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Planning an African safari
Every destination is different, but $1,000 per person sharing per night is a good starting point. This estimation typically includes accommodation, expert guides, shared game viewing drives, park and conservation fees, gourmet meals, drinks, laundry, and land/air transfers. You’ll need to budget for international flights, visas, gratuities, personal shopping, and incidentals. Again, this is just a rough starting point. Our luxury safaris can go upwards of $4,000 per person per day, depending on the destination and time of year. For more details about costs, check out this article based on a Kenya safari.
There’s no set length for the perfect safari—the right amount of time depends entirely on each person and each destination. For example, if you’re planning a trip to South Africa, you might only spend three or four nights on safari because there are so many other incredible experiences to fit into your trip. By contrast, the entire focus of a trip to East Africa is being on safari, and you might spend between seven to ten nights (or longer) in the bush. As with all of our trips, our experts will listen to your safari goals and help you decide on the right amount of time.
Yes, you can take your children on a safari with you. As parents ourselves, we appreciate how enriching and life-changing an experience like this can be for little minds. Although some camps do have minimum age requirements, there are many destinations and camps where children are not merely tolerated but adored and enriched. We’ll help you choose an adventure that will suit your family, no matter what age your children are. For more tips on family safari, check out this story by our C.E.O., Elizabeth Gordon.
The best time to go on safari varies depending on where you want to go and what you want to see—there are pros and cons about traveling at any time of the year. For example, you can visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda year-round, and July is a great time to see the Great Migration of wildebeest in Tanzania and Kenya. For inspiration, check out our month-by-month travel guide.
The Great Migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Every year, more than one million wildebeests— and a few hundred thousand zebras and gazelles—make the epic journey north across the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Maasai Mara in search of nutrient-rich grass. Besides the dizzying scale of the wildlife in transit, the difficult trip attracts the attention of large predators, such as lions and hyenas, making it one of Africa’s most memorable and exciting experiences. For more information, read our blog about the Great Migration.
Extraordinary Journeys works with the best guides, operators, and lodges to ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout your adventure. We wouldn’t send you to any destinations that we wouldn’t feel comfortable taking our own families to. As with any destination, we advise that you take common sense precautions—especially in big cities—to protect your personal belongings.
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