Not so long ago, touring the African overland meant indulging in simple, rustic campgrounds and tents. These days, “glamping” is closer to the truth. With an excellent range of luxury style lodges, chalets and huts available, you now have the option of accommodated tours – seeing the raw beauty of Africa surrounded by endless comfort.
The tours available below make use of lodgings rated 2-3 and up to 4 stars, although in all honesty most are on par with 5 star accommodation in look and feel, meaning a pleasant surprise with every stay. The standard option in most lodges is twin share, best for romantic getaways, but for a little bit extra you can indulge and have a room all to yourself, supposing availability will allow for it. A great way to explore from a base, accommodated tours let you adventure by day and relax in ultimate comfort by night, delivering an experience that is worth writing home about.
Do take note though, that accommodated tours are still participation trips, meaning the beauty of the accommodation does not take away from your out of this world experience. With all of the adventure and benefits, not least of which is a campfire at night, these tours are an absolutely breathtaking way to see the unbridled wilds of Africa. While the draw is the out and about touring of the land, returning to a private room, complete with crisp towel and linen, is a lovely touch of luxury at the end of a long day in the sun.