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Concerned About The $AUD and Travel To Africa? Don’t Be

The DA Difference

We have written before about why you need not be concerned about how the Australian dollar holds up against the US. But even more than this, we have created a number of ways to minimise the effect of the A$/US$ drop in value. Don’t be put off travelling because you think it will be too expensive! Ask us for details on your plans.

Why South Africa is Still a Fantastic Choice for a Safari Holiday from Australia

There are so many reasons people from all over the world are lured to Africa. But above all, we believe South Africa offers almost everything you could wish for from an African wildlife trip and the A$ has not lost any value against the South African Rand. Just some of the attractions are:

• Superb wildlife — experienced up close and personal for spectacular photos and memories
• Wonderful scenery that is ever changing and diverse
Colourful cultures
Outstanding and very reasonably priced restaurants and exceptional cuisine!
• Excellent value accommodation of all types and levels
• Transport infrastructure that gets you everywhere quickly and easily
• Interesting historical locations
• World-class golf courses and other sporting activities
• Horse riding, motor cycle tours, cycling, mountain climbing, hiking, surfing, caged shark encounters, scenic tours, water sports and a whole lot more

Our Specials

We also have some truly valuable special offers such as:

• Stay 4 nights and only pay for three at specific lodges and hotels
• Stay 3 nights and only pay for two at specific lodges and hotel
• Combo of lodges and hotels with big discounts or added benefits – such as free helicopter ride over the Okavango Delta
• Up to 5% – 25% discount for repeat clients. Lodge specific
• Many other attractive benefits for no cost
• Extended “shoulder season” thus keeping cost down at specific lodges
• Free transfer flights on booking a total of 6 nights at some Okavango lodges
• Special honeymooner accommodation and activities discounts

So, again, we urge you to not let the drop in the A$ deter you from considering a trip to Africa — to say you won’t be disappointed is way beyond an understatement.

Why Choose Destinations Africa?

the destinations africa team for luxury authentic african travel safari holidays

Destinations Africa specialises exclusively in bespoke, personalised safaris to Africa. Unlike a travel agency, our experienced team does not operate in any other part of the world and you’ll see that many of our staff members are of African origin. We travel to Africa, year after year, constantly vetting our tour operators, accommodation and all other activities, and exploring new authentic African experiences that we can recommend to you.

We love Africa wholeheartedly and we believe it shows in the quality of the feedback and testimonials we receive from our valued clients. We have a very intimate knowledge and understanding of how to provide maximum value and enjoyment to our guests, whether families, work colleagues, groups of friends, couples or singles. Every itinerary is planned specifically for you.

Africa is not a cheap destination (see our general rule of thumb when it comes to pricing) but it offers fantastic value for money. Cost only becomes an issue in the absence of value, and we make it our job to ensure you receive the very best value. We are available to speak with you 24/7 and discuss your plans, ideas and to answer any questions that you may have.

We are specialists in Australian custom-made trips to Africa. Don’t think they’re unaffordable: see what we can do for you.


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