such as Nairobi, Johannesburg or Cape Town or in resort spots. Larger, full service establishments. City hotels may include restaurant(s), bar(s), spa, gym, swimming pool, room service and internet access. Example: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa. Resorts additionally might include activities for golfers, families and honeymooners. Example: Pezula Resort, Knysna, South Africa.
BOUTIQUE HOTELS: Small, cozy hotels reflecting ambience of their environment. Can be ultra modern properties located in business district, or historic buildings in older suburbs. Known for understated elegance, personalized service, amenities and special touches. Example: The Saxon Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.
BUSH HOMES & PRIVATE RANCHES: Private game farms or residences located in rural areas, accommodating a handful of guests. Very personalized and ‘warm’ experience spent with the owners and their family, including local gourmet cuisine, all activities. Can include game drives, walks, horseback riding, fishing and hiking. Example: Lewa Downs, Laikipia, Kenya.
GAME LODGES: Free-standing chalets with full bathrooms ensuite. Luxury lodges may have indoor/ outdoor showers, private plunge pools, spa and fine dining. Tariff includes all meals and 2 game activities per day. Example: Singita Private Game Lodge, South Africa.
TENTED CAMPS: Primarily in Botswana and East Africa. Very popular with safari enthusiasts. Large, secure walk-in tents with flush toilets and showers ensuite, are fastened to permanent foundation, with canvas walls. Nearly all offer same level of luxury as game lodges. Example: Savute Elephant Camp, Botswana.
MOBILE TENTED CAMPS: Original African safari accommodation of yesteryear. Comfortable, large canvas tents erected in remote areas. As the mobile camp is moved to the next location for maximum game viewing, one stays in your choice of bush estates or lodges for a night. Favorite camps have proper beds with feather duvets, Persian carpets, flush toilets and hot water bucket showers. Example: Kibo Mobile Safari, Tanzania.