Africa has a reputation for gobbling big bucks but Gate 1 Travel has a long list of journeys that promise affordability without curtailing quality or customer care.
We’ve all seen travel shows that make stories about visiting Africa look like episodes from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Unbearably beautiful people, wearing designer labels and carrying luggage that’s worth more than a small car, hopping a private jet to zoom to a lodge with suites more spacious than the average inner-city apartment.
And while spending squillions might suit the nouveau and not-so-nouveau riche it’s not ideal for average folks that sweat to save every cent in their holiday budget and seek an affordable African experience.
Gate 1 Travel – the company that delivers more of the world for less by offering quality and cost-conscious holidays to Aussies – has a list of escorted escapes that show the best of Africa without sacrificing quality.
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are destinations on the Gate 1 Travel departure board with a small group, value and classic journeys offering vacation styles to suit the needs of those set on savouring Africa.
Itineraries see guests generally bedding down in four-star accommodation with most meals, sightseeing costs, entrance fees and gratuities included to relieve money-related matters while on tour.
Wildlife is always a highlight with game drives in Kruger National Park and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, hand feeding endangered Rothschild giraffe at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre, Kibale National Park gorilla treks, hot-air-balloon safaris above the Serengeti, and diving with Cape Town’s great whites activities on the schedule.
Here are more highlights in the African countries Gate 1 Travel surveys.
Cape Town, Hluhluwe, eSwatini, Johannesburg and Kruger are to-do locations with stops at Nelson Mandela’s old Soweto abode, the Cape of Good Hope, and St Lucia Estuary events on offer.
Victoria Falls is this land’s famous feature and those combining Zimbabwe with South Africa can sunset cruise on the Zambesi River to spot hippos and elephants in the golden afternoon light.
The Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park are top spots in Africa’s hidden gem with game drives and safari cruises planned so guests can spy wildlife roaming the diverse landscapes.
A loop from Windhoek that visits Sossusvlei, Sesriem Canyon, Swakopmund, the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein and Etosha National Park showcase this wild west-coast destination.
Classical Kenya never goes out of style with Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Samburu National Reserve, Aberdare National Park and the Maasai Mara iconic stops around this old English colony.
While everyone knows about the Serengeti – with its annual great migration – travellers are treated to a wildlife bonanza in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Fly to Entebbe then hit the road to explore Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable national parks where gorillas, chimpanzees and hippos are at home in the lush wild.
Agents with customers ready to make plans can save $250 per person on all Gate 1 Travel’s Africa tours by quoting the promo code KOAFR250A before November 30.
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Ready to explore the wild without breaking the bank?
Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributor.
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