Our Favorite Safari Camps and Lodges

2 min Read July 23, 2010

Our Favorite Safari Camps and Lodges

Choosing the right safari accommodation is no easy task. Should you opt for a mobile camp, a luxury tented camp, or a lodge? When helping clients decide where to stay, we’re sometimes asked what our favorites are. Of course, we all have our personal preferences and we thought it would be fun to share them here on our blog. Yvette was first in line and her top choices are ….

Jao Camp

Jao is located in Botswana‘s Okavango Delta. It’s a beautifully designed camp in a great location in a private concession area. This allows for some off-road tracking and night drives which translates into excellent game viewing. The variety of activities on offer can’t be beat like the mokoro rides, sleep-outs and walking safaris. The spa facilities and the wonderful staff here are just the cherry on top. Jao is not a cheap place to stay, but compared to other similarly priced properties, I think it’s the best. More about Jao …

Toka Leya

Toka Leya, just outside Livingstone, Zambia, is a beautiful contemporary camp without being “too modern” and “out of place” for my taste. This isn’t a prime game viewing destination but basically you are here to see the Victoria Falls. It’s location is very convenient, away from the masses and big hotels closer to the falls, but close enough to enjoy all the activities in the area. The sundowner cruise in their small private boat, away from the crowds, is a fantastic way to end a perfect day. Toka Leya

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge is located in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa. The Manyeleti Reserve is huge, but with only one other property, there is minimal competing traffic on game drives. With an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, the game viewing is great. This lodge has excellent guides and the best outfitted game vehicles I’ve seen (including complimentary use of a pair binoculars, field guide, bird book, etc. per couple). The private plunge pool for each suite and the excellent food makes this camp a definite favorite. More about Tintswalo…

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