10 Tricks to an Affordable Safari

Courtesy Remote Safaris Africa

Safaris and safari lodges have gone way upscale, with prices to match. Here are 10 strategies to cut the cost and still get the lion’s share of game-viewing.

Visit Owner-Run Camps

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The Strategy: Visit owner-run camps

The Place: Zambia

The Deal: Long before Zambia became a mainstream destination, John and Carol Coppinger of Remote Africa Safaris were operating safaris from their home in the remote Luangwa Valley in the country's northeast. Famous for their walking safaris, the couple runs a typical seven-night Luangwa safari, including three nights at Tafika (the 12-person riverbank lodge where John and Carol live), followed by two nights each at Crocodile Tree and Chikoko, which are rustic three-room bush camps accessed by foot. At just over $4,200 for seven days (including food, drink, and a microlight flight over the river), this is notably cheaper than a corporate safari camp.

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10 Tricks to an Affordable Safari

Visit Owner-Run Camps

The Strategy: Visit owner-run camps

The Place: Zambia

The Deal: Long before Zambia became a mainstream destination, John and Carol Coppinger of Remote Africa Safaris were operating safaris from their home in the remote Luangwa Valley in the country's northeast. Famous for their walking safaris, the couple runs a typical seven-night Luangwa safari, including three nights at Tafika (the 12-person riverbank lodge where John and Carol live), followed by two nights each at Crocodile Tree and Chikoko, which are rustic three-room bush camps accessed by foot. At just over $4,200 for seven days (including food, drink, and a microlight flight over the river), this is notably cheaper than a corporate safari camp.

Courtesy Remote Safaris Africa
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