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AFRICAN SAFARI HOME
The bottom line is the best lodges in Africa for a wildlife safari vacation offer all-inclusive packages so you can enjoy your experience and not worry about costs at every turn.
These all-inclusive safaris cover three meals per day, snacks and sundowners in the bush, all local drinks, and two privately guided game drives with experienced guides and trackers. This is by far the best way to experience Africa.
Africa offers a wide variety of excellent safari destinations and knowing where to go is the first obstacle before choosing your dream all-inclusive safari lodge.
Below are the Top 5 African Safari destinations for your vacation.
1. Kruger Park
The most popular safari destination in Africa thanks to the abundance of wildlife, easy access, variety of all-inclusive safari lodges, and all-around hospitality and service.
The Kruger Park offers the Big Five animals, more than 140 large mammal species, over 500 bird species and the most experienced guides in Africa.
Big Five Animals
140+ Mammal Species
500+ Bird Species
2. Moremi Reserve
The Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana is situated around the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO world heritage site and Africa's premier destination for an all inclusive luxury safari.
In addition to the Big Five, the reserve is home to large elephant herds, pods of Hippo and one of the last wild dog refuges in Africa.
The meandering waterways of the Delta attract wildlife to its banks and there's no better way to see them than up close and personal on a traditional canoe or Mokoro safari.
3. Kafue National Park
Zambia may be considered the forgotten jewel of Africa but that's a good thing, because it means you can get an all-inclusive African safari for considerably better value than some of the more popular reserves, avoid crowds, enjoy the same abundance of wildlife and experience an unspoiled destination.
Kafue is Africa's second-largest game reserve with three rivers running through it attracting an incredible variety of wildlife including the Big 5, large hippo herds, big cats like lion, cheetah, leopard and many familiar favourites namely giraffe, zebra, hartebeest and more.
4. Chobe National Park
The Chobe National Park in Botswana boasts two safari experiences in one destination, with a bushveld setting and a watery wilderness setting.
As Botswana's first national park the Chobe is teeming with wildlife and is additionally fed by the neighbouring Hwange National Park, which sees thousands of elephants crossing the plains each year.
The Chobe National Park is also in close proximity to Victoria Falls making it an ideal destination on a multi-stop all-inclusive African safari vacation.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is most renowned as the location for The Great Animal Migration, where more than 2 million animals move in a circular pattern throughout the park, following the rains in search of greener grazing pastures.
This in turn attracts the predators who hunt them or as in the case of the crocodiles, wait patiently for the river crossings.
This game of hunter and prey creates one of Africa's most incredible wildlife spectacles, attracting visitors worldwide to the many camps and lodges where you can enjoy an all-inclusive African safari experience.
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Five Star Lodges
And now to make your vacation planning decision even more challenging, we have selected two all-inclusive safari lodges per destination above and listed them below for you to review.
Please keep in mind that these are premier five-star lodges and the top of the food chain, if you would like luxury four-star all-inclusive options, contact us.
1. Lion Sands Ivory
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is one of only three South Africa safari lodges to be awarded the prestigious five-star premium grade by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
The lodge features eight one-bedroom villas nestled at the convergence of the Sabie and Sand Rivers in the private Sabi Sand Reserve of the Greater Kruger Park.
Lion Sands Ivory lodge also boasts a unique "night under the stars" experience in one of their two luxuriously appointed tree houses perched high above the ground with breathtaking views of the surrounding reserve and wildlife areas.
2. Royal Malewane
Royal Malewane is the property that gave birth to one of Africa's most opulent hotel and lodge groups, The Royal Portfolio.
Also awarded Five Star Premium status Royal Malewane boasts the most experienced guiding team in all of Africa and service that would make the most demanding guests proud.
Royal Malewane is not however a pretentious lodge. The service and surroundings offer a relaxed feel where you can enjoy your all-inclusive African safari vacation in the heart of the most wildlife diverse setting in Africa.
