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A$ Exchange Rate – How You Can Maximise Your Dollar Spend and Minimise the Effect

The DA Difference

Don’t let the weakness of the A$ stop you from experiencing a terrific holiday/safari. It need not have a major impact!!

I am sure that many of you have been watching the A$ drop against major currencies, especially the US dollar, over the last few weeks – and especially the last few days – as a result of the Greece issue, Chinese stock exchange crash, our economy, political considerations and much more!

The effect of this is that travel and many other imported things will cost more.

Really? Well not always!!

Yes if you are travelling to USA, Europe, South America and some African countries you may have little choice. However let’s take a look at the problem and become creative instead of simply accepting the status quo and not travelling. The A$ remains strong against the South African Rand and has remained pretty much static for many months now with only minor variations.

Most of our clients travel to Africa for the following reasons:

• They want to have a wildlife experience. They want to see, interact with and take photographs of Africa’s amazing animals in their natural habitat and not in a zoo.
• The want to see spectacular scenery that is different to anything seen before.
• The want to enjoy the culture of Africa and experience the people.
• Some want absolute luxury but all want to be comfortable even when camping (glamping?).
• They want to experience good food and wines.
• The all want to be safe and have every detail taken care of by people who KNOW exactly how to deliver this.
• The want to feel welcome and treated with respect and care.
• Finally they want value for money spent.

These experiences can be had in a number of African countries but none offer as much as South Africa and Namibia do. South Africa can offer all of the above and more at very reasonable cost!

There are also terrific opportunities to extend your trip to neighbouring countries. These are US$ based but we can offset these costs with a mixed itinerary. A holiday or one of our personalised africa wildlife safaris will give you a truly wonderful experience with a reasonable budget. Do not let the weak A$ stop you from enjoying your wildlife and scenic trip of a life time. We can tailor your holiday/safari to suit your budget.

Just contact us and let us surprise you.


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