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 NZD
Okavango Experience

10

$1,495

Serengeti Trail

8

$1,933

Explore Southern Africa

18

$2,583

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

$1,350

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

$8,605

The Masai Heartlands

15

$3,675

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

$1,540

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

$3,240

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

$3,160

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

$6,775

Kruger & Coast

9

$1,192

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

$3,000

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

$11,834

Garden Route Adventure

14

$1,715

Best of East Africa

21

$4,845

Kenya to Cape Town

48

$9,500

Cape Town to Kenya

49

$8,295

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

$9,955

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

$9,105

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 320 reviews in the last year.

Kenya Wildlife Safari, October 2017

danielle aspden

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Ebony Fergus

Kenya Wildlife Safari, November 2017

Andrew Rawet

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Gareth Webb

Serengeti Trail, October 2017

Caroline Krojs

Kenya Wildlife Safari, July 2017

Pamela Stephens