Mombo Camp is located in the heart of the Okavango Delta within the Moremi and has long been known as"the place of plenty", thanks in part to the enormous concentrations of plains game and predators found here.
Mombo focuses heavily on wildlife conservation and their most impressive achievement is re-introducing the black and white rhino species to the area.
Mombo comprises eight spacious tented camps with sweeping views over the surrounding floodplains, teeming with local animals and bird life.
Shumba is located in the middle of the million-hectare Busanga Plains, home to hundreds of plains game and large prides of lion, from which the camp draws its name.
The wild and remote floodplains that seemingly go on forever create the ideal setting for this all-inclusive safari lodge where 6 luxury tented units sit on raised platforms with endless views.
Shumba offers a wide variety of activities from the traditional 4x4 game drives to hot air ballooning, boating and the walking safaris Zambia is so renowned for.
5. Klein's Camp
Situated on 10,000 hectares of land leased from the local Maasai you'll find Klein's Camp at the edge of the Kuka Hills with views splitting the Serengeti and Maasai Mara.
Escape the crowds of the Serengeti in this private concession with vintage-styled luxury accommodation.
As part of the andBeyond Group and with exclusive access to the concession, you'll get closer to the wildlife, enjoying intimate wildlife experiences only available at select lodges in Africa.
If you love elephants then Chobe Chilwero is the ideal all-inclusive luxury five-star safari lodge for your next vacation, home to the world's largest remaining population.
Chobe Chilwero sits above the Chobe River enjoying unrivalled views over the floodplains and islands, as far across as Namibia.
Featuring 15 luxury suites and the only full spa on the Botswana circuit, Chobe Chilwero is a location to enjoy the wild and escape to your sanctuary of rest and relaxation.
Families with children of all ages are welcome and the lodge facilities include three family suites.
7. Chief's Camp
The newly remodelled Chief's Camp was the former hunting concession of Chief Moremi, situated in the heart of the Okavango Delta with an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep.
The lodge has been styled with a "safari chic" theme and featured in the Platinum Circle of the exclusive Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
A nice additional benefit at Chief's Camp is when you book for more than 4 nights, you'll get a 30% discount giving you even more value on your all-inclusive Africa safari vacation - a superb reward.
8. Busanga Bush Camp
Busanga Bush Camp is tucked away beneath sycamore-fig trees with each suite comprising a private verandah to take in the sweeping views of the surrounds.
The camp is most well known for its large prides of lion with wild dog and cheetah also frequently spotted, in addition to prolific plains game, buffalo and wildebeest.
As the floodplains dry out large numbers of zebra and sable are attracted to the area with large pods of hippo also residents in the waterways of Kafue.
9. Faru Faru
Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set within a 350,000-acre private reserve in northern Tanzania.
The contemporary African decor, relaxed design and ideal setting next to a busy waterhole mean the wildlife viewing is even good from the comfort of the lodge, let alone the hidden treasures that await on your African safari game drives.
As part of the Singita group you'll experience the best in service and hospitality whilst enjoying vast outdoor decks, airy enclaves or sipping a cocktail at the cafe-style bar.
10. Chobe Game Lodge
The only permanent game lodge situated in the Chobe National Park, the five-star eco-graded Chobe Game lodge offers the ideal base from which to explore the Chobe River and Game Park.
The lodge is larger than the standard camps found in Botswana with 44 rooms in total and 4 private suites for discerning guests, each with river views and all the bells and whistles you'd expect.
After a day out exploring the local wildlife, a large swimming pool offers relief from the hot afternoon sun, with a waiter on hand to bring your refreshments from the bar.
For more information on a tailor-made all-inclusive African safari vacation, contact us and an experienced guide can answer your questions via email, telephone or Skype.
You may also wish to visit our South Africa safari lodges guide to learn more about the best lodges in the Kruger Park and surrounding private reserves.
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