African Safari Cost Estimator

Your Requirements

Curious about the cost of an African safari holiday? Use our Safari Cost Estimator to calculate what kind of safari experience you can enjoy within your budget. The Safari Cost Estimator's price calculation is based on the most common factors that make up the total cost of an African safari.

Type of safari:

Self-drive: Hire your own vehicle and drive it to your accommodation.

Group: Join other people on safari and share the transport costs.

Private: Exclusive guided safari with greater flexibility and unlimited safari vehicle use.

Level of accommodation:

3 Star: Comfortable accommodation with basic services and facilities.

4 Star: First class accommodation with extra services and facilities.

5 Star: Luxury accommodation with all services and facilities.

Number of people


A single traveller will pay more than a person who is sharing with someone.

Length of trip


The duration of your African safari.

Number of countries to visit


The higher the number of countries, the higher the regional flight expenses are.


Seasons are based on the busiest time to go, not the best time to go.

Portion of safari spent in cities or at beach locations

The safari segment is more expensive than any other portion of a holiday.

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Estimated Safari Cost


This is the biggest portion of your African safari cost. Adjustments made here will have the biggest effect on your final price estimate.

Regional flights help you save a lot of travel time between destinations.

This is calculated per vehicle and covers game drive and sightseeing costs. The more people in the vehicle, the more affordable the African safari transport.

Paid to national parks and game reserves upon entry to aid maintenance and conservation efforts.

Insurance covering possible medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred.

Transport to and from the airport.

Travel visas and vaccinations.

Food is not included in the accommodation price.

Discover Africa Group is a Cape Town based Online Travel Agency. We own and operate two well-established travel brands: (since 2002) and (since 2012). Our websites help thousands of people discover Africa every year. We believe in creating exceptional and unique experiences for our clients from the US, Canada, Australia and the UK to name a few. Join our young, dynamic team and love coming to work every day.


Senior Africa Safari Consultant

  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Benefits: Parking, Plus Commission
  • Job Type: Permanent

Discover Africa is looking for a Senior African Safari Expert to join our growing team. Discover Africa us one of the fastest growing online safari travel agents in the country. Launched in 2012, aims to always develop luxurious, sophisticated and unique experiences for our primarily US, Canadian, Australian and UK client base. As a northern-suburbs based tech/travel company we have the perfect combination between the homely happy company and that little bit of tech edge that makes us outshine the rest.

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in Travel / Tourism
  • 5+ years experience in Tourism Industry specifically in selling African experiences and safaris
  • Good destination knowledge of at least two African destinations: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda
  • Tourplan knowledge an advantage
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • An extremely strong sales person with a proven track record on sales, conversion rates, etc.

We are seeking a consultant with a proven track record in sales and someone who has travelled within Southern and East Africa to join our growing team.

If you fit this criteria, please forward us a copy of your CV and cover letter to

Only Candidates who match all the criteria will be considered.

This position reports to: Sales & Product Manager


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