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! Africa offers so many dream destinations and unique experiences, just waiting for you to enjoy.

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If this is your first time on safari, then you are in for a treat! Africa has so much to offer, so many unique experiences, and by reading this, you're one step closer. Should you want to jump straight to planning, fill in our Enquiry Form.

Where should I go?

There are nine renowned world-class safari destinations. South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda, so 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 goal? 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 Botswana's Okavango Delta? Or a safari-beach combo?

I want to see The Big 5

A usual key factor. For this the best chance of seeing the Big Five, we would recommend South Africa's Sabi Sands, Tanzania's Serengeti or Kenya's Masai Mara.

Top tip: Book in advance

As many of the safari camps cater for small numbers, they do book up quick, especially in the peak seasons. We'd suggest booking at least 6 months, preferably a year. Though that doesn't mean it can't be done on shorter notice.

Top Tip: Don't cram it in

The best piece of advice is to try and fit everything into one trip. Rushing through areas or even countries in a 1-2 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?

A complicated question, which depends on 1) How many people are travelling 2) When you want to travel? 3) How long you want to go for? 4) The level of accommodation you are after...

Ball part figures, generally it costs between £5,000-£10,000 per adult for a 14 day safari. This is normally on a fully inclusive basis, including international flights. Children under 12 tend to be half price, and children under 6 are commonly free (when sharing a room with adults). Discounts are often available for bigger families and group bookings.

So what next? Time to get in touch...

You can spend a lot of time going through our websites full of lodges and itinerary suggestions. 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, luxury and romance.

Top tip for families

Stay in one country. Travelling 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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