I lived for years in the Congo, and finally think I have my wife convinced to visit Africa, though not the Congo. She says maybe Kenya.
It seems from reading this forum that most visitors hire a safari company. Further, it seems that the typical prices for such run from $250-$900 per person per night, with an average of perhaps $500/pp/pn. Yikes! That's more than staying in Venice on the grade canal!
We just returned from Cambodia exploring the Angkor Wat region. Great hotel $18, driver $15, guide $20, meals $15 = $68 per day for two people, $34/pp/pn!
What the heck? I want to go back to visit Africa, but my wife says not at those prices.
Are there plausible alternative ways to visit Africa we can read up on that aren't crazy expensive?