African Safari Pricing Explained | Odyssey Safaris

African Safari Pricing

African Safari Pricing Explained

Our team takes pride in designing the best possible safari for you – within your budget, that makes the most of your time and money. On our website like many other operators, the pricing based on a minimum of two people sharing, and traveling together during low/off-peak season. Keep in mind that seasonal variations in costs can differ quite considerably. That being said, there are four main factors that will make a big difference to the price of your trip.

In summary, the price of your trip is based on the itinerary itself, and all that is included, along with factors such as your travel dates (for example, during peak seasons pricing may be higher), the number of travelers in your party, and your accommodations. Unlike other travel companies, we don’t charge any preliminary itinerary design fees to get started on a design. There’s no pressure, no cost, no commitments – and each trip always gets the personal love and attention it deserves.


Safari camps and lodges in Africa can range anywhere from $250 a night, all the way up to $1,000+ a night. Since we design bespoke trips, this allows you to save and splurge where you want as opposed to a fixed itinerary. This cost usually includes all your meals, game drives and most other activities on offer. Sometimes certain drinks and amenities are also included in the rate which is an added bonus. Considering the additional cost of these other elements, relative to the average price for a 4 to 5 star hotel (room only), the safari rate isn’t bad and comes with plenty of perks for adventure travelers.

Trip Duration

We hardly need to state that the length of time you spend on an African safari has a direct impact on how much it’s going to cost you. However, the longer you stay the lower your overall trip cost will be. Keep in mind that the different national parks and reserves in Africa can sometimes be hours apart on land, so it’s important to know all your options to make the most out of your time on safari. As a general rule of thumb, we usually recommend at least eight days to get the most out of your experience but also have conducted shorter tours for those that may be passing through or adding on to already made travel plans.

Travel Season

Probably the most important fluctuation you’ll see when getting pricing for your trip is due to the season you are going to be traveling in. Peak Season (June – October) can cost quite a bit more as opposed to traveling in the Low Season (November to May). This is simply due to the popular time to visit Africa along with the summer holidays. Keep in mind that typically our trips are often planned a year out or more in advance and availability can become quite limited last minute. However, if you are flexible with your travel dates, you can still have a wonderful safari experience at a considerably lower price away from the crowds.

Number Of Travelers

The more, the merrier. For example, a trip with four guests will be more affordable than for two guests, simply because of the shared costs between guests along with our secured rates with accommodations. If you are a solo traveler, expect to encounter a “single supplement” in your cost which is due to covering vehicle expenses as well as your single room rate. We always recommend passing along your trip itinerary to any friends or family that might be interested in traveling to Africa as the experience is still not as prominent compared to other trip styles.