How Do I Book A Safari?
How far ahead do I need to book my safari?
There is no cutoff, but it is highly recommended you make arrangements for your safari as early as possible. Peak seasons book up as far as nine months ahead of time, though we will always try and accommodate your requests should you book closer to the date. It may be necessary to be more flexible with your itinerary and accommodation choices when looking to book for peak season as accommodation can be scarce. Outside of peak seasons, you should have no trouble booking if you schedule your safari at least three to four months in advance.
How does our pricing work?
Our trips use tiered pricing based on logistics. Getting people into remote areas where the best game viewing exists is more costly when there are only two people in the Land Rover, rather than four of five.
Economies of scale result in lower pricing for four or five people traveling together as opposed to pricing for a couple travelling alone. As well, the logistics of moving gear around for a walking safari with numerous bush camps is more complicated and costly than a trip that involves simply staying at a lodge.
Factors that effect pricing:
- The number of people traveling in a group
- Mode of transportation
- Choice of accommodation – i.e.mobile tented camp, lodge, tent, permanent tented camp
- Location remoteness
- Activity choices whilst on safari.
Please note that the safari itineraries on this website can be varied to suit your needs. Let SafariHQ know what your budget is and we will do our best to design a trip that gives you the experiences you want within the budget you require.
How do I book a safari?
You can book a suggested itinerary from our website. These trips take the hard work out of planning your safari. They also offer the convenience of a pre-set itinerary and a fixed price, with flexible scheduling. Travel dates are up to you.
Unlike other safari companies SafariHQ only organize private safaris. That means that only you and your travel partner(s) will be on the tour and under no circumstances will you be bundled in with strangers. This gives you flexibility with the game drive as well and possibly eliminates fighting with strangers about where to go and what animals you prefer to look for.
Alternatively, when planning your safari we can provide a fully customised experience that will incorporate your wishes into the one itinerary. SafariHQ are enthusiastically open to side trips, detours, special needs and special plans. We have an intimate knowledge of East Africa and our strength is that we love to provide highly specialised itineraries to individualise your experience.