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Safari

Hi,

What will be consider a fair price for 1 week at the Serengeti include accommodation?

Thank's,

Ran.

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1. Re: Safari

I think we'd need a bit more info about what you want to give you an idea as there's such a range out there. It's a while since I've done it, but I'd estimate if staying in dome tents, and doing a very basic minibus tour, you could probably do safari from something in the range of US$100-$150 per person, per day. If you go for the most expensive luxury lodges in Tanzania, costs are upwards of US$2,000 per person per day....

Alexandra Matts- Travel Director- Extraordinary Africa

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2. Re: Safari

As Alexandra. Define "Fair".

Anywhere between $10 and $1,000 pppn. Depending on comfort levels.

At the lower end you may wish you had spent a bit more when it comes to doing the chores instead of game drives.

It is rare in the competitive environment to find overcharging, except with a few well known rogues, so just rely on your operators integrity to provide the service levels you seek.

Not being funny but what would you think a fair price for a week in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem?

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Hi Alexandra,

Thank you for your response!

I'm not sure yet, but part of the week will be in camping and part of the week will be at lodge. We not want to do it by ourself, we prefer to do it with an operator. What do you think?

Is it safe to sleep in a tends in the safari?

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4. Re: Safari

I've never had any problems with safety in tents on safari, and for me, it would always be my personal first choice. Clearly there are obvious risks with big and sometimes dangerous wildlife around, so you need to be aware of your surroundings, but if you are sensible I have never heard of any problems whatsoever with animals coming into tents, though they do often enter campsites.

I think your best next step would be to a) buy a guidebook and get a feel for what you want to do, and b) contact a few operators for quotes so you get a feel for how prices are panning out for your dates, the parks you want to visit, the accommodation you like the look of etc.

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On the right of this screen are some Top Questions. Start to read a few, particularly 1 & 4. Also, you can read some of the trip reports posted in the second 'pin' at the top of the forum list. Lots of wonderful tales that might give you an idea of what you want to see. I also recommend a book, particularly the Bradt Guide to Northern Tanzania, but not all like to reference books anymore.

Also, know there are two kinds of 'tents'. Basic camping where the cook comes with you and your guide and you may help them out to put up the tent and you sleep on thin mattresses with sleeping bags in small tents and the toilet facilities are shared. The other are tented lodgings whether permanent, or mobile. These are large canvas rooms with ensuite toilets. Typically the shower is also attached but might require someine adding hot water in a bucket to flow through the shower head. This is my kind of tenting. This might also be slightly safer, as once it is dark, you are escorted to your tent by a maasai guard and you don't have to make trips to the facilities in the middle of the night. The smaller tenting means a higher need for care to go to the toilet at night.

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6. Re: Safari

It is very safe to sleep in tents on safari and fun. Many do it so much so the camp sites can be pretty crowded.

For a camping safari depending on the number of pax could start at $ 150 and go up.

For a safari with a mixture of lodges and camps inside and outside the parks a good guide would be $ 250-$ 350 pp also a lot depends on number of pax and days on safari and accommodation and its location.

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