HOW much will an African safari trip cost?
What Is Your Budget?
Be sure to make a realistic assessment of your budget relative to the actual costs of the trip. The total cost of a safari is based upon a wide variety of factors, including length of time spent in the bush, the quality of your accommodations (luxury tented camp or safari lodge or a modest mobile tented camping safari), the remoteness of your camp, the quality and type of vehicle you select, the level of experience of your guide, and extra costs.
A lower cost safari could take you to some of the best places, but expenses like game park fees, meals, bottled water, alcohol, airport transfers, and so forth can all be extra. Be aware that these costs can add substantially to your costs when you are considering whether or not to take an all-inclusive tour.
What Type of Accommodation Do You Prefer?
When considering what type of accommodations you want for your safari, remember that luxury in Africa doesn’t always equate to luxury in a 5-star hotel.
However, a luxury safari typically includes superb food and wine, small, exclusive safari camps established in the most desirable game viewing areas, fewer guests to a safari vehicle, knowledgeable guides and a high ratio of camp staff to guests. These would be in luxury tented camps and luxury safari lodges.
Alternatively, “roughing it” generally indicates a participation safari which means doing your own cooking with modest food, limited fresh water supply, camp areas that are sometimes crowded with tourists, less knowledgeable guides, and paying for park fees and other extra costs along the way.
All of our camps are divided into four classes to guide you in your decision:
Premier - 5 This is the highest level of camps in our portfolio and comprises our most elegant and stylish accommodations. These camps combine luxury and superbly designed architecture with the warm comforts of home and personal service.
Classic - 4 Our classic camps are generally exceptionally comfortable tented camps with permanent structures as well as lodges. All camps offer superb facilities and accommodation, tents are raised off the ground with interconnecting walkways with en-suite bathrooms.
Adventure - 3 Our Adventure tents are spacious and newly designed, with all the comforts and amenities provided. This creates the original safari atmosphere of an unhurried life-changing journey. This can also be part of a cycle safari, a walking safari and elephant back safaris.