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Choosing a good Safari Lodge in Africa

A room at the mountains of the moon hotel - fort portal, Uganda

Planning for your first or next Safari in Africa should be easy after knowing the top things to consider while choosing a safari lodge.

There is so much beauty in this land that you will need to choose a better place to stay in and wake up to amazing sunrises & fresh air. Our safari experts came up with some of the best things, you would consider to plan a perfect safari.


SAFARI LODGE LOOKS & AMBIENCE

When choosing a safari lodge in Africa, the ambience contributes a lot. Most visitors are looking for that one thing that will give them a whole different experience. The stunning looks for the lodge should contribute on whether you want to stay there or not. Most lodges have been built with the best architectural designs and at the same time, they have been built with re-usable materials like grass and wood.

Paraa Safari lodge

Swimming pool at the Paraa Safari lodge – Murchison

 

SAFARI LODGE SERVICE

A good lodge will offer the best Quality service to their clients irrespective of their origin or beliefs. While choosing a good place to stay in, the service given to previous clients will convince you that your stay will be awesome. Before booking, take a look at the safari lodge reviews so that you can have a clear picture. Common sites like Trip-Advisor have most of these lodges in Africa and it’s easy to look up a review for a certain lodge/hotel.

Ishasha Jungle lodge

A waitress at the Ishasha Jungle lodge

 

SAFARI LODGE ACTIVITIES

While Staying at your lodge, will there be any other activities? Most visitors prefer to be engaged in various activities that can keep them busy during the day. A Good safari lodge will have an option to take you for a game drive experience, hiking, boat experience and more interesting activities. In Uganda, there are a number of lodges located within the Murchison falls national park, and you have a chance to enjoy Game viewing experiences while here. In Bwindi forest as well, most of the lodges are located near the park and visitors can get to plan for their gorilla trekking safari while here.

 

SAFARI LODGE ACCOMMODATION

Planning to stay in a cottage, room, Banda or tent? This is also one of the major key factors visitors consider while choosing a good safari lodge. Some places offer rooms without Bandas or camping tents and you would be interested in having a different lodging experience. There are many lodges with different accommodation types and while choosing a better place to stay in, this should be one of the reasons. Most of the safari lodges have websites and you can browse through their gallery to check their facilities if they match your expectations.

Bush lodge

The bush lodge in Queen Elizabeth park, Uganda

SAFARI BUDGET

Your budget will determine the kind of safari lodge you will stay in on your trip to Africa. You can plan to stay in a Luxury Safari lodge or prefer to stay in a budget lodge according to your budget. The price of accommodation at the safari lodges also matters, and you can decide or compare with different other options to have the best option matching your budget. Popular sites like Booking or AirBnB show prices of different hotels & lodges and it’s easier to compare your options.

Mweya

A room at the Mweya Safari Lodge

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