Needed-Safari for senior adults-Decent price

Mar 9th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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Needed-Safari for senior adults-Decent price

We have been searching for a safari that would be comfortable for senior adults,late 60's, and one that would be economically feasible. So many are extremely expensive. We don't want to camp out under the stars nor do we want to pay $600 a night per person at one of the lodges. Any help would be appreciated.
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Mar 9th, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Hi 646wyck,

A few questions that will help people help you:

1. How long is the trip you're envisioning?

2. Southern or East Africa?

3. What budget are you considering? More to the point, what's the most you can spend?

4. Any particular requirements (e.g. "I must see x animal and y bird," or "We don't want to fly in small planes," or "We would rather not do long drives.)?

5. What time of year would you like to go?
Leely is offline  
Mar 9th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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The questions Leely poses are key to your enjoyment on safari. Any agent you contact should ask something similar.

While most of us on the board prefer to deal with Africa only agents, below is a link to a budget minded trip with Globus.

11 days for Tanzania óland only under $300 per person per day
17 days if you add the Kenya extension

All of their listed accommodations are lodges not tents.

Here are some agents you may want to contact and tell exactly what you told us. These are all African specialists and have been used by Fodorites with success.

Because East Africa tends to be less expensive than Southern Africa (except for Kruger) I did not list agents that only do Southern Africa

You can search this site for references or google them.

Africa Dream has a very informative website on East Africa.

Africa Adventure
Africa Dream Safaris
Africa Serendipity
Africa Travel Resource
Eastern & Southern Safaris
Good Earth
Southern Cross Safaris
Sunny Safaris

These are by no means the only good agents.

While camping under the stars may be out, please consider including some luxury tented camps in your itinerary.

Please post again.
atravelynn is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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You might look at Overseas Adventure Travel's East Africa safaris. Their prices are good and include air from the US. I've been on their Tanzania safari and it was well done. They cater to older adults, so you'd fit right in.
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Mar 10th, 2006, 08:18 AM
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Hmmm, I am wondering about this thread.

We the exact same discussion only a week or so ago and 646wyck never responded after we asked the exact same questions.

Link: > Travel Talk > Africa & the Middle East > Tour Company for Seniors

Hopefully I am wrong
climbhighsleeplow is offline  
Mar 10th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Maybe 646wyk couldn't relocate the orginal post or thought this was a whole new topic. Anyway, responding with specifics will allow for better suggestions.
atravelynn is offline  
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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Try Grand Circle Travel. They have a 19 day trip called highlights of SA. Game viewing plus sightseeing
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