All standard game-viewing activities are usually included too, although some properties offer certain activities as optional extras that incur an additional cost. For example, in some areas walking safaris and night game drives require you to be accompanied by a ranger and this costs a little extra.
However, in other camps these same activities are included, so it really depends on the individual camp and what is offered as standard. Specialist activities, such as hot air ballooning and scenic flights, are generally arranged with outside suppliers and therefore incur an additional charge. Premium drinks are usually not included.
Laundry services are included at almost all lodges and this is particularly important and useful since internal scheduled and charter aircraft flights within Africa have very strict baggage limits (23kg in Zambia, 20kg in South Africa and Botswana, and just 15kg in Kenya and Tanzania, including hand luggage), and there is therefore a need to pack lightly. Towels and basic toiletries are also always included.
Several of our favourite camps and lodges are amongst the most luxurious properties in the world, with private plunge pools overlooking the plains, decadent décor and world-class chefs serving cuisine rivalling top city restaurants – all this is included in your stay. Also included in every safari, of course, are the incredible experiences and memories that will last a lifetime – the extraordinary skills of your safari guide, chilled sundowners served in the middle of nowhere, a romantic meal eaten under a billion stars.