Planning Your First Safari

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If you haven’t been on an African safari before and this is your first time planning such an adventure, then you are in for a treat! Safari holidays offer so many unique experiences in dream settings, just waiting for you to enjoy. There is no better holiday in our minds.

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Africa has so many unique experiences on offer, and by reading this, you're one step closer.

Should you want to jump straight to planning, fill out our enquiry form.

Where to go

There are many renowned, world-class safari destinations. Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Rwanda—where do I go?

To answer this, it's handy to know if you have any specific safari goals. For example, is seeing wildlife the main purpose? Have you wanted to see The Great Migration up close on plains of the Serengeti or Masai Mara? Are you keen to climb the ancient sand dunes of the Namib Desert, or would you prefer a land-and-water based safari in The Okavango Delta? Or a Safari & Beach combo?

The Big 5

A usual key factor. For this the best chance of seeing the Big Five, we would recommend Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana & South Africa.

Top tip: Book in advance

As many of the safari camps cater for small numbers, they do book up quickly, especially in peak season. We'd suggest booking at least 6 months, preferably a year, in advance.

Top Tip: Don't cram it in

Don't try and fit everything into one trip. Rushing through areas or even countries in a 1 week holiday can be troublesome. Don't plan like it's your last safari; it will more likely be the first of many.

How much does a safari cost?

This depends on a number of factors 1) How many people are traveling 2) When you want to travel 3) How long you want to travel for 4) The level of accommodation you are after 5) The ages of any children travelling.

Ballpark figures, generally, our safaris costs between £4,000-£10,000 per adult for a 10 to 12 night trip on a all inclusive basis. Children under 12 tend to be charged half price and those under 6 are often free.

What next? Time to get in touch

You can spend a lot of time going through websites full of lodges and itinerary suggestions, often with misleading 'from prices'. It can be endless... The simplest way to start is by talking to us. We will point you in the right direction, save you time, make you feel confident in your itinerary, and deliver a fantastic safari.

Top tip for Honeymooners

Safari Beach combinations are proven to make fantastic honeymoons. This exotic combination strikes the perfect balance between adventure, luxuryand romance.

Top tip for families

Stay in one country. Traveling with young children can be stressful and as many of our destinations offer such range, there is often little need to cross borders.

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