Traditionally, Kenya is one of the better value safari destinations in Africa, offering a wide variety of products and safari options to consider.
Typically, a tailor-made two week ‘safari and beach’ holiday from the UK will start at around £3000 per person, though £4000 – £5000 per person is more usual, especially if a week or more is spent on safari. If you travel in an upgrade class on an airline, spend longer on safari or choose exclusive, upmarket properties, costs can easily go upwards of £5000 per person.
Even though many safari options are expensive, we are always very conscious of ‘value for money’ and only use properties which deliver an experience to match their costs. It is perhaps ironic that in Africa, you probably have most chance of not getting ‘value for money’ by trying too hard to keep costs down. We appreciate that Africa is expensive and that the animals do not change according to the price tag of your holiday, but in a wide variety of ways, you do tend to get what you pay for.
Sometimes the cheaper options still offer a good experience and real value for money. However, it is also very common for poor quality safaris to be only slightly cheaper than good quality products which offer a vastly superior experience. A safari which offers value for money should not be confused with a cheap safari. Sometimes you need to pay just a little bit more to make all the difference.
If you are planning your first safari, we suggest you look at our Planning a Safari section. We do not offer mainstream package tours (minibus tours), coastal package tours or cheap camping trips.