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Planning2017-10-04T22:33:37+00:00

We’ll get you there.

We plan every detail of your safari, so you can relax and enjoy Africa. Start by exploring our destinations and envisioning your perfect trip.  Then complete our questionnaire, to better define your vision and help us create the perfect trip for you.

If you need help finding the right destinations for you, feel free to contact us. You may also want to take mental notes when watching travel or wildlife documentaries, reading articles, or hearing a friend’s safari experience in Africa.

We can then help you sort our your priorities – budget, accommodations, schedule and activities – and work together to coordinate your trip with the seasons and other natural events.

We’re always happy to help.

So we can create a trip that’s just right for you.

Commonly asked questions

When beginning to plan your safari, many travelers experience sticker shock at the cost of an international air ticket to Africa alone. A bargain fare in the off season from New York to Johannesburg, South Africa or to Nairobi, Kenya (two major hubs) is in the neighborhood of $1,200 including taxes. If you wait until the last minute (3 months or less prior to travel date), you will more likely pay around $2,000 for the same ticket.
Safari prices relate directly to the length of your trip and the level of comfort you are seeking; both factors cause safari prices to differ immensely. You can get a rough idea of budget for your trip if you know the number of travelers, the number of days and level of comfort:

EXCLUSIVE – Expect to pay $600/person per day

LUXURY – Expect to pay between $400 to $600/person per day

BASIC – Expect to pay between $200 to $400/person per day

Once you’ve determined what your safari budget is aside from International airfare, you can begin to think of your priorities on safari. Unless you have a limitless budget and no time restrictions, you will be asked to prioritize your wants and needs for your trip. In general, safaris get more expensive for the following reasons:

  • the accommodation is more luxurious / or more modern
  • the accommodation is more remote/ ‘off the beaten track’
  • the type of transportation used (tour bus, land rover, charter flight)
  • how many flights are needed to complete the itinerary
  • whether the safari is private or part of a group
  • the particular countries chosen to visit
  • whether or not you are traveling alone

If you are looking to make your safari more affordable, you may consider:

  • being flexible with dates to go
  • being flexible with destinations to visit
  • going with a larger group/ or a set departure
  • going with an even numbered party
  • choosing countries to visit where you can do more activities on your own schedule
  • downgrading your level of accommodation

For more detailed information about costs, please fill out the questionnaire, or contact us.

There are numerous kinds of accommodation available while on safari. Factors such as your budget, location, views, dining options, comfortability, size of lodge/camp, activities, game viewing potential and family friendly accommodation are some of the factors to consider when choosing your lodging.

There is accommodation to suit different tastes and needs. At various destinations in your trip, you may choose to change the kind of accommodation you wish to stay in, creating a diverse trip where it’s possible to experience different styles of lodging and atmospheres to meet your personal wishes. To give you an idea of what’s out there, here are the most common and popular styles of lodging;

  • Safari Lodges

    This generally refers to a solid, permanent, non-moving structure/building. Lodges will vary substantially in terms of comfort, activities available, and design. Rooms will have en-suite ablution facilities, and common areas are usually extensive, with facilities such as a swimming pool, dining rooms, viewing decks or gardens.

  • Tented Lodges

    Tented lodges are similar to regular lodges, however the walls of the accommodation are canvas. Permanent structures are used throughout, with tented rooms (generally with solid frames and wooden  doors) built on concrete or wooden decks. Tented lodges range from humble to luxurious, but almost all will have en-suite  ablution facilities. Many have central areas, viewing decks or pools.

  • Bush Camps

    Bush camps are sometimes built seasonally (referred to as seasonal tented camps) or for longer amounts of time and offer an up-close experience with the beautiful, natural surrounds. Comfort levels vary, as well as the kind of ablution facilities available. Some bush camps are ‘open-fronted’ for gorgeous views day and night.

  • Traditional Mobile Camps

    Mobile camps are likely to be in one spot for a few days before crew members pack it up and move onto a new area in your journey. They consist of walk-in tents with proper beds, furniture and private ablution facilities.