African Safari Cost – Rough Guide to African Safari Prices

Some of the factors that have a major impact an African safari cost include one’s choices regarding destination, time of year (low season or peak season), choice of accommodation, activities and the duration of the African safari.

The table below is a rough guide to the African safari prices in the major safari destinations in East Africa and Southern Africa. They include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa, Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The rates are per person sharing (single travellers almost always pay a single supplement of between 30-50%).

The African safari prices include charter flights, accommodation, meals, activities, laundry, park entry fees, services of a professional African safari guide, and drinks. Scheduled flights to and from the starting and ending points are not included.

The costings are based on travel in peak season. The safari industry has peak season (June – October), low season (November – March) and shoulder season (April & May). The cost saving for travelling during the low season is roughly 10% – 25% the African safari cost of the peak season.

African Safari Cost

African Safari Cost Per Person Sharing Per Day
Country Ultra-Luxury Luxury Comfort
South Africa $500-$750 $400-$550 Not available here
Botswana $1400-$2400 $650-$900 Not available here
Victoria Falls $500-$900 $450-$600 Not available here
Zimbabwe $900-$1200 $500-$700 500
Zambia $600-$1000 $400-$600 Not available here
Kenya $700-$1000 $500-$800 $400-$500
Tanzania $900-$1200 $500-$600 $400-$500
Uganda Not available here $700-$1000 $300-$600
Rwanda Not available here $900-$1400 $300-$500

In Uganda and Rwanda African safari prices can be higher due to Gorilla Trekking Permits. Gorilla safaris permits usually cost $ 600 USD.

Among the highlights not to be missed during an African safari holiday include annual great migration that a sees over 2 million ungulates – wildebeest, zebra and gazelles migrate from Tanzania’s serengeti plains to the Masai Mara in Kenya and back in search of pasture, cultural visits and a hot-air balloon safari. Balloon safaris usually take place at dawn and cost about $ 450 USD.

There are scheduled all-inclusive African safari tours to the different African safari destinations which you can book online here. You can also submit an inquiry for a tailor-made / custom itinerary.

Mountain Climbing African Safari Cost

Many holidaymakers to Africa attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 m above see level. There are several routes leading up to the highest peak Kibo 5,895 m. There are standard guided Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours, which start from $1818 per person. If you’d like added comfort during the climb, you can book the premium Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours, which start from $3535.

Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak at 5,199 m has a number of trekking routes – Naro Moru, Chogoria and Sermon. The mountain is regarded as the most visually stunning of the snowcapped African peaks. Travellers who have climbed both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya say Mount Kenya is more difficult and geographically varied. Guided Mount Kenya climbing tours start from $1425 per person.

For both Mt Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya climbing tours it is possible to join a group.

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