Costing explained

Costings

  • Rates quoted exclude international and domestic flights, insurance and visa fees
  • Remember to pay attention to what is included and excluded specific to each property and experience.
  • Most accommodation venues have a range of room types that vary in costs
  • Rates displayed are for adults sharing and most venues charge a single occupancy surcharge.
  • Child rates vary from lodge to lodge - some offer reduced rates or family rooms.
  • Where possible we will negotiate better room rates for you. We'll always do what we can to bring your rate down.

How to manage your budget

There are a couple of major factors that influence the cost of your trip for you to consider.

  • Accommodation: Accommodation usually makes up the bulk of your costs, so where you stay has the biggest impact on your budget. Options range widely, from a few hundred dollars to over $1500 per person per night. 

o    Remember to pay attention to what's included and excluded. A lodge with all-inclusive rates may seem more expensive, but a lower-priced lodge may charge exorbitant rates for your drinks, laundry, internet or other extras.

o    The time you spend on safari also has an impact.  Safari lodges charge premium rates and are often significantly higher than city or beach properties. Reducing the length of your safari portion will certainly reduce what it costs!

  • Your travel dates: Every destination has busy peak season rates, which can be as much as double the low season rates. Sometimes there are also mid seasons, priced between the two. If your travel dates are flexible, we can advise you on how to benefit from mid and low season rates.

o    It's important to be aware that the prices shown on our website are listed as a price range, taking season and room type into account. (Most other websites only list the low season, basic room rate). So if the price you're quoted is higher than the low end prices you see online, it's because you're probably requesting travel dates that fall outside of low season.

o    The time you spend on safari also has an impact.  Safari lodges charge premium rates and are often significantly higher than city or beach properties. Reducing the length of your safari will certainly reduce what it costs!

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