It can be overwhelming to choose a destination in Africa with the plethora of options. Having expert advise from an African travel expert is the best way to determine where and when to travel. We have put together a few guidelines that can help on your decision making.
Let us be honest…The money at hand will determine a lot on where you can travel to in Africa.
The biggest draw; Safari is typically the most expensive part of your itinerary in an African trip. Naturally, it is next to impossible to remove this from your experience. Well do not get discouraged! There are some countries that offer safari experiences that can match any budgetary constraints.
It offers a very modern approach to doing your own safari exploration. It is very easy to have your very own self guided safari in Kruger national park. The terrain is not rough and animal sight seeing is quite easy. This gives one the flexibility to enjoy a safari without breaking the bank.
In addition, the vast variety of accommodations allows for different price points. Ranging from simple to insane luxury.
Safari in Kenya can be very easy on the pockets! Nairobi national park which is right in the heart of the capital city, can offer a full safari experience. This is a day excursion that can leave you fully satisfied on wildlife sightings. You are therefore able to save a ton of money on safari accommodations. Not only that, if you are limited on vacation time, this is a great option to get in a quick wildlife experience.
Kenya also offers many options on safari parks which can fit any budgetary constraints.
The time of year you chose to travel to Africa will affect the cost of your trip. High season is when animal viewing is at its best. For example, the best time to visit the Serengeti is during the months of July – October for the wilder-beast migration. Animal sightings during this period are optimal. So of course, this is when cost of a safari would be highest. Naturally, the opposite would apply.
4. Individualized vs group trips
Simply stated; a group trip would be much more pocket friendly to a personalized trip. Though both would be extremely enjoyable, the nuances of the trip would be quite different.
As I mentioned above, the safari is the most sought out aspect of a trip in Africa. However, there are many other experiences that you can explore. Culture, scenery, adventure and off the beaten path experiences.
Depending on what you are keen on doing, this will determine what part of the continent one would explore. To name a few; breathtaking views and wineries of Cape Town, vast widespread cultures, sleeping under the stars in Botswana, the raging Victoria falls, etc.
If you are looking for a specif / off the beaten path experience, this would determine the country we would recommend. Gorilla trekking for example can be experienced in Rwanda and Uganda. Victoria Falls are only in Zambia/ Zimbabwe, Meerkat are only found in specific parts of southern Africa.
While the options can feel overwhelming, with our expertise, we are able to capture your vision and put together a custom experience that will be the perfect trip for you!