Our safaris are nearly fully inclusive which allows you to budget easily.
NO HIDDEN EXTRAS…. OUR SAFARI PACKAGES INCLUDE
AIRFARES: Ex Australia via South African Airways. Stopovers are permitted to allow you flexibility of extending your safari experience. Packages are ex Perth, for departures from other Australian capital cities, add $400 per person (except Canberra, Darwin and Hobart – price on request)
MEALS: Most meals are included (check individual itinerary for details). Delicious dinners and breakfasts will be provided each day (with the exception of a few places). Some lunches will be packed or picnic style.
GAME DRIVES: Numerous game drives, river boat game viewing, nature walks on all of our safaris allowing plenty of viewing options are included. Seeing Africa’s wildlife in its natural environment is the purpose of our safaris.
ENTRANCE FEES: All entrance fees, park fees and activities are included as per the itinerary. Some adventure optional excursions are also available, like Quad Biking on Sossusvlei and Hot Air Balloon over the Mara or Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls.
SMALL GROUPS: our average size is between 6-18 passengers per group allowing more flexibility and comfort.
QUALIFIED GUIDES AND PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS: Our fabulous guides make our safaris. Guests feedback is amazing and reflects our guides professionalism, knowledge and exceptional animal spotting skills!
TRANSPORT: Travel via air-conditioned vehicle + extended game viewing 4WD in Southern Africa. Travel via extended game viewing 4WD’s in Kenya & Tanzania.
ACCOMMODATION: 3-5 star handpicked accommodation with private en suites throughout with many 2-3 night stops for your comfort. No pitching of tents
OUR SCHEDULED SAFARIS DO NOT INCLUDE:
Most meals as per individual itinerary*** see below
entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary
items of a personal nature
tipping *see below
Tour Costs ** see below
Lunches: some lunches are not included, (refer to your itinerary for details). We will stop en route or will be staying at accommodations which allows the freedom and flexibility of the individual to choose what size lunch you would like, eg a sandwich, or soup or a full lunch. We have respected previous client feedback regarding not to pre-book lunch (pre-booking requires either a buffet or full lunch) as most guests have preferred the choice of a smaller option. If we are on a game drive, a packed lunch will be provided.
Game Drives and Nature walks: Frequent game drive and nature walks are included throughout all of our packages. They are a thrilling and most rewarding way to spot and photograph unique creatures and birds in their natural habitat. Game drives are usually conducted early in the mornings/crack of dawn and/or in the evenings when the wildlife is the most active and the temperatures are not too hot. Our excellent guides and drivers will take you to the best waterholes and sights to see as much as we can. Mornings and evenings can be cool so make sure you take layers of clothing. Be prepared for many early mornings whilst on an African Safari – save your naps for the heat the day. You are free to ‘sit out’ a shared event if you wish some more ‘me time’ – just check with your guide first if the time is right.
Tipping is customary in Africa unlike here in Australia. Tipping remains your own choice; however, it is very much a way of life in Africa and keeps staff motivated. For your convenience tour guide & portage tipping can be pre-purchased on selected scheduled safaris, (The cost would be approx. AUD$18 pp/per day). If tipping is prepaid, portage is included wherever possible. Bar staff, waiters and other service providers will not be included. It is customary to tip approx. 10% of the bill.
Tour Costs: Tour costs are based on ground costs, airfares with taxes and exchange rates at September 2019. Traveljoy cannot be held responsible for any change which may occur. Airfare taxes can change at any time until issued. We reserve the right to amend the tour costs up to the date of departure, should there be fluctuations in exchange rates, airfares, game park fees, hotel rates or other costs. Special escorted group departures are cost on the basis of a minimum number of passengers participating. Should this number not be reached, Traveljoy reserves the right to increase the tour cost, offer an alternative, send it unescorted or cancel the tour.
Departure dates are subject to change due to airline schedules.
A minimum of 6 guests are required per group to guarantee a departure. Smaller numbers are at the discretion of Traveljoy
We endeavour to operate all itineraries as advertised, however change may occur where deemed necessary without prior notice.