My wife and I have always thought of going on an African safari, but simply couldn't find the time (or the money, haha). However, now we have the time and a okay enough budget (~10k).
We are thinking of spending 4 days at a safari lodge, be lazy and go out for game watching. Now that I've started looking at lodges, I'm a little confused. I'm hoping you folks can help me understand a few things (and please pardon my ignorance).
The quotes I see online are marked as ZARxxx per person per night sharing. What does sharing mean? Do we not get our own room and private bath, but instead share it with another person/group?
What is a single supplement?
How do the lodges work- do they have set times when meals are served, and we share the table with other guests? How different are they from a hotel?
Are we allowed to go out hiking/exploring on our own around the lodge, or do we have to be accompanied with a ranger?
From checking out all the lodges, we are aiming for Savanna Game Lodge- seems the best we can afford, and promises that we will catch a glimpse of the Big 5 during our stay. But I am open to other suggestions!
Thanks a lot!Edited: 2:36 pm, February 12, 2014