Travel tips: Safari accommodation comfort levels

Once you have decided on the type of accommodation, you may be presented with some options regarding comfort levels, especially when looking at lodges and mobile tented camps.


This is no-frills accommodation and usually in very remote areas. Large tents or reed/pole huts are the norm, as are pit toilets and bucket showers. Water is often heated over a fire and the furnishing is basic, but caters for all your needs.

Recommended rustic-style safari: Climbing Mount Nyiragongo and mountain gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park, DR Congo

                                                                  The basic huts to be found when spending the night on the side of an active volcano


As you can imagine this style comes with comfortable furnishings, running hot and cold water, and flush toilets.

Recommended comfortable-style safari: Lowland gorilla trekking in Odzala-Kokoua, Congo (Brazzaville)

                                                      A great example of comfortable accommodation while on safari


This style can be compared to 4- and 5-star hotel standards.

Get in touch with one of our safari consultants for recommended luxury-style safaris

                                                             A peek into a luxurious bedroom of luxury-style accommodation

First Published by African Geographic

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