Below is a guide to African Safari Costs. Please note these are estimates as to what the price of a holiday to Africa is, and should only be used as a guideline.
What will my African safari cost?
One of the first questions we ask when we starting to plan an African safari tour for our clients is: ”what budget should we work within?”
Now, this isn’t because we are trying to extract the maximum amount of money out of you, but rather it is the best guideline as to what we should offer you.
There are a myriad of accommodation offerings, experiences and destinations available, all with differing price points that will all drive the price of a holiday to Africa. Apples for apples, we will always have the best price and strive to offer maximum value, regardless of how much you have to spend.
As a very rough rule of thumb, here are is an example of what you can expect to pay for a 10 day safari:
Here are examples of what you can expect to pay for a 10 day safari:
- Value/Budget Safaris: USD2,500 - USD3,500 per person, excluding international flights
- Mid-range/Standard Safaris: USD3,500 - USD5,500 per person, excluding international flights
- Top-end/Luxury Safaris: USD7,500 and above per person, excluding international flights
- Certain destinations carry a price premium to others (i.e remote safari areas of Botswana and Mozambique on a fully inclusive basis will cost more than a South African tour that includes areas such as Cape Town and the Garden Route)
- We can work within any budget (almost) and rather clarify how much you would like to spend for your chosen experience than book elsewhere as it is deemed cheaper.
Seasonal Price differences for a safari holiday to southern Africa
For the traveller that is flexible with their travel dates, it is possible to have a greatly discounted safari without necessarily sacrificing the quality of the safari experience. See out current specials section for more.
Green Season safaris in the safari circuit (Botswana and Namibia) will reduce your price dramatically, and travelling outside of the summer in South Africa will also yield discounts.
The pricing differences in high season versus low season is often driven primarily by visitor volumes from international travel markets (north American and European summer holidays) and by booking shoulder seasons you can find reduced rates and still have good weather.