Safari Accommodation Options

For all multi-day safaris you can choose between the options CAMPING, SIMPLE LODGE and STANDARD LODGE.

 

What is camping?

You will sleep at small camping tents at designated campsites that have shared sanitary installations, including toilets and showers. There is security at the campsites. Your tent will be set up for you. A cook who will prepare your meals - dinner, breakfast and lunch box at the campsite. All camping equipment, including tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, is provided for you. Camping safari is the most affordable option. It is usually possible to charge your phones, photo cameras etc. at the shared installations, but please be aware of the fact that electricity at remote locations is not always reliable, and might not be available at all time. It is a beautiful experience to sleep at a tent in the middle of the nature where you can hear all animal sounds at night and feel that you are deep inside Africa.

 

Fig Tree Campsite

 

Haven Nature Campsite

Fig Tree and Haven Nature Campsites are used for:

* 2 days/1 nights camping option
* 3 days/2 nights camping option (both nights)
* 4 days/3 nights camping option - Night 1
* 5 days/4 nights camping option - Nights 1 and 4

 

Nyani Campsite

Nyani Campsite is used for:

* 4 days/3 nights camping option - Night 2
* 5 days/4 nights camping option - Night 2

 

Simba Campsite

Simba Campsite is used for:

* 4 days/3 nights camping option - Night 3
* 4 days/3 nights simple lodge option - Night 3
* 5 days/4 nights camping option - Night 3
* 5 days/4 nights simple lodge option - Night 3

 

What is Simple Lodge?

Simple lodges are basic, functional accommodation. You will stay either at a room of a bungalow/building or at large tents (where you can fully stand up), which are fully furnished with a regular bed (with mosquito netting) and other furniture and with its own en-suit toilet and shower. There is a restaurant where you will take your dinner and breakfast. En-route you will have a lunch box that is prepared at the lodge where you had your breakfast on the same day. Please note that the Simple Lodge option is not availble for some nights on some itineraries, so you will do camping where this is the case (see above Simba Campsite). Please refer to the itinerary description for details. There is electricity at your room, but please be aware of the fact that electricity at remote locations is not always reliable, and might not be available at all time. Hot showers might or might not be available. This option is the best choice if you prefer a more comfortable experience than camping, but you are still looking at your budget.

 

Fig Tree Lodge

 

Haven Nature Lodge

Fig Tree and Haven Nature Lodges are used for:

* 2 days/1 nights simple lodge option
* 3 days/2 nights simple lodge option (both nights)
* 4 days/3 nights simple lodge option - Night 1
* 5 days/4 nights simple lodge option - Night 1 and 4

Seronera Rest House or Serengeti Youth Hostel (no pictures) are used for:

* 4 days/3 nights simpe lodge option - Night 2
* 5 days/4 nights simpe lodge option - Night 2

 

What are Standard Lodges?

Standard Lodges are hotels of the 3 to 4 star category. They offer all amenities of hotels that you can expect at that category, including a pool, wifi internet (sometimes only at common areas), possibly nighttime entertainment, room service etc. Your room will be more spacious in comparison to Simple Lodge and will have higher quality furniture and decoration. You will have an en-suite bathroom with hot shower and toilet. The hotels of this category usually run generators for constant electricity supply.

 

Ngorongoro Farm House

 

Ngorongoro Farm House is used for:

* 2 days/1 nights standard lodge option
* 3 days/2 nights standard lodge option (both nights)
* 4 days/3 nights standard lodge option - Night 1
* 5 days/3 nights standard lodge option - Nights 1 and 4

If booked out, alternative accommodation are Highview Hotel Karatu and Eileen's Trees Inn Karatu

 

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp is used for:

* 4 days/3 nights standard lodge option - Night 2
* 5 days/4 nights standard lodge option - Night 2

 

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge is used for:

* 4 days/3 nights standard lodge option - Night 3
* 5 days/4 nights standard lodge option - Night 3

If booked out, alternative accommodation is Ngorongoro Wildcamp.

 

Travelers who have booked different accommodation (Camping, Simple Lodge & Standard Lodge) will usually join one safari vehicle and will be accommodated at their respective accommodation options, which are relatively close to each other.