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YZ's 'Value' Safaris

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By Julian 07 January 2020

Our ‘value’ safaris include some of the most interesting safaris we sell. The camps are affordable, great value for money, and have been cherry-picked to give our clients an experience that is reflective of our brand. We are as proud of our value safaris as we are of our most expensive trips!

How much do our value safaris cost?

Our value safaris start at approximately $4,000–$5,000 per person. This price is based on a +/- ten-night trip, usually with six nights on safari and four days on the beach or in a city (Zanzibar or Cape Town, for example). The key point to remember here is that the more time you spend on safari (as opposed to in a city or on the beach), the more expensive your trip becomes, simply due to the sheer cost of a night on safari. Combining your safari with a few days on the beach or in a city is the best way to keep prices down.

What are the properties like and what experience can I expect?

The value camps we use for these safaris are often more adventurous than they are luxurious. The focus is the adventure of the experience rather than the luxury on offer within our classic and luxury safari categories, which are more expensive. However, it is worth mentioning that we also use a number of 3- and 4-star lodges. The aim, after all, is to offer an adventurous style of trip to those who want it, and a more ‘secure’ version to those who prefer a higher level of comfort on safari!

Of course, for all the properties in our value category, both the game viewing and character in camp are first class. We take pride in our value safaris – whether they use 3- and 4-star lodges or adventurous tented camps, they are as likely to be that holiday of a lifetime for you as any other safari we sell!

Examples of our value safaris

Below, we provide links to some of our most popular value safaris. We focus on safaris that showcase the highlights of each destination, and we also include a cross-country safari that covers the majority of Africa’s highlights. 

Tanzania Northern Highlights & Zanzibar (13n) – this safari brings you the best of Tanzania: Tarangire, the quietest of Tanzania's national parks, the Serengeti, to witness the wildebeest Great Migration, and the wildlife-rich volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro! The trip finishes with a few days on Zanzibar to relax. 

South Africa Couple Safari (9n) – here’s one of our most popular safaris to Cape Town, the Winelands and Timbavati Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park. This is a rare safari, due to the inclusion of a world-class city! 

Kenya Solo Safari (8n) – Kenya is unique in that it has an outstanding list of activities on offer, and that is why it is such a superb location for a solo safari. Focusing on the Maasai Mara and the phenomenal Amboseli National Park, this is a fantastic trip to the home of safari itself!

Botswana Couple Safari (10n) – This safari includes Victoria Falls as well as the highlights of Botswana! The trip starts at Victoria Falls, continuing to the Chobe National Park and the spectacular Okavango Delta. 

Zambia Couple Safari (6n) – Long known as the connoisseur’s destination, Zambia is home to the amazing Luangwa River Valley! This value safari has you spending six glorious nights in this area, specifically in the South Luangwa, where you'll be able to go on walking safaris and spot countless leopard.

Zimbabwe Couple Safari – This is a serious adventure through Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and finally Matobo Hills National Park. It’s one of our most adventurous value trips! 

A final note about Yellow Zebra and our value safaris

Our brand represents good safaris; these are trips that we know can deliver that wow-factor of an experience! We do not offer the cheapest safaris on the market, and not for a moment would we wish to. You will find safaris online at lower prices. All we can say is that we are very good value for the trips we offer – we even give a price guarantee on any trip we sell! – and that our safaris are designed by people with experience of working in Africa, as guides or camp managers.

Africa’s cheap lodges and bargain-basement safari offers are low for a reason – you get what you pay for here! We don’t use mass-market safari hotels or design basic camping trips. As a result, our safaris are authentic, expertly designed adventures that we are proud to sell as part of our brand.

What’s the next step?

Once you have had a look through these trips, the best thing you can do is to contact us directly. There is no better way to start planning your safari than speaking with our specialists! We can fine-tune your safari to make it perfect for you, and speaking to genuine experts will give you the confidence you need to book with Yellow Zebra Safaris. Alternatively, take a look below at our other safari options, including our Classic and Luxury safaris. 

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