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.


  • 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 USD
Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches



Explore Southern Africa



The Masai Heartlands



Vic Falls to Kruger



Vic Falls to Cape Town



Serengeti Trail



Kruger & Coast



Cape Town to Vic Falls



Okavango Experience



Kenya Wildlife Safari



Kruger, Coast & Cape



Serengeti & Kilimanjaro



Kenya to Cape Town



Garden Route Adventure



Best of East Africa



Cape Town to Kenya



Africa Encompassed Northbound



Gorillas to Vic Falls



Vic Falls to Gorillas




Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 189 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail, March 2017

Garrett Kelly

Serengeti Trail, March 2017

Amy Jankiewicz

Serengeti Trail, February 2017

anna olsen

Serengeti Trail, February 2017

Michael Jim

Kenya Wildlife Safari, January 2017

Rachael Macey

Serengeti Trail, February 2017

Mark Jackson