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 USD
Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

$5,445

Explore Southern Africa

18

$2,220

The Masai Heartlands

15

$2,570

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

$1,125

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

$2,490

Serengeti Trail

8

$1,560

Kruger & Coast

9

$985

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

$2,535

Okavango Experience

10

$1,190

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

$1,083

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

$2,169

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

$4,465

Kenya to Cape Town

48

$6,095

Garden Route Adventure

14

$1,246

Best of East Africa

21

$3,470

Cape Town to Kenya

49

$5,759

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

$8,585

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

$6,955

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

$6,550

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 224 reviews in the last year.

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Carl Hill

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Stephanie Hee

Serengeti Trail, July 2017

Robert Heath

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Robert Heath

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Vincent Trapani

Serengeti Trail, June 2017

Corbin Wall