Planning Your First Safari
Let the fun begin
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.
Africa has so many unique experiences on offer and by reading this you're one step closer.
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Where to 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 Botswana? Or a safari-beach combo?
See The Big 5
A usual key factor. For this the best chance of seeing the Big Five, we would recommend Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana or South Africa.
How much does a safari cost?
This depends on a number of factors 1) How many people are travelling 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 it costs between £5,000-£10,000 per adult for a 10-12 night safari. this tends to be on a fully inclusive basis and includes international flights.
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.