Peak African Safari Seasons
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Approximate Costs

Costing is based only on the safari component of a great mid-range trip with high density game viewing. Pricing is “per person, per day”. Solo travelers often pay a 50-75% premium.

 

Pricing can go up or down from here, depending on lodge quality, location and month. In locations like South Africa, high ticket safari prices can be offset with lower priced accommodation in Cape Town and beyond.

 

 

East Africa        

 

Kenya

January to February

July to September

Per diem for safari $800

 

Rwanda

December to February

June to September

$1500/person/gorilla trek

Per diem for safari $1500

 

Tanzania

June to October

Per diem for safari $1000

 

Uganda

December to February

June to September

$700/person/gorilla trek

Per diem for safari $800

 

 

 

Southern Africa

 

Botswana

May to September

Per diem for safari $1400

 

Namibia

May to September

Per diem for safari $1000

 

South Africa

May to September

Per diem for safari $1000

 

Zambia

May to September

Per diem for safari $900

 

Zimbabwe

May to September

Per diem for safari $900

* Travel between December 18 and January 7 is also considered to be a peak season and rates are often higher than those mentioned above.