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
Okavango Experience

10

R14,823

Serengeti Trail

8

R21,015

Explore Southern Africa

18

R30,640

Vic Falls to Kruger

9

R13,217

Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches

28

R66,402

The Masai Heartlands

15

R38,515

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8

R13,863

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22

R33,849

Kruger, Coast & Cape

22

R30,930

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14

R62,850

Kruger & Coast

9

R14,115

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22

R30,088

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64

R126,386

Garden Route Adventure

14

R18,325

Best of East Africa

21

R51,715

Kenya to Cape Town

48

R101,435

Cape Town to Kenya

49

R100,340

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42

R83,542

Vic Falls to Gorillas

43

R109,110

 

Africa trip reviews

Our trips score an average of 4.7 out of 5 based on 295 reviews in the last year.

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Amy Gow

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

David Pearce

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Danielle Amir

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Wendy Dean

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Liliana Salazar

Serengeti Trail, September 2017

Jane Lowney