Camping or Accommodated

Our accommodated tours are here to fill the gap between a camping experience and an expensive lodge-tour while our group camping tours allow you to have a truly African experience. On all our tours we offer both camping and accommodated guests travelling together. Other than the tent that you pitch or the bed that you sleep in, everything else about these tours is exactly the same.

Camping gives you the freedom to build your own little home every evening. We provide you with heavy duty canvas dome tents which are standing height (unless you’re over 6 foot) and approximately 2.5 x 2.5m across the base. On a camping tour, you need to provide your own pillow, sleeping bag and towel. The tents are easy to put up and have flexible self-supporting poles and there are no unnecessary pegs to fight with. There is a fly-sheet provided for rainy weather and a built-in mosquito net which should be kept closed at all times. Please make sure that you pay attention when the guides explain the correct way of putting up and taking down your tent as the incorrect use can cause problems with the tent. We also provide everyone with a sleeping mattress.

Camping is more affordable and you don’t have to rely on anyone for anything. If you choose the camping option, when the tour gets to a major city, we will put you up in twin accommodation so that you can have the comfort of a bed for the evening. Most of the camp sites we visit have good toilet and shower facilities, but hot water is sometimes a luxury. Fortunately, most places we visit on tour are warm! Some places that we visit are bush camps where there are no facilities (for example, the Okavango Delta).

On Accommodated tours, we have done all that we can to keep our fantastic low prices on these tours so the accommodation is not luxury but you can expect 2 – 4 star twin / double accommodation and the majority of it is en-suite. In some places, we also make use of permanent safari tents which are considered “accommodation”. We have selected accommodation that is in keeping with the areas we visit so there is a good variety. It is important to note that general accommodation standard in Southern Africa and East Africa Vary from size as well as the weather elements.