African Safari Lodges

African Sky recommends some of the finest safari lodges in the countries of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Mozambique.

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In the lap of luxury
South Africa boasts some of the most exclusive and luxurious safari lodges imaginable.

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Wild & remote
Botswana's handsome safari camps are enveloped in absolute wilderness.

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Desert delights
Relish lavish lodgings in unique surroundings and exquisite night skies.

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Walk on the wild side
Zambia is revered for lodges that focus on comprehensive walking safaris.

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Plush paradise
Private islands, deserted beaches and distant archipelagos form the backdrop of our Mozambican lodges.

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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.

An al fresco dinner prepared at Hamiltons Tented Camp in the Kruger National Park. Hamiltons Tented Camp
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R26246 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Kruger National Park

Hamiltons Tented Camp offers an unforgettable four star fly-in safari experience in the heart of the Kruger National Park. The plush tented-style camp is imbued with an 'Out of Africa' ambiance.

Simbavati River Lodge as seen from across the Nhlaralumi River. Simbavati River Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R23730 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Simbavati River Lodge is an intimate, family-friendly lodge with eight luxury tents and three chalets. The four star luxury blends seamlessly with fantastic Big Five game viewing in Timbavati.

A latern-lit dinner set up around the pool deck at Imbali Safari Lodge. Imbali Safari Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R24473 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Kruger National Park

Imbali Safari Lodge combines affordability with the exclusive opportunity to experience a private, unfenced concession within the Big Five-bearing Kruger National Park itself.

The exterior of a traditionally thatched chalet at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R20450 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Kruger National Park

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to couple their Big Five game viewing in Kruger with a cultural experience and traditional Shangaan hospitality.

The interior of a plush suite at Camp Moremi in the Okavango Delta. Camp Moremi
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: USD $2705 pp
Country: Botswana
Area: Okavango Delta

Guests at Camp Moremi enjoy unfettered access to one of the world's most sought-after wilderness areas - the Okavango Delta. Both land- and water-based safari activities are included.

The sleepout deck at Motswari in Timbavati. Motswari
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R21055 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Motswari is a fine four star lodge in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, offering private lodge comfort combined with the exciting possibility of encountering rare white lions.

Lanterns light the way to Lukimbi Safari Lodge Lukimbi Safari Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R27895 pp
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.

Thee elegant and opulent interior of a suite at Kings Camp. Kings Camp
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: Zar R34720 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Kings Camp is one of the finest safari lodges in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. The intimate five star camp oozes elegance, decked out in exquisite finery reminiscent of yesteryear.

The view from a suite at Lion Sands River Lodge. Lion Sands River Lodge
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.

A suite at Chobe Chilwero lit up at night. Chobe Chilwero Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: USD $2025 pp
Country: Botswana
Area: Chobe National Park

Chobe Chilwero is the most luxurious property in Botswana's elephant-rich Chobe National Park. Guests can expect opulent five star accommodation and striking views across the floodplains.

The pool area at Phinda Forest Lodge. Phinda Forest Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R31755 pp
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.

The communal lounge area at Ongava Lodge in Etosha. Ongava Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R50 525 pp
Country: Namibia
Area: Etosha National Park

Ongava Lodge offers guests with a taste for the finer things in life to experience an authentic African safari both within and in a concession alongside Namibia's much revered Etosha National Park.

Lanterns light up a private villa at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R68155 pp
Country: South Africa
Area: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is one of the most luxurious safari lodges on the continent. Guests are pampered with enormous private villas overlooking the Sabie River, private butler services and more.

River Club overlooks the majestic Zambezi River. The River Club
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: USD $2460 pp
Country: Zambia
Area: Livingstone

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 Lodge emerges from the sands of the Namib Desert
		  . Little Kulala
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R36585 pp
Country: Namibia
Area: Sossusvlei

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.

The entrance to the boma area at Shamwari Eagles Crag. Shamwari Eagles Crag
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: ZAR R29325 pp
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.

A guest observes an elephant from the deck at Chief's Camp. Chief’s Camp
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: USD $4150 pp
Country: Botswana
Area: Okavango Delta

Chief's Camp is one of the premier camps in Botswana's hallowed Okavango Delta. It is tucked away within the exclusive Moremi Game Reserve, known for the best game viewing opportunities in the area.

The stylish swimming pool area at Rattray's on Mala Mala. Rattray's on Mala Mala
4 Days / 3 Nights - From: USD $3880 pp
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.

Kruger Park
The Ultimate Safari Experience

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.

Sabi Sand
Leopards & Lodges

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.

Okavango Delta
Oasis in an arid land

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.

Chobe National Park
Where the elephants roam

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
The Great White Pan

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.

Sossusvlei
Ghost Trees in the desert

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.

Victoria Falls
Africa's wall of water

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.

Mozambique
Islands & the Indian Ocean

The lodges that we use in Mozambique are characteristically remote and luxurious, from hideaways on private islands in the Quirimbas archipelagos to outposts on leagues of near-virginal beaches.

Timbavati
Lions & Luxury

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 Accommodation

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.