All-inclusive accommodation means that you pay a set daily rate per person that includes your accommodation, all your meals, snacks, standard drinks plus your game viewing activities. It’s one of the reasons an all-inclusive Africa safari vacation might seem expensive at first glance, but is actually excellent value for money. By standard drinks, we mean soft drinks, like sodas, plus beer, wine and regular spirits. Excluded drinks differ from lodge to lodge but most often these are rare or exotic liquors. Some lodges do offer optional activities that must be paid for separately because they are provided by independent operators, for example hot air ballooning. All the lodge’s standard game viewing activities – such as game drives and guided nature walks – are included in the set daily rate.

Choosing an all-inclusive safari holiday means smart savings but with our expert advice it does not mean skimping on comfort or luxury. In fact, some of Africa’s most luxurious safari accommodationsoffer all-inclusive daily rates that incorporate unrestricted access to a sommelier-run wine cellar, superb gourmet cuisine and a rich range of game viewing activities in the care of some of Africa’s top professional guides. This standard of accommodation is all about delighting and surprising you, whether it’s a steaming, scented bath awaiting you after the evening game drive or an alfresco breakfast served at a scenic spot looking out over plains filled with zebra, wildebeest and antelope.

We’re the tailor-made safari specialists. Browse our sample all-inclusive Africa tours and safaris for vacation ideas, then let one of our Safari Experts create a custom itinerary based on your tastes, interests and preferred travel dates – she’ll make the most of your budget and time in Africa.

All-inclusive African Safaris: Travel Advice