Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

First time in Africa on safari

Jump to last reply

I've been lurking in this forum for about a week, trying to wrap my head around a trip to Africa to see the wildlife.

Basic information: We are a couple with college aged kids. I work for a school district; therefore, the summer is really my only time to travel extensively. I have to be back to work by the third week in August. Number in the party would be either 2 or 3; depending on whether daughter's schedule permits it. We will be traveling from Los Angeles (long flight.) I'd love to go in 2015, but a trip to Japan over spring break 2015 may push this trip to 2016. Three weeks including travel time would probably be the max that we could get away.

The $1k per person per night properties sound fabulous but that's just way outside of our budget. I have noticed some people in the know suggesting locations such as Mashatu Tent Camp, The Hide in Hwange, and Ilala Lodge in Victoria Falls, that seem to come in under that price point.

I don't have to do it all this trip (plan to return in future years.) Any recommendations in the sub $750(ish) per person per night?

Thanks in advance.

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Okavango Delta - how to see it without breaking the bank?
  2. 2 Terrorism, Ebola - no more please
  3. 3 Shots for Morocco
  4. 4 South Africa - travel from Bloemfontein via Karoo to Stellenbosch
  5. 5 South Africa - Cape wine lands - Suggestions organized wine tasting tour
  6. 6 Travelust
  7. 7 Drinking on safari
  8. 8 Who to Choose? Africa Serendipity, Rothschild Safari or ATR?
  9. 9 Southern Africa trip - 5 weeks April / May 2015 starting in KZN
  10. 10 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  11. 11 South Africa in February?
  12. 12 To Egypt in February - Need some advice
  13. 13 Thinking about The Gambia
  14. 14 Independence Day in Israel
  15. 15 Private Guide in Israel - Cost question
  16. 16 correct date of last post: free ebook available Sunday Dec 11
  17. 17 Dubai Sand Dune dinner
  18. 18 Trip Report Morroco Travel Guide
  19. 19 DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR
  20. 20 Trip Report “Extensive tour around Egypt in 36 Days”
  21. 21 Help in finding Israel tour guide Moshe Nov
  22. 22 Best Time to View Big Game in South Africa
  23. 23 Trip Insurance - a must?
  24. 24 Kenya safari tour/cost
  25. 25 Uganda or Rwanda 2015
View next 25 » Back to the top