The idea of an African vacation conjures dreams of beige and khaki (in a cool way), sunset drives, wild animals roaring and running, and a campfire under a blanket of stars.
For many city-based folks, this might seem like an unattainable dream. But all-inclusive safari lodges and tours make it their mission to fulfill that ideal. All you need to do is find the one that you like best. And we’ve done all of the work for you.
Take a look at the best resorts in Africa and our favorite all-inclusive African vacations. We’re confident that you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Camp Kuzuma Chobe – Our Favorite Resort in Africa
If you’re looking for all-inclusive luxury, then this is the African resort for you. This incredible luxury campsite is situated in front of a bustling watering hole, where herds of elephants and various other game come to drink.
This all-inclusive African safari includes two game drives and walks every day of your stay. There is also a Chobe river cruise, where you can see the wildlife go by from the deck while sipping on your favorite drink.
All meals are included and are prepared by 5-star chefs in an African style. The three-course dinner is sure to end your day on a high note, especially when complemented with the sounds of nature and the calm evening air.
Another thing we love about Camp Kuzuma is that you can choose exactly how long you want your adventure to last (we expect forever), because it is not a set safari tour. If you’re looking for more information on this all inclusive African lodge, check out our full review of Camp Kuzuma.
Luxury Safari in Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is world-renowned for its incredible biodiversity and the sheer quantity of different fauna and flora. It is the ultimate African safari, and this is the ultimate all-inclusive African vacation.
This package includes six days of excitement, where you’ll go on game drives and guided walks to see the famous Big 5. The trip includes wonderful accommodation in the bush, where you can see all the stars from your own private little pool.
You also get to tuck into a traditional bush braai (barbecue) after a day of exploring. The feeling of sitting around a fire with new friends, breathing in the delicious smells and hearing the animals around you, is an experience you’ll never forget.
Kruger National Park African Resorts
Perhaps Kruger is where you’re wanting to go, but your time constraints are a little tighter. If so, this four-day safari is the perfect fit!
This safari includes a visit to Sudwala Caves and the surrounding butterfly parks and gardens. Early morning game drives are also included. And, while we know that it might be difficult to wake up at dawn, it’s worth it when you see the plains come to life alongside you.
After a day filled with beauty and excitement, you can come home to luxury accommodation in Marloth Park, where you’ll be treated to traditional dinners around a campfire. You can also sip your sundowners while watching the stars come out and blanket the sky.
If a four day trip to Africa – all-inclusive – sounds good to you, you can book here.
All-Inclusive Safari in Samburu National Park
If a shorter safari appeals to you, and you’d rather head over to Kenya, then this three-day safari will really hit the spot.
It includes multiple game drives through different reserves. You will have the chance to see elephants, giraffes, lions, zebras, oryx, and many other animals. And when you return from your adventures, you can sit around the campfire and share stories with your fellow guests.
There is so much to see and do in Nairobi, Kenya, that having a relatively short safari vacation might just suit you best. You can find out more information and book here.
Namib Desert Camping Safari
Namibia is a country like no other, with one of the sparsest human populations in the world in an arid landscape of dunes. Even the smell of the country is unique, and wonderful. The kind of smell where, when you randomly experience it while in a hallway halfway across the world, will mentally transport you back to this adventure.
On this safari you won’t just see animals in their natural habitat. You’ll also climb the famous Dune 45 and look out over endless dunes to your one side, and the sea to your other. From there, you’ll take an excursion out to Sesriem Canyon and see the desert in the early light of dawn.
While the heat can be intense in the summers, the tour is well organized to avoid the worst of it and keep you comfortable. You can find out more about this and other safari options in Namibia.
Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park Tour
This five day all-inclusive tour is not your standard safari. But if you are looking to explore one of the world’s most incredible road trip routes and everything that surrounds it, then this one’s for you!
The tour includes game drives, canoeing, cave explorations and even wine tasting, among other things. It’s a grand adventure along some of the most beautiful and biodiverse environments.
This popular tour allows you to choose the kind of accommodation that you want, according to your budget. There is also plenty of free time for you to explore or join in some of the offered extra activities. Find more information and book here.
Final Thoughts on All-Inclusive Resorts and Safaris in Africa
The wonderful thing about all-inclusive Africa vacations is that it takes all the stress off you. You don’t have to do a thing, and yet you’ll have some of the best experiences of your life. You can just sit back, relax, and know that you’re well taken care of.
That is particularly the case with the tours that we have explored here. Because there is nothing as wonderful as stepping into the unknown, while knowing that you’ll be completely safe, with your every need attended to.