Pricing And Booking

Our New Deposit Free Booking Policy

All bookings are now deposit free! You may book now free of charge and we will block the rooms and space for your safari*. At 60 days prior to departure we will collect the deposit and at 30 days the balance for due for the trip. In the event you need to reschedule your trip, after paying your deposit we are allowing a no-questions-asked rescheduling of your trip at no expense placing 100% of your funds to be used as a credit to any future adventure.

In the event that you or Odyssey Safaris must cancel a trip due to federal, state, or local authority, governmental intervention, national park closures, or our own decision, we are offering the following policy: A credit equal to the price you paid for the actual tour that can be used for another trip through 2022. Once an alternate trip is booked, it is subject to standard cancellation policies. *Some accommodation providers may require a deposit, we will make you aware of this during booking.

Where Should I Go?

While choosing where to go on your first safari comes down to personal preferences, our first-time travelers often prefer to explore popular national parks and reserves in Tanzania, Kenya, or South Africa. Those that desire a more rustic safari experience lean towards Botswana as it’s known for its remote atmosphere and vibrant wildlife. If you are feeling super adventurous, Uganda offers unforgettable encounters with mountain gorillas while Namibia showcases vast deserts and phenomenal scenery. While not as popular as the other destinations, Zimbabwe and Zambia are known for more adventurous activities and calls home to some of the best safari guides on the continent.

What Types Of Yours Do You Offer?

There are two main ways to experience Africa with us based on your travel style:

Scheduled Departures – We offer a selected range of scheduled small group African safaris (2-7 guests per vehicle) along popular routes and destinations in Africa.  The safari dates and itineraries are set in advance with all services pre-arranged so that individuals willing to travel can be grouped together for these tours providing an economical option with the value of our award-winning safari services.

Private Journey – Our Private African Safaris offer nearly everything that a scheduled departure does, except that it is all focused solely on you. From the destination, the number of days, the number of people joining you, time of year you would like to travel, and budget, our expert team will create an unparalleled safari for you, whether you are a solo traveler or planning with a group. These trips include the use of your own luxury 4×4 land cruiser and one of our top-rated guides.

What Do Your Prices Include?
  • Meals and lodging in lodging as specified in your itinerary
  • All your park and game reserves fees, including conservation fees
  • Unlimited game drives in our custom-built Land Cruisers that offer 360-degree game viewing
  • All airport pick-up and transfers while in-country
  • All in-country transportation as specified in your itinerary, whether by vehicle or bush plane
  • One of our experienced and top-rated professional wildlife guides
  • Excursions, as specified in your itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled water in our safari vehicles
  • Enrollment in flight for life evacuation services
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Extensive pre-departure briefings and someone available by phone to answer your questions
What Isn't Included In The Price?
  • International Airfare (unless specified otherwise)
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages at most camp

 

Where Should I Go?

While choosing where to go on your first safari comes down to personal preferences, our first-time travelers often prefer to explore popular national parks and reserves in Tanzania, Kenya, or South Africa. Those that desire a more rustic safari experience lean towards Botswana as it’s known for its remote atmosphere and vibrant wildlife. If you are feeling super adventurous, Uganda offers unforgettable encounters with mountain gorillas while Namibia showcases vast deserts and phenomenal scenery. While not as popular as the other destinations, Zimbabwe and Zambia are known for more adventurous activities and calls home to some of the best safari guides on the continent.

Can You Match A Cheaper Quote?

Due to the high quality of our service and guides, we are unable to compete with budget operators, but we do believe that we can give you a great safari within a price range you will feel comfortable with.

The average traveler will get at least 3 competing proposals before making their buying decision. Our only word of caution is that when comparing itineraries, make sure you are comparing exact variables.

The quality of accommodation, wildlife sightings, and safari guides can differ greatly between lodges that seem similar on paper but without expert knowledge are far from it.

If you are considering booking elsewhere due to being offered a better rate, don’t hesitate to contact us first for an honest opinion on the competing itinerary.

In the highly unlikely scenario that we can’t at least match the rate for the same given experience, we will encourage you to book it elsewhere.

How Far In Advance Should I Book?

We recommend no less than two months ahead of time. Keep in mind peak season books up as far as one year ahead of time. Outside of peak seasons, you should have no trouble booking if you schedule your safari at least six months in advance. But the earlier you get started, the better.

What Budget Would You Advise?

For a comfortable experience, we recommend a safari budget that typically starts at $3,000+ per person. This safari budget would include accommodations, meals, and transfers. We encourage anyone interested in planning a trip to contact us in order to get the best assistance and pricing for your dream adventure to Africa.

Award-Winning Tours

We are proud to hold TripAdvisor’s most prestigious award for the last two years. Since 2011, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors tourism businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. This designation is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

Quality & Service

There’s a reason why more than 10,000 people have trusted Odyssey Safaris to create their African safari. We build your adventure around your interests, likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams, even sprinkling in a few surprises along the way.

First-hand Knowledge

For over two decades, we’ve created unforgettable travel experiences around Africa and that’s down to the quality of our people. Our expert team have extensive and firsthand knowledge of the region and are passionate about what they do.

Unmatched Value

While there are cheaper options out there, we believe that our service and expertise makes our value for money hard to beat. Our stellar reputation for warm and deeply personal service at every step in the planning process is what sets us apart.

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