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 AUD
Okavango Experience

10

$1,276

Serengeti Trail

8

$1,729

Explore Southern Africa

18

$2,408

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

$1,200

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

$8,010

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

$6,495

The Masai Heartlands

15

$3,168

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

$1,196

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

$3,260

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

$2,695

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

$6,295

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

$2,934

Kruger & Coast

9

$1,187

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

$5,107

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

$11,013

Garden Route Adventure

14

$1,539

Best of East Africa

21

$4,465

Kenya to Cape Town

48

$8,840

Cape Town to Kenya

49

$8,740

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

$8,310

Cape Town to Kenya

49

$7,042

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

$6,688

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 328 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail, November 2017

Ashley Toye

Kenya Wildlife Safari, November 2017

Natalie Bullen

Serengeti Trail, November 2017

Elena Campana

Serengeti Trail, November 2017

Tobias Scheiwiller

Kenya Wildlife Safari, November 2017

Eleonora Giulianini

Serengeti Trail, November 2017

Alexander Hellier