Scheduled Safaris follow a pre-determined itinerary, and often (although not always) depart on specific dates. The principle advantage of Scheduled Safaris is that they take advantage of economies of scale (in the case of small group safaris), or specially negotiated discounts (in the case of set itinerary safaris) to provide the best possible value. As such, Scheduled Safaris are often a good choice for the more budget-conscious traveler.
Small Group Safaris follow a pre-determined itinerary, depart on specific dates, and involve travel as part of a small group. The principle advantage of a Small Group Safari is that members of the group share certain fixed costs (e.g. transportation and/or a specialist guide), thereby decreasing the per person price of the trip. Although the itineraries themselves cannot be changed, it is always possible to add on destinations either before or after these safaris. The key features of our small group safaris are: they focus on the region's top gameviewing and wilderness areas using the prime locations, they make use of only the best guides, and group size is small (maximum groups size for all of our safaris is nine).
The Kenya Connoisseur Safari - Kenya - 10 Days / 5
Cost (2021): $10,610 to $12,700 per person sharing
Highlights of Tanzania Safari - Tanzania - 10 Days / 5
Cost (2021): $10,790 to $12,880 per person sharing
Highlights of East Africa Safari - Kenya and Tanzania - 13 Days / 5
Cost (2021): $16,589 to $19,079 per person sharing
Best of Namibia Flying Safari - Namibia - 7 or 9 Days / 4
Cost (2021): $10,860 to $16,530 per person sharing
Wilderness Dawning Safari - Botswana and Victoria Falls - 10 or 14 Days / Three
Cost (2021): $3,215 to $3,910 per person sharing
Robin Pope Mobile Walking Safari - Zambia - 8 or 10 Days /3 and 5
Cost (2021): $6,377 to $8,277 per person sharing
Set Itinerary Safaris follow a fixed itinerary, but do not involve travel with a group, and are not limited to specific departure dates - the only constraint on travel dates is availability at the camps/lodges. They are essentially custom safaris, except that the itinerary is pre-determined, based on special discounted rates that we are able to negotiate. It is typically possible to lengthen these itineraries by adding nights, but they cannot be shortened; destinations can also be added before and/or after the safari.
The Classic Kalahari Safari - Botswana and Victoria Falls - 11 days / Five
Cost (2021): $9,790 to $15,095 per person sharing
On Safari in Style - South Africa - 9 days / Six
Cost (2021): US$10,195 per person sharing
The Photographer's Safari - Botswana and South Africa - 7 days / Five
Combining two contrasting and game-rich ecosystems, particularly well suited for serious photographers. Start with three nights in Botswana's Tuli Enclave, with tuition from a professional photographer; equipped with your newly-honed photographic skills, proceed to South Africa'a famous Sabi Sand Reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park for four nights of unrivalled "Big Five" photographic opportunities. Outstanding game-viewing and a wide range of activities will keep non-photographers keenly engaged.
Cost (2021): $9,990 per person sharing
The Kubu Island Safari - Botswana - 6 days / Three
Cost (2021): $7,975 - 8,975 per person sharing
In order not to confuse our ratings with those commonly used in the hotel industry, we have chosen the paw of a lion to reflect the quality status of each of our safaris, camps, and lodges. On each of our scheduled departure safaris, the paw symbol appears next to the name of the safari. This will allow you to determine the accommodation standard at a glance.
Six - These are the highest quality "Premier" camps and lodges in our safari portfolio. They feature the ultimate in luxury, style, amenities, and service, and are consistently voted as being among the top properties in the world by international travel publications.
Five - These are luxurious and elegant "Classic" safari camps and lodges with all the necessary features for a very comfortable stay. At a minimum, the rooms are large with full en-suite facilities (full plumbing to provide hot and cold running water, flush loos, showers, basins), closet space, ceiling fans, and real beds. The camps are stylish, often (though not always) raised off the ground on teak decking, and have swimming pools. Most camps and lodges in our portfolio fall within this category.
Four - Camps and lodges in this category are similar to 5 Paw properties with a few subtle differences. Rooms are not quite as big, furnishing are a little more basic with less attention paid to style and luxury. The camps are typically built at ground level and often don't have swimming pools. All rooms still have real beds and each room has its own private bathroom, but facilities comprise a bucket shower and chemical loo (i.e. no plumbing). These camps are often used for Scheduled Safaris.
Three - These are camps used for our high quality camping safaris. The camps are temporary, being moved every day (or every couple of days) along with the safari. A camp staff accompanies these "fully serviced" safaris (in addition to the professional guide) to deal with all camp chores - erecting and taking down tents, cooking, cleaning up, etc. Camp beds and bedding are provided. Tents range from smaller igloo shaped tents to walk-in Meru style tents. Bathroom facilities comprise a bucket shower and long drop or chemical loo. Examples include the Wilderness Dawning Safari, and Robin Pope Walking Safaris.Let us help you plan your dream safari. call toll-free: 888.227.8311 or today
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