What is a private safari?
A private safari is ‘generally’ speaking a family or group, with their own private vehicle and driver, for the duration of the safari. Naturally the accommodations would have other guests staying at the same time.
Private safaris are designed based on your personal interests and needs, the number in your group and the choices you make in the design process; such as the types of accomodation, which to a large extent determines the tour price, to the places you visit and what you wish to be included. This is a simple process, to which we lead you through one step at a time.
If your wanting a private safari and ‘exclusive’ camps, be sure you communicate this very clearly. A mobile safari for example, using private campsites can be very affordable, affording exclusivity at an affordable price. On the other hand, a permenant tented camp booked privately, will be very costly to the majority of travelers. We work through the process of education ensuring you know exactly what your booking.
If your flying into a camp, then you will need to decide if you wish to pay extra for a private vehicle for your group, or if your going to choose potentially for another single person, couple or more joining you on the camp shared vehicle. This is a decision you will need to make ahead of time. You will not be able to decide when at the camp, as the lodge organizes how many guides are required and prepares the right number of vehicles ahead of time. Consideration should be taken as to how important it is for you to have a private vehicle? Perhaps you will not like the group that you have to join, or on the other hand they may become your best lifelong friends? Perhaps there will be no one in camp, but you still need to choose ahead of time, if you want the private vehicle, there are no refunds if the camp is empty. There are always pro’s and con’s you need to consider.
Jackson’s African Safaris work very closely with you to ensure you make the right decision based on your goals and budget. Ultimatly, these are all your decisions.
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