How much an African safari cost is entirely dependent on a variety of items that we include in your safari package. Here we break down to you those factors. African safari costs are varied and range anything from $ 300 per night to $ 2,000 per night.
There are factors that are considered when we come to estimating how much an African safari cost. However, depending on your budget and level of comfort, we are able to tailor-make your safari to meet your expectations.
The Budget safari will cost approximately $ 200 per night, the Mid-range Safari $ 350 per night, the luxury safari $ 900 per night, and Extreme Luxury / Luxury + 3,000 per night.
So, one might wonder, what brings the difference in these costs?
Below, we shall discuss the factors that affect the final safari cost of your itinerary.
The lodge/camp/hotel is one of the most integral factors for a safari. Here we consider factors like rooms, meals, and service. While some lodges will be basic on service delivery, we have accommodation facilities that will go an extra mile in service delivery offering that extra that really goes a long way. Some hotels will have their rooms stocked with shampoos, gels, bug repellant, hair dryers, and WI-FI. When we come to foods, they provide special consideration for kosher, vegetarian, and gluten-free cuisine. Additionally, we cater to any special dietary requirements the guests may have.
The tourism industry is seasonal which means the visitor number can e high or low. Jul – October is usually a peak season for Kenya and Tanzania and the rates are high. This is as a result of the Wildebeest Migration which is a world wonder and attracts millions of visitors who come from all corners of the world to experience this magic. Thus, the guests have to dig deeper for their safari. April to May are low seasons and January, February, November, and part of December with the exception of Christmas are High seasons.
This will commonly refer to how you move. The parks in Kenya and Tanzania are not tarmacked and thus safari vehicles are the most preferred mode of transport as you get to pass the small town and cities in the country as see the amazing landscape.
However, due to the distances from one park to the other, the road can be tiring to some clients thus they prefer to go by air which is faster and less tiresome. Transport by air will be expensive as opposed to road transport and will definitely have an impact on your safari.
- Location of the Lodge/Camp/Hotel
Lodges/camps which are located inside the National parks or Game Reserves are notably costly. However, the quality of the game drive while inside the park is good. Some lodges/camps have an exclusive location to private conservancies enjoying some level of privacy. This kind of camps and lodges will tend to be expensive for such a reason.
- Entrance fees
All parks in Kenya, Tanzania Uganda, & Rwanda have entrance fees which are charged to every single client that enters the park. The amounts range from one park to the other depending on the quality of attraction the park is thought to have.
- Extra Activities;
Here we refer to activities such as Balloon Safari, Boat rides, Horse rides safaris, game walks, bush lunch, dinner, or breakfast. These activities spice up a safari in a very special way however, they have a price to them.