What Influences African Travel Prices

African Sky provides a price range for all our pre-designed itineraries and packages. The official quotation includes the specific cost of your tour, safari, or honeymoon in the currency of your choice. If quoted in a currency, it is fixed in that currency.

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Factors that Impact Pricing

Seasonal rates, the size of your traveling party, flight prices, the areas you choose to visit, and exchange rates are the most important factors influencing the price of your tour, safari, or honeymoon in Africa.

Seasonal Rates

In Southern Africa - like elsewhere in the world - the time of the year during which you elect to travel dramatically impacts the price of your package. Low season rates can be fantastic to take advantage of if you are willing to compromise on the weather, while peak (or even 'super peak') rates can climb to more than double the low season average.

Size of Your Traveling Party

The size of your traveling party may significantly affect the price of your safari or tour. On private tours, guide costs, including wages, accommodation, meals, and sundry expenses, are divided by the number of travelers in the party. This cost is higher if there are only two travelers as opposed to, for example, eight.

Flight Prices

This price factor is the most difficult to control. Flight prices fluctuate frequently. The general rule of thumb is to plan your travels as far as possible in advance. The earlier we can book your flights, the better the price will be. We do not include international airfare in our quotations but always include all the regional flights.

Countries, Areas and Locations

The countries and areas you choose to include in your trip will have a substantial influence, most notably on the logistics of reaching the area. In some cases, costly private charters are required between areas. Locations connected by commercial flights are more reasonably priced. Some destinations, like the Okavango Delta, are expensive, but it is one of the most incredible safari experiences.

Exchange Rates

Exchange rates between your currency and the currency in the destination country will influence the price. Once you have accepted a quotation in a specific currency, it is fixed in that currency. In South Africa, it is the South African Rand; in Nambia, it is Namibian Dollars, which are equal in value to the South African Rand. In Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, camps, lodges, and hotels charge US Dollar Rates. We recommend requesting a quotation in your local currency.