How much for Safari Tours

How much does it cost to go on safari with WESA Tours?

Our safari holiday packages are tailor maid to suit traveler’s interest and budget.  The rates vary from destinations to destination and what time of the year the passenger is traveling.  The High seasons (check destinations by country) attract a higher rate, as there is limited space for accommodation and flight tickets.  You can check our rates for the various destinations we cover or email and we would send you a current rate for your desired destination.

Our predefined package tours have associated rates attached to them.  These tours have be scheduled and planned by us, or our partners, for specific destinations.  Visit our tours page for more information. We welcome any enquiry you might have and our dedicated team of tour coordinators would assist you in getting a favorable arrangement.

Safari Destinations

East Africa vs. Southern Africa, which safari region is better?

Safari in East Africa covers: Kenya and Tanzania.

Safari in Southern Africa covers: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia.

Gorilla tracking is mostly found in Central African countries like Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).

east vs south safari

Health and Safety
Is travel to Southern Africa or East Africa safe?

Traveling to any unknown destination for the first time carries a certain amount of risk.  No country is 100% safe.  WESA Tours and its partners take certain standard security precautions.  Individuals are advised to do the same as they would do normally when traveling to a new destination.  Keep close watch of your personal belongings at hotels, taxis, when walking through crowds on the street.  Going on tour with a professional tour operator/organizer like WESA Tours is a wise choice.  In our experience, our tented camps are typically secluded and well protected and have never experience any crime towards our visitors.  Only essential travel items should be brought on the trip.  Valuables should be left at home or giving to the lodge manager for safekeeping.  Our tours avoid big cities and high-populated areas associated with crime.  Please note that WESA Tours takes every precaution in choosing its destinations to avoid putting her visitors in harms way.

Health warnings and precautions

As vaccination requirements change on occasion, we recommend that you check with your local doctor or health department for the latest health precautions. Do not over react to the reports for disease control centers, WESA Tours and its partners have been doing business in these countries and only have to take precaution for malaria and yellow fever.  A dose of Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended.

WESA Tours only serves bottled water on its trips to avoid water related problems.  As we travel mostly during the dry season, dehydration is possible.  WESA Tours and its partners provide plenty of bottle water for drinking and should be consumed regularly and in quantity.  All camps are stocked with re-hydrating tablets and first aid boxes.  It is common for visitors to react to certain foods, please fill in a medical questionnaire form when registering to indicate any allergies you might have.

Malaria: Malaria is the most common risk of traveling to any African country. All of the camps used provide mosquito repellant in the tents and in the lodges and on game drives.  There are also mosquito nets over the beds to keep the mosquitoes out.  It is highly recommend to dress covering most parts of the body to avoid the chance of been beaten.

Travel Requirements
What are the entry requirements?

When traveling to any African country you would need the following travel documentation:

  • Valid E-passport with at least 6 months validity beyond your intended length of stay
  • Valid visa (most countries can be purchased at the port of entry) WESA Tours may assist with visa processing. Call to confirm
  • A Yellow Fever certificate is required for most countries we visit. Your tour coordinator would you inform appropriately.
  • A minimum of 2 blank pages in passport for entry and re-entry
  • Sufficient blank pages for other countries visited during this trip.

Luggage safety and security

As in most third word countries, luggage theft is always a possibility.  Authorities are doing their best to prevent the loss of passenger luggage.  Passengers are always advised to only travel with the essential when going on a safari tour.  Any thing of high value should not be put in checked bags but be carried in hand luggage.  It is strongly suggested that all bags be  securely locked.

Staying At A Safari Camp
What is a “typical” day on an African Safari?

Depending on the camp you visit, the experience and activity would defer.  Also depending on what budget options you select.  Generally, most safari camps in Africa provide visitors with a similar close to nature experience.

Safari camps mostly provide game drives from early in the morning, with picnic lunch for afternoon, some offer evening game drive into the dark.  Typical vehicles are open land rovers common in Southern Africa, while in Eastern Africa; buses with open roofs are mostly used.

Some camps offer extras like: motor boating, game walks, burn fire, and cultural exchange programs.

Early mornings are the best time to see wildlife, as the sun is not up yet.

The middle of the day is mostly left for visitors to relax in a shade or by the pool, (where available) from the mid-day sun which can get very hot forcing the animals to retreat into the shades.

What types of food are served on an African safari?

Most visitors are generally impressed with the food options available at the camps.  British and European cuisines are the standard with some local dishes depending on which country you are visiting.  Top quality chefs prepare these dishes for your viewing and eating pleasure.  Some luxury camps provided food quality and services equal to those found in 5 star hotels.  Food can be served and eaten in the hotel or outside under the sun or moon for a more romantic atmosphere.  Options for vegetarians are also available, be sure to check with your tour coordinator when booking.  You would never go hungry.

Is there electricity in the camps?

Most camps are situated in remote areas of the country visiting and as such rarely have access to electric power.  Some camps have generators with 220v or make use of solar panels.  The main objective of camp life is to remove oneself as much as possible from everyday life.  Where generators are used, camps ensure that visitors are not disturbed by the noise.

The electricity provided is mainly to keep food and drinks cool and fresh in the fridges and freezers and to provide light for bathrooms and fans.  Visitors are a provided opportunity to charge their cameras and phones during the trip.  Confirm with your travel coordinator for more details.

Is communication with the “outside world” possible while on an African safari?

For most camps communication with the outside world by phone, fax, or Internet is rarely available because of the remote locations of these camps.  However, all camps have radios with which they can communicate with the big city/town incase of an emergency.  Luxury camps may provide Internet and phone facilities for its visitors.

What laundry facilities are available on an African safari?

Most safari camps have laundry facilities, except where water is in short supply. Some camps may charge a nominal fee for laundry services.  Please check before you depart.  Due to traditional believes, certain clothing items are not washed by the locals e.g underwear.  Washing powder is provided if needed.

Can we bring children on our safari?

Most safari camps welcome children over the age of eight. There are few exceptions, so please check with us when making an enquiry.

When booking smaller private tours, consideration is given to accept children of lower ages.  This may attract additional cost.

Some camps have family tents where families are able to have their children in the adjoining tent (sometimes sharing the same bathroom). Children staying in the family tents get a discount for this type of accommodation.

What is allowed by Nigerian Customs?

For  full details on the contraband list by the Nigerian Customs, please visit the Nigerian Customs Website