Sleeping in a Safari: housing solutions
Have you decided to take part in a safari in Tanzania, but you don’t know exactly what to expect? In addition to relying on experts, we want to tell you some more information, such as, for example, what it’s like to sleep in a Safari. Maybe you don’t know that not all options are the same and there are different housing solutions that, obviously, have different costs and services.
Evaluate your budget, your needs and the comfort you’re looking for by choosing the most suitable housing solutions for you.
Housing solutions for a safari in Tanzania
If you are wondering where to sleep during a safari in Tanzania, you should know that this place offers a great variety of accommodation, each of which responds to a budget and a range of services. You can find cheaper solutions in contact with nature, such as campsites, recommended for example for the backpackers or for those who are looking for a wilder experience, but you can also find starred lodges for those who are looking for an experience full of comfort.
Choosing the right accommodation isn’t’ complicated, but it is important to keep in mind the differences and understand what you really need. In conclusion, knowing the type of holiday that you are looking for and your needs, you will surely find the best solution.
Are you looking for an exclusive holiday in contact with nature, but you don’t want to give up comfort? Lodges are for sure the solution for you. These are structures surrounded by nature, where, however, luxury is not lacking. They are recognizable because of their fixed masonry structure and because they have the reception and the common areas in the center while the bungalows for guests are positioned radially around them.
Most also have some extra services such as wi-fi or luxury options designed for the most demanding guests. In this case, you can here find more accessible lodges and others that are surely more expensive as they’re starred.
The second recommended solution is the one of tented camps. Why choose it? Do not think about the classic campsite with the tent to be set and various problems. Here, we are on another level. In the fixed tented camps, large tents are permanently builded on concrete floors, and you, as a guest, won’t have to transform into a modern Indiana Jones trying to pitch the tent before the sun goes down. The plus side is to find not only comfortable beds, but also electricity, showers and toilets.
The danger of insects? In order to sleep peacefully, it is possible to close the door of the tent with a zip, while large mosquito nets are applied to the windows, so that they allow the air to turn, but without letting the annoying specimens access. The tented camps differ in prices depending on the services. You should know that there are basic low cost ones, but also others that can be compared in all respects to resorts.
In addition to tented camps, we find the mobile ones too. In this case tents are not fixed on the floor, but they are customized according to the needs of the clients. Even in this case you don’t need to worry, the staff will assemble it for you.
A luxury, comfortable and practical solution that is not necessarily expensive is the one of the resorts. There is no shortage of hotels and resorts in Tanzania, the numerous tourists alternate moments in which they want to stay in contact with nature to others in which they seek comfort and pampering. This is why all-inclusive resorts can be an excellent idea to alternate wild experiences to the luxury and sophisticated ones.
Those who want to come into 100% contact with local customs and traditions, can consider homestay as an option. It is not always allowed, but, where it is possible, it cannot be ruled out. Being able to live and stay with local families gives you the opportunity to immerse 100% in the customs, rhythms and discover much more about a specific place.