Since I receive so many questions from prospective South Africa Safari travelers regarding the choices for a South Africa Safari,I have created an About Safaris page that will answer many questions regarding a Africa Safari and generally applies equally to South Africa Safaris,Botswana Safaris,Namibia Safari and or Zambia Safaris.
Cost of a South Africa Safari:
South Africa has a well developed Safari infrastructure,with packages that meet all budgets.Generally,the cost of a South Africa Safari will depend on the amount of nights you spend in a area,ie in a private lodge,or outside the gates of the park,and the type of lodging you choose in that area.
In most cases, all private lodges Safaris, except for the self drive safaris, will include:
- Lodging en suite.
- 2 x game drives.
- Full Board ie all meals, most drinks.
- Afternoon tea before the afternoon game drive.
- Sunset drinks for the evening game drive.
- Some lodges offer a short walking Safari after the am game drive.
We will take care of all the necessarily flights/ transfer to get you to the Safari lodge of your choice,as well as the return transfers/flights etc after your South Africa Safari is completed.
3 ways to experience a South Africa Safari:
1) Private Lodge in one of the Safari Parks.
The vast majority of my clients stay in the private lodges of the Kruger National Park,generally for a 2N Safari stay.
These Safaris border the Greater Kruger National Park, and generally such areas for example as the Sabi Sands game reserve, is recognized as containing the best game viewing in the Kruger National Park.These are unfenced areas, where the wildlife roams freely between the different sectors of the Park.
2) Escorted South Africa Tour.
They usually stay outside the park.This version of a South Africa Safari has a set departure day of the week,with a set schedule, with a set rate,and is a open to anyone group trip.They usually operate round trip from Johannesburg,stay outside the gates of Kruger Park,and traverse the public section roads of the park.
3) Self Drive mainly to Kruger, Addo and the Kgaglagadi.
This is a version of the Safari experience that I personally like to do myself,and I have been designing Safari tours for my clients where we combine a self drive with a private lodge South Africa Safari.
It covers more eco systems,the park camps are located right throughout the park,and most offer lots of services like Safari bush dinners,walking Safaris, game drives,they have restaurants or you can reserve a self catering bungalow.
You are not constrained by schedule or time,as we design for what you want to do.Our Self drive Kruger National Park Safaris are all custom designed to meet your needs,and budget.
A alternative to this self drive is where we hire a local guide who will drive you around the park,while still staying in the park rest camps.