We’ve scoured the continent for African travel deals and safari offers, and here’s our curated selection of the very best. These special offers are constructed in a variety of ways; to assist you in your decision-making, we outline some of the more common options here.
Full safari discount
This is an offer based on the entire cost of your safari. Depending on the discount percentage – or size of your safari – this kind of special is usually the best value for money, as it marks down all components of your itinerary, from lodge accommodation to activities, transfers and flights (which can make up a fair proportion of your safari cost). Our subscriber offer is an example of a full safari discount.
Stay longer, pay less
Most safari lodges offer variations on this type of safari offer, and the name says it all: the longer you stay at a particular lodge (or lodges within a specific group), the cheaper the accommodation component of your itinerary becomes. These offers take the form of a percent discount, based on the number of nights you stay. They’re often worded as a ‘stay/pay’ offer, for example, ‘stay four nights and only pay for three’. They don’t discount flights, transfers or activities.
These offers – which include accommodation, flights, transfers and often additional activities – are usually only offered by safari lodge operators that own or operate groups of lodges. They can often be great value for money because they might include connecting flights at less than cost with the aim of getting you to stay at number of their lodges over the course of your safari.
Honeymoon safari offers
An African beach holiday or safari makes for the best honeymoon. Many safari and beach lodges offer a wide variety of specials for honeymooners, ranging from large discounts for the bride (up to 50% off) through to including additional activities and experiences.
These offers come in many forms, but they always include a freebie of some sort. For example, if you spend more than three nights at a lodge you might receive a complimentary helicopter transfer, or a hot-air balloon excursion. While these offers are excellent value for the proposed add-on, they usually don’t reduce your safari’s overall cost significantly, unless booked in conjunction with other offers.
Combining offers and seasons
While many safari offers are limited to certain times of the year, we generally only present offers that are valid year round. Remember to consider the following: high-season specials offer you the opportunity for the biggest ‘dollar value’ savings, while low-season specials undoubtedly offer the best value for money. Not only is a safari more affordable outside of peak seasons, but when combined with the best safari offers, safari prices become exceptionally good.