The most common question we get asked at Yellow Zebra is, ‘How much does a safari cost?’. If this is something you need advice about, believe me when I say you are not alone in feeling uncertain. Hard-to-find online prices and a huge range of approaches from different safari companies make it incredibly difficult to understand what you get for your money.
I’ll start with a slight negative. Safari, when it is done well, is expensive. I also have to say that this is a type of vacation where you definitely get what you pay for! Building and running wonderfully serviced camps in remote locations – whilst avoiding the local elephant herd or resident lion pride – is obviously something of a challenge. The cost of safari reflects this.
It is important for our potential clients to realise that we specialise in mid- to high-end safaris. There are cheaper options on the market – basic camping or mass-market hotel tours, for example – but we don’t sell these kinds of trips. The most economical trips we sell are seriously good safaris! They include great guides and provide a genuine wow-factor of an experience.
For many of the trips we design, we use the price categories Value, Classic, and Luxury to help clients understand the range of trips we sell: