Safari Style Descriptions
There are several different types of safari or 'safari styles' - choose one to suit you best.
Lodges can be one building, with rooms aligned along a corridor like a hotel. Or, as is more often the case in Tanzania, the lodges are bade up of many separate buildings. Bungalows or stone chalets are designed to accommodate two individual rooms, each with it's own modern bathroom. There will be a well stocked bar, restaurant and lounge area, often a swimming pool and maybe a sun-deck/star viewing platform. Lodges usually have 24hr power supplied by generators/solar.
Permanent Tented Camps
These so called camps are effectively lodges, made mostly out of canvas. You get all the comforts of a lodge but with the added bonus of feeling part of the bush. They range from medium level all the way through to the super luxurious. Each tent is normally built on it's own raised wooden or stone platform. You have a private balcony and modern en-suite bathroom facilities. The tents of the top end camps will be more like a hotel suite with a lounge area, writing desk, 24 hr electricity etc. There will be a well stocked bar, restaurant and lounge area, often a swimming pool and maybe a sun-deck/star viewing platform.
Mobile Tented Camps
These are a step up from the standard style of camping (detailed below). There is too much equipment for it to travel with you in the safari vehicle. Instead a truck travels in advance with a team of staff. They set up the camp before you arrive. These camps stay in the same place for at least several nights in a row, before being moved again. In locations such as Serengeti there are Mobile Tented Camps that follow the pattern of the migration, and they will often remain in the same location for several weeks at a time.
- Large walk-in canvas tent with veranda
- Real beds with all bedding
- Ensuite toilet and shower
- Mess tent and lounge area
- Dining facilities as you would expect at a restaurant
- Lanterns/solar lights and sometimes a generator
'Budget Camping' or sometimes 'Bush Camping'. In many locations this is the most affordable style of accommodation.
Unless otherwise stated the client is not expected to put up tents or take part in any other domestic camp duty. These tasks will be done by the guide/cook team. Most campsites offer basic toilet/shower facilities, but if there are none then Wild Things will include all necessary equipment.
- Light weight Dome tents
- A quality foam mattress per person
- Bedding - sheet/blanket/pillow
- Basic eating and drinking utensils
- Stools or camping chairs and table
- Wash basin
- Lanterns/solar lights
Camping can also be slightly upgraded to include a larger tent with camp beds, if the idea of a mattress on the ground does not appeal. Discuss the options with your safari consultant.