Meal Plans. What is Half Board, Full Board & All Inclusive?

What is Half Board, Full Board & All Inclusive?

Planning an African safari can be challenging due to the numerous aspects to consider. Some of these aspects include selecting a destination, means of transportation, activities, and arranging for your lodging. All camps and lodges offer a meal plan, which can range from Half Board to Full Board to All Inclusive.

The majority of safari lodges and camps provide all-inclusive packages. Some, on the other hand, operate on a full board basis, with all food included but guests pay for drinks.

Beach accommodation typically operates on a half-board or bed-and-breakfast basis, but check with your safari specialist before booking to learn more.

RO = Room Only.
No food or drink included.

BB = Bed and breakfast
Accommodation plus breakfast – the breakfast is sometimes described as continental which tends to include some bread and/or pastries, sometimes jams, hams and cheeses, and tea and coffee or as Full breakfast which includes all the hot stuff like sausage, egg, bacon, and often also cereal, yoghurt, fruit etc).

HB = Half Board
This means room, breakfast and one meal a day is included, in many places this is fixed as either lunch or dinner, in others, it can be taken either at lunch or dinner. Occasionally this may include a fixed amount of house wine with the meal but not often).

FB = Full Board
As above, but includes both lunch and dinner)

AI – All Inclusive
This is typically FB plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and other services such as laundry. The better camps and lodges in Africa for an African safari offer all-inclusive packages so you can enjoy your experience and not worry about costs at every turn.  These all-inclusive safaris cover three meals daily, snacks and sundowners in the bush, all local drinks, Sundowners and two activities with experienced guides. This is by far the best way to experience Africa.