We already run some pretty special trips in Africa, but something’s changed that will make them even better. For the first time, we’ve removed the kitty cost from all of our Africa itineraries.

What is the kitty?

The kitty is (or was) an on-the-ground cash contribution towards group activities, food for the camp and some accommodation – paid in addition to your regular trip cost.

What does this change mean for you?

Several things. For one, you won’t have to carry around large sums of cash, or desperately try and find banks to swap that cash for USD. And you can pay for your trip in one fixed, up-front payment without keeping a wary eye on currency fluctuations.

What’s included now?

The price that you now see is the price you pay. That price will cover everything specified in the trip notes – usually all accommodation, transfers, activities, National Park fees and some meals (check your specific trip notes for details). The kitty has been incorporated into this price, so there are no surprise payments waiting for you on the ground. Just a great adventure.

Trips should be safer and more convenient than ever before. A change for the better, we think.

Benefits

  • Safety. No need to carry around large sums of USD.

  • Convenience. No more running around looking for a local bank.

  • Upfront. Pay for your whole trip in one up-front lump sum

  • Confidence. Everything is taken care of well ahead of departure

  • Insurance. Most insurance companies wouldn’t cover lost or stolen cash.

  • Set price. Kitty costs often fluctuated throughout the year, but now the price you see is what you pay.

*Note: Not applicable to trips operated by Dragoman

Basix trips in Africa

Trip Name Days From GBP
Okavango Experience

10

£795

Serengeti Trail

8

£1,160

Explore Southern Africa

18

£1,515

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

£770

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

£3,619

The Masai Heartlands

15

£1,872

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

£743

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

£1,644

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

£1,489

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

£3,130

Kruger & Coast

9

£679

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

£1,674

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

£5,627

Garden Route Adventure

14

£880

Best of East Africa

21

£2,590

Kenya to Cape Town

48

£4,417

Cape Town to Kenya

49

£4,510

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

£4,815

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

£3,901

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 242 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail, July 2017

Filip Jagos

Kenya Wildlife Safari, August 2017

Tracy Leonard

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Sharon Patrick

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Sharon Patrick

Serengeti Trail, July 2017

Noémie Frischknecht

Serengeti Trail, July 2017

Noémie Frischknecht