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 ZAR
Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

R76,955

Explore Southern Africa

18

R30,640

The Masai Heartlands

15

R38,515

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

R13,995

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

R37,610

Serengeti Trail

8

R20,605

Kruger & Coast

9

R14,115

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

R37,610

Okavango Experience

10

R15,990

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

R15,494

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

R29,383

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

R62,850

Kenya to Cape Town

48

R84,977

Garden Route Adventure

14

R17,790

Best of East Africa

21

R51,715

Cape Town to Kenya

49

R84,690

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

R126,386

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

R97,310

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

R96,220

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.76 out of 5 based on 177 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail, February 2017

Michael Meaney

Serengeti Trail, February 2017

Catherine Gaillard

Kenya Wildlife Safari, January 2017

Thomas Robertson

Kenya Wildlife Safari, January 2017

Katrina Bellavance

Serengeti Trail, January 2017

Debora Pedersen

Serengeti Trail, January 2017

Sandra Watson