Why Choose a Luxury Safari in AfricaOctober 30, 2018
It’s those little perks and creature comforts that make all the difference when you choose luxury over budget for your African safari.
Travelling styles are almost as diverse as the landscapes of Africa. While some safari-enthusiasts enjoy roughing it in bush camps and going on self-drives, others prefer a safari experience that includes the comforts of home, and more.
A safari to any African destination takes considerable planning and organising so when you arrive at your camp or lodge, you want everything taken care of. Choosing to stay at a high-end establishment means that you can become fully immersed in the safari experience.
Expect gourmet food that, together with the best wines, will send you to gastronomic heaven. Whether fine dining or hearty, rustic-style cooking, locally-influenced flavours or global cuisine, lux safari lodges serve beautifully presented offerings that are authentic and thoughtful.
Staff are there to ensure your stay is everything you imagined so service is professional and attentive. Some lodges go above and beyond in what they offer their guests, such as day spas where guests can enjoy a pamper session with a bush view or a private, candlelit dinner arranged at your suite.
Luxury safari accommodation is not just about high service standards at the lodge but also about the outstanding guides that take you into the bush, whether by game drive, on foot or by boat. It’s those luxury lodges and safari camps that are usually home to some of the very best field guides.
Top-notch guides know where the best spots are to see certain wildlife. They will know, for instance, where a specific pack of hyenas tends to prowl at night or the watering hole that has been most frequented by rhino and elephant. On a budget, self-drive safari, your sightings are often considerably less than on a guided outing.
The finest luxury lodges and safari camps are located within a private concession of a larger park or game reserve. This means that game vehicles can drive off-road, which allows for more unique sightings and, due to the exclusivity of the lodge, with only a few other vehicles to share the area.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a luxury safari if it weren’t for the distinct creature comforts that are catered to in detail at the lodge. Discerning travellers may often choose specific accommodation according to the special amenities it features.
Open-air bubble baths that overlook a picturesque landscape or a refreshing plunge pool are some of the things that romantic getaways, blissful honeymoons and tranquil holidays are all about. These additional touches make a big impression on the whole safari experience.
Sleeping under the stars with just the sounds of the bush around you is unforgettable. Luxury lodges make sure that guests enjoy a good balance of exhilarating days in the bush and peaceful evenings that lead to rest and relaxation.
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