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One little-known fact about an African safari vacation is you can personalize your adventure to suit your style, your desires, and your budget. Want to experience your natural world lux a la mode? There’s no limit to the high-end life on safari. But if your holiday resources are more middle-of-the-road, or even off-road, the world of safari will be happy to accommodate you as well.
The safari journey used to be the exclusive possession of the elite and well-to-do. Think visions of steamer trunks and a support staff of valets. Today, the world of travel and adventure has opened its horizons so everyone, from the banker to the vagabond can easily slip into the welcoming realm of our beautiful wildlife and stunning national parks.
So What Makes a Safari Economical… Or Not?
There are lots of considerations that will determine your safari’s bottom line – the first is time. Are you going on an overnight jaunt or a 14-day expedition?
That’s not to say a longer adventure is unaffordable – there are just several factors that will help bring your costs down.
High rollers like to travel during the high or peak seasons. But you’ll get your best deals during the low season of April through June.
How many are traveling in your party? Not only is the more the merrier, but the cost per person goes down as your group size increases. And if you opt for a group joining safari – traveling with other like-minded safari lovers – the costs decrease still more.
On the other hand, if budget is not a concern, your party of two can safari privately for months during peak season, stay at the most luxurious lodges, and also have a splendid time.
Nighttime is the Right Time
Here’s another factor that will determine the financial parameters of your African safari – your accommodation. We offer lodges and tented camps in every budget category – from economy to comfort to luxury.
All our accommodation choices are clean, comfortable, and safe, with internet and Wi-Fi connectivity. The more upscale spots offer extras like massage, spa, Ayurveda, dinner at a Maasai homestead, babysitting, and other extras.
For those whose budget falls somewhere between luxury and economy, we offer a wide range of attractive lodges and tented camps with plenty of family-friendly activities: swimming pools, guided walking safaris, and dances around the boma.
Living the Life
You don’t need a significant budget to enjoy your safari to Africa, but if you are looking for some special moments to enhance your experience, here are a few that are sure to bring back some special memories:
If your journey takes you to the Masai Mara, try the optional hot air balloon safari. You’ll rise with the sun to float over the park, ushering in the new day as the land and wildlife come alive below.
Bordering the Mara, you may opt to visit some of the private conservancies where the number of safari-goers is limited and the game sightings are numerous in the company of your exclusive guide.
Finally, if you’d like to arrive in style, consider a fly-in safari. You’ll take off from Nairobi or the Kenya coast and wing into an airstrip bordering your selected parks. One of our guides will be there to welcome you in a 4 x 4 Safari Jeep. An incredible way to launch your safari holiday.
Want some more suggestions on how to economize or luxuriate on your own safari adventure? Just contact us and we’ll personalize your journey exactly to your liking.