How much does a safari cost?
An average photographic safari cost between $3700.00 to $6500.00 per adult, depending on country, season, and duration of the safari.
What is the best time of year to go on safari?
Best time of year to go on safari in Tanzania and Namibia is June to October, Botswana and South Africa May to September, however other seasons offer many benefits that will be discussed and explained.
How long should we plan to be on safari?
Depending on budget the average safari duration is seven to eight days and can be longer.
What is a ‘typical day’ on safari?
Early morning wake-up call at 6AM, depart for game drive when the temperatures are cool and animals are active. Return to camp for breakfast or enjoy a bush breakfast in the wilderness. Head back to camp at approximately 11AM for lunch and rest. After tea, about 3PM drive back into the bush for game viewing, returning to camp before dark for cocktails and dinner, often around the camp fire. Depending on the region, night game drives are offered. Vehicles are equipped with spotlights and professional trackers.
Explain about safety in East and Southern Africa?
No country can be one hundred percent safe! Common sense and standard security precautions are advised. We recommend a travel money belt or pouch for under clothing. We do not recommend keeping cash in purses or handbags/hand luggage. Safes are provided at all the camps. Avoid walking in the cities at night.
What is the best air routing and approximate?
Our Africa Safaris offers concierge international ticketing service. We are professional airfare specialists, providing cost savings solutions on First, Business and Coach class airfares. We will advise the optimum air routing and pricing to the desired destinations.
What are the entry requirements for East and Southern Africa?
All travelers require a passport valid for six months beyond the date of entry. No visas are required for South Africa, Botswana and Namibia for US passport holders. Visas are required for Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Note: Our Africa Safaris will provide comprehensive information and consultation on all aspects of your safari and the countries you wish to visit at no charge.
Who is Our Africa Safari’s?
Jenny Richards, CEO
Driven by enthusiasm and love for Africa, Jenny Richards founded Our Africa Safaris. Born and raised in South Africa, Jenny and her staff offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise to those seeking the ultimate luxury African Safari. Jenny is a highly accomplished travel professional with proven experience in travel consultation, planning and tailor-made photographic safari journeys. The goal at Our Africa Safaris is to exceed the expectations of our guests and to welcome you into our family!
Chloe Hudson, Vice President
Chloe has been apprenticing under Jenny Richard’s since 2010. She is currently studying for her Safari Guide certification through the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa. While she was born in the U.S.A., her heritage is South African. She has a deep passion for travel, the rugged beauty of Africa and wildlife. Her travel career has encompassed escorting international tours, airfare construction via Sabre GDS, creating comprehensive travel packages and sales of personalized, individual and group wildlife viewing safaris and other international destinations. Our Africa Safaris finds much joy in creating personalized travel experiences. We hope to invoke awe inspiring journeys and memories for each client that gifts us with the opportunity to do so.
What about Travel Insurance?
Our Africa Safaris highly suggests the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance.
We are available to assist with this purchase. Our partner suppliers offer several attractive travel insurance packages that include medical coverage, cancellation, evacuation expense to the best and closest medical facililty of your choice, damage, theft or loss of luggage and more. We believe that your investment in a once in a lifetime safari warrants insurance coverage for unexpected costs or cancellation incurred before or during your trip, thus allowing peace of mind. Always check to make sure your current health provider will cover any medical expenses while traveling abroad.
What about Flights?
Our Africa Safaris Flight desk … we do the work! Our Africa Safaris is linked to every major airline through a Global Distribution System. Whether you’re looking for first, business, or economy flights, we offer secure an optimum route and pricing instantly. We do all the work for both your air and land components, thus ensuring a seamless trip. Our Itineraries include flights into each of the landing strips that service the safari camp locations and other regions on the agenda, whether it be the Okavango Delta or the Namib Desert. We offer discounts on Business Class airfare whenever possible and strive to secure the best possible seat assignments and special meals offered by the airlines. Mileage points are earned on all flights unless otherwise stated. Detailed flight itineraries are included with all documentation.