Is Africa a good family destination?
Africa offers outstanding value for families. However, some
destinations and establishments cater more fully for the
enjoyment of children than others. In Kenya, children five
years old and younger are generally not allowed on game
drives in the parks and reserves. Travel to Tanzania is
not recommended for children younger than eight years old.
In Botswana and Zambia many lodges do not take children
under 12 years. Most lodges have swimming pools and baby-sitting
services. Please contact us for more specific information.March.
type of safaris do you offer?
AfriChoice! offers the following types of safaris: road
photographic safaris, lodge safaris, fly-in safaris, luxury
tented camps safaris, budget camping safaris, sit-in-car
safaris and self drive. Please note that not all of these
safari types are available in each country that we operate
in. Go to a specific country page on our web site to see
the type of safaris available.
far in advance should I book my safari?
It is better to book as far in advance as possible to
ensure availability at the time you wish to travel (4-6
months), especially during the peak seasons (July &
August and Christmas/New Years). This is especially important
for those wishing to travel on private custom safaris
and those adding extensions to scheduled trips.
is a lodge safari?
On a lodge safari you travel from lodge to lodge and do
game drives with one of our driver/guides. The lodges
we use are essentially hotels in the bush. They accommodate
between 100 and 200 people. They provide most of the amenities
found in a hotel (e.g., restaurant, lounge, swimming pool,
etc.). This is a good choice when traveling with children
or if you want certain creature comforts when you return
from game viewing.
is a luxury tented camp safari?
Luxury tented camp safaris are done either by vehicle
or light aircraft. In the case of a fly-in safari you
will fly from one reserve to the next. This reduces the
amount of travel time considerably and maximizes game
viewing opportunities. Permanent tented camps provide
accommodation ranging from comfortable to luxurious. Most
consist of large walk-in tents on elevated wooden platforms,
with beds, chairs, furniture and an en-suite bathroom
with hot and cold water and flushing toilets. Permanent
camps accommodate a smaller size group (20-30 people)
than lodges allowing a more personal interaction with
the natural habitat.
is a budget camping safari?
This is a limited participation camping safari that requires
that you put up and take down your tent. The accommodation
is in 2-person igloo style tents with a foam mattress.
All camping equipment is provided with the exception of
sleeping bags, which you can bring (recommended) or hire
(approximately $20). All meals are included while camping.
The safari leaders are full-time employees and trained
professional guides. Detailed information on the history
of the area, fauna and flora is given to the participants
during the safari. A camp assistant helps with general
camp chores and duties.
is a self-drive safari?
On a self-drive safari you will be met at the airport
upon your arrival and assisted with the formalities of
picking up a rental car. You will be given a detailed
itinerary, vouchers and maps for your trip. You would
then proceed, unguided, on the tour according to the set
itinerary. Accommodations are at hotels, lodges, chalets
and rest camps.
many people do you take on a safari?
We believe "Less is more!" Small group travel
allows for flexibility and informality, which is why our
journeys operate with a maximum of 14 travellers. Because
groups are small, were able to accommodate the interests
of our travellers while allowing plenty of opportunities
for independent exploration. We offer the ease and flexibility
of independent travel without the hassles. Some of our
safaris have guaranteed departures with a minimum of two
people and are limited to a maximum of 14 people (if more
than 7 people are on a safari, we use two vehicles). Other
safaris especially the tailor-made can depart on a day
of your choice. As a rule, each person has a window seat
Some of the camping safaris require a minimum of 4 people
and allow a maximum of 12 people per departure.
is a single supplement?
A single supplement is a fee imposed by hotels, lodges
and camps on single travelers. Tour prices are quoted
based on two people sharing accommodation. If someone
takes a room by themselves they have to pay the per-person
price plus the single supplement fee. It is the excess
cost you pay in occupying a room designated to take two
people by yourself alone.
are "Match-to-Match Safaris"?
Some pople frequently ask if they can travel alone or
join a group? With AfriChoice! the answer is Yes! provided
there is another single traveler of the same sex, on the
same safari, and the other person is naturally willing
to share! We have recently named this type of safaris
as "Match-to-Match Safaris". Single travellers
on our standard safaris have the option of paying a single
supplement for a single room or paying the lower twin
share price and sharing with another traveller of the
same sex who is also willing to share. If we are unable
to match you with another traveller, you will travel in
a single room at no additional charge. We call this our
"Match-to-Match Safaris" option. Please note
that this option is not available on our deluxe collection
of safaris. So, go on and join today! Our "Match-to-Match
Safaris" is a great way to meet like-minded people
from all over the world, of all ages and interests!
I use a credit card to pay for my safari?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for your
safari deposit. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure
and is payable by money order or wire transfer to our
are the terms when booking a safari with AfriChoice!?
Click here to view our safari
booking Terms and Conditions.
type of vehicles do you use on safari?
AfriChoice! uses mini buses in East Africa. In Southern
Africa we use mini buses, open-roof vehicles and 4x4 vehicles
on safari. The specific vehicle used on a particular safari
depends on the country and the reserves to be visited.
All vehicles are equipped with two-way radios and are
maintained to provide the maximum level of comfort and