For the longest time, a trip to Africa - particularly a LUXURY safari - was exorbitantly expensive and beyond many people's financial means. We noticed that there exist almost no options that allowed travelers (and aspiring travelers) to combine luxury and affordability in their trips to Africa. Most travelers would have to compromise one to accommodate the other...in other words, give up luxury to be within a budget, or pay an insane amount of money to experience all the luxurious comforts.

Our founders, who have over 35 years of experience in wildlife photographic safaris, are changing that. Here is the truth...it is very much possible to travel to Africa in luxury, and to experience those "National Geographic" moments without paying an inordinate amount of money. And Fair Trade Safaris is the undisputed leader in LUXURIOUS, SAFE, and AFFORDABLE travels.

Our trips fall into 3 categories, based on the level of luxury and therefore price:

  1. Classic Luxury trips offer experiences that are comparable to a 4-star level of luxury and amenities.
  2. Superior Luxury packages offer our guests 4.5-star types of accommodations and other arrangements.
  3. Ultra Luxury itineraries immerse our guests in very high levels of exclusivity and 5-star accommodations. 

TANZANIA, NAT GEO STYLE: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

  • Destinations: Serengeti National Park (location of several National Geographic Wildlife Specials and BBC Nature Series); Ngorongoro Crater (often called "The Garden of Eden"); Tarangire National Park (home of the largest herds of elephants in Africa); Arusha (the "Switzerland of Africa").
  • Activity Highlights: Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, & Buffalo) in their natural habitat; if timing is right, the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti; Cultural & Culinary Immersions.
  • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
  • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
    • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $4,985 per person
    • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $5,985 per person 
    • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $6,985 per person
  • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR, BUSH & BEACH: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

  • Destinations: Ngorongoro Crater (often called "The Garden of Eden"); Serengeti National Park (location of several National Geographic Wildlife Specials and BBC Nature Series); Arusha (the "Switzerland of Africa"); Zanzibar Stone Town (historical area of Zanzibar); Zanzibar Beach.
  • Activity Highlights: Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, & Buffalo) in their natural habitat; if timing is right, the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti; Cultural & Culinary Immersions in Arusha and Zanzibar; Beach and Ocean activities in Zanzibar.
  • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
  • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
    • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $5,485 per person
    • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $6,485 per person 
    • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $7,485 per person
  • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

 

KENYA, THE "OUT OF AFRICA" SAFARI: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

  • Destinations: Nairobi; Amboseli National Park (famous for elephants with large tusks - the "Tuskers of Amboseli"); Ol Pejeta Conservancy (for spotting the Big 5); Maasai Mara National Reserve (location of BBC's "Big Cat Diary" Series).
  • Activity Highlights: Visiting the world-famous Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center in Nairobi; safaris in Amboseli where herds of Kenya's "Tuskers" roam on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro; Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in Ol Pejeta Conservancy as well as in Maasai Mara; if timing is right, the Great Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara.
  • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
  • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
    • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $4,985 per person
    • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $5,985 per person 
    • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $6,985 per person
  • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

     

    KENYA & TANZANIA, THE ULTIMATE WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE: 18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS

    • Destinations: Nairobi (KENYA); Samburu National Reserve (KENYA); Maasai Mara National Reserve (KENYA); Tarangire National Park (TANZANIA); Ngorongoro Crater (TANZANIA); Serengeti National Park (TANZANIA).
    • Activity Highlights: Visiting the world-famous Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center in Nairobi; seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in Samburu and Maasai Mara; if timing is right, witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara and/or Serengeti; the herds of elephants and the large tuskers in Tarangire; the Big 5 in Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
    • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
    • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
      • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $6,985 per person
      • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $8,485 per person 
      • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $9,985 per person
    • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

     

    SOUTH AFRICA, WILD & DELICIOUS: 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

    • Destinations: Kruger National Park or a nearby private game reserve (Sabi Sands, Timbavati, etc.); Cape Town; Cape Winelands (South African wine country); Johannesburg.
    • Activity Highlights: Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in Kruger National Park or one of the private game reserves (Sabi Sands, Timbavati, etc.); cultural activities and educational tours of Johannesburg & Cape Town; visit to the South African Wine Country.
    • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
    • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
      • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $4,985 per person
      • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $5,985 per person 
      • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $6,985 per person
    • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

    SOUTH AFRICA & VICTORIA FALLS, WILD & WONDER: 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

    • Destinations: Cape Town; Cape Winelands (South African wine country); Kruger National Park or a nearby private game reserve (Sabi Sands, Timbavati, etc.); Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World).
    • Activity Highlights: Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in Kruger National Park or one of the private game reserves (Sabi Sands, Timbavati, etc.); cultural activities and sightseeing in Cape Town; visit to the South African Wine Country; tour of Victoria Falls.
    • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
    • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
      • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $5,485 per person
      • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $6,485 per person 
      • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $7,485 per person
    • Ideal For: Families with kids of all ages, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, Physically Challenged, and Adventure Seekers.

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    BOTSWANA & VICTORIA FALLS, LAND & WATER SAFARIS: 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

    • Destinations: Victoria Falls (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World); Chobe National Park / Chobe Riverfront (BOTSWANA); Northern Okavango Delta (BOTSWANA); Central Okavango Delta (BOTSWANA).
    • Activity Highlights: Seeing Africa's Big 5 mammals (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, and Buffalo) in one of the most pristine and authentic destination: BOTSWANA; Wildlife viewing from land (i.e. in a 4X4 vehicle) and also from the water (i.e. in a boat or canoe/"mokoro"); cultural immersions and experiences with local cuisine & flavors; tour of Victoria Falls.
    • Travel Dates: All year round (final dates can be customized to suit guests' availability and desired dates of travel).
    • Cost (per person when sharing accommodations with one other guest):
      • Classic Luxury (equivalent to 4-star): Starting at $5,485 per person
      • Superior Luxury (equivalent to 4.5-star): Starting at $7,985 per person 
      • Ultra Luxury (equivalent to 5-star): Starting at $9,985 per person
    • Ideal For: Families with older kids, Couples (Honeymoon, Anniversary, Quality Time Together, etc.), Seniors, and Adventure Seekers.