Trip kitty in Africa - no more!

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 Total
AUD
CAD
CHF
EUR
GBP
NZD
USD
ZAR
price from
Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches 28
USD $4,738
CAD $5,742
AUD $6,740
EUR €4,380
GBP £3,450
NZD $7,245
ZAR R77,345
CHF FR4,845
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Explore Southern Africa 18
USD $1,876
CAD $2,277
AUD $2,670
EUR €1,735
GBP £1,365
NZD $2,870
ZAR R30,640
CHF FR1,920
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The Masai Heartlands 15
USD $2,313
CAD $2,803
AUD $3,290
EUR €2,135
GBP £1,685
NZD $3,535
ZAR R37,755
CHF FR2,365
Book trip
Vic Falls to Cape Town 22
USD $2,281
CAD $2,763
AUD $3,245
EUR €2,110
GBP £1,660
NZD $3,490
ZAR R37,240
CHF FR2,330
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Vic Falls to Kruger 9
USD $954
CAD $1,156
AUD $1,355
EUR €880
GBP £695
NZD $1,455
ZAR R15,550
CHF FR975
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Serengeti Trail 8
USD $1,404
CAD $1,701
AUD $1,995
EUR €1,295
GBP £1,020
NZD $2,145
ZAR R22,895
CHF FR1,435
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Cape Town to Vic Falls 22 Book trip
Kruger & Coast 9
USD $864
CAD $1,048
AUD $1,230
EUR €800
GBP £630
NZD $1,320
ZAR R14,115
CHF FR885
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Okavango Experience 10
USD $981
CAD $1,188
AUD $1,395
EUR €905
GBP £715
NZD $1,500
ZAR R16,010
CHF FR1,000
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Cape Town to Vic Falls 22
USD $2,281
CAD $2,763
AUD $3,245
EUR €2,110
GBP £1,660
NZD $3,490
ZAR R37,240
CHF FR2,330
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Kenya Wildlife Safari 8
USD $981
CAD $1,188
AUD $1,395
EUR €905
GBP £715
NZD $1,500
ZAR R16,010
CHF FR1,000
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Kruger, Coast & Cape 22
USD $1,894
CAD $2,295
AUD $2,695
EUR €1,750
GBP £1,380
NZD $2,895
ZAR R30,925
CHF FR1,935
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Kenya to Cape Town 48
USD $5,501
CAD $6,674
AUD $7,829
EUR €5,087
GBP £4,007
NZD $8,417
ZAR R89,846
CHF FR5,629
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Serengeti & Kilimanjaro 14
USD $3,829
CAD $4,644
AUD $5,450
EUR €3,540
GBP £2,790
NZD $5,860
ZAR R62,540
CHF FR3,915
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Garden Route Adventure 14
USD $1,089
CAD $1,318
AUD $1,550
EUR €1,005
GBP £795
NZD $1,665
ZAR R17,785
CHF FR1,115
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Best of East Africa 21
USD $3,118
CAD $3,784
AUD $4,440
EUR €2,885
GBP £2,270
NZD $4,775
ZAR R50,950
CHF FR3,190
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Cape Town to Kenya 49 Book trip
Cape Town to Kenya 49
USD $5,508
CAD $6,687
AUD $7,834
EUR €5,090
GBP £4,007
NZD $8,423
ZAR R89,903
CHF FR5,629
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Africa Encompassed Northbound 64 Book trip
Africa Encompassed Northbound 64
USD $8,199
CAD $9,945
AUD $11,659
EUR €7,575
GBP £5,967
NZD $12,533
ZAR R133,798
CHF FR8,379
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Gorillas to Vic Falls 42
USD $5,983
CAD $7,259
AUD $8,514
EUR €5,532
GBP £4,357
NZD $9,152
ZAR R97,711
CHF FR6,119
Book trip
Vic Falls to Gorillas 43
USD $5,985
CAD $7,263
AUD $8,509
EUR €5,525
GBP £4,352
NZD $9,148
ZAR R97,648
CHF FR6,114
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Africa trip reviews

Our Product trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 569 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail , September 2016

DAVID RUSSELL

Serengeti Trail , July 2016

Patricia Winters

Kenya Wildlife Safari , August 2016

Bissera Dikova

Kenya Wildlife Safari , August 2016

Barber Penelope

Kenya Wildlife Safari , August 2016

GLenn Smith

Serengeti Trail , September 2016

James Martin