Africa offers a wide range of accommodation options of various styles, so to some degree an itinerary can be crafted to fit your budget whatever it may be - although of course the bigger your budget the more options you will have.
The most expensive element of any African holiday is the safari part; a night on safari is much more expensive than a night at a beach. The lowest cost for safari accommodation is roughly $400 per person per night, whereas it is much lower for a Cape Town, Victoria Falls or beach hotel. It is worth noting that your safari is so expensive because included in this is guide, vehicle, camping and conservation fees as well as the lovely intimate safari experience you get in these little lodges which burst with character.
Itinerary planning is all a matter of balancing your time and budget between safari and different extensions, be it Cape Town, Victoria Falls or the beach, in the way that works best for you (which will as a result affect the price of your trip!). Generally, we recommend at least three nights on safari, as we feel that any less is too little to really ‘get’ the experience. Four to six nights on safari is absolutely perfect in our opinion for adults and older families – much longer than this will be astronomically expensive and you’ll probably get “safari-ed out!”.
For much younger children, four nights on safari is probably best as early starts to catch the best wildlife can get tiring after a while. Also, any more nights and you will be changing locations, meaning small flights with agitated kids…
Introducing Odyssey Explorer
Welcome to our new itinerary-building app! Odyssey Explorer allows you to browse a range of popular itinerary templates and tailor them to suit your budget and tastes. Once you are happy with your route template, Odyssey Explorer gives you the freedom to select and change your accommodation in each destination. It is an excellent tool for you to get an instant price for your dream trip before you work with a Tanzania expert to fine-tune it and make it into a reality.