Sabi Sands versus Timbavati – which game reserve to choose?

Posted on May 15, 2020 by - Africa FAQs, Interesting Reads

I’ve done what my English teacher always banged on about. I’ve written the article before this introduction.

And what have I realised? That I am in big trouble. Trouble with my friends in both the Sabi Sands and Timbavati. Understandably, both sides feel they are the outright winners.

But it is not clear-cut. I am a keen skier. So every time I ski, I like to re-evaluate where to go: between Val D’Isere or St Anton? Or between Verbier and Zermatt? They are all excellent choices. It is the same with Sabi Sands or Timbavati… But I am someone who likes to consider all the angles. So if you are THAT sort of person, this article was written for you.

Sabi Sands versus Timbavati - leopard


Add to favourites

How much does a Tanzania safari cost? 5 tips to bring down the safari costs plus a secret one

Posted on May 2, 2020 by - Africa FAQs, Safari costs by country


“”What does a Tanzania safari cost?” “So how much is a safari in Tanzania?” These are the questions that people are always itching to ask us. But often they don’t. Because they know that asking what a Tanzania safari costs is like asking how much a house costs. Or how long a piece of string is!  But in reality we ARE able to give you some guidelines. In a nutshell, safari prices start at around $350 per person per night. But we like to work on at least $400 per night as we don’t like to use the very largest, inexpensive lodges. (As they can be lacking in soul.) But that safari cost can sky-rocket all the way up to $1500 per night for the most expensive camps in Tanzania.

So this article looks into what factors determine our safari prices. We look at

  • Time of year
  • Type of safari (eg how you get around)
  • Choice of camp
  • Number of flights

This article on Tanzania safari prices is similar to the one that I wrote about Kenya safari costs. But with some crucial differences. You also may like to look our our main article on African Safari Pricing where we compare prices across all our main safari destinations. So read on and learn how to set a realistic budget for your Tanzania safari dream…

Cheetah in Serengeti, in article on Tanzania safari costs per day



Add to favourites

What does a South Africa safari cost?

Posted on March 14, 2020 by - Africa FAQs, Safari costs by country

I have written a few articles on safari pricing about each country we sell. But South Africa is probably the hardest one to put a finger on. However I am up for the challenge so here goes! Why is it so hard? In a nutshell, it’s because South Africa is not just a safari destination. It offers so much interest for other traditional holiday interests. Fantastic beaches, wonderful scenery, cosmopolitan cities, mountains to climb, wine to drink and so forth.

But the safari nights are usually the most expensive nights. And so how much of your holiday is ‘’on safari’’ does drive the cost considerably. But there are many other factors at play here which differ from other safari destinations:

• There is a much wider variation in price across all the destinations and hotel standards
• The mode of travel is varied and has a big impact

Panoramic view over the Sabi Sands & Kruger in South Africa


Guide to Typical Nightly Holiday Costs in South Africa

As your time is short, I am giving our crib-chart below. But read on for further explanation…


Add to favourites