From the dusty tents of explorers to exquisite eco-conscious lodges and hotels, safari in African has come a long way in the past hundred years without losing any of its romance and adventure. Today, many tented camps mirror the grandeur and opulence of days gone by, while others have completely reinvigorated the safari lodge, offering a brand-new take on African aesthetics, authenticity and luxury.

luxury tented lodge in southern Africa

Mid range accommodation:
in bwindi impenetrable National park Uganda

You can also see, do and even taste much more – think top-of-the-range off-road vehicles, hot-air ballooning, glamping (glamorous camping), fly-in safaris and contemporary gourmet dining. The entire experience is enriched by cultural, historical and environmental orientation as well as knowing that as a guest you are integral to a sustainable and holistic conservation model. So – adventure, wildlife, cultural enrichment, highly intuitive and personalised service – what’s not to love about a luxury African safari?

Budget accommodation in southern africa

Xavier safaris offers four distinct tiers of accommodation designed to suit all budgets and tastes. Ranging from traditional camping out under the stars(budget) all the way up to the Midrange (3 star) and luxury (4 star). your safari can be designed to use only one tier of accommodation or to mix and match.

Mid range tented accommodation in southern Africa

 

In addition to these four tiers of accommodation, there are also three types of accommodation: camping, tented lodges, and permanent structural lodges.

It’s hard to pick the best when talking about accommodation in Africa, below is the list 3 star lodges and hotels that Xavier safari offers during it’s African safari.

(1)Lake Victoria view guest house:

Location: Entebbe, Uganda

This guest house is nestled in a beautiful quiet neighborhood with an impressive view over Lake Victoria, away from modern civilization, but only 40m from Kampala, the capital, and 12 minutes drive from Entebbe airport.



Old African grass thatched self contained accommodation

(2) Rushaga Gorilla Camp:

Location: Kisoro Rushaga-Bwindi Impenetrable National park- Uganda Africa

Rushaga Gorilla Lodge sits comfortably at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a primeval forest and lush jungle region in south west Uganda. This national park is home to wild gorillas, forest elephants and 203 species of bird endemic to the area. Located a 20 minute walk from the  gorilla briefing point

Rushaga gorilla lodge swimming pool with bwindi impenetrable national park in the Background
Rushaga gorilla lodge restaurant and bar building with great views of the bwindi forest

Park View safari lodge:

Location: Kyambura Queen elizabeth national park Uganda Africa

Park view safari lodge is a mid-range 3 star accommodation located in the Kyambura area overlooking Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is an ideal accommodation option for Tourists on their Uganda safari as they explore the “medley of wonders”. The lodge feature beautiful African grass thatched cottages that offer ideal self contained accommodation.

 

Park view safari lodge cottage with dining and bar in background
Park view safari lodge swimming pool with great views of Queen Elizabeth National Park

(3)Pakuba Safari Lodge:

Location: Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Africa

Pakuba Safari Lodge is nestled on the Eastern Bank of the Albert Nile in Murchison Falls National Park overlooking the spectacular Albert River Nile in Murchison falls national park Ugandans’ biggest national park.

Pakuba Safari lodge accommodation cottages
Pakuba lodge swimming pool

(4) Mara sopa Lodge

Location: Masai mara game reserve.Kenya-Africa

 Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.

Mara sopa lodge swimming pool with restaurant and bar in background
mara sopa cottages

(5) Farm of dreams lodge:

Location:Karatu Arusha Tanzania Africa

The lodge offers spectacular sweeping views of the hills and close distant to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. The warm and cosy rooms overlook the reserve and tropical gardens, the large en-suite bathrooms include WC, shower and wash basins as well as luxurious toiletries.this lodge is close to lake Manyara National park, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national Park.

Farm of dreams lodge swimming pool with restaurant and reception in background
Farm of Dreams lodge accommodation cottages

(6) Kati Kati tented camp:

Location: Serengeti National Park Tanzania Africa

Kati Kati tented camp is strategically situated in central Serengeti bush , ideal for exploring the extensive Serengeti plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp.

Kati Kati tented lodge
Kati Kati tented lodge dining tent

(7) Ngorongoro Sopa lodge:

Location: Ngorongoro crater rim Tanzania

Ngorongoro Sopa lodge has wonderful magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Ngorongoro sopa lodge swimming pool with restaurant and bar in background

Ngorongoro Swiming pool overlooking Ngorongoro crater

(8) serengeti sopa lodge:

Location:Serengeti National park Tanzania

Serengeti sopa lodge Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of outstanding natural beauty – An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.

Serengeti sopa lodge swimming pool with restaurant in background
waterbucks with serengeti sopa lodge accommodation cottages

(9)Road lodge South gate:

Location: Johannesburg South Africa

The Road Lodge Southgate is Located south of Johannesburg South Africa, it is situated close to the Southgate Mall and is close to various sport and cultural attractions.

Road lodge southgate hotel Johannesburg
Road lodge southgate reception lounge

(10) Tremisana Game Lodge:

Location: Kruger National Park South Africa

Tremisana is the largest and leading lodge in this section of Kruger National Park north east of South Africa, plus a two-bedroomed guesthouse. We can accommodate a maximum of 34 guests. Every unit is self contained and all units are air-conditioned. With excellent sightings of animals inordinately large number of animals like Lesser Bushbaby, Scrub Hare, Large-Spotted Genet as well as Porcupine, Wild Cat, Civet and Aardvark.

TRemisana game lodge chalet by the swimming pool

Kigali serena hotel Rwanda

On an enchanting boulevard in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, in a secure location just a five-minute walk from the CBD, lies Kigali Serena Hotel. A distinctively rich blend of Rwandan heritage, art and culture with contemporary 5-star comfort in 148 sophisticated rooms and suites, Serena Kigali hotel provides a private and peaceful retreat like no other for discerning international diplomats and executives. with Relaxed and stylish, the colourful Sokoni Restaurant is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens and overlooks the pool. A popular meeting place for guests and locals alike, it is renowned for its colourful cocktails, globe-trotting cuisine and vibrant live music.

Kigali serena hotel Rwanda

Kyaninga lodge Fort portal uganda

Nestled On the Edge of An Extinct Volcanic Crater Lake at The Foot of The Rwenzori Mountains Where the Great Rift Valley Meets the Mighty Congo Basin,

this ultimate well-set African luxury lodge experience in Uganda. Located north of Kibale National Park in western Uganda

The luxury Kyaninga lodge in fort portal western Uganda

Protea Hotel Entebbe

Set on landscaped grounds facing Entebbe Airport and Lake Victoria, this casual hotel is a 4-minute walk from White Sands Beach and 4 km from Entebbe International Airport.

Protea hotel Entebbe Uganda