Kamaroutes created the Kamaroutes Index, a 6 level rating scale below for its partner properties, based on their star grading, facilities, reviews from past travellers and their rates.
BASIC: This rating is for campsites and backpackers hostels. Here, only the camping spot or bed is included; clients take care of their meals and activities. A communal kitchen and ablution facilities are usually available. These properties are ideal for camping enthusiasts and travellers on a very tight budget.
STANDARD: This rating is for accommodations like restcamps in national parks, “luxury” backpackers hostels and glamping (glamorous camping) grounds. No meal or activity included, but your room, kitchen and bathroom are private. Star grading for this type of accommodation is usually 2 stars and is ideal for travellers on a tight budget but who need their privacy.
COMFORT: Here breakfast is included by default but can be removed if clients request it. You get a private and well-furnished room/apartment with amenities like air conditioner, bar fridge, coffee station and TV. This type of accommodation is usually 3 stars and is ideal for travellers on a budget but looking for above-average services.
SUPERIOR: This category is best described as “ charming with a touch of luxury”. All meals and activities included here ( city tours, game drives etc…). This type of accommodation is usually 4 stars and is ideal for travellers who want to experience luxury without breaking the bank.
LUXURY: The rate here is typically from 500 Euros per person sharing per night. These are hotels and lodges with a distinctive architecture and impeccable service. This type of accommodation is usually 5 stars and is ideal for travellers who want only the best.
HIGH END: Exclusive hotels which can only welcome a very small amount of guests at once. High end hotels in out selection are priced from 1000 Euros per person per night and must be booked at least a year in advance. This type of accommodation is ideal for special occasions and once in a lifetime experiences.