Riverine royalty Zimbabwe's lodges are based around the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls.
Fly-In Safari Lodge Packages
Pick an African safari lodge that complements your budget and interests and savor the convenience of an all-inclusive fly-in safari lodge package - typically three nights and four days in duration Lodges may also be combined for a more comprehensive experience.
4 Days / 3 Nights - From:ZAR R27895pp Country: South Africa Area: Kruger National Park
Lukimbi offers great five star value in the southern belly of the Kruger National Park - a very wildlife-rich region. Surrounded by a 15 000-hectare private concession, Lukimbi guests will relish absolute exclusivity.
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR r34360 pp Country: South Africa Area: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Lion Sands River Lodge occupies one of the most enviable slices of a real estate in the Sabi Sand - a position on the prolific Sabie River, the only thing that separates the reserve from the Kruger Park.
4 Days / 3 Nights - From:ZAR R31755pp Country: South Africa Area: Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Lodge is one of the most unique safari properties in South Africa, as it has been constructed in the Phinda Reserve's rare sand forest. Unforgettable sightings of the Big Five are standard.
This exclusive lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia couples your unforgettable visit to the Victoria Falls with local highlights like safari cruises, elephant encounters and walking safaris.
Little Kulala is a tiny, plush property dwarfed by the magnitude of the Namib Desert surrounding it. Activities range from quad-biking adventures to early morning hot air balloon safaris above Sossusvlei.
4 Days / 3 Nights - From:ZAR R29325pp Country: South Africa Area: Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Tucked away in the lush wilderness of the Eastern Cape, the Shamwari reserve offers Big Five safaris in a malaria-free area. Eagle's Crag is the reserve's cream of the crop - an ultra-luxurious safari lodge.
4 Days / 3 Nights - From:USD $3880pp Country: South Africa Area: Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Two of Southern Africa's most desired destinations feature in this week-long African safari that will appeal to travelers with more moderate budgets and keen interests.
African Safari Lodges by Destination
The African safari lodges that we include in our packages are scattered across the most bewitching corners of the continent, from South Africa's storied lowveld region to Botswana's wildlife-rich outposts. Explore the lodges in our collection via their incomparable wild locations.
The safari lodges of the Kruger National Park range from some of the most exclusive properties on the continent (Singita Lebombo and Sweni) to four-star properties that offer fantastic value, like Hamiltons Tented Camp and Lukimbi Safari Lodge.
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is popular for its award-winning lodges. Some truly extravagant safari palaces form part of the Sabi Sand contingent, but affordable (and high quality) four-star camps feature as well.
The camps in Botswana's Okavango Delta have all been constructed to leave only the most minimal footprint behind. The focus is largely on eco-friendly building materials and structures that blend in well with the surrounding environment.
The most sought-after lodges in the Chobe National Park enjoy prime riverfront locations, offering easy access to sunset cruises on the Chobe River. Lodges in concessions should not be discounted, however, as the views over the floodplain are spectacular.
Etosha National Park's luxury safari lodges are located on private concessions that share borders with the park, like Ongava and Onguma. Within the park itself, comfortable rest camp accommodation is available.
The lodges in Sossusvlei are frequently lauded for their unique style and high quality of service and food available here in the middle of nowhere. The stargazing opportunities are simply sublime, with most lodges boasting an on-site expert.
When it comes to lodging in the Victoria Falls, guests have the option of staying on either in the Zimbabwean or Zambian side of the Zambezi River. Some of the best lodges are actually further afield than the riverbanks.
Safari lodges located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve range from authentic bush camps like Umlani, to luxurious fives star lodges like Kings Camp with its tranquil setting overlooking a waterhole.
Recommended Safari Lodges
The safari lodges that we recommend below have been handpicked for a variety of key factors, from their exceptional service levels to the game viewing potential of the area in which they are located. The emphasis is on a rewarding safari experience.
Other African accommodations that we use in our itineraries range from intimate guest houses to sumptuous boutique hotels. In certain national parks and reserves in South Africa, we often make use of standard rest camp accommodation for great value.